60 South Dakotans Have Played In The NFL. Here’s The List
What South Dakotan has played in the most NFL games?
Well geez, that's easy. It's got to be Adam Vinatieri.
Yes. Yes it is, and you're right, that's an easy one. Vinateiri played in the NFL for about a hundred years (OK, I'm ballparkin' that). Suffice to say he had a Hall of Fame career..
But here's a bit tougher question...what South Dakotan has played the second-most games in the NFL?
Make your best guess, and before we get to that, just so you know, Adam is at 365 games played. So then, just who is the South Dakotan who's played the second most NFL games?
Well, we need to head west river again. Rapid City's John Dutton played in 185 games for the Baltimore Colts (Yes Virginia, the Colts were once in Baltimore) but more notably with the Dallas Cowboys. Jay Novacek and Chad Greenway are high on the list as well.
In all 60 people from the great state of South Dakota have played in the NFL...so far. And they've come from everywhere around the state. Parkston, Britton, Warner, Mt. Vernon, Yankton, Huron, Chamberlain, Platte, and many more. Even little Artas is on the NFL players from South Dakota list.
Pro Football Reference Has A Complete rundown of South Dakotans who played in the NFL, and it's a list that could well include your hometown.
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