NFL Players that Wrestled


Alex Mack, Cleveland Browns (San Marcos HS) – CA State Runer-Up in 2004
George Achica,
Baltimore Colts (Andrew Hill HS) – CA State Champion in `78 & 3rd State in `79
James Campen
*, C, Green Bay Packers (Ponderosa HS) – CA 2nd State in `81 & 6th State in `82
Jim Plunkett*, QB, Oakland Raiders (James Lick HS)
Kyle DeVan, OL, Indianapolis Colts (Vacaville HS) – CA State Champion in 2003 & 3rd in 2002
Lorenzo Neal, FB, Tennessee Titans (Lemoore HS) – 7th at NCAA, CA State Champion in 1989
Ronnie Lott**, DB, San Francisco 49’ers (Eisenhower HS)
Stephen Neal, OL, New England Patriots (San Diego HS) – 2X NCAA Champion, 1999 World Champion
Tedy Bruschi*, ILB, New England Patriots (Roseville HS)
Tommy Vardell, Chicago Bears (Granite Hills HS) 5th State in 1987
Tyler Clutts*, FB, Dallas Cowboys (Clovis HS) – CA State Champion in 2003

Kyle DeVan

Kyle DeVan – Vacaville HS, 2X CIF State Champion

Stephen Neal

Stephen Neal – San Diego HS

All States
Aaron Maybin, DE – Buffalo Bills – 4th State
Adam Seward, ILB – Carolina Panthers – NV State Champ
Adam Vinatieri*, K – New England Patriots
Alex Karras, Detroit Lions
Alex Lewis – District Champ
Alex Stepanovich
Andy Janovich, FB – Denver Broncos – 2X NE State Champion
Andrew “Tyler” Lenda – District Champ
Andrew Crummy – Cincinatti Bengals
Andrew Tidwell-Neal – MN State Champ
Antoineo Harris – IL State Champ
Antonio Garay, DL, Chicago Bears – State Champ
Archie Griffin, HB, Cincinnati Bengals
Art Baker, RB, Buffalo Bills
Benjamin Claxton – GA State Finalist
Bill Fralic*, G, Atlanta Falcons
Bill Szott, OL, Washington Redskins – NJ State Champ
Bo Jackson*, RB, Oakland Raiders
Bob Bruenig*, LB, Dallas Cowboys
Bob Golic*, DT, Cleveland Browns – OH State Champ
Bob Pickens, OL, Chicago Bears
Brad Benson, New York Giants – PA State Champ
Brad St. Louis, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Brandon Pearce, Arizona Cardinals
Brian Save
Bruce Smith**, DE, Washington Redskins
Bryant McKinnie, T. Minnesota Vikings
Carl Edwards, San Diego Chargers – 3x MD State Champ
Carlton Haselrig*, Pittsburgh Steelers, 3x NCAA Champ
Chad Hennings, DT, Dallas Cowboys – IA State Champ
Charles White*, HB, Los Angeles Rams
Charlie Getty, RG, Kansas City Chiefs – 2x NCAA All-American
Chris Cooley, TE, Washington Redskins
Chris Laskowski
Chris McIntosh, T, Seattle Seahawks
Chris Pressley, Cincinatti Bengals
Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers – PA State Champ
Claude Harriott
Clinton “C.J.” Brooks, Jr.
Cody Johnson
Colin Cole, Seattle Seahawks
Corey Hulsy, G, Oakland Raiders
Cory Schlesinger, LB, Detroit Lions – NE State Champ
Cory Widmer, LB, New York Giants
Coy Wire, LB, Buffalo Bills – PA State Runner-Up
Coy Wire, SS, Buffalo Bills – PA State Champ
Curley Culp*, DL, Kansas City Chiefs – NCAA Champ
Dahanie Jones, LB, Cincinatti Bengals
Damien Covington, LB, Buffalo Bills
Dan Dierdorff**, OT, St. Louis Cardinals
Darien Gordon, PR/CB, Denver Broncos
Dave Joyner, OL, Green Bay Packers
Dave Porter, T, Green Bay Packers
Dave Szott, Kansas City Chiefs – NJ State Champ
David Patten, WR, New England Patriots
David Pollack
DeMarco Farr, St. Louis Rams
Donnie Edwards, OLB, San Diego Chargers
Doug France*, LT, Los Angeles Rams – OH State Runner-Up

Ed Flanagan, C, Detroit Lions
Eric Bateman, OL, New York Jets
Eric Ghiaciuc, C, Cincinatti Bengals – MI State Champ
Eric Rhett, RB, Cleveland Browns – FL State Champ
Erik Robertson, San Diego Chargers
Ernie Ladd, DL, Kansas City Chiefs
Flozell Adams, DE, Dallas Cowboys
Frank Garcia, C, St. Louis Rams – 2x AZ State Champ
Fred Smerlas*, Buffalo Bills – MA State Champ
Fred Weary, C, Houston Texans – AL State Champ
Gabe Watson, Arizona Cardinals
Gerald McRatha – Tennesee Titans
Greg Boone, RB, Oakland Raiders
Greg Meisner, DL, Los Angeles Rams
Greg Wojochowski, St. Louis Rams
Gregory Walker – State Finalist
Harris Benton
Harvey Dahl, Rams – 2x NV State Champ
Henry Jordan**, DT, Green Bay Packers
Irv Pankey, Los Angeles Rams – 2x MD State Champ
Jace Billingsley, Lions – 4X NV State Champ
James Mungro, HB, Indianapolis Colts
Jay Hilgenberg*, C, Chicago Bears – IA State Runner-Up
Jeff Bostic*, C, Washington Redskins – SC State Champ
Jeremy Newberry, C, San Francisco 49’ers
Jess Lewis, LB, Houston Oilers
Jim Everett, QB, New Orleans Saints
Jim Nance, FB, New England Patriots – NCAA Champ
Jim Thorpe**, HB, New York Giants
Joel Mackavicka, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Joey Hildbold
John Gilmore, TE, Chicago Bears
John Hannah**, G, New England Patriots
John Hartunian
John Jackson, T, Pittsburg Steelers
John Jurkovich*, DT, Cleveland Browns
John Ward, OL, New York Jets – NCAA All-American
Jonathan Condo, LS, Dallas Cowboys – PA State Champ, Dapper Dan Champ
Jonathan Condo
Jonathan Ogden*, OT, Baltimore Ravens
Josh Mauga, Chiefs – 3x NV State Champ
Josh Minkins – District Runner-up
Kelly Gregg, NT, Baltimore Ravens, 3x OK State Champ
Kevin Atkins
Kevin Breedlove – SC State Finalist
Kevin Glover*, C, Detroit Lions
Kevin Sampson – NJ State Champ
Kirk Lowdermilk*, OL, Minnesota Vikings
Kyle Turley*, T, St. Louis Rams

La’Roi Glover*, DE, Dallas Cowboys
Larod Stephens-Howling – Arizona Cardinals
Larry Czonka**, RB, Miami Dolphins
Larry Turner
Leo Nomellini*, T, San Francisco 49’ers – Big 10 Champ
Leo Wisniewski, NT, Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts – PA State Champ
Leon Robinson – GA State Runner-Up
Lincoln “Drew” Hodgdon, C, Houston Texans – CA State Champ
Luis Castillo, DT, San Diego Chargers (First Round Pick)
Mario Johnson, DT, New England Patriot
Mark McDonald, SS, Arizona Cardinals
Mark Schlereth*, OL, Washington Redskins – Alaska State Champ
Marques Harris – CO State Champ
Matt Millen*, LB, Oakland Raiders
Matt Roth – IA State Champ
Matt Suhey, RB, Chicago Bears
Mickey Marvin, RG, Oakland Raiders
Mike Goff, G, Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Golic, DE, Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Malczyk, LS, New York Giants
Mike Patterson, DT, Philadelphia Eagles (First Round Pick)
Mike Pyle, C, Chicago Bears – IA State Champ
Mike Reid, Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Trgovac, DC, Carolina Panthers – OH State Champ
Morgan Pears
Morlon Greenwood, OLB, Miami Dolphins
Napolean McCallum, RB, Oakland Raiders
Nick Griesen, LB, New York Giants
Nick Hardwick – San Diego Chargers
Nick Harper, CB, Tennesee Titans
Nick Leckey – TX State Champ
Nick Lecky, C, – KS State Champ (in 2004 NFL Draft)
Nick Newton
Orlando Huff, MLB, Seattle Seahawks

Patrick “Bucky” Babcock – IL State Champ
Patrick Flannery, OL, Houston Oilers
Patrick Kearney, DE, Atlanta Falcons
Phil Bryant, Philadelphia Eagles – 2x National Prep Champ
Ralph Cindrich, Houston Oilers – PA State Runner-Up
Randall McDaniel*, G, Minnesota Vikings
Randy Grossman, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Randy White*, DT, Dallas Cowboys
Ray Lewis*, Baltimore Ravens – 2x FL State Champ
Renaldo Works
Rhonde Barber, SS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ricky Williams*, RB, Miami Dolphins
Rob Davis, ST, Green Bay Packers
Rob Essink, Seattle Seahawks – NCAA DII Champ
Robert Quinn, DT, St. Louis Rams – 3x SC State Champ
Rocky Rasley, G, Detroit Lions
Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons – 2x SC State Champ (First Round Pick)
Rodney Leisle
Rodney Michael
Roger Craig*, RB, San Francisco 49’ers
Ron Heller, TE, Seattle Seahawks
Ronald Moore, RB, Cleveland Browns
Ronnie Brown, RB, Miami Dolphins (#2 Pick)
Ryan Binghom, Sand Diego Chargers – 2x State Champ
Ryan Turnbull, RB, Cleveland Browns
Scott McKillop – San Francisco 49’ers
Scott Peters, G, New York Giants
Scott Wells – TN State Champ
Scottie Graham, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Sean Mahan, G, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sean Tufts
Shane Olivea
Steve Martin, DT, Houston Texans
Steve Sefter, DT, Philadelphia Eagles, 2x PA State Champ & NCAA All-American
Steve Wisniewski, G, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders – State Champ
Tai Tupai
Terrance Taylor – Indianapolis Colts – State Champ
Terrell Fletcher, RB, San Diego Chargers
Tiki Barber, RB, New York Giants
Tim Anderson – OH State Champ
Tim Burrough – OK State Champ
Tim Euhus
Tim Green, DE, Atlanta Falcons
Tim Krumrie*, DL, Cincinnati Bengals – WI State Champ
Tom Cousineau*, LB, Cleveland Browns – 3rd State
Tom Covert*, OT, Chicago Bears
Tony Fiametta – Carolina Panthers
Tony Pape, San Diego Chargers
Tony Siragusa*, DT, Baltimore Ravens – NJ State Champ
Trevor Johnson
Walter Barnes, DL, Washington Redskins – SEC Champ
Warren Sapp*, DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers – FL State Champ
William George, Chicago Bears – 2x PA State Champ
William Hayes, Tennesee Titans
Willie Roaf*, OT, New Orleans Saints
Woody Thompson, RB, Atlanta Falcons – PA State Champ
Zachary Wilson

**Hall of Famer



  • Tim Carroll September 9, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Along with the accomplishments noted above, it should be added that Stephen Neal was THE WORLD CHAMPION IN 1999!!!

  • Steven Howe September 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Harvey Dahl- Rams was a 2x NV state champ from Fallon

    JOsh Mauga – Cheifs was a 3x NV state champ from Fallon HS

    Jace Billingsley – Lions was a 4XNV state champ from Lowry HS

  • Tom Rinehart December 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Please add Robert Quinn St Louis Rams DT 3 time SC state Champion @ 285 Ft Dorchester H.S.

  • Thomas Nardinelli March 8, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    George Achica 3 X at Ca. State Meet. First place 11th grade 3rd place 12th grade. Started at U.S.C., All-American, drafted by the Baltimore Colts and L.A. Express. Played pro ball for 4 years. He blocked a game winning field goal attempt when U.S.C. beat U.C.L.A. in the closing seconds. Led Andrew Hill High School to a state championship in 1978.

  • D Spencer February 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Tommy Vardell for the Chicago Bears placed 5th in the state at 191 in 1987. Also, Alex Mack for the Browns was a champ or runner-up his senior year.

  • Craig January 29, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Kelly Gregg was a 3x Oklahoma state champ not Kansas

  • Kack January 23, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Always appreciate hearing about wrestlers, but this is another example of inaccurate data being published. Lorenzo Neal took 7th in the NCAA. He was a badass indeed, but he was not an NCAA champion.

  • Jon Gay January 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Tyker Ckutts CA State Champion from Clovis plays for the Bears I beleive