🏈 Over 60 NFL pros in 2023 have New Jersey roots

🏈 There's at least 1 Jersey native on each of the 4 conference championship teams

🏈 4 current quarterbacks in the NFL were born in NJ

Football fans have had a lot of chances to root for NFL pros with New Jersey roots this season.

​​There are more than 10 players with NJ ties among the four teams collectively facing off in the NFL conference championship games this year.

The Philadelphia Eagles have four teammates born across the Delaware River — Shaun Bradley (Mt. Holly), Rick Lovato (born in Neptune, raised in Middletown), Haason Reddick, (Camden) and Kyzir White (Plainfield), respectively.

There’s at least three San Francisco 49ers originally from the East Coast — Dontae Johnson is a Pennington native, while Kemoko Turay grew up in Newark and played college ball at Rutgers University.

Kevin Givens was also born in Newark (though moved as a child to Pennsylvania).

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Isiah Pacheco is from Vineland and played for Rutgers.

Chiefs fullback Michael Burton grew up in Long Valley, while wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette was born and raised in Newark.

And, Clark Harris — veteran long snapper with the Cincinnati Bengals who's been on injured reserve since September — is a Manahawkin native who also played at Rutgers.

Four NFL quarterbacks who played this season were born in the Garden State —out of more than 60 active pros with NJ roots.

Here’s a rundown of New Jersey ties across the National Football League, as of winter 2023:

NFL pros from New Jersey

There are more than 10 NJ ties among the players in the NFL conference championship games this year.

Four active NFL quarterbacks were born in the Garden State and there are more than 60 active pros with NJ roots.

Some of them may even be on your fantasy football team.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at erin.vogt@townsquaremedia.com

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

Bands That Broke Up in 2022

Sadly, these bands either announced a breakup, went on indefinite hiatus or broke up entirely in 2022.

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

Actors Who Turned Down Major Marvel Roles

Not everyone wants to be a part of the Marvel universe. These actors all got offered high-profile gigs in Marvel movies and turned them down.

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM