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The Best NFL Players From Indiana  

Ranker NFL
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List Rules Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in Indiana

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Indiana! The Hoosier State is home to some of the best football players of all time such as Rod Woodson, Bob Griese and Chris Doleman. Players like Jay Cutler and Tyler Eifert have also made their mark in the NFL. 

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

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Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America
Roderick Kevin Woodson is a former American football cornerback and safety who played in the National Football League for seventeen seasons. He had a 10-year stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers ...more
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Ryan Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Center Township, Muncie, Indiana
Patrick Ryan Kerrigan is an American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football for Purdue University, and was recognized as a ...more
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Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Evansville, Center Township, Indiana
Robert Allen "Bob" Griese is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football ...more
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Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Carter Township, Santa Claus, Indiana
Jay Christopher Cutler is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. ...more
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Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Zachary Edward Martin is an American football offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Tyler Gregory Eifert (born September 8, 1990) is an American football tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of ...more
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Jeff George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Jeffrey Scott George is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for thirteen seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. He ...more
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Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Christopher John Doleman is a former American Football defensive end who played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and San Francisco 49ers from 1985 to 1999. He was an 8-time ...more
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Jim Purnell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Jim Purnell La Porte, Indiana
James Fred Purnell is a former American Football linebacker who played nine seasons in the National Football League.
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Bob Kuechenberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Gary, Indiana
Robert John Kuechenberg is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins for fourteen seasons between 1970 and 1983, spending the 1984 season on injured reserve. He ...more
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Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Mark Gregory Clayton is a former American football wide receiver who played most of his career with the Miami Dolphins, entering the league in 1983 with the Dolphins and playing there until ...more
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Erich Barnes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Elkhart, Indiana
Erich Theodore Barnes was an American football defensive back in the National Football League. He was a six-time Pro Bowler. Before the NFL, he was an outstanding all-around athlete at Purdue ...more
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Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Evansville, Center Township, Indiana
Scott Studwell is a former professional American football player. He was nicknamed "Stud".
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Ken Dilger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Mariah Hill, Indiana, United States of America
Kenneth Ray Dilger is a retired professional American football player.
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Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Oakland, California
Kevin Thomas Hardy is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 1968 NFL Draft. Hardy played in the National Football ...more
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Jason Fabini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jason Tamer Fabini is a former American football offensive lineman who played for 3 different teams in the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth ...more
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Blaine Bishop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Blaine Elwood Bishop Jr. III is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League. Bishop attended and played at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, IN. He then ...more
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Tony McGee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Tony Lamont McGee is a former American football player. McGee played professional football as a tight end in the National Football League for 11 seasons. The bulk of his NFL career was spent ...more
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Paul Flatley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Richmond, Wayne Township, Indiana
Paul Richard Flatley is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Northwestern Wildcats from 1960 to 1962 and later in the National Football League from 1963 to 1970. In 1962, ...more
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Corey Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Corey Lamont Harris is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League. Over a 12 season career, Harris won a Super Bowl ring with the Baltimore Ravens after a ...more
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Maurice Douglass is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Center Township, Muncie, Indiana
Maurice Gerrard "Mo" Douglass is a high school football head coach at Springfield High School and former American football safety who played eleven seasons in the National Football ...more
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Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
South Bend, Indiana
Anthony Barr is an American football outside linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Vikings ninth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Jim Nettles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Center Township, Muncie, Indiana
James Arthur Nettles is a former American football defensive back who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Rams. He played college ...more
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Abe Gibron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Michigan City, Indiana
Abraham "Abe" Gibron was a professional American football player and coach. Gibron played 11 seasons as a guard in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League in ...more
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Irv Cross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Hammond, Indiana, United States of America
Irvin Acie "Irv" Cross is a former professional American football cornerback and sportscaster.