Badgers in Professional Football • Current Badgers in the NFL
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The following former Badgers either played or are still active in professional football. These lists were provided by teams from the National Football League, Canadian Football League, World Football League, Arena Football League, United States Football League, United Football League and Arena Football League. Only players officially recognized as “rostered” professional players by those organizations are listed.

Current professionals are listed in bold.

Player Professional Teams
Dave Ahrens St. Louis Cardinals, 1981-84
Indianapolis Colts, 1985-87
Detroit Lions, 1988
Miami Dolphins, 1989
Seattle Seahawks, 1990
Art Albrecht Pittsburgh Steelers, 1942
Chicago Cardinals, 1943
Boston Yanks, 1944
Bill Albright New York Giants, 1951-54
Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts, 1955-60
Norm Amundsen Green Bay Packers, 1957
Mark Anelli San Francisco 49ers, 2002-03
St. Louis Rams, 2006
John Atwood New York Giants, 1948
Jim Bakken St. Louis Cardinals, 1962-78
Travis Beckum New York Giants, 2009-11
Kevin Belcher Los Angeles Raiders, 1985
Denver Broncos, 1987
Chuck Belin Los Angeles Rams, 1993-94
St. Louis Rams, 1995-96
Michael Bennett Minnesota Vikings, 2001-05
Kansas City Chiefs, 2006-07
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2007-08
San Diego Chargers, 2008-09
Oakland Raiders, 2010
Scott Bergold St. Louis Cardinals, 1985
Lee Bernet Denver Broncos, 1965-66
Matt Bernstein Detroit Lions, 2005
Philadelphia Soul, 2006-07
Erik Bickerstaff Dallas Cowboys, 2003
Guy Boliaux Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 1983
Brooks Bollinger New York Jets, 2003-05
Minnesota Vikings, 2006-08
Dallas Cowboys, 2008
Florida Tuskers, 2009-10
Kyle Borland Michigan Panthers, 1983-84
New Jersey Generals, 1985
Los Angeles Rams, 1987
Ken Bowman Green Bay Packers, 1964-73
Hawaiians, 1975
Donny Brady Baltimore Ravens, 1996-98
Wendell Bryant Arizona Cardinals, 2002-04
Las Vegas Locomotives, 2009
Omaha Nighthawks, 2010
Howard Buck Green Bay Packers, 1921-25
Dan Buenning Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2005-08
Chicago Bears, 2008
Florida Tuskers, 2009
Tom Burke Arizona Cardinals, 1999-02
Jason Burns Cincinnati Bengals, 1995
Brian Calhoun Detroit Lions, 2006-08
Len Calligaro New York Giants, 1944-45
LaMar Campbell Detroit Lions, 1998-02
Larry Canada Denver Broncos, 1978-79, 81
Denver Gold, 1983
Chicago Blitz, 1984-85
Gabe Carimi Chicago Bears, 2011
Harland Carl Chicago Bears, 1956
Chad Cascadden New York Jets, 1995-99
Jonathan Casillas New Orleans Saints, 2009-11
Chris Chambers Miami Dolphins, 2001-07
San Diego Chargers, 2007-09
Kansas City Chiefs, 2009-10
John Clay Pittsburgh Steelers, 2011
Jonathan Clinkscale Rhein Fire, 2005
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2006-07
Orlando Predators, 2008
Jim Cook Green Bay Packers, 1921
Dave Costa San Francisco 49ers, 2001
Pittsburgh Steelers, 2003
Scottish Claymores, 2003
Toronto Argonauts, 2004-08
Ken Criter Denver Broncos, 1969-74
Owen Daniels Houston Texans, 2006-11
Don Davey Green Bay Packers, 1991-94
Jacksonville Jaguars, 1995-98
Anthony Davis Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 2006-07
Toronto Argonauts, 2007
Nick Davis Minnesota Vikings, 2002-03
Ralph Davis Green Bay Packers, 1947-48
Joe Dawkins Houston Oilers, 1970-71
Denver Broncos, 1971-73
New York Giants, 1974-75
Houston Oilers, 1976
Ron Dayne New York Giants, 2000-04
Denver Broncos, 2005
Houston Texans, 2006-07
Jim DeLisle Green Bay Packers, 1971
Jeff Dellenbach Miami Dolphins, 1985-94
New England Patriots, 1995
Green Bay Packers, 1996-98
Philadelphia Eagles, 1999
Lee DeRamus New Orleans Saints, 1995-96
Glenn Derby New Orleans Saints, 1989-90
John Dittrich St. Louis Cardinals, 1956
Green Bay Packers, 1959
Oakland Raiders, 1960
Buffalo Bills, 1961
Jerry Doerger Chicago Bears, 1982
Chicago Blitz, 1984
Orlando Renegades, 1985
Jason Doering Indianapolis Colts, 2001-03
Tom Domres Houston Oilers, 1968-71
Denver Broncos, 1971-72
Tyler Donovan Milwaukee Iron, 2009
Wally Dreyer Chicago Bears, 1949
Green Bay Packers, 1950-51
Mike Echols Tennessee Titans, 2002-04
Bob Eckl Chicago Cardinals, 1945
Ron Egloff Denver Broncos, 1977-83
San Diego Chargers, 1984
Gary Ellerson Green Bay Packers, 1985-86
Detroit Lions, 1987
Larry Emery Atlanta Falcons, 1987
Derek Engler New York Giants, 1997-00
Clarence Esser Chicago Cardinals, 1947
Lee Evans Buffalo Bills, 2004-10
Baltimore Ravens, 2011
Jacksonville Jaguars, 2012
Tom Farris Chicago Bears, 1946-47
Hal Faverty Green Bay Packers, 1952
Rufus Ferguson Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 1973
Portland Storm, 1974-75
Bill Ferrario Green Bay Packers, 2000-02
Jamar Fletcher Miami Dolphins, 2001-03
San Diego Chargers, 2004-05
Detroit Lions, 2006
Houston Texans, 2007-08
Cincinnati Bengals, 2008
Terrell Fletcher San Diego Chargers, 1995-03
Carlos Fowler Toronto Argonauts, 1995-96
Houston Thunder Bears, 1996
England Monarchs, 1998
Los Angeles Avengers, 2004
Jim Fraser Denver Broncos, 1962-64
Kansas City Chiefs, 1965
New England Patriots, 1966
New Orleans Saints, 1968
Milt Gantenbein Green Bay Packers, 1931-40
Milt Gardner Green Bay Packers, 1922-26
Aaron Gibson Detroit Lions, 1999-01
Dallas Cowboys, 2001-02
Chicago Bears, 2003-05
Austin Wranglers, 2006-07
Cleveland Gladiators, 2008
David Gilreath Indianapolis Colts, 2011
St. Louis Rams, 2011
Earl Girard Green Bay Packers, 1948-51
Detroit Lions, 1952-56
Pittsburgh Steelers, 1957
Charles Goldenberg Green Bay Packers, 1933-45
Rick Graf Miami Dolphins, 1987-90
Houston Oilers, 1991-92
Washington Redskins, 1993
Neil Graff New England Patriots, 1974-75
Seattle Seahawks, 1976
Pittsburgh Steelers, 1976-77
Garrett Graham Houston Texans, 2010-11
David Greenwood Michigan Panthers, 1983-84
Oakland Invaders, 1985
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1985
Green Bay Packers, 1986
Los Angeles Raiders, 1988
Bill Gregory Dallas Cowboys, 1971-77
Seattle Seahawks, 1978-80
Nick Greisen New York Giants, 2002-05
Jacksonville Jaguars, 2006-07
Baltimore Ravens, 2008
Denver Broncos 2009
Omaha Nighthawks, 2010
Paul Gruber Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1988-99
Dale Hackbart Green Bay Packers, 1960
Washington Redskins, 1961-63
Minnesota Vikings, 1966-70
St. Louis Cardinals, 1971-72
Denver Broncos, 1973
John Hall New York Jets, 1997-02
Washington Redskins, 2003-06
Jim Haluska Chicago Bears, 1956
Pat Harder Chicago Cardinals, 1946-50
Detroit Lions, 1951-53
John Harris Green Bay Packers, 1925-26
Marck Harrison Orlando Renegades, 1985-86
Edgerton Hartwell Baltimore Ravens, 2001-04
Atlanta Falcons, 2005-06
Cincinnati Bengals, 2007
Anttaj Hawthorne Oakland Raiders, 2005-07
Arizona Rattlers, 2008, 2010-11
Nick Hayden Carolina Panthers, 2008-10
Cincinnati Bengals, 2011
Donald Hayes Carolina Panthers, 1998-01
New England Patriots, 2002
P.J. Hill New Orleans Saints, 2009, 2010
Philadelphia Eagles, 2009
Washington Redskins, 2009
Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams, 1949-57
John Hohman Denver Broncos, 1965-66
Paul Hubbard Cleveland Browns, 2008
Oakland Raiders, 2009
Buffalo Bills, 2010
Craig Hudson Green Bay Packers, 1990
Ken Huxhold Philadelphia Eagles, 1954-58
Jack Ikegwuonu Philadelphia Eagles, 2008-09
Erasmus James Minnesota Vikings, 2005-07
Washington Redskins, 2008
Chris Janek New Jersey Gladiators, 2002
Colorado Crush, 2003
Indiana Firebirds, 2004
Columbus Destroyers, 2005-06
Utah Blaze, 2006-08
Eddie Jankowski Green Bay Packers, 1937-41
Jason Jefferson Buffalo Bills, 2005-07
Atlanta Falcons, 2008
Al Johnson Dallas Cowboys, 2004-06
Arizona Cardinals, 2007
Lawrence Johnson Cleveland Browns, 1979-84
Buffalo Bills, 1984-87
Richard Johnson Houston Oilers, 1985-92
Jimmy Jones Chicago Bears, 1965-67
Denver Broncos, 1968
Tim Jordan New England Patriots, 1987-89
Matt Katula Baltimore Ravens, 2005-09
New England Patriots, 2010
Minnesota Vikings, 2011
Lance Kendricks St. Louis Rams, 2011
Don Kindt Chicago Bears, 1947-55
Roger Knight New Orleans Saints, 2001-04
Dave Kocourek San Diego Chargers, 1960-65
Miami Dolphins, 1966
Oakland Raiders, 1967-68
Ross Kolodziej New York Giants, 2001
San Francisco 49ers, 2003
Arizona Cardinals, 2004-05
Minnesota Vikings, 2006
Arizona Cardinals, 2007
Las Vegas Locomotives, 2009-10
Bob Konovsky St. Louis Cardinals, 1957-59
Chicago Bears, 1960
Denver Broncos, 1961
Joe Kresky Green Bay Packers, 1930
Washington Redskins, 1932
Philadelphia Eagles, 1933-35
Pittsburgh Steelers, 1935
Gary Kroner Denver Broncos, 1965-67
Tim Krumrie Cincinnati Bengals, 1983-94
Ralph Kurek Chicago Bears, 1965-70
Bob Landsee Philadelphia Eagles, 1986-87
Dan Lanphear Houston Oilers, 1960, 62
Wes Leaper Green Bay Packers, 1921, 23
Jim Leonhard Buffalo Bills, 2005-07
Baltimore Ravens, 2008
New York Jets, 2009-11
Dave Levenick Atlanta Falcons, 1983-84
DeAndre Levy Detroit Lions, 2009-11
Alex Lewis Detroit Lions, 2004-08
Omaha Nighthawks, 2010
Danny Lewis Detroit Lions, 1958-64
Washington Redskins, 1965
New York Giants, 1966
Dennis Lick Chicago Bears, 1976-81
Dick Loepfe Chicago Cardinals, 1948-49
Mike London San Diego Chargers, 1966
Jason Maniecki Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1996-98
Von Mansfield Philadelphia Eagles, 1982
Michigan Panthers, 1984
Birmingham Stallions, 1985
Green Bay Packers, 1987
Chris Maragos San Francisco 49ers, 2010
Seattle Seahawks, 2011
Cecil Martin Philadelphia Eagles, 1999-03
Ira Matthews Oakland Raiders, 1979-81
Earl Maves Detroit Lions, 1948
Tom McCauley Atlanta Falcons, 1969-71
Thad McFadden Birmingham Stallions, 1985-86
Buffalo Bills, 1987
Chris McIntosh Seattle Seahawks, 2000-01
Jack Mead New York Giants, 1946-47
Taylor Mehlhaff New Orleans Saints, 2008
Hartford Colonials, 2010
Jim Melka Green Bay Packers, 1987
Ahmad Merritt Chicago Bears, 2001-03
Larry Mialik Atlanta Falcons, 1972-74
San Diego Chargers, 1976
Don Miller Green Bay Packers, 1941-42
Ron Miller Los Angeles Rams, 1962
John Moffitt Seattle Seahawks, 2011
Pete Monty New York Giants, 1997-00
Mike Morgan Chicago Bears, 1978
Emmett Mortell Philadelphia Eagles, 1937-39
Brent Moss St. Louis Rams, 1995
Don Murry Chicago Bears, 1924-31
Bobby Myers Tennessee Titans, 2000-01
Bill Nagy Dallas Cowboys, 2011
Fred Negus Chicago Bears, 1950
Jim Nettles Philadelphia Eagles, 1965-69
Los Angeles Rams, 1969-72
Mike Newkirk Chicago Rush, 2010
Jack Novak Cincinnati Bengals, 1975
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1976-77
Nate Odomes Buffalo Bills, 1987-93
Seattle Seahawks, 1994-95
Pat O’Donahue San Francisco 49ers, 1952
Green Bay Packers, 1955
Jonathan Orr Tennessee Titans, 2006-07
Joe Panos Philadelphia Eagles, 1994-97
Buffalo Bills, 1998-00
George Paskvan Green Bay Packers, 1941
Phillip Peterson Green Bay Packers, 1932
Roger Pillath Los Angeles Rams, 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers, 1966
Jason Pociask New York Jets, 2006-07
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2008
Indianapolis Colts, 2009
Carolina Panthers, 2009
Seattle Seahawks, 2009
Chris Pressley Cincinnati Bengals, 2009, 2010-11
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2009-10
James Purnell Chicago Bears, 1964-68
Los Angeles Rams, 1969-72
Casey Rabach Baltimore Ravens, 2001-04
Washington Redskins, 2005-10
Donovan Raiola Amsterdam Admirals, 2007
St. Louis Rams, 2008
Chicago Bears, 2009
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2010
Omaha Nighthawks, 2010
Cory Raymer Washington Redskins, 1995-01, 04-05
San Diego Chargers, 2002-03
Michael Reid Atlanta Falcons, 1987-92
Pat Richter Washington Redskins, 1963-70
Michael Roan Houston Oilers, 1995-96
Tennessee Oilers, 1997-98
Tennessee Titans, 1999-00
Rafael Robinson Seattle Seahawks, 1992-95
Houston Oilers, 1996
Roderick Rogers Denver Broncos, 2007-08
Gene Rose Chicago Cardinals, 1929-32
Gus Rosenow Green Bay Packers, 1921
Levonne Rowan Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 2009
Joe Rudolph Philadelphia Eagles, 1995
San Francisco 49ers, 1997, '99
Tarek Saleh Carolina Panthers, 1997-98
Cleveland Browns, 1999-00
Matt Schabert Milwaukee Iron, 2009
Mike Schneck Pittsburgh Steelers, 1999-04
Buffalo Bills, 2005-07
Atlanta Falcons, 2008-09
John Schneller Detroit Lions, 1934-36
O’Brien Schofield Arizona Cardinals, 2010-11
Karl Schuelke Pittsburgh Steelers, 1939
Paul Schuette New York Giants, 1928
Chicago Bears, 1930-32
Ralph Scott Chicago Bears, 1921-25
Champ Seibold Green Bay Packers, 1934-41
Mike Seifert Cleveland Browns, 1974
Clarence Self Detroit Lions, 1950-51
Green Bay Packers, 1952, 54-55
Matt Shaughnessy Oakland Raiders, 2009-11
Mark Shumate Green Bay Packers, 1985
New York Jets, 1985
Carl Silvestri St. Louis Cardinals, 1965
Atlanta Falcons, 1966
Tony Simmons New England Patriots, 1998-00
Cleveland/Indianapolis, 2001
New York Giants, 2002
British Columbia Lions, 2005-07
Darryl Sims Pittsburgh Steelers, 1985-86
Cleveland Browns, 1987-88
Jerry Smith San Francisco 49ers, 1952-53
Green Bay Packers, 1956
Ron Smith Chicago Bears, 1965
Atlanta Falcons, 1966-67
Los Angeles Rams, 1968-69
Chicago Bears, 1970-72
San Diego Chargers, 1973
Oakland Raiders, 1974
Southern California Sun, 1975
Ray Snell Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1980-83
Pittsburgh Steelers, 1984-85
Detroit Lions, 1985
Phil Sobocinski Atlanta Falcons, 1968
Mike Solwold Dallas Cowboys, 2001
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002
Jim Sorgi Indianapolis Colts, 2004-09
New York Giants, 2010
Jerry Stalcup Los Angeles Rams, 1960
Denver Broncos, 1961-62
Ken Starch Green Bay Packers, 1976
Scott Starks Jacksonville Jaguars, 2005-09
Aaron Stecker Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2000-03
New Orleans Saints, 2004-08
Jeff Stehle Denver Broncos, 2010
Kevin Stemke Oakland Raiders, 2002-03
Terry Stieve New Orleans Saints, 1976-77
St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-84
Ken Stills Green Bay Packers, 1985-89
Minnesota Vikings, 1990
Tim Stracka Cleveland Browns, 1983-85
Dave Suminski Washington Redskins, 1953
Jason Suttle Denver Broncos, 1999-00
San Francisco 49ers, 2001
Merrill Taft Chicago Bears, 1924
Mark Tauscher Green Bay Packers, 2000-10
Jim Temp Green Bay Packers, 1957-60
Deral Teteak Green Bay Packers, 1952-56
Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns, 2007-11
Alan Thompson Philadelphia Bell, 1974-75
Donnel Thompson Pittsburgh Steelers, 2000
Indianapolis Colts, 2001-02
Mike Thompson Cincinnati Bengals, 1998
Cleveland Browns, 1999-01
Scott Tolzien San Francisco 49ers, 2011
Clarence Tommerson Pittsburgh Steelers, 1938-39
Al Toon New York Jets, 1985-92
B.J. Tucker Dallas Cowboys, 2003
San Francisco 49ers, 2005-06
B.C. Lions, 2008
Dan Turk Pittsburgh Steelers, 1986
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1987-88
Los Angeles Raiders, 1989-96
Washington Redskins, 1997-98
Eric Unverzagt Seattle Seahawks, 1996-97
Kraig Urbik Pittsburgh Steelers, 2009
Buffalo Bills, 2010-11
Ron Vander Kelen Minnesota Vikings, 1963-67
Mike Verstegen New Orleans Saints, 1995-97, 1999
Troy Vincent Miami Dolphins, 1992-95
Philadelphia Eagles, 1996-03
Buffalo Bills, 2004-06
Washington Redskins, 2006
Evan Vogds Green Bay Packers, 1948-49
Stu Voigt Minnesota Vikings, 1970-80
Steve Wagner Green Bay Packers, 1976-79
Philadelphia Eagles, 1980-81
J.J. Watt Houston Texans, 2011
Mike Webster Pittsburgh Steelers, 1974-88
Kansas City Chiefs, 1989-90
Howard Weiss Detroit Lions, 1939-40
Jonathan Welsh Indianapolis Colts, 2005-06
Brandon Williams San Francisco 49ers, 2006-07
St. Louis Rams, 2007
Dick Williams Green Bay Packers, 1921
John Williams Dallas Cowboys, 1985
Seattle Seahawks, 1985
New Orleans Saints, 1986
Indianapolis Colts, 1987
Carl Winfrey Minnesota Vikings, 1971
Pittsburgh Steelers, 1972
Randy Wright Green Bay Packers, 1984-88
Jerry Wunsch Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1997-01
Seattle Seahawks, 2002-05
Bob Zeman San Diego Chargers, 1960-61
Denver Broncos, 1962-63
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