Football Players From Illinois

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Dick Butkus
(American football player)
Dick Butkus
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Birthdate: December 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Ezekiel Elliott
(American Football Player)
Ezekiel Elliott
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Birthdate: July 2, 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. 
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Jimmy Garoppolo
(American football player)
Jimmy Garoppolo
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Birthdate: November 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Shannon Sharpe
(American footballer)
Shannon Sharpe
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Birthdate: June 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Kirk Cousins
(American football player)
Kirk Cousins
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Birthdate: August 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
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Donovan McNabb
(American Football Player)
Donovan McNabb
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Birthdate: November 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Otto Graham
(American Football Player)
Otto Graham
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Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 17, 2003
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 8 
John Lynch
(American football player)
John Lynch
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Birthdate: September 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
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Kellen Winslow
(American Football Player)
Kellen Winslow
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Birthdate: November 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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George Halas
(American football player)
George Halas
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Birthdate: February 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 31, 1983
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Mike Shanahan
(American football coach)
Mike Shanahan
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Birthdate: August 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
 12 
Ray Nitschke
(American Football player)
Ray Nitschke
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Birthdate: December 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 8, 1998
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Sterling Sharpe
(American Football Players)
Sterling Sharpe
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Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
 14 
P. J. Fleck
(American football Coach)
P. J. Fleck
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Birthdate: November 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Mike Zimmer
(American Football Coach)
Mike Zimmer
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Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Rodney Harrison
(American Football Player)
Rodney Harrison
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Birthdate: December 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Mike Alstott
(Football player)
Mike Alstott
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Birthdate: December 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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James Robinson
(American football Player)
James Robinson
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Birthdate: August 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
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Solomon Thomas
(American football player)
Solomon Thomas
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Birthdate: August 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Corey Davis
(American football player)
Corey Davis
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Birthdate: January 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Bret Bielema
(Head coach)
Bret Bielema
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Birthdate: January 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Marv Levy
(American Former Gridiron Football Coach and Executive )
Marv Levy
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Birthdate: August 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo

NFL coach Marv Levy had a successful 18-year coaching career, most of it with the Buffalo Bills. At 68, he became the oldest coach in the history of Super Bowl. He also served as the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and was later named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Kenny Golladay
(American football wide receiver)
Kenny Golladay
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Birthdate: November 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Charles Tillman
(American Football Player)
Charles Tillman
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Birthdate: February 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Rich Rodriguez
(American football coach and former player)
Rich Rodriguez
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Birthdate: May 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Lou Saban
(American Football Players)
Lou Saban
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Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 29, 2009
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Kelvin Hayden
(American football cornerback)
Kelvin Hayden
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Birthdate: July 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
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Darryl Stingley
(Football player)
Darryl Stingley
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Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 5, 2007
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Ken Norton Jr.
(American football player)
Ken Norton Jr.
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Birthdate: September 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
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Robert Tonyan
(American Football player)
Robert Tonyan
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Birthdate: April 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Laquon Treadwell
(American Football player)
Laquon Treadwell
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Birthdate: June 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Hank Stram
(American football coach)
Hank Stram
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Birthdate: January 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 4, 2005
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Cole Kmet
(American football player)
Cole Kmet
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Birthdate: March 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Antwaan Randle El
(American football player)
Antwaan Randle El
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Birthdate: August 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
 35 
Greg Newsome II
(American football player)
Greg Newsome II
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Birthdate: May 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
 36 
Steve Atwater
(American football player)
Steve Atwater
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Birthdate: October 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Jake Elliott
(American football player)
Jake Elliott
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Birthdate: January 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Jake Kumerow
(American football player)
Jake Kumerow
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Birthdate: February 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Don Beebe
(American Football Player)
Don Beebe
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Birthdate: December 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Rob Ninkovich
(American football player)
Rob Ninkovich
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Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Brad Childress
(Former American Football Coach)
Brad Childress
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Birthdate: June 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer

Brad Childress had a career of over 4 decades, coaching various NFL and college teams. His best stint was as the Minnesota Vikings head coach, where he mentored star players Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin. He has also coached teams such as Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Larry English
(American football player)
Larry English
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Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Adoree' Jackson
(American football player)
Adoree' Jackson
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Birthdate: September 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Pat Fitzgerald
(Football player)
Pat Fitzgerald
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Birthdate: December 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Ken Anderson
(American football player)
Ken Anderson
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Birthdate: February 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Rashard Mendenhall
(American football player)
Rashard Mendenhall
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Birthdate: June 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Clay Harbor
(American football player)
Clay Harbor
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Birthdate: July 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Scott Tolzien
(American football player)
Scott Tolzien
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Birthdate: September 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Scotty Miller
(American Football Player)
Scotty Miller
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Birthdate: July 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
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A. J. Epenesa
(American football player)
A. J. Epenesa
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Birthdate: September 15, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Illinois has produced a number of Football Players who have made it big. These include Ezekiel Elliott, Mike Zimmer, Rodney Harrison, Shannon Sharpe, Jimmy Garoppolo and others.