This list focuses on those small-town kids across Nebraska who made it to the big show, the NFL. They all grew up playing football on high school fields on the edge of town, surrounded by rows of corn.
So, what constitutes a small town? If there is a stoplight somewhere within its limits, chances are, at least in Nebraska, it's not a small town. The population cap for this list is 1,000.
There is a Pro Football Hall of Famer on this list and others who played in just one game. Regardless, their roots are in a small town, they dreamed big and made it.
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