Former Bay Port All-State quarterback Alec Ingold is the starting fullback for the Oakland Raiders
The state of Wisconsin continues to have a strong presence in the NFL, with 26 players on rosters or practice squads at the beginning of the 2018 season. That includes marquee names such as J.J. Watt, Travis Frederick, Joe Schobert, Kevin Zeitler, Ricky Wagner, and Melvin Gordon, along with a host of young up-and-coming players.
Players who were on the list last year but are no longer in the NFL include Marwin Evans (Oak Creek), Ryan Groy (Middleton), Alec James (Brookfield East), Chris Maragos (Racine Horlick), Jester Weah (Madison Memorial), and Bryan Witzmann (Somerset).
Newcomers this season include Max Scharping of Green Bay Southwest and Northern Illinois University, who was drafted in the second round by the Houston Texans, plus undrafted players Beau Benzschawel (Grafton, Wisconsin Badgers) of the Detroit Lions, Alec Ingold (Bay Port, Wisconsin Badgers) of the Oakland Raiders, and Nate Trewyn (Milton, UW-Whitewater) of the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, who is on the practice squad.
A full list of former Wisconsin high school players in the NFL is below. To see past seasons, please click here.
|Player First||Player Last||High School||College||NFL Team|
|Nick||Bellore||Whitefish Bay||Central Michigan||Seattle|
|Brandon||Brooks||Milwaukee Riverside||Miami (OH)||Philadelphia|
|Daurice||Fountain #||Madison Memorial||Northern Iowa||Indianapolis|
|Melvin||Gordon||Kenosha Bradford||Wisconsin||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Lance||Kendricks||Milwaukee King||Wisconsin||Los Angeles Chargers|
|A.J.||Klein||Kimberly||Iowa State||New Orleans|
|Ryan||Ramczyk||Stevens Point||Wisconsin||New Orleans|
|Max||Scharping||Green Bay Southwest||Northern Illinois||Texas|
|Nate||Trewyn *||Milton||UW-Whitewater||Tampa Bay|
|Rick||Wagner||West Allis Hale||Wisconsin||Detroit|
|Derek||Watt||Pewaukee||Wisconsin||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Trae||Waynes||Kenosha Bradford||Michigan State||Minnesota|
|Bryan||Witzmann||Somerset||South Dakota State||Miami|
|Kevin||Zeitler||Wisconsin Lutheran||Wisconsin||New York Giants|
|* - Practice squad|
|# - Injured Reserve|
|^ - Released mid-season|
|~ - PUP list|
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