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According to the website databasefootball.com, the following 52 South Dakota-born men have played in the NFL.

Player name, birth city, years played, position, games played.

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Mark Barber, Alpena, 1937, FB, 5.

Frank Bausch, Marion, 1934-1941, C, 77.

James Bausch, Marion Junction, 1933, FB-HB, 7.

Christian Bentz, Artas, 1920, T, 1.

David Bernard, Jefferson, 1944-1945, FB-QB, 13.

Erwin Bishop, Winner, 1962-1969, G-OG-OT, 110.

Ordell Braase, Mitchell, 1957-1968, DE, 156.

Michael Busch, Huron, 1987, QB, 2.

Ryan Christopherson, Sioux Falls, 1995-1996, FB-RB, 19.

Joseph Crakes, Platte, 1932-1933, E, 9.

Benjamin Derr, Turton, 1920-1921, HB, 6.

John Dutton, Rapid City, 1974-1987, DE-DT, 185.

Douglas Eggers, Wagner, 1954-1958, LB, 54.

Wuert Engelmann, Miller, 1930-1933, FB-HB-QB, 44.

Barry French, Chamberlain, 1947-1951, G-T, 25.

Neil Graff, Sioux Falls, 1974-1977, QB, 29.

Chad Greenway, Mount Vernon, 2007-Present, LB.

Carroll Hardy, Sturgis, 1955, HB, 8.

Larry Jacobson, Sioux Falls, 1972-1974, DE-DT, 34.

Raymond Jenison, Unknown, 1931, T, 2.

Frank Kelley, Tyndall, 1927, HB, 8.

Robert Kennedy, Sandpoint, 1946-1950, B-FB-HB-LB, 53.

Paul Laaveg, Sioux Falls, 1970-1975, G-OG-T, 72.

Ben Leber, Vermillion, 2002-Present, LB.

Roy Longstreet, Sioux Falls, 1926, C, 1.

Clarence Manders, Milbank, 1939-1947, B-FB-HB, 74.

John Manders, Milbank, 1933-1940, E-FB-HB-T, 93.

Brady McDonnel, Rapid City, 2002, TE, 5.

Paul Miller, Platte, 1936-1938, HB-QB, 32.

Maurice Nipp, Yankton, 1952-1956, G-OG, 25.

Jay Novacek, Martin, 1985-1995, TE-WR, 158.

Urban Odson, Clark, 1946-1949, T, 44.

Forrest Olson, Vermillion, 1927, FB-G, 3.

Craig Puki, Deadwood, 1980-1982, LB, 39.

Duane Putnam, Pollack, 1952-1962, G-OG, 121.

Robert Robertson, Pine Ridge, 1942, HB, 11.

Robert Scholtz, Watertown, 1960-1966, C-OT-T, 81.

Bryan Schwartz, Miller, 1995-1999, LB, 55.

George Slagle, Unknown, 1926, G, 1.

Ernest Smith, Spearfish, 1935-1939, G-T, 41.

Michael Steponovoch, Lead, 1933, E, 1.

Robert Stransky, Yankton, 1960, OHB, 14.

Charles Tollefson, Elk Point, 1944-1946, C-G, 16.

Rodney Tweet, Madison, 1987, WR, 2.

Norman Van Brocklin, Eagle Butte, 1949-1960, P-QB, 140.

Eugene Vidal, Madison, 1921, FB, 1.

Adam Vinatieri, Yankton, 1996-Present, K.

Harry Webber, Unknown, 1920-1923, E, 2.

Thomas Welter, Yankton, 1987, OG-OT, 3.

Robb White, Aberdeen, 1988-1990, DE, 23.

Richard Wildung, Scotland, 1946-1953, G-T, 74.

William Winter, Milbank, 1962-1964, LB, 33.

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