Countdown to the Big Game: Day 25 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Countdown to the Big Game: Day 25

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Take a look at number 25 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

John Wittenborn from Sparta, Illinois went on to play at Southeast Missouri State and eventually in the National Football League as a kicker where he was drafted in the 17th round by the San Francisco 49ers.

Wittenborn went on to play for more than a decade in the NFL with the Niners, Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Oilers.

He played an impressive 116 games.

For a full list of people from the Heartland with NFL ties, you can click here.

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