The 50 greatest NFL players from the Chicago area

With the Illinois High School Association’s football championships this week, we rank the greatest NFL players who played high school ball in the Chicago area. The rankings are based on their NFL accomplisments, not how they fared in high school or college. Offensive and defensive linemen dominated our list, accounting for 23 of the 50 spots, with the forward pass lagging behind with four quarterbacks and one wide receiver. … Let the debates begin.

(Chicago Tribune)

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