NFL Players from Illinois

Current Pro Football Players from Illinois

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 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 60 players from the state of Illinois

Here are all 60 guys on NFL Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town they’re from and what team they play for.

Dennis GardeckLake in the HillsIllinoisArizona Cardinals
Scott MillerBarringtonIllinoisAtlanta Falcons
David EdwardsDowners GroveIllinoisBuffalo Bills
A.J. EpenesaOak ParkIllinoisBuffalo Bills
Trent SherfieldDanvilleIllinoisBuffalo Bills
T.J. EdwardsLake VillaIllinoisChicago Bears
Dan FeeneyOrland ParkIllinoisChicago Bears
Cole KmetLake BarringtonIllinoisChicago Bears
Doug KramerHinsdaleIllinoisChicago Bears
Jack SanbornLake ZurichIllinoisChicago Bears
Robert TonyanMcHenryIllinois Chicago Bears
Charlie JonesDeerfieldIllinoisCincinnati Bengals
Ted KarrasChicagoIllinoisCincinnati Bengals
Cameron MitchellBolingbrookIllinoisCleveland Browns
Greg Newsome IIChicagoIllinoisCleveland Browns
Ethan PocicLemontIllinoisCleveland Browns
Jonathan HarrisAuroraIllinoisDenver Broncos
Brandon JohnsonElginIllinoisDenver Broncos
Alex PalczewskiMount ProspectIllinoisDenver Broncos
Scott DalyDowners GroveIllinoisDetroit Lions
Graham GlasgowAuroraIllinoisDetroit Lions
Sam LaPortaHighlandIllinoisDetroit Lions
Riley PattersonEdwardsvilleIllinoisDetroit Lions
Nick BroekerSpringfieldIllinoisHouston Texans
Kendrick GreenPeoriaIllinoisHouston Texans
Sean CliffordBarringtonIllinoisGreen Bay Packers
Royce NewmanNashvilleIllinoisGreen Bay Packers
Jayden ReedChicagoIllinoisGreen Bay Packers
Lukas Van NessBarringtonIllinoisGreen Bay Packers
Dallis FlowersChicagoIllinoisIndianapolis Colts
Eric JohnsonPlainfieldIllinoisIndianapolis Colts
Alec PierceGlen EllynIllinoisIndianapolis Colts
Brian AllenHinsdaleIllinoisLos Angeles Rams
Antonio JohnsonEast St. LouisIllinoisJacksonville Jaguars
Kirk CousinsBarringtonIllinoisMinnesota Vikings
Dean LowryRockfordIllinoisMinnesota Vikings
Nick AllegrettiFrankfortIllinoisKansas City Chiefs
Jimmy GaroppoloArlington HeightsIllinoisLas Vegas Raiders
Aidan O’ConnellLong GroveIllinoisLas Vegas Raiders
Robert SpillaneOak ParkIllinoisLas Vegas Raiders
Adoree’ JacksonBellevilleIllinoisNew York Giants
John Michael SchmitzFlossmoorIllinoisNew York Giants
Jake ElliottWestern SpringsIllinoisPhiladelphia Eagles
Albert OkwuegbunamSpringfieldIllinoisPhiladelphia Eagles
Terron ArmsteadCahokia HeightsIllinoisMiami Dolphins
Robert JonesRockfordIllinoisMiami Dolphins
Taybor PepperUrbanaIllinoisSan Francisco 49ers
Ezekiel ElliottAltonIllinoisNew England Patriots
Vederian LoweRockfordIllinoisNew England Patriots
Julian LoveWestchesterIllinoisSeattle Seahawks
Tony AdamsBellevilleIllinoisNew York Jets
Zaire BarnesMundeleinIllinoisNew York Jets
Solomon ThomasChicagoIllinoisNew York Jets
Keeanu BentonChicagoIllinoisPittsburgh Steelers
Miles BoykinTinley ParkIllinoisPittsburgh Steelers
Mason ColeChicagoIllinoisPittsburgh Steelers
John RidgewayBloomingtonIllinoisWashington Commanders
Matthew JacksonChicagoIllinoisTennessee Titans
Naquan JonesEvanstonIllinoisTennessee Titans
Peter SkoronskiPark RidgeIllinoisTennessee Titans

Hall of Fame Players from Illinois

In addition to the current players from Illinois we compiled a list of all players that have gone on to make it into the NFL Hall of Fame:

NameCityInduction Year
Bryant YoungChicago Heights2022
John LynchHinsdale2021
Steve AtwaterChicago2020
Duke SlaterNormal2020
Mac SpeedieOdell2020
Shannon SharpeChicago2011
Fritz PollardChicago2005
Hank StramChicago2003
Marv LevyChicago2001
Ron YaryChicago2001
Kellen WinslowEast St. Louis1995
Mike McCormackChicago1984
George MussoCollinsville1982
Dick ButkusChicago1979
Ray NitschkeElmwood Park1978
George ConnorChicago1975
Tony CanadeoChicago1974
Charles BidwillChicago1967
Hugh “Shorty” RayHighland Park1966
John “Paddy” DriscollEvanston1965
George TraftonChicago1964
George HalasChicago1963

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