How Many Current NFL players Attended College in Iowa?
Quick answer: A LOT.
The University of Iowa has 33 former players in the National Football League. Iowa State has five. The University of Northern Iowa has four.
The Alabama Crimson Tide has the most with 54 players in the NFL. Ohio State is second with 51. LSU has 48 (including Bengals QB Joe Burrows who was born in Ames in 1996) Georgia and Notre Dame have 35. Clemson, Florida, Michigan, and Penn State each have 34 former players in the pros.
Of course, this number can and will fluctuate throughout the season as players are dropped and added to team rosters.
FORMER IOWA HAWKEYES currently in the NFL, per espn.com:
Former Iowa State players currently in the NFL:
|A.J. Klein||Buffalo Bills||Linebacker|
|Allen Lazard||Green Bay Packers||Wide Receiver|
|David Montgomery||Chicago Bears||Running Back|
|D'Andre Payne||Tennessee Titans||Cornerback|
|Jamal Perry||Miami Dolphins||Cornerback|
Former University of Northern Iowa players currently in the NFL:
|Spencer Brown||Buffalo Bills||Offensive Tackle|
|Elijah Campbell||Miami Dolphins||Safety|
|Daurice Fountain||Kansas City Chiefs||Wide Receiver|
|David Johnson||Houston Texans||Running Back|
According to profootballreference.com, the STATE of Iowa has had a total of 333 players BORN IN IOWA play in the NFL.
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