Football Players From Illinois

Illinois has produced a number of Football Players who have made it big. These include Ezekiel Elliott, Rodney Harrison, Jimmy Garoppolo, Shannon Sharpe, Kirk Cousins and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Dick Butkus

Dick Butkus.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 2 Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Named to Pro Bowl thrice, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been the NFL rushing yards leader twice and helped the Cowboys reach the first place in the NFC. He initially played for Ohio State and became a second-team All-American.  He owns stakes in OnCore Golf Technology, Inc. 

 3 Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe.
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Famous As: American footballer
Birthdate: June 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer

 4 Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 5 Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo

 6 Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 7 Otto Graham

Otto Graham
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 17, 2003
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 8 Adam Jones

Adam Jones
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

 9 John Lynch

John Lynch
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra

 10 Kellen Winslow

Kellen Winslow
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 11 Mike Shanahan

Mike Shanahan
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Famous As: Football coach
Birthdate: August 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo

 12 Ray Nitschke

Ray Nitschke
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: December 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 8, 1998

 13 P. J. Fleck

P. J. Fleck
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Famous As: American football Coach
Birthdate: November 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 14 George Halas

George Halas
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 31, 1983

 15 Bret Bielema

Bret Bielema
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Famous As: Head coach
Birthdate: January 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 16 Rodney Harrison

Rodney Harrison.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 17 Solomon Thomas

Solomon Thomas
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo

 18 James Robinson

James Robinson
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Famous As: American football Player
Birthdate: August 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo

 19 Mike Alstott

Mike Alstott
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 20 Corey Davis

Corey Davis
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 21 Sterling Sharpe

Sterling Sharpe
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Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries

 22 Marv Levy

Marv Levy
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Famous As: American Football Coach
Birthdate: August 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo

 23 Charles Tillman

Charles Tillman
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

 24 Lou Saban

Lou Saban
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Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 29, 2009

 25 Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: June 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini

 26 Robert Tonyan

Robert Tonyan
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: April 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 27 Ken Norton Jr.

Ken Norton Jr.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra

 28 Cole Kmet

Cole Kmet
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces

 29 Drew Pearson

Drew Pearson
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 30 Darryl Stingley

Darryl Stingley
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 5, 2007

 31 Brad Childress

Brad Childress
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Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: June 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer

 32 Don Beebe

Don Beebe
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 33 Kelvin Hayden

Kelvin Hayden
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Famous As: American football cornerback
Birthdate: July 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo

 34 Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay
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Famous As: American football wide receiver
Birthdate: November 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 35 Jake Kumerow

Jake Kumerow
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 36 John Blake

John Blake
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Famous As: American Football coach
Birthdate: March 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 23, 2020

 37 George Connor

George Connor
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: January 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 31, 2003

 38 Robert Spillane

Robert Spillane
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 39 Babatunde Oshinowo

Babatunde Oshinowo
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: January 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 40 Willie Heston

Willie Heston
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: September 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 9, 1963

 41 Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 8, 1980

 42 David Diehl

David Diehl
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo

 43 Conrad Dobler

Conrad Dobler
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra

 44 Bryan Cox

Bryan Cox
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 45 Larry English

Larry English
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 46 Trent Sherfield

Trent Sherfield
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces

 47 Clay Harbor

Clay Harbor
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer

 48 Michael Schofield

Michael Schofield
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 49 Harold Bradley Jr.

Harold Bradley Jr.
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 13, 2021

 50 Gabe Carimi

Gabe Carimi
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: June 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini