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Virginia based NFL’ers like EJ plentiful

Posted by Chris Brown on May 3, 2013 – 8:47 am

EJ Manuel is just the latest in a long line of NFL players that hail from the Tidewater region of Virginia. As we profiled on the home page of, Manuel is following a few generations of premier athletes that grew up playing on the same fields that he did as a kid. Here’s a list of just some of the more notable names from the NFL who hailed from the so called Seven Cities.

NFL players from Tidewater, Virginia area
Antoine Bethea
Ahmad Bradshaw
Plaxico Burress
Kenny Easley
Charlie Garner
DeAngelo Hall
Thomas Jones
Jerod Mayo
Herman Moore
Darren Perry
Darren Sharper
Bruce Smith
Shawn Springs
Lawrence Taylor
Al Toon
Michael Vick
Damien Woody

In the NBA you’ve got the likes of Allen Iverson and Alonzo Mourning and in baseball there’s B.J. and Justin Upton as well as David Wright. Even in boxing you’ve Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker.

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