South Dakota: Norm Van Brocklin
The great state of South Dakota has produced some quality tight ends and one of the best kickers of all-time, but those guys don’t compare to quarterback Norm Van Brocklin. Despite throwing more interceptions than touchdowns in his career, van Brocklin put up some impressive passing numbers, especially considering the era he played and the fact that he had to split quarterback duties early in his career.
Along with Bob Waterfield, Van Brocklin helped orchestrate one of the highest-scoring teams in NFL history in the 1950 Rams. Van Brocklin eventually took the reins by himself, earning nine Pro Bowl invitations and Most Valuable Player honors in 1960, the same year the Rams won the NFL championship.
Runners Up: Adam Vinatieri, Dallas Clark, Jay Novacek