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The Best NFL Players From Iowa

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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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  • Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971) is an American former football quarterback. He played for three National Football League (NFL) teams: the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the ...more
  • Tristan Wirfs (born January 24, 1999) is an American football offensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa.
  • Brandon Scherff (born December 26, 1991) is an American football offensive guard. He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
  • Roger Timothy Craig (born July 10, 1960) is an American former football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders and Minnesota ...more
  • Marshal John Yanda (born September 15, 1984) is an American football guard for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the ...more
  • Thomas Hockenson Jr (born July 3, 1997) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. As a redshirt ...more
  • Nathaniel James Kaeding (born March 26, 1982) is a former American football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played the majority of his career ...more
  • Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for Purdue, where he started four straight bowl games. He was drafted by the Chicago ...more
  • David Jerome Johnson Sr. (born December 16, 1991) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cardinals in the third round ...more
  • Reginald Henry "Reggie" Roby (July 30, 1961 – February 22, 2005) was an American college and professional football player who was a punter in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons ...more
  • Jay Walter Hilgenberg (born March 21, 1959) 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. He ...more
  • 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 college ...more
  • Kyle Dale Vanden Bosch (born November 17, 1978) is a former American football defensive end who played over ten years in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the ...more
  • Steven Joseph Bartkowski (born November 12, 1952) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Atlanta Falcons (1975–1985) and the Los Angeles ...more
  • Edward Joseph Podolak (born September 1, 1947) is a former professional American football player, a running back for nine seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League and ...more
  • Donald Anthony Perkins (born March 4, 1938) is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of New Mexico.
  • Adam Larry Timmerman (born August 14, 1971) is a former American football guard in the National Football League, and Super Bowl champion for the St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers. He played for ...more
  • Allen Jamel Lazard (born December 11, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa State, and was ...more
  • Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for fifteen seasons. He played college football for Indiana ...more
  • Donald Farris Norton (March 3, 1938 – June 23, 1997) was an American Football League end. He played college football at the University of Iowa and was drafted by the newly formed AFL in 1960, playing ...more
  • Daniel Koppen (born September 12, 1979) is a former American football center. He played college football for Boston College, and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 2003 ...more
  • John Perry Pardee (April 19, 1936 – April 1, 2013) was an American football linebacker and the only head coach to helm a team in college football, the National Football League (NFL), the United ...more
  • Walter Hilgenberg (September 19, 1942 – September 23, 2008) was a professional American football player. Hilgenberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. His family moved to Wilton (then known as Wilton ...more
  • Marvin Eugene "Marv" Cook (born February 24, 1966) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 1989 NFL Draft. A 6'4", ...more
  • Aaron Allan Kampman (; born November 30, 1979) is a former American football defensive end who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University ...more