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The Best NFL Players From Connecticut

Updated August 2, 2019 474 votes 94 voters 3.3k views15 items

List RulesVote up the top pro football players born or raised in Connecticut

This is a list of the best NFL players from Connecticut! The Land of Steady Habits could be called the Land of Steady NFL Legends, as this list of Connecticut NFL players is comprised of Hall of Famers, sure-fire Hall of Famers, and Pro Bowlers.

The Constitutional State has given us players from all three facets of the game of football: offensive dynamos, defensive powerhouses, and special teams aces.

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  • 1
    Hartford, Connecticut
    55
    16

    PositionOutside Linebacker, Defensive end, Linebacker

    Age41

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Syracuse Orange football, San Diego Chargers

    Dwight Jason Freeney (born February 19, 1980) is a former American football defensive end who played 16 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Syracuse, where he...  more
  • 2
    New Haven, Connecticut
    46
    11

    PositionHalfback

    Age79

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Syracuse Orange football

    Floyd Douglas Little (born July 4, 1942 - January 1, 2021) was an American football halfback, and a three-time All-American at Syracuse University. In 1967, he was the 6th selection of the first...  more
  • 3
    New London, Connecticut
    48
    14

    PositionTight end

    Age31

    TeamsWashington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers

    Jordan Reed (born July 3, 1990) is a former American football tight end who played eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida and was drafted by the...  more
  • 4
    New Haven, Connecticut
    31
    12

    PositionWide receiver

    Age49

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Memphis Mad Dogs, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta

    Joseph Horn (born January 16, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver and current assistant coach at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the...  more
  • 5
    Vernon, Connecticut
    30
    20

    Age55

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Boston College Eagles football

    William Thomas Romanowski (born April 2, 1966) is a former American football linebacker. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver...  more
  • 6
    Hartford, Connecticut
    19
    12

    PositionPlacekicker

    Age57

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars

    John Michael Carney (born April 20, 1964) is a retired American football placekicker. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 1987. He played college football at Notre...  more
  • 7
    Ansonia, Connecticut
    12
    4

    PositionTackle, Offensive Lineman

    Age87

    TeamsGreen Bay Packers

    Bob Skoronski (born Robert Francis Skowronski; March 5, 1934 – October 30, 2018) was an American football player who played tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers for eleven...  more
  • 8
    Hartford, Connecticut
    15
    14

    PositionDefensive tackle

    Age35

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Terrance O'Neil Knighton (born July 4, 1986) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft after playing college...  more
  • 9
    Hartford, Connecticut
    10
    8

    PositionSafety, Defensive back

    Age58

    Eugene Keefe Robinson (born May 28, 1963) is a former professional American football player who played free safety. He played collegiately at Colgate University. In his 16-year NFL career, Robinson...  more
  • 10
    Stamford, Connecticut
    9
    7

    AgeDec. at 85 (1925-2011)

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, New York Giants

    Andrew Richard Robustelli (December 6, 1925 – May 31, 2011) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants. He played college...  more
  • 11
    Derby, Connecticut
    7
    5

    PositionOffensive Lineman, Guard

    Age68

    TeamsNew England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Boston College Eagles football

    Thomas Joseph Condon (born October 26, 1952) is an American football agent. He was named the most powerful agent in American football by Sporting News in 2006 and heads the Football Division of...  more
  • 12
    Hartford, Connecticut
    5
    7

    PositionLinebacker

    Age54

    Terry Wooden (born January 14, 1967) is a former American Football linebacker who played for three teams, the Seattle Seahawks, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders from 1990 to...  more
  • 13
    New Britain, Connecticut
    10
    14

    PositionLinebacker

    Age40

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots

    Niko Stelios Koutouvides (born March 25, 1981) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football...  more
  • 14
    Derby, Connecticut
    4
    5

    PositionFullback

    AgeDec. at 50 (1937-1988)

    Nicholas Vincent Pietrosante (September 10, 1937 – February 6, 1988), commonly known as Nick Pietrosante, was an American football fullback. He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting...  more
  • 15
    West Haven, Connecticut
    8
    16

    PositionRunning back, Tackle, Halfback, Punter, Quarterback

    AgeDec. at 73 (1906-1979)

    Elmer Kenneth Strong (April 21, 1906 – October 5, 1979) was an American football halfback and fullback who also played minor league baseball. Considered one of the greatest all-around players in the...  more
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