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The Best NFL Players From Iowa  

Ranker NFL
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List Rules Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in Iowa

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Iowa! Whether they’re from Davenport or Des Moines, the Hawkeye State is home to a lot of great NFL players, including one of the greatest success stories of all time when Kurt Warner went from bagging groceries at a supermarket to becoming one of the best quarterbacks in football history

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Iowa and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Burlington, Iowa, United States of America
Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner is a former American football quarterback, a current part-time TV football analyst, and a philanthropist. He played for three National Football League ...more
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Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Waterloo, Iowa
Darren Lee Sproles (born June 20, 1983) is an American football player who is a running back and return specialist for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played ...more
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Casey Wiegmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Parkersburg, Iowa
Casey Peter Wiegmann is a former American football center who played sixteen seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Iowa. He was signed by the ...more
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Tim Dwight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Timothy John Dwight, Jr. is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played ...more
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Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Trent Jason Green is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for fifteen seasons. He played college football for Indiana University. He was drafted by ...more
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Marshal Yanda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Marshal John Yanda is an All Pro American football guard and tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Iowa and was ...more
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Sage Rosenfels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Maquoketa, Iowa
Sage Jamen Rosenfels is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Iowa State before he was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL ...more
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Joel Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Joel Hilgenberg was an American football center in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints. Hilgenberg played college football at the University of Iowa and he is the brother of ...more
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Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Waterloo, Iowa
Reginald Henry "Reggie" Roby was an American college and professional football player who was a punter in the National Football League for sixteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. ...more
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Aaron Kampman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Aaron Allan Kampman is a former American football defensive end and outside linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of ...more
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Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Jay Walter Hilgenberg is a former American football player in the NFL. He played center for the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints from 1981 to 1993.
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Vern Den Herder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Le Mars, Iowa
Vern Wayne Den Herder is a former American football player who played twelve seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. He played in three Super Bowls for the Dolphins. In 1996 he was selected ...more
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Adam Timmerman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Cherokee, Iowa
Adam Larry Timmerman is a retired American football guard in the National Football League, and Super Bowl champion for the St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers. He played for the Green Bay ...more
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Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Waterloo, Iowa
Donald Anthony Perkins is a former American football Fullback who spent eight seasons with the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys.
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Robert Gallery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Manchester, Iowa
Robert J. Gallery is an American former college and professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League for eight seasons. He played college football for the University ...more
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Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Steven Joseph "Steve" Bartkowski is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League who played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams.
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Brad Meester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Bradley Ryan Meester is a former American football center for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. ...more
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Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Jefferson, Iowa
Bryce Eric Paup is a former American football player who played both as defensive end and linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, the Buffalo Bills, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Minnesota
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Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Atlantic, Iowa
Edward Joseph Podolak is a former professional American football player. He played quarterback, running back and halfback for the University of Iowa before being selected by the American ...more
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Brandon Myers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Prairie City, Iowa
Brandon Myers is an American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Jared DeVries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Aplington, Iowa
Jared Jay DeVries is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for the ...more
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Kyle Vanden Bosch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Larchwood, Iowa
Kyle Dale Vanden Bosch is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for the University of Nebraska, and was recognized as the outstanding student-athlete in college ...more
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Jeff Criswell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Grinnell, Iowa
Jeffrey L. Criswell is a former American football offensive lineman who played twelve professional seasons in the National Football League. Criswell attended Lynnville-Sully High School and ...more
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Don Norton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Donald Farris Norton is a former American football end in the American Football League. He played college football at the University of Iowa and was drafted by the newly formed AFL in 1960, ...more
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Jack Pardee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Iowa
Exira, Iowa
John Perry Pardee was an American football linebacker and the only head coach to helm a team in college football, the National Football League, the United States Football League, the World ...more