Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Link Lyman was born in Table Rock but attended high school in Kansas.
Like Lyman, NFL players of note Adam Carriker, Jeromey Clary, Brian Holloway, Dan Carpenter, and Doug Betters were born in Nebraska but moved out of state before attending high school.
A three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, Jay Novacek was born in South Dakota before moving to Gothenburg.
Emil Dobry was born in Morse Bluff on Aug. 10, 1897. He attended college at Montana and later played in one NFL game in 1928 for the Frankford Yellow Jackets, coached by Nebraska native Ed Weir.
Liberty and Tilden could be the nation's top producer of athletes on average that make it to the NFL. Liberty (pop. 76) has had two play professional football and Tilden (pop. 953) has had three. Edgar (pop. 498), St. Edward (pop. 705), Pender (pop. 1,000) and Genoa (1,000) have all produced two NFL players.