Football Players, and athletes of all sports really, take pride in where they’re from. Whether it’s the state, city or area code – you always notice players wanting to rep their home area.
Fans tend to do the same thing. It’s always more fun to pull for a player when they’re from your home state (or even your hometown), especially when that player also happens to be playing on your favorite team.
With all that in mind, we went through NFL.com and pulled the home states (or, in a few cases, countries) of every player on the 53-man active rosters for each team.
We found 8 players from the state of Connecticut
Here are all 8 guys on NFL Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town they’re from and what team they play for.
|Travis Jones||New Haven||Connecticut||Baltimore Ravens|
|Tyler Matakevich||Stratford||Connecticut||Buffalo Bills|
|Luke Schoonmaker||Hamden||Connecticut||Dallas Cowboys|
|Zach Allen||New Canaan||Connecticut||Denver Broncos|
|AJ Dillon||New London||Connecticut||Green Bay Packers|
|John Jenkins||Meriden||Connecticut||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Jason Pinnock||Windsor||Connecticut||New York Giants|
|Jack Driscoll||Madison||Connecticut||Philadelphia Eagles|
Hall of Fame Players from Connecticut
In addition to the current players from Connecticut we compiled a list of all players that have gone on to make it into the NFL Hall of Fame:
|Floyd Little||New Haven||2010|
|Ken Strong||West Haven||1967|