North Dakota: Pete Retzlaff
The list of players from North Dakota is small but distinguished. Topping the list is Pete Retzlaff, who played 11 seasons with the Eagles, going to five Pro Bowls and twice being a First-Team All-Pro performer.
Oddly enough, Retzlaff didn’t make it in the NFL after first being drafted in 1953. He spent two years in the army and got another chance with the Eagles. Retzlaff played wide receiver, tight end, and running back during his time with the Eagles. In 1958, he led the NFL in receptions and ended up winning Player of the Year honors in his penultimate season in 1965.
Runners Up: Phil Hansen, Gary Larsen