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 18 players from the state of Minnesota
Here are all 18 guys on NFL Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town they’re from and what team they play for.
|Nash Jensen||Osseo||Minnesota||Carolina Panthers|
|Adam Thielen||Detroit Lakes||Minnesota||Carolina Panthers|
|Trey Lance||Marshall||Minnesota||Dallas Cowboys|
|Matt Waletzko||Cold Spring||Minnesota||Dallas Cowboys|
|Frank Ragnow||Victoria||Minnesota||Detroit Lions|
|Blake Cashman||Eden Prairie||Minnesota||Houston Texans|
|Evan Hull||Maple Grove||Minnesota||Indianapolis Colts|
|C.J. Ham||Duluth||Minnesota||Minnesota Vikings|
|Jesper Horsted||Roseville||Minnesota||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Carter Coughlin||Eden Prairie||Minnesota||New York Giants|
|Trey Pipkins||Apple Valley||Minnesota||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Elijah Campbell||Saint Paul||Minnesota||Miami Dolphins|
|Boye Mafe||Golden Valley||Minnesota||Seattle Seahawks|
|Jermaine Johnson II||Eden Prairie||Minnesota||New York Jets|
|Billy Turner||Shoreview||Minnesota||New York Jets|
|Cody Mauch||Breckenridge||Minnesota||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Amani Hooker||Minneapolis||Minnesota||Tennessee Titans|
|Dillon Radunz||St. Cloud||Minnesota||Tennessee Titans|
Hall of Fame Players from Minnesota
In addition to the current players from Minnesota we compiled a list of all players that have gone on to make it into the NFL Hall of Fame:
|Jim Langer||Little Falls||1987|
|Joe Guyon||White Earth||1966|
|Walt Kiesling||Saint Paul||1966|
|Ernie Nevers||Willow River||1963|