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 20 players from the state of Iowa
Here are all 20 guys on NFL Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town they’re from and what team they play for.
|Tyler Linderbaum||Solon||Iowa||Baltimore Ravens|
|Spencer Brown||Lenox||Iowa||Buffalo Bills|
|Joe Burrow||Ames||Iowa||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Josey Jewell||Decorah||Iowa||Denver Broncos|
|Riley Moss||Des Moines||Iowa||Denver Broncos|
|Jack Campbell||Cedar Falls||Iowa||Detroit Lions|
|Matt Nelson||Cedar Rapids||Iowa||Detroit Lions|
|Christian Rozeboom||Sioux Center||Iowa||Los Angeles Rams|
|Brandon Scherff||Denison||Iowa||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|T.J. Hockenson||Chariton||Iowa||Minnesota Vikings|
|Jack Cochrane||Mount Vernon||Iowa||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Trevor Penning||Clear Lake||Iowa||New Orleans Saints|
|Casey Kreiter||DeWitt||Iowa||New York Giants|
|Jake Hummel||Des Moines||Iowa||Los Angeles Rams|
|Nick Niemann||Waterloo||Iowa||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Andrew Van Ginkel||Rock Valley||Iowa||Miami Dolphins|
|Allen Lazard||Des Moines||Iowa||New York Jets|
|Ko Kieft||Sioux Center||Iowa||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Anthony Nelson||Waukee||Iowa||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Tristan Wirfs||Mount Vernon||Iowa||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
Hall of Fame Players from Iowa
In addition to the current players from Iowa, we compiled a list of all players that have gone on to make it into the NFL Hall of Fame: