5. Troy Vincent
Career earnings: $46,554,019
Troy Vincent was a stud for the Wisconsin football team. In 1991, Vincent was named the co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Big Ten and was also named a first-team All-American, making him the first Badger to be named an All-American since 1987.
He was taken in the first round (7th overall) by the Miami Dolphins in the 1992 NFL Draft. He was the highest-drafted Wisconsin football player in the Barry Alvarez era.
Vincent was named to the All-Rookie team after starting 14 games for the Dolphins and recording 77 tackles and two interceptions, helping lead the Dolphins to the AFC Championship. In his time with Miami, Vincent recorded 14 interceptions.
Vincent spent four years with the Dolphins before signing a 5-year, $16.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Vincent spent eight seasons in Philly and became one of the best cornerbacks in the league. He was named to the Pro Bowl (back when it actually meant something) five-straight seasons from 1999-2003. In 2002, he was named first-team All-Pro.
In 2004, Vincent signed a 6-year deal with the Buffalo Bills worth $20.75 million. He was released by the Bills partway through his third season. He signed a 3-year, $3.975 million deal with the Redskins.
Vincent enjoyed a long NFL career, playing 15 seasons. He finished his career with 47 interceptions, tied for 47th most in NFL history.
Through 2020, he is the 39th highest-paid cornerback in NFL history.