Football Players From Illinois

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 1 
Dick Butkus
(American Former Professional Football Player Who Played as Middle Linebacker)
Dick Butkus
5
Birthdate: December 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 2 
Ezekiel Elliott
(American Football Running Back for the Dallas Cowboys Team)
Ezekiel Elliott
11
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. 
 3 
Shannon Sharpe
(American footballer)
Shannon Sharpe
9
Birthdate: June 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Jimmy Garoppolo
(American football player)
Jimmy Garoppolo
14
Birthdate: November 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Kirk Cousins
(American football player)
Kirk Cousins
10
Birthdate: August 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 6 
Donovan McNabb
(American Football Player)
Donovan McNabb
4
Birthdate: November 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Mike Shanahan
(American football coach)
Mike Shanahan
3
Birthdate: August 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
 8 
John Lynch
(American football player)
John Lynch
3
Birthdate: September 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Sterling Sharpe
(American Football Players)
Sterling Sharpe
3
Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Kellen Winslow
(American Football Player)
Kellen Winslow
3
Birthdate: November 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 11 
George Halas
(American football player)
George Halas
3
Birthdate: February 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 31, 1983
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Ray Nitschke
(American Football player)
Ray Nitschke
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 8, 1998
 13 
Mike Zimmer
(American Football Coach)
Mike Zimmer
3
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
 14 
P. J. Fleck
(American football Coach)
P. J. Fleck
3
Birthdate: November 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 15 
Rodney Harrison
(American Football Player)
Rodney Harrison
3
Birthdate: December 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
Mike Alstott
(Football player)
Mike Alstott
2
Birthdate: December 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Solomon Thomas
(American football player)
Solomon Thomas
2
Birthdate: August 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 18 
Otto Graham
(American Football Player)
Otto Graham
0
Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 17, 2003
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 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
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 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
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 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
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 26 
Darryl Stingley
(Football player)
Darryl Stingley
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 5, 2007
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 27 
Lou Saban
(American Football Players)
Lou Saban
2
Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 29, 2009
 28 
Ken Norton Jr.
(American football player)
Ken Norton Jr.
2
Birthdate: September 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 29 
Kelvin Hayden
(American football cornerback)
Kelvin Hayden
2
Birthdate: July 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 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
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 32 
Laquon Treadwell
(American Football player)
Laquon Treadwell
2
Birthdate: June 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Steve Atwater
(American football player)
Steve Atwater
2
Birthdate: October 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 34 
Brian McBride
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Forward and Was the Fifth-Highest All-Time Goalscorer)
Brian McBride
3
Birthdate: June 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Antwaan Randle El
(American football player)
Antwaan Randle El
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Jake Elliott
(American football player)
Jake Elliott
2
Birthdate: January 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 37 
Cole Kmet
(American football player)
Cole Kmet
2
Birthdate: March 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 38 
Don Beebe
(American Football Player)
Don Beebe
2
Birthdate: December 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 39 
Adoree' Jackson
(American football player)
Adoree' Jackson
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
 40 
Jake Kumerow
(American football player)
Jake Kumerow
2
Birthdate: February 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
Brad Guzan
(American Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Brad Guzan
0
Birthdate: September 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 42 
Pat Fitzgerald
(Football player)
Pat Fitzgerald
1
Birthdate: December 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 43 
Ted Karras
(American football player)
Ted Karras
2
Birthdate: March 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 44 
Ken Anderson
(American football player)
Ken Anderson
2
Birthdate: February 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Chris Streveler
(American football player)
Chris Streveler
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 46 
Rob Ninkovich
(American football player)
Rob Ninkovich
2
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 47 
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.

 48 
Larry English
(American football player)
Larry English
1
Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 49 
Rashard Mendenhall
(American football player)
Rashard Mendenhall
2
Birthdate: June 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
 50 
Greg Newsome II
(American football player)
Greg Newsome II
2
Birthdate: May 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus