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 16 players from the state of Kentucky
Here are all 16 guys on NFL Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town they’re from and what team they play for.
|Desmond Ridder||Louisville||Kentucky||Atlanta Falcons|
|Logan Woodside||Frankfort||Kentucky||Atlanta Falcons|
|Damien Harris||Richmond||Kentucky||Buffalo Bills|
|Patrick Scales||Louisville||Kentucky||Chicago Bears|
|Jedrick Wills||Lexington||Kentucky||Cleveland Browns|
|Jarrett Stidham||Corbin||Kentucky||Denver Broncos|
|Derrick Barnes||Covington||Kentucky||Detroit Lions|
|George Fant||Bowling Green||Kentucky||Houston Texans|
|Russ Yeast||Danville||Kentucky||Los Angeles Rams|
|Michael Mayer||Independence||Kentucky||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Wan’Dale Robinson||Frankfort||Kentucky||New York Giants|
|Landon Young||Caneyville||Kentucky||New Orleans Saints|
|Nate Hobbs||Louisville||Kentucky||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Jordan Meredith||Bowling Green||Kentucky||Las Vegas Raiders|
|DeVante Parker||Louisville||Kentucky||New England Patriots|
|Montez Sweat||Richmond||Kentucky||Washington Commanders|
Hall of Fame Players from Kentucky
In addition to the current players from Kentucky we compiled a list of all players that have gone on to make it into the NFL Hall of Fame:
|Champ Bailey||Fort Campbell||2019|