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Twenty-Five Former Tigers On NFL Rosters


According to rosters on the NFL website (as of September 2) 25 former Clemson football players are currently on NFL rosters. The list includes 11 defensive linemen. At least one former Tiger is represented on the rosters of 18 of the 32 teams. Seven different teams have two former Tigers.

As stated above, there are more defensive linemen on the list than any other position with eight. There are five defensive backs, three offensive linemen, three linebackers, two tight ends, two wide receivers, two running backs, and one quarterback. Fifteen of the 25 players are defensive players.

The veteran of the group is Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Nick Eason, who is in his 10th year in the NFL. Five of the players are rookies and were starters on Clemson’s 2011 ACC Championship team. Those players are Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
Tight End
#83 6-3, 255
Fayetteville, NC

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, Andre BranchAndre Branch
Defensive End
#40 6-5, 260
Richmond, VA

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, Coty SensabaughCoty Sensabaugh
#15 6-0, 185
Kingsport, TN

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, Antoine McClainAntoine McClain
Offensive Guard
#74 6-6, 335
Anniston, AL

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and Brandon ThompsonBrandon Thompson
Defensive Tackle
#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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Twenty-one of the players are on active rosters, one on an injury list and three on the practice squad.

For the first time since 1996, Brian DawkinsBrian Dawkins
#20 6-0, 200
Jacksonville, FL

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is not on this list. Dawkins retired in the off season after 17 years in the NFL. He made the pro bowl in his final year.

Former Clemson Players in NFL 
Name			Pos	Team			NFL Yrs	CU Years
Dwayne Allen		TE	Indianapolis Colts	R	2008-11
DaQuan BowersDaQuan Bowers
Sr. Defensive End
#93 6-4, 277
Bamberg, SC
View Full Profile		DE	*Tampa Bay Bucs		2nd	2008-10
Andre Branch		DE	Jacksonville Jaguars	R	2008-11
Crezdon ButlerCrezdon Butler
 Defensive Back
# 6-0, 180
Asheville, NC
View Full Profile		CB	Washington Redskins	3rd	2006-09
Chris Clemons		S	Miami Dolphins		4th	2005-08
Kavell ConnerKavell Conner
 Running Back
# 6-1, 200
Midlothian, VA
View Full Profile		LB	Indianapolis Colts	3rd	2006-09
Nick Eason		DT	Arizona Cardinals	10th 	1999-02
Jacoby FordJacoby Ford
 Wide Receiver
#6 5-9, 175
Royal Palm Beach, FL
View Full Profile		WR	Oakland Raiders		3rd	2006-09
Marcus GilchristMarcus Gilchrist
 Defensive Back
#12 5-11, 190
High Point, NC
View Full Profile	SS	San Diego Chargers	2nd	2007-10
Tyler GrishamTyler Grisham
 Wide Receiver
# 5-11, 185
Birmingham, AL
View Full Profile		WR	%Denver Broncos		4th	2005-08
Chris HairstonChris Hairston
 Offensive Line
#61 6-7, 325
Winston-Salem, NC
View Full Profile		OT	Buffalo Bills		2nd	2007-10
Jamie HarperJamie Harper
 Running Back
#8 6-0, 235
Jacksonville, FL
View Full Profile		RB	Tennessee Titans	2nd	2008-10
Leroy HillLeroy Hill
# 6-1, 238
Haddock, GA
View Full Profile		LB	Seattle Seahawks	8th	2001-04
Jarvis JenkinsJarvis Jenkins
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-4, 315
Clemson, SC
View Full Profile		DE	Washington Redskins	2nd	2007-10
Byron MaxwellByron Maxwell
 Defensive Back
#36 6-1, 205
North Charleston, SC
View Full Profile		CB	Seattle Seahawks	2nd	2007-10
Antoine McClain		OG	%Baltimore Ravens	R	2008-11
Phillip MerlingPhillip Merling
 Defensive End
# 6-6, 275
Cordova, TN
View Full Profile		DE	Green Bay Packers	5th	2005-07
Michael PalmerMichael Palmer
 Tight End
# 6-4, 228
Lilburn, GA
View Full Profile		TE	Atlanta Falcons		3rd	2006-09
Barry RichardsonBarry Richardson
 Offensive Tackle
#79 6-7, 330
Mt. Pleasant, SC
View Full Profile	OT	St. Louis Rams		5th	2004-07
Ricky SappRicky Sapp
 Defensive Line
# 6-4, 240
Bamberg, SC
View Full Profile		DE	%New York Jets		3rd	2006-09
Dorell Scott		DT	St. Louis Rams		4th	2005-08
Coty Sensabaugh		CB	Tennessee Titans	R	2008-11
C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL
View Full Profile		RB	Buffalo Bills		3rd	2006-09
Brandon Thompson	DT	Cincinnati Bengals	R	2008-11
Charlie WhitehurstCharlie Whitehurst
#6 6-4, 225
Duluth, GA
View Full Profile	QB	San Diego Chargers	7th	2002-05
*injury list
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