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The Best NFL Players From Indiana

Updated August 2, 2019 977 votes 92 voters 2.6k views39 items

List RulesVote 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

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    Age56

    TeamsPittsburgh 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 Steelers...  more
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    Zack Martin

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Age30

    TeamsNotre 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 played...  more
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    Anthony Barr

    South Bend, Indiana

    Age29

    TeamsUCLA 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 college...  more
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    Ryan Kerrigan

    Center Township, Muncie

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age27

    TeamsWashington 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, where...  more
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    Bob Griese

    Evansville, Center Township

    PositionQuarterback

    Age76

    TeamsMiami Dolphins

    Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945) 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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    Tyler Eifert

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    PositionTight end

    Age30

    TeamsCincinnati 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 Notre...  more
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    Chris Doleman

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionDefensive end, Defensive lineman

    Age60

    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 (NFL)....  more
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    Alex Karras

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionDefensive tackle

    AgeDec. at 77 (1935-2012)

    TeamsDetroit 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 Lions...  more
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    Jeff George

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Age53

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons

    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 2000s....  more
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    Jay Cutler

    Carter Township, Santa Claus

    PositionQuarterback

    Age38

    TeamsChicago Bears, Denver Broncos

    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 college...  more
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    Anthony Johnson

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age53

    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 New...  more
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    Ken Dilger

    Mariah Hill, Indiana

    PositionTight end

    Age50

    Kenneth Ray Dilger (born February 2, 1971) is a retired professional American football player....  more
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    Fred Williamson

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionDefensive back

    Age83

    TeamsPittsburgh 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 Football...  more
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    Erich Barnes

    Elkhart, Indiana

    PositionDefensive back

    Age86

    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
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    Jason Fabini

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    PositionTackle, Guard

    Age46

    Jason Tamer Fabini (born August 25, 1974) is a former American football offensive lineman. He was originally drafted by the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) in the fourth round of...  more
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    Bob Kuechenberg

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionGuard

    Age73

    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
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    Abe Gibron

    Michigan City, Indiana

    PositionGuard

    AgeDec. at 72 (1925-1997)

    Abraham "Abe" Gibron (September 22, 1925 – September 23, 1997) was a professional American football player and coach. Gibron played 11 seasons as a guard in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC)...  more
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    Scott Studwell

    Evansville, Center Township

    PositionLinebacker

    Age66

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

    Hammond, Indiana

    PositionCornerback

    Age82

    Irvin Acie Cross (born July 27, 1939) is a former professional American football cornerback and sportscaster....  more
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    Paul Flatley

    Richmond, Wayne Township

    PositionWide receiver

    Age80

    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
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    Steve Weatherford

    Crown Point, Indiana

    PositionPunter

    Age38

    TeamsNew 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 undrafted free...  more
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    Jim Purnell

    La Porte, Indiana

    PositionLinebacker

    AgeDec. at 61 (1941-2003)

    James Fred Purnell (December 12, 1941 – November 4, 2003) was a National Football League linebacker who played nine seasons....  more
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    Tony McGee

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    PositionTight end

    Age50

    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 college...  more
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    Kevin Hardy

    Oakland, California

    PositionDefensive tackle, Tackle

    Age76

    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) of...  more
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    Marv Matuszak

    South Bend, Indiana

    PositionLinebacker

    AgeDec. at 72 (1931-2004)

    Marvin H. Matuszak (September 12, 1931 – February 28, 2004) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League and in the American Football League. He went to two NFL Pro Bowls and...  more
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