Top 10 Asian NFL Players All Time – 2019 Update

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Top 10 Asian NFL Players All Time – 2019 Update . The game of American football pulls in a large number of various types of individuals. It’s likely one of the most prevalent games in the whole nation, and there are many individuals who contend in football at both the university and expert level. These individuals regularly originate from a wide range of foundations. Particularly as the NFL turns into an increasingly prevalent type of excitement globally, individuals of various nationalities are attracted to the game. In this article, I will discuss probably the best Asian football players to ever play the game. I will rank these players dependent on what their eminence in the game. In spite of the fact that the rankings are abstract, I don’t feel that the achievements of these men can be denied. Right away, we should make a plunge directly into this rundown.

Number One – Roman Gabriel

I referenced before that Tedy Bruschi was the main Asian player to have been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1962. Roman Gabriel is the player who was drafted in those days in 1962. He was destined to an Irish mother and a Filipino dad, and in spite of medical issues when he was youthful, Gabriel grew up to be a mind blowing quarterback. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams with the subsequent generally pick of the 1962 NFL Draft, which made him the principal Asian player to have been drafted in the first round ever. Gabriel had a staggering vocation with both the Rams and later the Eagles, and he was named the NFL Most Valuable Player in 1969. He drove the NFL in both passing yards and passing touchdowns in 1973. There are numerous individuals who accept that Roman Gabriel was the best quarterback in the NFL during his time. He authoritatively resigned from the game in 1977, and in 1989 he was enlisted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Roman Gabriel

Career history

As player:
Los Angeles Rams (1962–1972)Philadelphia Eagles (1973–1977)
As coach:
Cal Poly Pomona (1980–1982)Boston Breakers (1983) (offensive coordinator)Raleigh–Durham Skyhawks (1991)

Career highlights and awards

  • NFL passing yards leader (1973)
  • 2× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1969, 1973)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (1967–1969, 1973)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1969)
  • Bert Bell Award (1969)
  • First-team All-Pro (1969)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1967)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1973)
  • 2× ACC Player of the Year (1960, 1961)
  • 2× First-team All-American (1960, 1961)
  • NC State Wolfpack No. 18 retired

Number Two – Hines Ward

Hines Ward just resigned kind of as of late, so you can even now unquestionably feel his impact on the NFL all in all. Ward was conceived in Seoul, South Korea, and he played school football with the University of Georgia. He had an entirely OK vocation with Georgia, which enabled him to be drafted in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ward is most likely one of the best hostile players to ever play for the Steelers. Hines played with the Steelers for a sum of 14 seasons, and he has set a huge amount of various records with the group that still remain right up ’til the present time. He was even named a Super Bowl MVP following the group’s triumph in Super Bowl XL. Before the part of the bargain, he had recorded 1,000 gatherings, 12,083 getting yards, 12.1 yards per gathering, and 85 touchdowns. He works in communicating now, yet I don’t figure anybody will ever overlook what he had the option to add to this group.

Hines Ward

Personal information

Born:March 8, 1976 (age 43)
Seoul, South Korea
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)

Career information

High school:Forest Park (GA)
College:Georgia
NFL Draft:1998 / Round: 3 / Pick: 92

Career history

  • Pittsburgh Steelers (1998–2011)

Career highlights and awards

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XL)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2001–2004)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (2002–2004)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • First-team All-SEC (1997)
  • Second-team All-SEC (1996)

Number Three – Dat Nguyen

Talking about effective linebackers, the following Asian football player on this rundown is none other than Dat Nguyen. Nguyen’s folks came to America from South Vietnam as displaced people. He was for the most part a center linebacker in secondary school, yet he additionally played as a punter. He got critical ideas from numerous universities, however he chose to play school football with Texas A&M so as to stay near his family. Nguyen demonstrated to be a genuine power on the field, in spite of the way that he was much littler than most other center linebackers. He made plays and he was a solid head, which is all that you can truly look for trouble that level. Dat was then drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft. (Notwithstanding his remarkable play in school, individuals were still worried about his size.) Nguyen had a short however splendid profession with the Cowboys before he resigned in 2006 because of damage. In 2017, he was casted a ballot into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Personal information

Born:September 25, 1975 (age 43)
Fort Chaffee, Arkansas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:238 lb (108 kg)

Career information

High school:Rockport (TX) Rockport-Fulton
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85

Career history

As player:
Dallas Cowboys (1999–2005)
As coach:
Dallas Cowboys (2007–2009)
Assistant linebackers/quality control coachTexas A&M (2010–2011)
Inside linebackers coach

Career highlights and awards

  • All-Rookie Team (1999)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2003)
  • Unanimous All-American (1998)
  • Chuck Bednarik Award (1998)
  • Lombardi Award (1998)
  • Jack Lambert Award (1998)
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (1998)
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (1997, 1998)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (1996)
  • Texas A&M Athletic Hall Of Fame (2004)
  • Big 12 10th Anniversary Team (2005)
  • Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame (2007)
  • AP All-Time Big 12 Team (2010)
  • Texas Sports Hall of Fame (2014)
  • College Football Hall of Fame (2017)

Number Four – Tedy Bruschi

Tedy Bruschi is a hugely fruitful football player. He was destined to an Italian dad and a Filipino mother, and he’s best referred to for his play as a linebacker. (He played numerous games in secondary school, yet he eventually settled on football.) Tedy played football for the University of Arizona for a long time, where he had the option to tie the NCAA Division I sack record with 52 sacks through the span of his vocation. He was a Consensus All-American twice in school, in 1994 and 1995. Bruschi was just drafted in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft, however he positively shaped the alliance all around rapidly. He was an incredible pass rusher, and all through his profession with the New England Patriots he wound up known as a person who played forcefully and had the option to make enormous plays. In his vocation, he recorded 1,110 handles, 30.5 sacks, 12 interferences, and 11 constrained bumbles. To pay tribute to his fantastic accomplishments, he was casted a ballot into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

Personal information

Born:June 9, 1973 (age 46)
San Francisco, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:247 lb (112 kg)

Career information

High school:Roseville (Roseville, California)
College:Arizona
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86

Career history

  • New England Patriots (1996–2008)

Career highlights and awards

  • 3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
  • Pro Bowl (2004)
  • 2× Second Team All-Pro (2003, 2004)
  • Best Comeback Athlete ESPY (2006)
  • AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
  • New England Patriots Hall of Fame
  • Morris Trophy (1995)
  • Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (1995)
  • 2× Consensus All-American (1994, 1995)
  • 3× First-team All-Pac-10 (1993–1995)

Number Five – Johnnie Morton

We’ve spoken about Asian players who play at a wide assortment of positions in this article, yet we haven’t referenced any wide beneficiaries presently. Johnnie Morton is a wide recipient who played school football for the University of Southern California somewhere in the range of 1990 and 1993. He’s as yet considered fairly a saint by the program because of the extraordinary play that he had while he was with the group. He broke numerous records held by the school and the gathering, identified with the two gatherings and accepting yards. He was granted the Pop Warner Trophy in 1993. He was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, and he played with the group somewhere in the range of 1994 and 2001. Johnnie played principally as a space beneficiary, and he turned into a focal gear-teeth to Detroit’s offense, nearby Barry Sanders. That specific group has been home to a lot of gifted hostile players, and Morton is as yet the third positioned player to ever play for Detroit as far as gatherings and getting yards.

Personal information

Born:October 7, 1971 (age 47)
Inglewood, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)

Career information

High school:Torrance (CA) South
College:USC
NFL Draft:1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21

Career history

  • Detroit Lions (1994–2001)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2002–2004)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2005)

Career highlights and awards

  • Consensus All-American (1993)
  • Pop Warner Trophy (1993)

Number Six – Eugene Chung

The majority of the Asian football players that I’ve referenced up to this point are totally disconnected from football today, yet that isn’t generally the situation with Eugene Chung. He played school football with Virginia Tech as a hostile handle, and Chung did so well that he was really drafted in the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. This made Chung the main Asian individual to have been drafted in the first round since 1962. Eugene played with numerous groups during his profession in the NFL, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Kansas City Chiefs. When he resigned from the NFL in 2000, notwithstanding, Chung didn’t simply leave the game by and large. Today, Eugene fills in as the tight end’s mentor, the run game mentor, and the associate hostile line mentor for the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s been the associate hostile line mentor with the group since 2010.

eugene chung

Personal information

Born:June 14, 1969 (age 50)
Prince George’s County, Maryland
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)

Career information

High school:Vienna (VA) Oakton
College:Virginia Tech
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13

Career history

As player:
New England Patriots (1992−1994)
Jacksonville Jaguars (1995)
Tampa Bay Storm (1996)
Indianapolis Colts (1997)
Kansas City Chiefs (1998−1999)*
Philadelphia Eagles (2000)*
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Philadelphia Eagles (2010−2012)
(Asst. offensive line coach)Kansas City Chiefs (2013−2015)
(Asst. offensive line coach)Philadelphia Eagles (2016−2019)
(Asst. offensive line/tight ends/run game)

Number seven – Kailee Wong

Next is Kailee Wong, who was conceived in Eugune, Oregon to a Chinese dad and a Hawaiian mother. He played secondary school football with North Eugene High School, where he was truly overwhelming as a fullback. Nonetheless, when he was enlisted by Stanford, they revealed to him that he wouldn’t generally have the option to play as a fullback on the off chance that he got in their group. Given the esteem of Stanford’s program, I don’t believe that it’s quite a bit of an unexpected that Kailee chose to oblige that confinement. He wound up spending the rest of his profession as a linebacker, wher he was fruitful. Wong was drafted in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, and he saw a noteworthy profession feature in 2001 when he restored a block attempt against Brett Favre for a touchdown. He left the Minnesota Vikings and marked onto the Houston Texans as a free specialist in 2002. He stayed with the Texans until 2006, when he chose to resign.

Kailee Wong

Personal information

Born:May 23, 1976 (age 43)
Eugene, Oregon
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)

Career information

High school:Eugene (OR) North
College:Stanford
NFL Draft:1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51

Career history

  • Minnesota Vikings (1998–2001)
  • Houston Texans (2002–2006)

Number Eight – Ben Leber

The following capable Asian football player on this rundown is Ben Leber, who initially played as a linebacker. In secondary school, Ben initially served as a running back, where he demonstrated to be truly skilled. In any case, in school he started to play for Kansas State and formally changed to the linebacker position. Leber recorded 216 handles during his profession with Kansas State, which was the fifth most noteworthy number of vocation handles by a player in Kansas State history. When he graduated, Ben was viewed as talented and mindful enough to be a group commander. Leber entered the NFL draft as a promising prospect, and he was in the long run drafted by the San Diego Chargers during the third round. In spite of the fact that he was a new kid on the block, he was essentially promptly tossed out there to begin. Leber saw a moderately steady vocation with the San Diego Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings before he wound up resigning with the St. Louis Rams in 2011.

Ben Leber

Personal information

Born:December 7, 1978 (age 40)
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:244 lb (111 kg)

Career information

High school:Vermillion (SD)
College:Kansas State
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71

Career history

  • San Diego Chargers (2002–2005)
  • Minnesota Vikings (2006–2010)
  • St. Louis Rams (2011)

Career highlights and awards

  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2000)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2001)

Number Nine – John Lee

Min Long Lee is most likely more ordinarily known as John Lee. He was initially conceived in Seoul, North Korea. He would play school football for the UCLA Bruins as a placekicker, where he did exceedingly well. Because of his outstanding play at the school level, he had the option to record numerous various records. For example, he holds the most astounding level of PAT and field objectives made in a vocation, with 93.3%. He likewise broke a gathering record for single game field objectives, with him making six field objectives in a game against the San Diego State Aztecs. Lee was so capable as a placekicker that he was really drafted in the second round of the NFL draft in 1986 by the St. Louis Cardinals. This made him the main Korean individual to play for the NFL. Lee bumbled a piece and had a short profession in the NFL, however he is an individual from the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame today.

Personal information

Born:May 19, 1964 (age 55)
Seoul, South Korea
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:182 lb (83 kg)

Career information

High school:Downey
College:UCLA
NFL Draft:1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32

Career history

St. Louis Cardinals (1986)
Los Angeles Raiders (1988)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Retired

Career highlights and awards

  • 2× All-American (1984, 1985)
  • 2× All-Pac-10 (1984, 1985)

Number Ten – Will Demps

The primary player is Will Demps, a security. Demps began football vocation as a stroll on to San Diego State University, where he was named an All-Mountain West first-group determination twice. Demps was destined to an African American dad and a Korean mother, and he raised with the them two for the vast majority of his life in California. He endured an injury in 2005 which prompted him in the long run being discharged by the Ravens. Demps played a tad with the Giants and the Texans also, and he resigned from the NFL in 2009.

Personal information

Born:November 7, 1979 (age 39)
Charleston, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)

Career information

High school:Highland (Palmdale, California)
College:San Diego State
Undrafted:2002

Career history

  • Baltimore Ravens (2002–2005)
  • New York Giants (2006)
  • Houston Texans (2007–2008)

Career highlights and awards

  • 2× First-team All-MWC (2000, 2001)

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