Olympians Who Played in the NFL (43)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Role(s) Era Notes
Michael Bates USA ATH Olympics 1992 Seattle Seahawks (1993-94), Cleveland Browns (1995), Carolina Panthers (1996-2000), Washington Redskins (2001), Dallas Cowboys (2003), New York Jets (2003)
Jim Bausch USA ATH Olympics 1932 Chicago Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds (1933)
Jahvid Best LCA ATH Olympics 2016 Detroit Lions (2010-11)
Ron Brown USA ATH Olympics 1984 Los Angeles Rams (1984-90, 1991), Los Angeles Raiders (1990)
Frank Budd USA ATH Olympics 1960 Philadelphia Eagles (1962), Washington Redskins (1963)
Larry Burton USA ATH Olympics 1972 New Orleans Saints (1976-77), San Diego Chargers (1978-79)
Sol Butler USA ATH Olympics 1920 Hammond Pros (1923-26), Rock Island Independents (1923), Akron Pros (1924), Canton Bulldogs (1926)
Milt Campbell USA ATH Olympics 1952—1956 Cleveland Browns (1957)
Henry Carr USA ATH Olympics 1964 New York Giants (1965-67)
Mike Carter USA ATH Olympics 1984 San Francisco 49ers (1984-92)
Ray Clemons USA WRE Olympics 1936 Detroit Lions (1939)
Glenn Davis USA ATH Olympics 1956—1960 Detroit Lions (1960-61)
Randy Dean USA HBL Olympics 1976 New York Giants (1977-79)
Jeff Demps USA ATH Olympics 2012 New England Patriots (2012), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013)
Nate Ebner USA RUG Olympics 2016 New England Patriots (2012-present)
Sam Francis USA ATH Olympics 1936 Chicago Bears (1937-38), Pittsburgh Pirates (1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-40)
Marquise Goodwin USA ATH Olympics 2012 Buffalo Bills (2013-16), San Francisco 49ers (2017)
Sam Graddy USA ATH Olympics 1984 Denver Broncos (1987-88), Los Angeles Raiders (1990-92)
Bob Hayes USA ATH Olympics 1964 Dallas Cowboys (1965-74), San Francisco 49ers (1975)
Jim Hines USA ATH Olympics 1968 Miami Dolphins (1969), Kansas City Chiefs (1970)
Trent Jackson USA ATH Olympics 1964 Philadelphia Eagles (1966), Washington Redskins (1967)
James Jett USA ATH Olympics 1992 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1993-2000)
Johnny Jones USA ATH Olympics 1976 New York Jets (1980-84)
Mort Kaer USA ATH Olympics 1924 Frankford Yellowjackets (1931)
Ollie Matson USA ATH Olympics 1952 Chicago Cardinals (1952-58), Los Angeles Rams (1959-62), Detroit Lions (1963), Philadelphia Eagles (1964-66)
Peter Mehringer USA WRE Olympics 1932 Chicago Cardinals (1934-36)
Glenn Morris USA ATH Olympics 1936 Detroit Lions (1940)
Harold Muller USA ATH Olympics 1920 Los Angeles Buccaneers (1926)
Ray Norton USA ATH Olympics 1960 San Francisco 49ers (1960-61)
James Owens USA ATH Olympics 1976 San Francisco 49ers (1979-80), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1981-84)
Bob Pickens USA WRE Olympics 1964 Chicago Bears (1967-69)
Colin Ridgeway AUS ATH Olympics 1956 Dallas Cowboys (1965)
Jack Riley USA WRE Olympics 1932 Boston Braves (1933)
Bo Roberson USA ATH Olympics 1960 San Diego Chargers (1961), Oakland Raiders (1962-65), Buffalo Bills (1965), Miami Dolphins (1966)
Clyde Scott USA ATH Olympics 1948 Philadelphia Eagles (1949-52), Detroit Lions (1952)
Tommie Smith USA ATH Olympics 1968 Cincinnati Bengals (1969)
John Spellman USA WRE Olympics 1924 Providence Steam Rollers (1925-31), Boston Braves (1932)
Charles Strack USA WRE Olympics 1924 Chicago Cardinals (1928)
Jim Thorpe USA ATH/BSB Olympics / Non-Medal 1912 Canton Bulldogs (1920 & 1926), Cleveland Indians (1921), Oorang Indians (1922-23), Rock Island Independents (1924-25), New York Giants (1925), Chicago Cardinals (1928)
Gerald Tinker USA ATH Olympics 1972 Atlanta Falcons (1974-75), Green Bay Packers (1975)
Jack Torrance USA ATH Olympics 1936 Chicago Bears (1939-40)
Gene Vidal USA ATH Olympics 1920 Washington Senators (1921)
Herschel Walker USA BOB Olympics 1992 Dallas Cowboys (1986-89), Minnesota Vikings (1989-91), Philadelphia Eagles (1992-94), New York Giants (1995)