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The Best NFL Players From Indiana 

Ranker NFL
Updated August 2, 2019 568 votes 74 voters 2k views 39 items

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

Age: 50

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, Purdue Boilermakers football, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers

Roderick Kevin Woodson (born March 10, 1965) is a former American football player who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 17 seasons. He had a 10-year stint with the Pittsburgh ...more
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Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana

Age: 25

Teams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

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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Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Quarterback from Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

Age: 70

Teams: Purdue Boilermakers football, Miami Dolphins

Robert Allen Griese (pronounced GREE-see; born February 3, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in ...more
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Ryan Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Ryan Kerrigan Defensive end and Linebacker from Center Township, Muncie, Indiana

Age: 27

Teams: Washington Redskins, Purdue Boilermakers football

Patrick Ryan Kerrigan (born August 16, 1988) is an American football outside linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Purdue, ...more
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Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Tyler Eifert Tight end from Fort Wayne, Indiana

Age: 25

Teams: Cincinnati Bengals

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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Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana

Age: 23

Teams: UCLA Bruins football

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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Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Chris Doleman Defensive end and Defensive lineman from Indianapolis, Indiana

Age: 55

Christopher John Doleman (born October 16, 1961) is a former American football defensive end who spent the majority of his career with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ...more
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Alex Karras is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Defensive tackle from USA, Indiana, Gary

Age: Died at 77 (1935-2012)

Teams: Detroit Lions, Iowa Hawkeyes football

Alexander George Karras (July 15, 1935 – October 10, 2012) was an American football player, professional wrestler, sportscaster, and actor. He was a four-time Pro Bowl player with the Detroit ...more
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Jeff George is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana

Age: 48

Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, + more

Jeffrey Scott George (born December 8, 1967) is a former American college and professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons during the 1990s and early ...more
10
Anthony Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Running back from Indianapolis, Indiana

Age: 48

Anthony Scott Johnson (born October 25, 1967) is a former professional American football running back who played eleven seasons in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts, the ...more
11
Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Quarterback from Carter Township, Santa Claus, Indiana

Age: 32

Teams: Chicago Bears

Jay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 12 seasons, primarily with the Chicago Bears. He played ...more
12
Bob Kuechenberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Bob Kuechenberg Guard from Gary, Indiana

Age: 68

Robert John Kuechenberg (October 14, 1947 – January 12, 2019) was a National Football League guard for the Miami Dolphins for fourteen seasons between 1970 and 1983, spending the 1984 season on ...more
13
Ken Dilger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Tight end from Indiana

Age: 44

Kenneth Ray Dilger (born February 2, 1971) is a retired professional American football player.
14
Fred Williamson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Fred Williamson Defensive back from USA, Indiana, Gary

Age: 80

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, Northwestern Wildcats football, Kansas City Chiefs

Frederick Robert Williamson (born March 5, 1938), also known as The Hammer, is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back who played mainly in the American ...more
15
Jim Purnell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Jim Purnell Linebacker from La Porte, Indiana

Age: Died at 62 (1941-2003)

James Fred Purnell (December 12, 1941 – November 4, 2003) was a National Football League linebacker who played nine seasons.
16
Erich Barnes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Defensive back from Elkhart, Indiana

Age: 83

Erich Theodore Barnes ( EE-ritch; born July 4, 1935) 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 ...more
17
Irv Cross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Cornerback from Hammond, Indiana, United States of America

Age: 76

Irvin Acie Cross (born July 27, 1939) is a former professional American football cornerback and sportscaster.
18
Paul Flatley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Wide receiver from Richmond, Wayne Township, Indiana

Age: 74

Paul Richard Flatley (born January 30, 1941 in Richmond, Indiana) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Northwestern Wildcats from 1960 to 1962 and later in the National ...more
19
Dale Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Linebacker from Bedford, Shawswick Township, Indiana

Age: 76

Phillip Dale Lindsey (born January 18, 1943) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at the University of San Diego. Lindsey has also worked as a coach in ...more
20
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Dave Duerson Safety and Defensive back from Center Township, Muncie, Indiana

Age: Died at 51 (1960-2011)

Teams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Chicago Bears, Phoenix Cardinals, New York Giants

David Russell "Dave" Duerson (November 28, 1960 – February 17, 2011) was an American football safety in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Chicago Bears (1983–1989), ...more
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Don Hansen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Don Hansen Linebacker from Millersburg, Indiana, Clinton Township, Indiana

Age: Died at 66 (1944-2010)

Donald Ray Hansen, (born August 20, 1944, in Millersburg, Indiana) is a former professional American football linebacker in the NFL from 1966 to 1977. He was known as an extremely hard hitter ...more
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Steve Weatherford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Punter from Crown Point, Indiana

Age: 33

Teams: New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants

Steven Thomas "Steve" Weatherford (born December 17, 1982) is a former American football punter. He played college football at Illinois and was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an ...more
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Tony McGee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Tight end from Terre Haute, Indiana

Age: 44

Tony Lamont McGee (born April 21, 1971) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. He played ...more
24
Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Defensive tackle and Tackle from Oakland, California

Age: 70

Kevin Thomas Hardy (born July 28, 1945 in Oakland, California) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (7th pick overall) ...more
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Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Linebacker from Evansville, Center Township, Indiana

Age: 61

Scott Studwell (born August 27, 1954 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former professional American football player. He was nicknamed "Stud".