The "Big" List: All NFL/CFL Players from the MidcoSN Footprint

It’s Week 3 of the NFL Preseason, while the CFL is in Week 10 of their regular season. All of the area college football programs are in the full swing of fall camp, and considering I’m wearing a long-sleeve shirt to my 8:45 PM sand volleyball game this week, it’s safe to say that fall (aka FOOTBALL!) is “officially” here. (The long-sleeve decision was really the final factor in the whole “official fall/football season” thing, if we’re being serious.)

While it’s been exciting to follow the progress of former MidcoSN Footprint players scattered around the NFL and CFL, I found myself endlessly googling players, checking rosters and reading multiple articles and press releases to make sure I was up to date on ALL players from the area. What a wonderful problem to have, am I right? We have so many players from our footprint out there “getting that bread,” as the kids say, that it’s hard to keep track of them all.

So you know what I did? I googled even more ... and I forgot to wear my blue light glasses, so I have a bad headache. But you know what? Totally worth it. I present to you a compiled list of all active NFL players (90-man rosters) as well as all active CFL players (including practice squad and IR).

Now, we know these lists can change in an instant, so realize that this list is correct as of August 15, 2019. One other important date to note: the deadline for the NFL’s 53-man roster is August 31 by 4 PM EST.

North Dakota State

  • Joe Haeg, Offensive Tackle, Indianapolis Colts
  • Nick Deluca, Linebacker, Miami Dolphins
  • Carson Wentz, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Chris Board, Linebacker, Baltimore Ravens
  • Darrius Shepherd, Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers
  • Billy Turner, Right Guard, Green Bay Packers
  • Easton Stick, Quarterback, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Tanner Volson, Center, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Bruce Anderson, Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • John Crockett, Running Back, Ottawa RedBlacks (CFL)

 North Dakota

  • Kenny Golladay, Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions (went to UND for 2 years before transferring to NIU)
  • Deion Harris, Cornerback, Washington Redskins
  • Brady Oliveira, Running Back, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) -- currently on 6-game injured list (ankle)
  • John Santiago, Running Back, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) -- currently on practice squad

South Dakota State

  • Jordan Brown, Cornerback, Cincinatti Bengals (catch up with him via this link from MidcoSN’s Facebook)
  • Taryn Christion, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys
  • Dallas Goedert, Tight End, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Adam Vinatieri, Kicker, Indianapolis Colts (still kicking...literally...24th season)
  • Bryan Witzman, Guard, Cleveland Browns
  • Zach Zenner, Running Back, Detroit Lions
  • Jake Wieneke, Wide Receiver, Montreal Alouettes (CFL)

South Dakota

  • Tom Compton, Guard, New York Jets
  • Chris Streveler, Quarterback, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)
  • Stefan Logan, Kick Returner, Ottawa RedBlacks (CFL) -- signed to practice squad as of Tuesday, August 13 after being released by Montreal Alouettes just under a month ago


  • CJ Ham, Fullback, Minnesota Vikings


  • Gunner Olszewski, Wide Receiver, New England Patriots


  • Dennis Gardeck, Linebacker, Arizona Cardinals
  • Trey Pipkins, Offensive Tackle, Los Angeles Chargers


  • Adam Thielen, Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings
  • Chris Reed, Guard/Center, Miami Dolphins


  • Brandon Zylstra, Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings


  • Jay Liggins, Cornerback, Philadelphia Eagles


Sioux Falls Washington HS/Nebraska

  • Nate Gerry, Linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles

Sioux Falls O’Gorman High School/UTEP Men’s Basketball & Football:

  • Cedrick Lang, Offensive Tackle, New England Patriots

Parkston (SD) High School/Iowa

  • Riley Reiff, Offensive Tackle, Minnesota Vikings


Welp, there you have it.

Needless to say, we’ve been pretty lucky to have a ton of amazing talent pass through our footprint over the years. As for now, best of luck to all of these men as roster cuts come up, and have a wonderful (and HEALTHY) rest of the season!


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