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The NFL is rarely considered an individual league. Players wear practically the same gear altogether and sometimes it can be hard to separate individuals based on their wardrobes. The one difference is the cleats that players wear can separate them and let us know who's who on the field. Usually the best players in the NFL wear player exclusives which help them perform well and stand out among their peers in performance and style. These Player Exclusives feature some unique colorway or design that you can't find anywhere. here are the Coolest Custom Football Cleats of the Past 5 Years.

Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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No. 10 - Air Jordan III 

Player: Terrell Owens for the Cincinnati Bengals
Season: 2010

T.O. is always looking to stand out on the football field in any way. In his last season in the NFL, Owens wore Air Jordan III's in his final season with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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No. 9 - adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid

Player: Robert Griffin III for the Washington Redskins
Season: 2012

Robert Griffin III wore these adidas cleats during the breast cancer awareness month last season. He wore this once against the Vikings in a win and once in a loss to the New York Giants. Despite losing the game, RG III put on a show with 347 all-purpose yards and two passing touchdowns in the loss.

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No. 8 - Nike CJ81 Elite TD

Player: LSU Tigers
Season: 2013

Made for the LSU Tigers, this PE features a white upper with purple accents throughout, plus additional hits of maize to hone in on the college program’s team colors. The LSU Tigers wore this in their 37-27 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs last month.

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No. 7 - Air Jordan IX Retro

Player: LaMarr Woodley for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Season: 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a deep struggle early this season, but LaMarr Woodley is struggling in Steelers. The Steelers linebacker has two sacks so far this season while wearing Jordan IX Retro's while on the field.

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No. 6 - Air Jordan XX8

Player: Michael Crabtree for the San Francisco 49ers
Season: 2012

Ever since Michael Crabtree stepped into the NFL arena he has been wearing Air Jordans. Last year, he chose to wear the classic Air Jordan XX8 football cleat replica.

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No. 5 - Nike Alpha Talon Elite Tim Tebow

Player: Tim Tebow for the New York Jets
Season: 2012

Although, Tim Tebow had very few positive moments in a New York Jets uniform last season, he was decked out in some really nice custom cleats during his brief one year stint.

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No. 4 - Under Armour Turf Cleat

Player: Tom Brady for the New England Patriots
Season: 2012

Ever since Tom Brady reached an endorsement deal with Under Armour in 2010, we've seen Brady sporting many different Under Armour custom cleats over the past few seasons. This red, white, and blue cleat makes a nice addition to the collection.

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No. 3 - Nike Vapor Talon Elite "Skittles"

Player: Marshawn Lynch for the Seattle Seahawks
Season: 2012

Without context, many would be confused as to why Marshawn Lynch would wear cleats with skittles on the side. It's very colorful, but has to do with Lynch's love for skittles which became a story during 2012 when he was seen eating skittles on the Seahawk sideline. The story dates back to his youth when his mother would give him skittles for energy when he played Pop Warner. Lynch would get fined $10,000 by the league for the cleats. Hopefully, Skittles reimbursed him.

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No. 2 - Jordan Brand Super.Fly

Player: Andre Johnson for the Houston Texans
Season: 2012

Johnson's shiny shoes are a nice look, but he's not the only one with a form of this shoe. Six players in the league have their own custom version of this shoe that originally was designed for basketball.  The Super.Fly Featuring a Hyperfuse construction, and the cleats provide excellent support and ventilation. Like their basketball counterparts, the Super.Fly cleats are injected with Lunarlon cushioning for precise comfort and responsiveness on cuts and tackles.

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No. 1 - "Carol" Nike Vapor Talon Elite Cleats

Player: Larry Fitzgerald for the Arizona Cardinals
Season: 2012

Every player wore pink during breast cancer month last year, but it had more meaning for Larry Fitzgerald. He lost his mother to breast cancer and had custom Nike Vapor Talon Elite cleats with the name of his mother "Carol" on the side.

Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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