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In this day and age of #hashtags and filters, professional basketball players aren't the only ones who like to flash their sweet gear on Instagram. Not to be outdone by their NBA counterparts, some of the biggest names in the NFL take to IG on the regular to flaunt their favorite sneakers, helmets and other equipment—all for their fans to see and admire (or envy). The following is a list of players who stick out amongst the masses of IG users thanks to their seemingly endless supply of hook-ups. Here are the 12 best NFL players to follow on Instagram.

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Player: Terrelle Pryor aka terrellepryor
Team: Oakland Raiders
Followers: 54,529

There hasn't been a whole lot of sneaker action on Terrelle Pryor's Instagram as of late, but this photo of a chromed out Raiders lid gets alone earns the banged up QB a spot on this coveted list.

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Player: Justin Tuck aka justintucknyg91
Team: New York Giants
Followers: 46,358

You'll probably never make it onto a NFL practice field in the real world, but you can certainly live through the pro football experience by following New York Giants defensive star Justin Tuck on IG. From the looks of it, this guy never takes a day off.

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Player: Reggie Bush aka reggiebush
Team: Detroit Lions
Followers: 317,717

On the field, Reggie Bush wears Nike on his feet. His shoe of choice off the gridiron? How about some Vibram FiveFingers—definitely didn't see that one coming.

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Player: Victor Cruz aka teamvic
Team: New York Giants
Followers: 244,666

Victory Cruz may be a football player, but his affinity for footwear extends beyond the gridiron. Teamvic is known to rock some of the hottest basketball shoes around on a fairly regular faces. He even pulls out the occasional tennis shoe from time to time.

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Player: AJ Green aka ajgreen_18
Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Followers: 66,582

Of all the sneakers on AJ Green’s Instagram (and there are more than a few good ones by the way), a Bengals-themed version of Marty McFly’s Nike MAG certainly takes the cake. His on-field shoe game is on point too.

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Player: Cam Newton aka newton_cameron
Team: Carolina Panthers
Followers: 69,119

Two things you're guaranteed to see on Cam Newton's Instagram: lots of Under Armour and a heavy dose of team issued gear.

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Player: Duane Brown aka duanebrown76
Team: Houston Texans
Followers: 27,958

Houston Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown may not be a household NFL name, but dude definitely deserves some recognition for killing it on Instagram. Can you tell he loves his sneakers?

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Player: Andre Johnson aka ajohnson1500
Team: Houston Texans
Followers: 88,291

Andre Johnson doesn't share all of his Jordan Brand hook-ups on IG, but you can certainly expect to find most of his favorite footwear on his feed, including these dope Air Jordan Retro 9 PE cleats.

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Player: EJ Manuel aka Manuelej3
Team: Buffalo Bills
Followers: 18,198

Apparently EJ Manuel felt the need to prove his real identity on Instagram. So he filtered up a pic of a football brandishing his John Hancock. Also, he loves his mom.

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Player: JJ Watt aka Justinjames99
Team: Houston Texans
Followers: 110,152

Can't decide what's more impressive: JJ's Texans-branded golf gear or the generous package he recently received from New Era. Either way, "JJ Swatt" can filter it up with the best of the best in the NFL.

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Player: Darnell Dockett aka Dockett90
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Followers: 233,440

If you can make your way through the endless supply of photos on Darnell Dockett's Instagram, you'll notice his deep love for retro J's, as well other sneakers that belong on the hardwood. Looking at his shoe collection, you'd think Dockett was playing the wrong sport. Then again the guy's 6-foot-4 and weights 290 pounds, so maybe he got it right after all.

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Player: Colin Kaepernick aka kaepernick7
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Followers: 815,523

Kaepernick is a notorious NFL sneakerhead. The proof is on Instagram. I mean, come on! Just look at the image above.

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