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27 former Clemson players on NFL rosters

Clemson Athletic Communications - Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:48 AM
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As of April 17, 2014, there were 27 former Clemson players on NFL rosters according to the NFL.com website. The 27 players are on 15 different teams. Seven teams have multiple former Tigers, including the Buffalo Bills, who lead with four former players.

Twenty-four of the 27 players were on the roster of Clemson's 2009 team. Twenty-three of the 27 have played in an NFL game.

Five former Clemson players have been traded or signed free agent contracts in the off season and are on different teams relative to their 2013 roster. Jacoby FordJacoby Ford
Wide Receiver (2006 - 2009)
#6 5-9, 175
Royal Palm Beach, FL

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has gone from the Oakland Raiders to the New York Jets. Chris ClemonsChris Clemons
Free Safety
# 6-1, 215
DeSoto, FL

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, who has played more NFL games than any other active former Clemson player with 72, has gone from the Miami Dolphins to the Houston Texans.

Kavell ConnerKavell Conner
Linebacker
# 6-1, 240
Midlothian, VA

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has gone from the Indianapolis Colts to the San Diego Chargers. Charlie WhitehurstCharlie Whitehurst
Quarterback (2002 - 2005)
#6 6-4, 225
Duluth, GA

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has gone from the San Diego Chargers to the Tennessee Titans. Ricky SappRicky Sapp
Defensive Line
# 6-4, 240
Bamberg, SC

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has gone from the New York Jets to the Houston Texans.

Members of Clemson's 2013 team will join these players on NFL rosters when the NFL draft is held in May. Many other undrafted players will sign free agent contracts. Six members of the 2012 Clemson team were on NFL teams as rookies in 2013.

It should be noted that Barry RichardsonBarry Richardson
Offensive Tackle (2004 - 2007)
#79 6-7, 330
Mt. Pleasant, SC

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and Phillip MerlingPhillip Merling
Defensive End (2005 - 2007)
# 6-6, 275
Cordova, TN

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, both of whom played in the NFL last year, are free agents and have not signed with a team yet.

Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters
(as of April 17, 2014)
No.	Name			Pos.	Team			#Years	Years at CU	GP-GS
83	Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
Tight End (2008 - 2011)
#83 6-3, 255
Fayetteville, NC
View Full Profile		TE	Indianapolis Colts	2	2009-11		17-17
65	Thomas AustinThomas Austin
 Offensive Line
# 6-4, 310
Camden, SC
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 Offensive Line
# 6-4, 285
Camden, SC
View Full Profile		C	Indianapolis Colts	4	2006-09		8-1
91	Da'Quan BowersDa'Quan Bowers
Defensive End (2008 - 2010)
#93 6-4, 277
Bamberg, SC
View Full Profile		DE	Tampa Bay Buccaneers	3	2008-10		39-8
90	Andre BranchAndre Branch
Defensive End (2007 - 2011)
#40 6-5, 260
Richmond, VA
View Full Profile		DE	Jacksonville Jaguars	2	2008-11		29-3
13	Jaron BrownJaron Brown
Wide Receiver (2008 - 2012)
#18 6-2, 205
Cheraw, SC
View Full Profile		WR	Arizona Cardinals	1	2009-12		16-0
93	Kourtnei BrownKourtnei Brown
Defensive End (2007 - 2011)
#90 6-6, 255
Charlotte, NC
View Full Profile		DE	Detroit Lions		2	2007-11		DNP
20	Crezdon ButlerCrezdon Butler
 Defensive Back
# 6-0, 180
Asheville, NC
View Full Profile		CB	San Diego Chargers	3	2007-10		25-0
20	Chris Clemons		SS	Houston Texans		5	2005-08		72-48
53	Kavell Conner		LB	San Diego Chargers	4	2006-09		52-36
38	Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
Running Back (2008 - 2012)
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC
View Full Profile		RB	Arizona Cardinals	1	2009-12		15-1
-	Jacoby Ford		WR	New York Jets		4	2006-09		38-13
63	Dalton FreemanDalton Freeman
Center (2008 - 2012)
#55 6-5, 265
Pelion, SC
View Full Profile		C	New York Jets		1	2009-12		DNP
38	Marcus GilchristMarcus Gilchrist
Defensive Back (2007 - 2010)
#12 5-11, 190
High Point, NC
View Full Profile	DB	San Diego Chargers	3	2007-10		46-24
75	Chris HairstonChris Hairston
Offensive Line (2006 - 2010)
#61 6-7, 325
Winston-Salem, NC
View Full Profile		OL	Buffalo Bills		3	2007-10		25-15
93	Malliciah GoodmanMalliciah Goodman
Defensive End (2009 - 2012)
#97 6-4, 270
Florence, SC
View Full Profile	DE	Atlanta Falcons		1	2009-12		14-1
10	DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Wide Receiver (2010 - 2012)
#6 6-2, 205
Central, SC
View Full Profile		WR	Houston Texans		1	2010-12		16-16
99	Jarvis JenkinsJarvis Jenkins
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-4, 315
Clemson, SC
View Full Profile		DT	Washington Redskins	3	2007-10		28-19
41	Byron MaxwellByron Maxwell
Defensive Back (2006 - 2010)
#36 6-1, 205
North Charleston, SC
View Full Profile		CB	Seattle Seahawks	3	2007-10		34-5
73	Antoine McClainAntoine McClain
Offensive Guard (2008 - 2011)
#74 6-6, 335
Anniston, AL
View Full Profile		OL	Buffalo Bills		2	2008-11		DNP
36	Jonathan MeeksJonathan Meeks
Safety (2009 - 2012)
#5 6-1, 210
Rock Hill, SC
View Full Profile		S	Buffalo Bills		1	2009-12		8-0
82	Michael PalmerMichael Palmer
 Tight End
# 6-4, 228
Lilburn, GA
View Full Profile		TE	Pittsburgh Steelers	4	2006-09		59-5
91	Ricky Sapp		LB	Houston Texans		4	2006-09		14-0
24	Coty SensabaughCoty Sensabaugh
Cornerback (2007 - 2011)
#15 6-0, 185
Kingsport, TN
View Full Profile		CB	Tennessee Titans	2	2008-11		30-6
28	C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL
View Full Profile		RB	Buffalo Bills		4	2006-09		61-31
98	Brandon ThompsonBrandon Thompson
Defensive Tackle (2008 - 2011)
#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA
View Full Profile	DT	Cincinnati Bengals	2	2008-11		19-7
12	Charlie Whitehurst	QB	Tennessee Titans	8	2002-05		13-4
49	Jonathan WillardJonathan Willard
Linebacker (2008 - 2012)
#46 6-2, 225
Loris, SC
View Full Profile	LB	Tennessee Titans	1	2009-12		DNP
#Years denotes years completed on an NFL roster	

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