• PIRATES IN THE NFL
     
    Tom Jelesky (1975-1978)

    Purdue University (1979-1983)

    Philadelphia Eagles (1985-1986)

    Number 77 retired at Merrillville

     

    Jamel Williams (1989-1992)
    University of Nebraska (1993-1996)
    Washington Redskins (1997-1999)
    Number 28 retired at Merrillville


    Eugene Wilson (1995-1998)
    University of Illinois (1999-2002)
    New England Patriots (2003-2007)
    Houston Texans (2008-present)
    Number 7 retired at Merrillville


    Michael Neal (2002-2005)
    Purdue University (2006-2009)
    Green Bay Packers (2010-present)