Football Players From Illinois

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Illinois has produced a number of Football Players who have made it big. These include Ezekiel Elliott, Mike Zimmer, Rodney Harrison, Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins and others.
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 1 
Dick Butkus
(American football player)
Dick Butkus
4
Birthdate: December 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 2 
Jimmy Garoppolo
(American football player)
Jimmy Garoppolo
12
Birthdate: November 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 3 
Ezekiel Elliott
(American Football Running Back for the Dallas Cowboys Team)
Ezekiel Elliott
9
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. 
 4 
Shannon Sharpe
(American footballer)
Shannon Sharpe
7
Birthdate: June 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
 5 
Kirk Cousins
(American football player)
Kirk Cousins
10
Birthdate: August 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
 6 
Otto Graham
(American Football Player)
Otto Graham
2
Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 17, 2003
 7 
Donovan McNabb
(American Football Player)
Donovan McNabb
4
Birthdate: November 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 8 
John Lynch
(American football player)
John Lynch
3
Birthdate: September 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
 9 
Kellen Winslow
(American Football Player)
Kellen Winslow
2
Birthdate: November 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 10 
Mike Shanahan
(American football coach)
Mike Shanahan
3
Birthdate: August 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
 11 
Sterling Sharpe
(American Football Players)
Sterling Sharpe
3
Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
 12 
George Halas
(American football player)
George Halas
3
Birthdate: February 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 31, 1983
 13 
P. J. Fleck
(American football Coach)
P. J. Fleck
3
Birthdate: November 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 14 
Ray Nitschke
(American Football player)
Ray Nitschke
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 8, 1998
 15 
Mike Zimmer
(American Football Coach)
Mike Zimmer
3
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
 16 
Rodney Harrison
(American Football Player)
Rodney Harrison
3
Birthdate: December 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 17 
Mike Alstott
(Football player)
Mike Alstott
2
Birthdate: December 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 18 
Solomon Thomas
(American football player)
Solomon Thomas
2
Birthdate: August 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
 19 
James Robinson
(American football Player)
James Robinson
3
Birthdate: August 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
 20 
Corey Davis
(American football player)
Corey Davis
2
Birthdate: January 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 21 
Bret Bielema
(Head coach)
Bret Bielema
3
Birthdate: January 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 22 
Marv Levy
(American Former Gridiron Football Coach and Executive )
Marv Levy
2
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.

 23 
Kenny Golladay
(American football wide receiver)
Kenny Golladay
2
Birthdate: November 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 24 
Rich Rodriguez
(American football coach and former player)
Rich Rodriguez
3
Birthdate: May 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
 25 
Charles Tillman
(American Football Player)
Charles Tillman
2
Birthdate: February 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
 26 
Lou Saban
(American Football Players)
Lou Saban
2
Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 29, 2009
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 27 
Darryl Stingley
(Football player)
Darryl Stingley
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 5, 2007
 28 
Kelvin Hayden
(American football cornerback)
Kelvin Hayden
2
Birthdate: July 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
 29 
Ken Norton Jr.
(American football player)
Ken Norton Jr.
2
Birthdate: September 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
 30 
Hank Stram
(American football coach)
Hank Stram
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 4, 2005
 31 
Robert Tonyan
(American Football player)
Robert Tonyan
2
Birthdate: April 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
 32 
Laquon Treadwell
(American Football player)
Laquon Treadwell
2
Birthdate: June 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
 33 
Steve Atwater
(American football player)
Steve Atwater
2
Birthdate: October 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 34 
Antwaan Randle El
(American football player)
Antwaan Randle El
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
 35 
Cole Kmet
(American football player)
Cole Kmet
2
Birthdate: March 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
 36 
Jake Elliott
(American football player)
Jake Elliott
2
Birthdate: January 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 37 
Don Beebe
(American Football Player)
Don Beebe
2
Birthdate: December 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 38 
Jake Kumerow
(American football player)
Jake Kumerow
2
Birthdate: February 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 39 
Rob Ninkovich
(American football player)
Rob Ninkovich
2
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 40 
Brad Childress
(Former American Football Coach)
Brad Childress
2
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.

 41 
Larry English
(American football player)
Larry English
1
Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 42 
Pat Fitzgerald
(Football player)
Pat Fitzgerald
1
Birthdate: December 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 43 
Adoree' Jackson
(American football player)
Adoree' Jackson
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
 44 
Ken Anderson
(American football player)
Ken Anderson
2
Birthdate: February 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 45 
Greg Newsome II
(American football player)
Greg Newsome II
2
Birthdate: May 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
 46 
Rashard Mendenhall
(American football player)
Rashard Mendenhall
2
Birthdate: June 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
 47 
Clay Harbor
(American football player)
Clay Harbor
1
Birthdate: July 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
 48 
Scott Tolzien
(American football player)
Scott Tolzien
1
Birthdate: September 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
 49 
Chris Streveler
(American football player)
Chris Streveler
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 50 
Scotty Miller
(American Football Player)
Scotty Miller
2
Birthdate: July 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo