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The Best NFL Players From Idaho

Updated August 2, 2019 585 votes 98 voters 2.5k views17 items

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

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Idaho! Though not known for its NFL talent, Montana has given the league a number of notable players, including a couple recent journeyman quarterbacks in Jake Plummer and Brock Osweiller. Meanwhile, Montana football players like Wayne Walker and Larry Wilson proved their staying power with lengthy NFL careers. 

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Idaho and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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    Leighton Vander Esch

    Riggins, Idaho

    PositionLinebacker

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Leighton Vander Esch is an American football outside linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boise State. As a redshirt freshman, he...  more
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    Taysom Hill

    Pocatello, Idaho

    PositionQuarterback

    Age30

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints

    Taysom Shawn Hill is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played collegiate football for the Brigham Young University Cougars. Born...  more
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    Jake Plummer

    Boise, Idaho

    Age45

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona State Sun Devils football

    Jason Steven "Jake" Plummer (born December 19, 1974) is a former professional American football player, a quarterback for ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the...  more
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    Larry Wilson

    Rigby, Idaho

    PositionSafety

    Age82

    Larry Wilson may refer to: Larry Wilson (American football) (born 1938), American football player Larry Wilson (ice hockey) (1930–1979), Canadian ice hockey player Larry Wilson (musician), member of...  more
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    Shea McClellin

    Caldwell, Idaho

    PositionDefensive end

    Age31

    TeamsChicago Bears

    Shea Keegan McClellin is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football at Boise State. He was drafted in the first round of the...  more
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    A. J. Feeley

    Caldwell, Idaho

    PositionQuarterback

    Age43

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, Oregon Ducks football, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

    Adam Joshua Feeley (born May 16, 1977) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football for...  more
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    Rob Morris

    Nampa, Idaho

    PositionLinebacker

    Age45

    Robert Samuel Morris (born January 18, 1975) is a former professional American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He played college football at Brigham...  more
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    Bobby Watkins

    Cottonwood, Idaho

    Age60

    Bobby Lawrence Watkins is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played college...  more
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    Paul Kruger

    Rexburg, Idaho

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age34

    TeamsUtah Utes football, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns

    Paul Christian Kruger Jr. (born February 15, 1986) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college...  more
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    Jake Scott

    Lewiston, Idaho

    PositionGuard

    Age39

    TeamsTennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles

    Jake Ross Scott (born April 16, 1981) is a former American football offensive guard. Scott played college football at Idaho, where he walked-on and became a four-year starter, and was selected by the...  more
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    Merril Hoge

    Pocatello, Idaho

    PositionRunning back

    Age55

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Idaho State Bengals football, Chicago Bears

    Merril DuAine Hoge (; born January 26, 1965) is a former professional American football player, who currently serves as a head coach for Your Call Football. He played eight seasons at running back...  more
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    Wayne Walker

    Boise, Idaho

    PositionLinebacker, Placekicker

    Age84

    Wayne Harrison Walker (September 30, 1936 – May 19, 2017) was an American professional football player and sports broadcaster. He played fifteen seasons with the Detroit Lions of the National...  more
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    Hust Stockton

    Parma, Idaho

    PositionHalfback, Fullback

    AgeDec. at 66 (1901-1967)

    John Houston Stockton (September 23, 1901 – April 27, 1967) was a professional football player, a back in the late 1920s in the National Football League. He played with the Frankford Yellow Jackets...  more
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    Brock Osweiler

    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    PositionQuarterback

    Age29

    TeamsDenver Broncos

    Brock Alan Osweiler (born November 22, 1990) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Arizona State University and was drafted by the Denver...  more
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    Brock Forsey

    Meridian, Idaho

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist

    Age40

    Brock L. Forsey (born February 11, 1980 in Meridian, Idaho) is a former American football running back of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth...  more
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    Brent Pease

    Moscow, Idaho

    PositionQuarterback

    Age55

    Brent Richard Pease (born October 8, 1964) is an American football coach and former player. He was hired in 2018 at the University of Montana as the assistant head coach and wide receivers coach. He...  more
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    Jordan Gross

    Nampa, Idaho

    PositionTackle

    Age40

    TeamsCarolina Panthers

    Jordan Alan Gross (born July 20, 1980) is a former American football offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah, where he was...  more