Can You Recognize These Famous Football Players From Black and White Photos?

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Can You Recognize These Famous Football Players From Black and White Photos?
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Calling all fans of the National Football League! Are you ready to show us what you've got? Can you return this ball all the way to the end zone for a touchdown? It's time to see just how well you know these famous NFL players! But not so fast, we're throwing in a curve ball ... these photos will be in black and white! Think you're up for this challenge?

From Russell Wilson to Travis Kelce, and Tom Brady (of course!) to Jarvis Landry, you may be used to seeing them in a helmet, but can you recognize them in a black and white photo? This quiz is sure to test the skills of the biggest football fans. So what do you say? Will you kick the field goal through the uprights? or will you go three and out, punting away to the other team? It's time to find out!

Whether you're calculated and precise like Aaron Rodgers, or you're ready to plow through this like J.J. Watt to an offensive lineman, the time has come! Get ready to set that ball and see if you can name these famous NFL players from a black and white photo!

Good luck, it's game time!

Ben Roethlisberger Can you name this quarterback?
Ben Roethlisberger
Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. was born on March 2, 1982 in Lima, Ohio. He played college football at Miami University (Ohio) and was drafted in the 1st round of the NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, for whom he still plays!
Patrick Peterson
A. J. Green
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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Tom Brady They call him the GOAT, who is he?
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Tom Brady
Whether it's with short hair or his flowing long locks, Tom Brady is one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL. A quarterback for the New England Patriots since 2000, Brady is a five-time Super Bowl champion!
Matt Ryan
Peyton Manning

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Drew Brees Is this one easy-peasy for you?
Peyton Manning
Travis Kelce
Russell Wilson
Drew Brees
Drew Brees is an 11-time Pro Bowler and a two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year. As the Super Bowl champion and MVP of 2010, Brees has a career passer rating of 96.9!

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Aaron Rodgers You better double-check your answer, who is this player?
Aaron Rodgers
Did you know that Aaron Rodgers backed up Brett Favre for his first three years in the NFL? Nearly 13 years later, he has recently signed a four-year extension with the Packers for $134 million with a $57.5 million signing bonus!
Russell Wilson
Alvin Kamara
Aqib Talib

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Le'Veon Bell Which famous football player is seen here?
Aqib Talib
Le'Veon Bell
Le'Veon Bell played college football at Michigan State, and was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He is a three-time Pro-Bowler and so far has a career rushing yards total of 5,336 yards.
LeSean McCoy
J.J. Watt

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Rob Gronkowski Do you recognize this tight end?
J.J. Watt
Ndamukong Suh
Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski was selected in the 2nd round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion and was the NFL receiving touchdowns leader of 2011!
Derek Carr

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Antonio Brown What is the name of this player?
Derek Carr
Travis Kelce
Antonio Brown
Did you know that in just his second season in the NFL, Brown became the first player in history to have more than 1,000 yards receiving and returning in the same year?! Because of this, he was selected as a punt returner in the 2012 Pro Bowl!
Joey Bosa

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Julio Jones Can you name him before he runs down the field?
Joey Bosa
A. J. Green
Von Miller
Julio Jones
A five-time Pro Bowler, Julio Jones was selected by the Falcons in 2011 and has played with them ever since. He has a career total of 9,223 receiving yards, let's see how many he adds this year!

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Von Miller
Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr. was born on August 31, 1983 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He played college football at Pittsburgh and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals as the third overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Matthew Stafford
Aaron Donald

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Khalil Mack How about this player?
Khalil Mack
Khalil Mack is an outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears, previously for the Oakland Raiders. He was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times.
Aaron Donald
Matt Ryan
DeAndre Hopkins

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Cam Newton You're doing great, who is this charmer?
DeAndre Hopkins
Odell Beckham Jr.
Cam Newton
Cameron Jerrell Newton is a quarterback for the Carolina Panthers who was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011. Did you know that he is 6'5" tall and weights 255 pounds?
A. J. Bouye

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Cameron Jordan Do you recognize this famous player?
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Peterson
DeMarcus Lawrence
Cameron Jordan
Cameron Tyler Jordan is a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at California, and was drafted by the Saints in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft!

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luke kuechly What is the name of this NFL player?
DeMarcus Lawrence
Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly played college football at Boston College, where he was recognized twice as a consensus All-American. He has played for the Panthers since 2012 and been named to the Pro Bowl five times!
Carson Wentz
Kirk Cousins

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Chandler Jones If you know the NFL, you'll know who this is!
Kirk Cousins
LeSean McCoy
Joey Bosa
Chandler Jones
Chandler Jones was born in Rochester, New York. After being selected by the Patriots as the 21st overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, he now plays for the Arizona Cardinals.

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DeAndre Hopkins Which player is seen here?
Joey Bosa
Russell Wilson
Travis Kelce
DeAndre Hopkins
Did you know that DeAndre Hopkins' nickname is "Nuk"? He has been a wide receiver for the Houston Texans since 2013, and was the NFL receiving touchdowns leader in 2017!

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Todd Gurley You're doing great! Now who is this?
Todd Gurley
Todd Gurley is a running back who has played for the Rams since 2015. In these three short years, he has already been selected to two Pro Bowls, named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year!
Travis Kelce
Ndamukong Suh
DeMarcus Lawrence

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Kareem Hunt Can you name this player?
DeMarcus Lawrence
Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt is a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was the NFL rushing yards leader in 2017 with a total of 1,327 yards!
Tom Brady
Le'Veon Bell

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Odell Beckham Jr. Who is this wide receiver?
Le'Veon Bell
Aaron Rodgers
Odell Beckham Jr.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Odell Beckham Jr. played college football at LSU. He was drafted by the Giants 12th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, and was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year later that year!
A. J. Green

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Matt Ryan Can you name this college eagle turned pro falcon?
Matt Ryan
Did you know that Matt Ryan's nickname is "Matty Ice"? After playing quarterback at Boston College, he was selected 3rd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. So far in his NFL career, he has a total of 42,047 passing yards.
A. J. Green
Larry Fitzgerald
Ndamukong Suh

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Jarvis Landry Recognize this player?
Ndamukong Suh
Derek Carr
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Jarvis Landry
Jarvis Landry spent three years with the Miami Dolphins before joining the Cleveland Browns. He is a wide receiver who was the NFL receptions leader in 2017.

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AJ Bouye How about this one?
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
A. J. Bouye
Arlandus Jacob "A. J." Bouye was a cornerback for the Texans from 2013 - 2016. He signed with the Jaguars in 2017 and was selected for the Pro Bowl that same year!
Aqib Talib
Ben Roethlisberger

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Matthew Stafford What is the name of this quarterback?
Ben Roethlisberger
Aaron Rodgers
Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford was selected by the Detroit Lions as the first overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. Did you know that he is the fastest player in NFL history to reach 30,000 passing yards?
DeAndre Hopkins

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Aaron Donald Can you recognize him?
Aaron Donald
Aaron Donald was drafted by the Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been selected to four Pro Bowls, been named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and most recently was named AP Defensive Player of the Year.
DeAndre Hopkins
Tom Brady
J.J. Watt

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Von Miller If he's not dancing, he's playing football, who is it?
J.J. Watt
Von Miller
Did you know that Von Miller played college football at Texas A&M? He was then selected by the Broncos as the 2nd overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. He not only won Super Bowl 50 with his team, he was also named Super Bowl MVP!
Aqib Talib
Derek Carr

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Patrick Peterson Are you smart enough to recognize this player?
Derek Carr
Matthew Stafford
A. J. Bouye
Patrick Peterson
Patrick Peterson played college football at Louisiana State University, where he won the Chuck Bednarik Award for being the best defensive player in the country! He has played with the Cardinals since 2011 and been selected to the Pro Bowl seven times.

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AJ Green Who is the famous player seen in this photo?
A. J. Green
Adriel Jeremiah Green has played with the Bengals since they selected him fourth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has a career total of 8.374 receiving yards.
Le'Veon Bell
Rob Gronkowski
Cam Newton

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix We're not joking around ... who is this?
Cam Newton
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Ha'Sean Treshon "Ha Ha" Clinton-Dix was born on December 21, 1992. He is a free safety for the Green Bay Packers, for whom he has played since 2014. He is currently #100 on NFL’s Top 100 List for the 2018-2019 season.
Chandler Jones
Luke Kuechly

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LeSean McCoy Can you name this football player?
Luke Kuechly
Kirk Cousins
Alvin Kamara
LeSean McCoy
Known by his nickname "Shady", LeSean McCoy is a running back for the Buffalo Bills. He has been in the league since 2009, being named to the Pro Bowl six times and the rushing yards leader of 2013.

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DeMarcus Lawrence How about this one?
DeMarcus Lawrence
DeMarcus Lawrence, known as "Tank", has been a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys since 2014. He played college football at Boise State.
Alvin Kamara
Carson Wentz
Russell Wilson

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Russell Wilson
Ndamukong Suh
Ndamukong Suh is a nose tackle who has played in the NFL since 2010. Did you know he was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year that first year? He currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams.
A. J. Bouye
Matthew Stafford

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Peyton Manning Keep going! Now name this player...
Matthew Stafford
Chandler Jones
Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning, now retired, played 18 seasons in the NFL. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP and a 14-time Pro Bowler! He had a total of 71, 940 passing yards in his career.
Ben Roethlisberger

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Alvin Kamara Which famous player is seen here?
Ben Roethlisberger
Alvin Kamara
Alvin Kamara is a running back for the New Orleans Saints. In his rookie season, 2017, he was not only selected for the Pro Bowl, but he was also named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the year!
Aaron Rodgers
Rob Gronkowski

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Kirk Cousins Do you recognize this quarterback?
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins began his NFL career in 2012 as the backup quarterback to Robert Griffin III. He is now the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.
Rob Gronkowski
Antonio Brown
Julio Jones

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Carson Wentz How about this one?
Julio Jones
Cam Newton
Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz was selected 2nd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2016 NFL Draft. He went on to set multiple rookie quarterback records in his first season, including an impressive 11-2 start, and eventual Super Bowl win by the Eagles... with the help of Nick Foles!
Khalil Mack

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Derek Carr You've got this! Who is this player?
Khalil Mack
Luke Kuechly
Chandler Jones
Derek Carr
Born in Bakersfield, California in 1991, Derek Carr is now the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his NFL seasons thus far!

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Aqib Talib Name this player if you can keep up!
Chandler Jones
Aqib Talib
Aqib Talib has been a cornerback in the NFL since 2008. He has played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and now with the Los Angeles Rams.
Kareem Hunt
Tom Brady

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Joey Bosa Which famous football player is seen here?
Tom Brady
DeAndre Hopkins
Joey Bosa
Joseph Anthony Bosa played college football at Ohio State. He was then selected by the Chargers third overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, being named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year that first season!
Odell Beckham Jr.

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Travis Kelce Recognize him?
Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce has been a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs since 2013. Thus far in his career, he has a total of 308 receptions and 3,906 receiving yards.
Odell Beckham Jr.
Aaron Donald
Jarvis Landry

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Russell Wilson How about this quarterback?
Jarvis Landry
Patrick Peterson
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft. One year later, he led the Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory! Thus far in his career, he has 22,474 passing yards with a passer rating of 98.7.

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J.J. Watt Last one! Who is this powerhouse?
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
J.J. Watt
Justin James Watt was selected by the Houston Texans in the 1st round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In his first five seasons, he received the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award!
Khalil Mack
Matt Ryan

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