Top 25 Louisiana Natives in NFL (Defense II)

Today we look at part two of our top 25 defensive players from Louisiana in the Super Bowl era. Several familiar faces and Pro Bowl players dot the list. Also, what two current players from Louisiana made the Pro Bowl for the first time?

13. Leonard Marshall Franklin HS LSU New York Giants 3 Pro Bowls 2 Super Bowl Championships 83.5 Career Sacks

14. Rufus Porter Capitol HS Southern Seahawks/Saints 2 Pro Bowls 41 Career Sacks

15. Bennie Thompson McDonough HS Grambling State Saints/Chiefs/Browns/Ravens 2 Pro Bowls as a Special Teams Player.

16. Michael Brooks Ruston HS LSU Broncos, Giants 1992 Pro Bowl, 1993 All Pro. Played in two Super Bowls. 962 Career Tackles

17. Lionel Washington Lutcher Tulane Cardinals/Raiders 37 Career Interceptions

18. Otis Smith East Jefferson HS Missouri Eagles/Jets/Patriots 29 Career Interceptions. Super Bowl XXXVI Champion

19. Doug Evans Haynesville Louisiana Tech Packers/Panthers 28 Career Interceptions Super Bowl XXXI Champion

20. Anthony McFarland Winnsboro HS LSU Bucs 22.5 Career Sacks. 2 time Super Bowl Champion

Anthony McFarland

21. Tommy Casanova Notre Dame HS LSU Bengals 3 Pro Bowls 17 Career Interceptions

22. Tory James Shaw LSU Broncos/Bengals 39 Career Interceptions 2004 Pro Bowl Super Bowl XXXIII Champion

Tory James

23. Tyrone Hughes Saint Augustine Nebraska Saints 1993 Pro Bowl Holds NFL record for most kickoff return yards in one game (304)

24. A.J. Duhe Leon Godchaux HS LSU Dolphins 1977 Defensive Rookie of the year 1984 Pro Bowl

25. Roynell Young Cohen Alcorn State Eagles 1981 Pro Bowl 23 Career Interceptions Played in Super Bowl XV

Kyle Williams and Tramon Williams both made the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2010. Both players could end up making their way on this list in the future.

Kyle Williams Ruston LSU Bills 2010 Pro Bowl 5.5 Sacks in 2010, 13.5 Career Sacks

Tramon Williams Assumption HS Louisiana Tech Packers 2010 Pro Bowl Super Bowl; XLV Champion 16 Career Interceptions

Kyle Williams


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