The only NFL team in Illinois is the Chicago Bears.
The Chicago Bears.
The first NFL team in Indianapolis is the Colts.
The Baltimore Colts.
The Dallas Cowboys were the first team known as "America's Team". The nickname for the Cowboys was first coined in 1978, in an NFL Films highlight show.
The Baltimore Colts had the first cheerleading squad in the NFL.
NFL player Jimmy Garoppolo played for Eastern Illinois.
The first pro sports team in Illinois was the Chicago Cubs, founded in 1875.
NFL player Colton Underwood played for Illinois State.