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The Best NFL Players From Indiana

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!

  • 1

    Rod Woodson

    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    57
    12

    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
  • 2

    Zack Martin

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    45
    9

    Age31

    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
  • 3

    Ryan Kerrigan

    Center Township, Muncie
    33
    13

    PositionOutside Linebacker

    Age33

    TeamsPhiladelphia Eagles

    Patrick Ryan Kerrigan (born August 16, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Purdue, where he  ...more
  • 4

    Anthony Barr

    South Bend, Indiana
    31
    11

    PositionOutside linebacker

    Age29

    TeamsMinnesota Vikings

    Anthony Barr (born March 18, 1992) is an American football outside linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA from 2010 to 2013,  ...more
  • 5
    Evansville, Center Township
    38
    19

    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
  • 6

    Tyler Eifert

    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    31
    15

    PositionTight end

    Age31

    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
  • 7
    Gary, Indiana
    27
    11

    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
  • 8

    Jay Cutler

    Carter Township, Santa Claus
    37
    25

    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
  • 9

    Chris Doleman

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    27
    13

    PositionDefensive end, Defensive lineman

    Age61

    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
  • 10

    Jeff George

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    30
    19

    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
  • 11

    Ken Dilger

    Mariah Hill, Indiana
    20
    11

    PositionTight end

    Age50

    Kenneth Ray Dilger (born February 2, 1971) is a retired professional American football player.  ...more
  • 12
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    20
    13

    PositionRunning back

    Age54

    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
  • 13

    Dave Duerson

    Center Township, Muncie
    16
    9

    PositionSafety, Defensive back

    AgeDec. at 50 (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
  • 14

    Fred Williamson

    Gary, Indiana
    16
    10

    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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    Jaylon Smith

    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    7
    0

    PositionLinebacker

    Age26

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Jaylon Smith (born June 14, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted 34th  ...more
  • 16
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    Jessie Bates III

    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    7
    0

    PositionSafety

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals

    Jessie Bates III (born February 26, 1997) is an American football safety for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wake Forest.  ...more
  • 17
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    Terry McLaurin

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    7
    0

    PositionWide receiver

    TeamsWashington Football Team

    Terry McLaurin (born September 15, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State and was  ...more
  • 18

    Bob Kuechenberg

    Gary, Indiana
    17
    13

    PositionGuard

    Age74

    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
  • 19
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    Jack Doyle

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    6
    0

    PositionTight end

    Age31

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts

    John Glenn Doyle (born May 5, 1990) is an American football tight end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western Kentucky, and signed with  ...more
  • 20

    Irv Cross

    Hammond, Indiana
    10
    7

    PositionCornerback

    Age82

    Irvin Acie Cross (born July 27, 1939) is a former professional American football cornerback and sportscaster.  ...more
  • 21

    Paul Flatley

    Richmond, Wayne Township
    9
    6

    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
  • 22

    Jim Purnell

    La Porte, Indiana
    9
    6

    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
  • 23

    Scott Studwell

    Evansville, Center Township
    13
    12

    PositionLinebacker

    Age67

    Scott Studwell (born August 27, 1954 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former professional American football player. He was nicknamed "Stud".  ...more
  • 24

    Nick Hardwick

    Franklin, Indiana
    7
    3

    PositionCenter

    Age40

    TeamsSan Diego Chargers

    Nicholas Adam "Nick" Hardwick (born September 2, 1981) is retired American football center who played for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chargers  ...more
  • 25

    Mark Gregory Clayton

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    12
    11

    PositionWide receiver

    Age60

    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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