Football Players, and athletes of all sports really, take pride in where they’re from. Whether it’s the state, city or area code – you always notice players wanting to rep their home area.
Fans tend to do the same thing. It’s always more fun to pull for a player when they’re from your home state (or even your hometown), especially when that player also happens to be playing on your favorite team.
With all that in mind, we went through NFL.com and pulled the home states (or, in a few cases, countries) of every player on the 53-man active rosters for each team.
We found 69 players from the state of Louisiana!
NFL Players from Louisiana
Here are all 69 guys on NFL Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town they’re from and what team they play for.
|Odell Beckham Jr.||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Baltimore Ravens|
|Arthur Maulet||New Orleans||Louisiana||Baltimore Ravens|
|Patrick Queen||Ventress||Louisiana||Baltimore Ravens|
|Ar’Darius Washington||Shreveport||Louisiana||Baltimore Ravens|
|O’Cyrus Torrence||Hammond||Louisiana||Buffalo Bills|
|Tre’Davious White||Shreveport||Louisiana||Buffalo Bills|
|DJ Chark||Alexandria||Louisiana||Carolina Panthers|
|Donte Jackson||New Orleans||Louisiana||Carolina Panthers|
|D’Shawn Jamison||New Orleans||Louisiana||Carolina Panthers|
|Terrace Marshall Jr.||Bossier City||Louisiana||Carolina Panthers|
|Stephen Sullivan||Donaldsonville||Louisiana||Carolina Panthers|
|Xavier Woods||Monroe||Louisiana||Carolina Panthers|
|Ja’Tyre Carter||White Castle||Louisiana||Chicago Bears|
|Quindell Johnson||New Orleans||Louisiana||Chicago Bears|
|Ja’Marr Chase||Harvey||Louisiana||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Cody Ford||Pineville||Louisiana||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Irv Smith||New Orleans||Louisiana||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Grant Delpit||New Orleans||Louisiana||Cleveland Browns|
|Damone Clark||New Orleans||Louisiana||Dallas Cowboys|
|CeeDee Lamb||Opelousas||Louisiana||Dallas Cowboys|
|Dak Prescott||Sulphur||Louisiana||Dallas Cowboys|
|KaVontae Turpin||Monroe||Louisiana||Dallas Cowboys|
|Donovan Wilson||Shreveport||Louisiana||Dallas Cowboys|
|Lloyd Cushenberry||Carville||Louisiana||Denver Broncos|
|Isaiah Buggs||Ruston||Louisiana||Detroit Lions|
|Christian Harris||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Houston Texans|
|Derek Stingley Jr.||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Houston Texans|
|Zach Tom||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Green Bay Packers|
|Dontayvion Wicks||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Green Bay Packers|
|Colby Wooden||New Orleans||Louisiana||Green Bay Packers|
|Travis Etienne||Jennings||Louisiana||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Justin Jefferson||Saint Rose||Louisiana||Minnesota Vikings|
|Jaquelin Roy||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Minnesota Vikings|
|Clyde Edwards-Helaire||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Justin Reid||Prairieville||Louisiana||Kansas City Chiefs|
|L’Jarius Sneed||Minden||Louisiana||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Tyrann Mathieu||New Orleans||Louisiana||New Orleans Saints|
|Kirk Merritt||New Orleans||Louisiana||New Orleans Saints|
|Foster Moreau||New Orleans||Louisiana||New Orleans Saints|
|Malcolm Roach||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||New Orleans Saints|
|Brandon Bolden||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Amik Robertson||Thibodaux||Louisiana||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Roderic Teamer||New Orleans||Louisiana||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Jerry Tillery||Shreveport||Louisiana||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Will Clapp||New Orleans||Louisiana||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Derius Davis||Saint Francisville||Louisiana||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Boston Scott||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Philadelphia Eagles|
|DeVonta Smith||Amite City||Louisiana||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Kelvin Joseph||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||Miami Dolphins|
|Duke Riley||Buras||Louisiana||Miami Dolphins|
|Tyrion Davis-Price||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||San Francisco 49ers|
|Danny Gray||Ruston||Louisiana||San Francisco 49ers|
|Elijah Mitchell||Erath||Louisiana||San Francisco 49ers|
|Kayshon Boutte||New Iberia||Louisiana||New England Patriots|
|Davon Godchaux||Plaquemine||Louisiana||New England Patriots|
|Matt Judon||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||New England Patriots|
|Max Mitchell||Monroe||Louisiana||New York Jets|
|Al Woods||Jennings||Louisiana||New York Jets|
|Trey Palmer||Kentwood||Louisiana||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Devin White||Springhill||Louisiana||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Percy Butler||Plaquemine||Louisiana||Washington Commanders|
|Danny Johnson||Jackson||Louisiana||Washington Commanders|
|Andre Jones Jr.||Varnado||Louisiana||Washington Commanders|
|Cornelius Lucas||New Orleans||Louisiana||Washington Commanders|
|Phidarian Mathis||Wisner||Louisiana||Washington Commanders|
|Kristian Fulton||New Orleans||Louisiana||Tennessee Titans|
|Elijah Molden||New Orleans||Louisiana||Tennessee Titans|
|Jeffery Simmons||Jena||Louisiana||Tennessee Titans|
|Tyjae Spears||Ponchatoula||Louisiana||Tennessee Titans|
With so many great players to choose from, it was extremely hard to pick which players to highlight. Here are just a few of the standout players from the state of Louisiana:
Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a city with a rich cultural heritage and a deep passion for sports, especially football. Beckham attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, where he was a standout football player and also excelled in basketball and track.
His high school career was marked by impressive athleticism and versatility. He stayed in-state for college, playing for Louisiana State University (LSU), where he developed into one of the nation’s top wide receivers.
Beckham’s playing style, characterized by spectacular catches and dynamic playmaking ability, can be traced back to his roots in the competitive sports environment of Louisiana.
Dak Prescott was born in Sulphur, Louisiana, a city known for its strong community and love for football. He attended Haughton High School in Haughton, Louisiana, where he earned recognition as a top quarterback prospect.
Prescott’s high school career showcased his leadership and dual-threat capability as a quarterback. He played college football at Mississippi State University, where he set several school records and earned national acclaim.
Prescott’s journey from Sulphur to becoming a prominent NFL quarterback is marked by his resilience, strong work ethic, and ability to inspire his teammates.
Justin Jefferson was born in St. Rose, Louisiana, a small town with a strong sense of community and a passion for football. He played at Destrehan High School, where he developed into a highly skilled wide receiver.
Despite being lightly recruited, Jefferson’s talent and determination led him to LSU, where he had a breakout season in 2019, helping LSU to win the National Championship.
Jefferson’s rise from a relatively unknown high school player to a star in college and then to an NFL sensation is a testament to his hard work, exceptional route running, and reliable hands.
Hall of Fame Players from Louisiana
In addition to the current players from Louisiana, we compiled a list of all players that have gone on to make it into the NFL Hall of Fame:
|Alan Faneca||New Orleans||2021|
|Peyton Manning||New Orleans||2021|
|Ed Reed||St. Rose||2019|
|Aeneas Williams||New Orleans||2014|
|Marshall Faulk||New Orleans||2011|
|John Henry Johnson||Waterproof||1987|
|Jim Taylor||Baton Rouge||1976|