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The Best NFL Players From Indiana

Updated August 2, 2019 1.0k votes 90 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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    Dale Lindsey

    Bedford, Shawswick Township

    PositionLinebacker

    Age77

    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 the...  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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    Brandon Moore

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionGuard

    Age40

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Brandon Lamont Moore (born June 3, 1980) is a former American football guard who spent his 10-year career playing for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the...  more
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    Knox Ramsey

    Speed, Indiana

    PositionGuard

    AgeDied at 79 (1926-2005)

    Knox Wagner "Bulldog" Ramsey (February 13, 1926 – March 19, 2005) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Chicago Cardinals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and...  more
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    Terry Schmidt

    Columbus, Indiana

    PositionCornerback

    Age68

    Terry Richard Schmidt (born May 28, 1952 in Columbus, Indiana) is an American dentist and former American football player, playing cornerback in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears. ...  more
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    Dave Duerson

    Center Township, Muncie

    PositionSafety, Defensive back

    AgeDec. at 51 (1960-2011)

    TeamsNotre 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), New York...  more
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    Marv Matuszak

    South Bend, Indiana

    PositionLinebacker

    AgeDec. at 73 (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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    Bob Johnson

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionCenter

    Age74

    Robert Douglas Johnson (born August 19, 1946) is a former American football center who played 12 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, first in the American Football League, and then in the National...  more
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    Gerald Irons

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionLinebacker

    Age73

    Gerald Irons (born May 2, 1947 in Gary, Indiana) is a former American professional football player who played ten seasons in the National Football League. His youngest son Grant Irons played for the...  more
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    Jim Nettles

    Center Township, Muncie

    PositionCornerback

    Age78

    James Arthur Nettles (born February 15, 1942 in Muncie, Indiana) is a former American football defensive back who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and...  more
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    Corey Harris

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionReturn specialist, Kickoff returner, Safety

    Age50

    Corey Lamont Harris (born October 25, 1969) 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...  more
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    Mark Gregory Clayton

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age59

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens

    Mark Gregory Clayton (born April 8, 1961) 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...  more
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    Blaine Bishop

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionSafety, Defensive back

    Age50

    Blaine Elwood Bishop III (born July 24, 1970) is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League who played most notably for the Tennessee Titans. He was drafted by the...  more
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    Maurice Douglass

    Center Township, Muncie

    PositionSafety

    Age56

    Maurice Gerrard "Mo" Douglass (born February 12, 1964) is a high school football head coach at Springfield High School and former American football safety who played eleven seasons in the National...  more