List of German Americans - Sports - Football


  • John Alt – former offensive tackle in the NFL
  • Kroy Biermann – NFL defensive end
  • Dave Butz – NFL defensive lineman, selected to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • Gunther Cunningham – football defensive coordinator for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs
  • Fritz Crisler – NCAA football coach
  • David Diehl – football player and NFL offensive lineman
  • Dan Dierdorf – former NFL football player and current television sportscaster
  • Conrad Dobler – former American football offensive lineman
  • Dave Duerson – football safety in the NFL, two-time Super Bowl Champion
  • Shawn Eichorst – Nebraska Athletics Director
  • Kirk Ferentz – American college football head coach of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes
  • Bob Griese – Hall of Fame quarterback
  • Al Groh – NCCA Virginia football head coach and former NFL coach
  • Hinkey Haines – NFL football player and MLB player
  • Don Hasselbeck – NFL football player
  • Matt Hasselbeck – NFL football player
  • Tim Hasselbeck – ESPN analyst and former professional American football quarterback
  • Keith Heinrich – NFL tight end
  • John Heisman – football player, coach, and namesake of Heisman Trophy
  • Kirk Herbstreit – former Ohio State University quarterback and analyst for ESPN's College GameDay
  • Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch – football running back and receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Rockets, nicknamed for his unusual running style
  • Domenik Hixon – NFL wide receiver
  • Jeff Hostetler – former NFL quarterback
  • Brett Keisel – defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Dan Kreider – fullback in the NFL
  • Dave Krieg – former NFL Seattle Seahawks quarterback
  • Clint Kriewaldt – linebacker in the NFL
  • John Kuhn – fullback, currently playing for the Green Bay Packers
  • Kory Lichtensteiger – NFL center
  • Lex Luger – former football player and professional wrestler
  • Todd Marinovich – former NFL American and Canadian football quarterback
  • Christian Mohr – NFL defensive end
  • Rick Neuheisel – football coach
  • Ray Nitschke – Hall of Fame football player
  • Brock Osweiler – NFL quarterback
  • Jim Otto – former Oakland Raider offensive lineman
  • Ricky Proehl – former NFL wide receiver, two-time Super Bowl Champion
  • Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback of Swiss-German descent, two-time Super Bowl Champion
  • Matt Schaub – NFL quarterback
  • Bo Schembechler – former NCAA football coach at the University of Michigan
  • Cory Schlesinger – NFL fullback
  • Francis Schmidt – college football coach inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Joe Schmidt – former 1950s NFL football player and coach
  • Owen Schmitt – NFL fullback
  • Turk Schonert – former NFL quarterback
  • Geoff Schwartz – NFL offensive lineman
  • Jim Schwartz – NFL head coach
  • Stephen Spach – NFL tight end
  • Matt Spaeth – tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Roger Staubach – Heisman Trophy winner and Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Eric Steinbach – NFL offensive lineman
  • Zach Strief – NFL offensive lineman
  • Jim Tressel – college head football coach
  • Brian Urlacher – Pro Bowl linebacker for the Chicago Bears
  • Sebastian Vollmer – NFL offensive Lineman
  • Kimo von Oelhoffen – NFL linebacker
  • Uwe von Schamann – former NFL kicker
  • Mike Wagner – safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1971 to 1980; member of the famed Steel Curtain defense; played in two Pro Bowls
  • Charlie Weis – NFL football coach
  • Wes Welker – NFL wide receiver, punt returner, and kick returner
  • Matt Wilhelm – NFL linebacker
  • Danny Wuerffel – former NFL quarterback and 1996 Heisman Trophy winner
  • Jim Zorn – Seattle Seahawks quarterback

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