Football The Best NFL Players From Nebraska  

Ranker NFL
25 votes 7 voters 21 items

Here's a list of the best NFL players from Nebraska! The players on this list may not be household names, but many are solid role players and contributors. Most will not appear on lists of the greatest football players ever, but they did the Cornhusker State proud.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Nebraska and add any you think are missing from the list.

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Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Lexington, Nebraska, United States of America
Henry Michael "Mick" Tingelhoff is a former football center who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1962-1978. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
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Guy Chamberlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Blue Springs, Nebraska, United States of America
Berlin Guy "Champ" Chamberlin was a professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. He played at Nebraska Wesleyan University and then at the ...more
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Pat Fischer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
St. Edward, Nebraska, United States of America
Patrick Fischer is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1961 to 1967, and the Washington Redskins from 1968 to 1977. Fischer ...more
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Chris Kelsay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Chris Kelsay Auburn, Nebraska, United States of America
Christopher Kelsay is a former American football defensive end who played for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League for his entire professional career. He was originally drafted by ...more
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Ahman Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Ahman Rashad Green is a former American football running back who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He is the all-time leading rusher for the Green Bay Packers. He was ...more
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Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Grand Island, Nebraska, United States of America
Thomas Dean Rathman is a former professional football player, a fullback for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. Following his playing career, he became ...more
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Scott Shanle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Scott Shanle Genoa, Nebraska, United States of America
Scott Allen Shanle is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was originally selected with the 37th pick of the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft from the ...more
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Dan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Daniel Roy Carpenter is an American football placekicker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008 after ...more
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Ray Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Ray "Sugar Bear" Hamilton is a former American football player from 1973 through 1981 for the New England Patriots, and the former defensive line coach for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. ...more
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Greg Zuerlein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Greg Zuerlein, nicknamed "Greg the Leg", "Legatron" and "Young GZ", is an American football placekicker for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. A ...more
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Randy Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
St. Paul, Nebraska, United States of America
Randall Lee Rasmussen was an American football guard for fifteen seasons for the New York Jets, beginning with the 1967 American Football League season. He played for the Jets in their AFL ...more
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Russ Hochstein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Hartington, Nebraska, United States of America
Russ Hochstein is an American football offensive lineman who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. After playing college football for Nebraska, he was drafted by the Tampa ...more
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Danny Woodhead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
North Platte, Nebraska, United States of America
Daniel Jacob Henry Woodhead is a former American football running back. He played college football at Chadron State and was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He ...more
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William R. Lyman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Table Rock, Nebraska, United States of America
William Roy "Link" Lyman was a professional American football player. He played tackle for the Canton Bulldogs, the Cleveland Bulldogs, the Frankford Yellow Jackets and the Chicago ...more
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Zach Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Wahoo, Nebraska, United States of America
Zachary Scott Miller is an American football tight end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played quarterback and tight end in college at Nebraska-Omaha. A three-sport ...more
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Tony Wragge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Creighton, Nebraska, United States of America
Tony James Wragge is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football ...more
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Sam Koch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
York, Nebraska, United States of America
Samuel David Koch is an American football punter for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Ravens in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Rick Kane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Richard James Kane was an American football running back in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. Kane rushed for 1,486 yards during his NFL career. He ...more
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Doug Betters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Doug Betters is an American football player who played defensive end for the Miami Dolphins from 1978 to 1987. After graduating from Arlington Heights High School in Illinois, Betters played ...more
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Barrett Ruud is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Barrett James Ruud is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft and also played ...more
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Zach Weigert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Nebraska
Zach Weigert Fremont, Nebraska
Zachary Allen Wiegert (born August 16, 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. ...more