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The Best NFL Players From Indiana

Updated August 2, 2019 870 votes 88 voters 2.5k 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!

  • Rod Woodson1
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    10

    Rod Woodson

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    Age50

    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...  more
  • Zack Martin2
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    9

    Zack Martin

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Age29

    TeamsNotre Dame Fighting Irish football

    Zachary Edward Martin is an American football offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the...  more
  • Ryan Kerrigan3
    32
    13

    Ryan Kerrigan

    Center Township, Muncie

    PositionDefensive end, Linebacker

    Age32

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Purdue Boilermakers football

    Patrick Ryan Kerrigan (born August 16, 1988) is an American football outside linebacker for...  more
  • Anthony Barr4
    27
    9

    Anthony Barr

    South Bend, Indiana

    Age28

    TeamsUCLA Bruins football

    Anthony Barr is an American football outside linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the...  more
  • Bob Griese5
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    18

    Bob Griese

    Evansville, Center Township

    PositionQuarterback

    Age70

    TeamsMiami Dolphins

    Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
  • Tyler Eifert6
    29
    16

    Tyler Eifert

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    PositionTight end

    Age25

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals

    Tyler Gregory Eifert (born September 8, 1990) is an American football tight end for the...  more
  • Alex Karras7
    21
    9

    Alex Karras

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionDefensive tackle

    AgeDied at 77 (1935-2012)

    TeamsDetroit Lions, Iowa Hawkeyes football

    Alexander George Karras (July 15, 1935 – October 10, 2012) was an American football player,...  more
  • Chris Doleman8
    23
    13

    Chris Doleman

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionDefensive end, Defensive lineman

    Age55

    Christopher John Doleman (born October 16, 1961) is a former American football defensive end...  more
  • Jeff George9
    25
    18

    Jeff George

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Age52

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

    Jeffrey Scott George (born December 8, 1967) is a former American college and professional...  more
  • Jay Cutler10
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    Jay Cutler

    Carter Township, Santa Claus

    PositionQuarterback

    Age32

    TeamsChicago Bears, Denver Broncos

    Jay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
  • Anthony Johnson11
    18
    11

    Anthony Johnson

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionRunning back

    Age52

    Anthony Scott Johnson (born October 25, 1967) is a former professional American football...  more
  • Ken Dilger12
    16
    11

    Ken Dilger

    Mariah Hill, Indiana

    PositionTight end

    Age49

    Kenneth Ray Dilger (born February 2, 1971) is a retired professional American football player....  more
  • Bob Kuechenberg13
    15
    13

    Bob Kuechenberg

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionGuard

    Age68

    Robert John Kuechenberg (October 14, 1947 – January 12, 2019) was a National Football League...  more
  • Fred Williamson14
    13
    10

    Fred Williamson

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionDefensive back

    Age77

    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...  more
  • Jim Purnell15
    9
    5

    Jim Purnell

    La Porte, Indiana

    PositionLinebacker

    AgeDec. at 62 (1941-2003)

    James Fred Purnell (December 12, 1941 – November 4, 2003) was a National Football League...  more
  • Dave Duerson16
    12
    9

    Dave Duerson

    Center Township, Muncie

    PositionSafety, Defensive back

    AgeDied 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...  more
  • Erich Barnes17
    9
    6

    Erich Barnes

    Elkhart, Indiana

    PositionDefensive back

    Age85

    Erich Theodore Barnes ( EE-ritch; born July 4, 1935) was an American football defensive back...  more
  • Scott Studwell18
    13
    13

    Scott Studwell

    Evansville, Center Township

    PositionLinebacker

    Age66

    Scott Studwell (born August 27, 1954 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former professional...  more
  • Irv Cross19
    8
    6

    Irv Cross

    Hammond, Indiana

    PositionCornerback

    Age81

    Irvin Acie Cross (born July 27, 1939) is a former professional American football cornerback...  more
  • Paul Flatley20
    8
    6

    Paul Flatley

    Richmond, Wayne Township

    PositionWide receiver

    Age79

    Paul Richard Flatley (born January 30, 1941 in Richmond, Indiana) is a former American...  more
  • Steve Weatherford21
    6
    5

    Steve Weatherford

    Crown Point, Indiana

    PositionPunter

    Age37

    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...  more
  • Tony McGee22
    9
    9

    Tony McGee

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    PositionTight end

    Age49

    Tony Lamont McGee (born April 21, 1971) is a former American football tight end in the...  more
  • Mark Gregory Clayton23
    9
    10

    Mark Gregory Clayton

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    PositionWide receiver

    Age54

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens

    Mark Gregory Clayton (born April 8, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who...  more
  • Bob Johnson24
    5
    5

    Bob Johnson

    Gary, Indiana

    PositionCenter

    Age74

    Robert Douglas Johnson (born August 19, 1946) is a former American football center who played...  more
  • Dale Lindsey25
    4
    4

    Dale Lindsey

    Bedford, Shawswick Township

    PositionLinebacker

    Age77

    Phillip Dale Lindsey (born January 18, 1943) is an American football coach and former player. ...  more