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The Best NFL Players From Indiana  

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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
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America
Roderick Kevin Woodson is a former American football cornerback and safety who played in the National Football League for seventeen seasons. He had a 10-year stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers ...more
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Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Christopher John Doleman is a former American Football defensive end who played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and San Francisco 49ers from 1985 to 1999. He was an 8-time ...more
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Tyler Eifert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Tyler Eifert Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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Ryan Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Center Township, Muncie, Indiana
Patrick Ryan Kerrigan is an American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football for Purdue University, and was recognized as a ...more
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Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Evansville, Center Township, Indiana
Robert Allen "Bob" Griese 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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Alex Karras is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Gary, Indiana, United States of America
Alexander George "Alex" Karras, nicknamed "The Mad Duck", was an American football player, professional wrestler, and actor. He played football with the Detroit Lions in the ...more
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Anthony Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Anthony Scott Johnson is a former professional American football running back who played eleven seasons in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts, the New York Jets, the Chicago ...more
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Jeff George is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Jeffrey Scott George is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for thirteen seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. He ...more
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Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Carter Township, Santa Claus, Indiana
Jay Christopher Cutler is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. ...more
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Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
South Bend, Indiana
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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Erich Barnes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Elkhart, Indiana
Erich Theodore Barnes 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 all-around athlete at Purdue ...more
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Bob Kuechenberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Bob Kuechenberg Gary, Indiana
Robert John Kuechenberg is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins for fourteen seasons between 1970 and 1983, spending the 1984 season on injured reserve. He ...more
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Tony McGee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Tony Lamont McGee is a former American football player. McGee played professional football as a tight end in the National Football League for 11 seasons. The bulk of his NFL career was spent ...more
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Paul Flatley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Richmond, Wayne Township, Indiana
Paul Richard Flatley is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Northwestern Wildcats from 1960 to 1962 and later in the National Football League from 1963 to 1970. In 1962, ...more
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Irv Cross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Hammond, Indiana, United States of America
Irvin Acie "Irv" Cross is a former professional American football cornerback and sportscaster.
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Jim Purnell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Jim Purnell La Porte, Indiana
James Fred Purnell is a former American Football linebacker who played nine seasons in the National Football League.
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Ken Dilger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Mariah Hill, Indiana, United States of America
Kenneth Ray Dilger is a retired professional American football player.
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Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Center Township, Muncie, Indiana
David Russell "Dave" Duerson was an American football safety in the National Football League who played for the Chicago Bears, the New York Giants, and the Phoenix Cardinals. He earned ...more
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Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Oakland, California
Kevin Thomas Hardy is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 1968 NFL Draft. Hardy played in the National Football ...more
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Abe Gibron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Michigan City, Indiana
Abraham "Abe" Gibron was a professional American football player and coach. Gibron played 11 seasons as a guard in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League in ...more
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Don Hansen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Don Hansen Millersburg, Indiana, Clinton Township
Donald Ray Hansen, is a former professional American football linebacker in the NFL from 1966 to 1977. He was known as an extremely hard hitter and an underrated as well as overachieving
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Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Gary, Indiana
Robert Douglas Johnson 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 Football League.
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Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Evansville, Center Township, Indiana
Scott Studwell is a former professional American football player. He was nicknamed "Stud".
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Fred Williamson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Indiana
Fred Williamson Gary, Indiana, United States of America
Frederick Robert "Fred" Williamson, nicknamed "The Hammer" is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back who played mainly in the American ...more