Greatest NFL Players to Come from Wisconsin Universities

Wisconsin has had some great players come from universities around the state. Sure, they may not have much in the NFL, but some are still great players.

The Top Ten

1 J. J. Watt Justin James "J. J." Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans with the 11th pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, and played college football at Wisconsin. more.

4 time pro bowler, 4 time first team all-pro, 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year, and 3 time defensive player of the year. No other words needed to say he’s the greatest football player to ever come from a Wisconsin school. - PackFan2005

2 Joe Thomas

Happy retirement to a future hall of famer and one of the greatest O-Linemen in NFL history. Unfortunate that he never made the playoffs. - PackFan2005

3 Russell Wilson Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

Who knew he could become a super bowl champ? To show how good he is, he accounted for 100% of Seattle’s points in 2017. That’s not an exaggeration. It shows just how good a quarterback he is. - PackFan2005

4 Melvin Gordon Melvin Gordon III is an American football running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League.

Really good running back from UW. One of the best running backs in the NFL. - PackFan2005

5 James White

He set records in Super Bowl LI by scoring 20 points and scored the game winning touchdown. He truly is a great to come from Wisconsin. - PackFan2005

6 Travis Frederick Travis Frederick is an American football center for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

Part of one of the best offensive lines in the NFL today. Frederick is an anchor at center. - PackFan2005

7 Kevin Zeitler

Another good O-Lineman who went to Cleveland. He’s only allowed 7.5 sacks across four seasons. - PackFan2005

8 Brad Nortman

Yes, I’ve put a punter on here, because he’s a premier one in the NFL. He ranks 12th in NFL history in punt average with 45.5 yards. - PackFan2005

9 T. J. Watt

Yes, I’ve put a rookie on here. He’s not great yet, but had a good rookie season, and I think his future is very bright. - PackFan2005

10 Corey Clement

What a preformance in LII. And he’s just an undrafted rookie. I see him as the Eagles future running back for years to come. - PackFan2005

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