K-State Football: Best NFL Careers All-Time

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Oct 25, 2014; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats mascot Willie Wildcat celebrates with fans during a 23-0 win against the Texas Longhorns at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas State Wildcats mascot Willie Wildcat – Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports /

K-State football hasn’t had as many showstoppers in recent years, but these guys were the best to play for the Wildcats and then go on to the pros.

One of the most interesting things about this list was how many K-State players went on to play for the Packers. Lynn Dickey was their quarterback for a long period of time, Paul Coffman was their tight end, and Jordy Nelson is currently their wide receiver. Two of those guys are in the team’s Hall of Fame, and it’s possible that Nelson could be in there someday too.

Steve Grogan was a no-brainer for the best of all-time. He spent 16 years in the NFL and played in a Super Bowl and several playoff games. His college stats weren’t mind blowing either, which makes his pro career that more impressive.

Larry Brown was the best running back to come out of K-State, as he rushed for close to 6,000 yards, but his career was sadly cut short due to injuries.

Next: 15 Best Quarterbacks in K-State History

What do you think of this list, K-State fans? Did I leave anybody off?