Olympians Who Played in the NFL

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