Thirty-Three former Tigers on NFL Rosters

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Clemson, SC—Thirty-three former Clemson Tigers are on NFL rosters as preseason camps are in full swing this week. Leading the way are the Buffalo Bills with five.
Here are some notes on Clemson players on NFL rosters:
•Clemson is represented on 20 NFL teams, including nine teams that have at least two. Buffalo has the most with five former Tigers, C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL

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, Chris HairstonChris Hairston
Offensive Line
#61 6-7, 325
Winston-Salem, NC

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, Crezdon ButlerCrezdon Butler
Defensive Back
# 6-0, 180
Asheville, NC

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, Kourtnei BrownKourtnei Brown
Defensive End
#90 6-6, 255
Charlotte, NC

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and Jonathan MeeksJonathan Meeks
#5 6-1, 210
Rock Hill, SC

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•The Tennessee Titans have the second most former Tigers with three, Coty SensabaughCoty Sensabaugh
#15 6-0, 185
Kingsport, TN

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, Jonathan WillardJonathan Willard
#46 6-2, 225
Loris, SC

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and Barry RichardsonBarry Richardson
Offensive Tackle
#79 6-7, 330
Mt. Pleasant, SC

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•Seventeen of the 33 former Tigers on NFL rosters lettered on Clemson’s 2011 ACC Championship team.
•Clemson has at least one player from nearly every position represented on NFL rosters. Leading the way is the defensive end position with six. There are four safeties, four cornerbacks, three offensive tackles, three tight ends, three wide receivers, three defensive tackles, two running backs, two linebackers, one center, one kicker and one quarterback.
•11 players off the 2012 Clemson team that won 11 games are trying to make the NFL as rookies. They are split evenly, five offensive players, five defensive players and one special teams player. All 10 of the seniors from Clemson’s 2012 team that are in NFL camps have their undergraduate degree from Clemson.
•While Clemson has had a record-breaking offense the last two years, 19 of the 33 former Tigers on NFL rosters are defensive players. There are 13 offensive players and one special teams player.
Charlie WhitehurstCharlie Whitehurst
#6 6-4, 225
Duluth, GA

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is the veteran among the 33 players on NFL rosters. Whitehurst was a rookie in 2006 and is in his eighth year on an NFL roster. DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Wide Receiver
#6 6-2, 205
Central, SC

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, who left after his junior year after a record breaking 2012 season, is the youngest former Tiger in a camp. He turned 21 on June 6.

Former Clemson Players on NFL Training Camp Rosters in 2013
Player, Pos Team CU years
Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
Tight End
#83 6-3, 255
Fayetteville, NC

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, TE Indianapolis Colts 2009-11
Spencer BentonSpencer Benton
Punter / Kicker
#13 6-1, 195
Myrtle Beach, SC

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, PK Dallas Cowboys 2009-12
Da’Quan Bowers, DE Tampa Bay Bucs 2008-10
Andre BranchAndre Branch
Defensive End
#40 6-5, 260
Richmond, VA

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, DE Jacksonville Jags 2008-11
Xavier BrewerXavier Brewer
Gr. Defensive Back
#9 5-11, 190
Jacksonville, FL

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, CB Dallas Cowboys 2009-12
Jaron BrownJaron Brown
Wide Receiver
#18 6-2, 205
Cheraw, SC

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. WR Arizona Cardinals 2009-12
Koutnei Brown, DE Buffalo Bills 2007-11
Crezdon Butler, CB Buffalo Bills 2006-09
Miguel ChavisMiguel Chavis
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#89 6-5, 285
Fayetteville, NC

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, DT Kansas City Chiefs 2007-10
Chris Clemons, FS Miami Dolphins 2005-08
Kavell Connor, LB Indianapolis Colts 2006-09
Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
Running Back
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC

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, RB Arizona Cardinals 2009-12
Brandon FordBrandon Ford
Tight End
#80 6-4, 240
Wando, SC

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, TE New England Patriots 2009-12
Jacoby FordJacoby Ford
Wide Receiver
#6 5-9, 175
Royal Palm Beach, FL

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, WR Oakland Raiders 2006-09
Dalton FreemanDalton Freeman
#55 6-5, 265
Pelion, SC

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, C New York Jets 2009-12
Marcus GilchristMarcus Gilchrist
Defensive Back
#12 5-11, 190
High Point, NC

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, CB San Diego Chargers 2007-10
Malliciah GoodmanMalliciah Goodman
Defensive End
#97 6-4, 270
Florence, SC

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,DE Atlanta Falcons 2009-12
Chris Hairston, OT Buffalo Bills 2007-10
Rashard HallRashard Hall
#31 6-2, 210
St. Augustine, FL

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, FS St. Louis Rams 2009-12
DeAndre Hopkins, WR Houston Texans 2010-12
Jarvis JenkinsJarvis Jenkins
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-4, 315
Clemson, SC

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, DT Washington Redskins 2007-10
Byron MaxwellByron Maxwell
Defensive Back
#36 6-1, 205
North Charleston, SC

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, SS Seattle Seahawks 2007-10
Antoine McClainAntoine McClain
Offensive Guard
#74 6-6, 335
Anniston, AL

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, OT Baltimore Ravens 2008-11
Jonathan Meeks, SS Buffalo Bills 2009-12
Phillip MerlingPhillip Merling
Defensive End
# 6-6, 275
Cordova, TN

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, DE Washington Redskins 2005-07
Michael PalmerMichael Palmer
Tight End
# 6-4, 228
Lilburn, GA

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, TE Seattle Seahawks 2006-09
Barry Richardson, OT Tennessee Titans 2004-07
Ricky SappRicky Sapp
Defensive Line
# 6-4, 240
Bamberg, SC

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, DE New York Jets 2006-09
Coty Sensabaugh, CB Tennessee Titans 2008-11
C.J. Spiller, RB Buffalo Bills 2006-09
Brandon ThompsonBrandon Thompson
Defensive Tackle
#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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, DT Cincinnati Bengals 2008-11
Charlie Whitehurst, QB San Diego Chargers 2002-05
Jonathan Willard, LB Tennessee Titans 2009-12

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