Thirty-Two former Tigers in NFL training camps

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Pos: DE   Height: 6-5   Weight: 260   Hometown: Richmond, VA (Varina HS)  
Years Played: 2007 - 2011

Clemson, SC—According to rosters on the NFL website, 32 former Clemson football players are currently in training camps with NFL teams. The list includes 11 defensive linemen.

NFL training camps opened last week and the first exhibition game is this coming Sunday. At least one former Tiger is represented on the rosters of 22 of the 32 teams. Ten different teams have two former Tigers.

As stated above, there are more defensive linemen on the list than any other position with 11. There are six defensive backs, four offensive linemen, three linebackers, two tight ends, two wide receivers, two running backs, one quarterback and one punter. Twenty of the 32 players are defensive players, 11 are offensive players and there is one special teams player.

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

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

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and Rennie MooreRennie Moore
Defensive Tackle
#94 6-3, 265
Saint Marys, GA

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. Eighteen members of Clemson’s 2009 team that won the Atlantic Division of the ACC, are on NFL rosters at the moment.

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 returned in the off season after 17 years in the NFL. He made the pro bowl

Former Clemson Players in NFL Training Camps
Name Pos Team NFL Yrs CU Years
Dwayne Allen TE Indianapolis Colts R 2008-11
Thomas AustinThomas Austin
Offensive Line
# 6-4, 285
Camden, SC

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OG Houston Texans 3rd 2006-09
DaQuan BowersDaQuan Bowers
Sr. Defensive End
#93 6-4, 277
Bamberg, SC

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DE Tampa Bay Bucs 2nd 2008-10
Andre Branch DE Jacksonville Jaguars R 2008-11
Kourtnei Brown LB San Francisco 49ers R 2008-11
Crezdon ButlerCrezdon Butler
Defensive Back
# 6-0, 180
Asheville, NC

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CB Arizona Cardinals 3rd 2006-09
Chris Clemons S Miami Dolphins 4th 2005-08
Kavell ConnerKavell Conner
Running Back
# 6-1, 200
Midlothian, VA

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LB Indianapolis Colts 3rd 2006-09
Jamie CumbieJamie Cumbie
Defensive Line
# 6-7, 290
Morris, IL

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DT Oakland Raiders 2nd 2006-08
Nick Eason DT Arizona Cardinals 10th 1999-02
Jacoby FordJacoby Ford
Wide Receiver
#6 5-9, 175
Royal Palm Beach, FL

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WR Oakland Raiders 3rd 2006-09
Maurice Fountain DE Philadelphia Eagles R 2001-04
Marcus GilchristMarcus Gilchrist
Defensive Back
#12 5-11, 190
High Point, NC

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SS San Diego Chargers 2nd 2007-10
Tyler GrishamTyler Grisham
Wide Receiver
# 5-11, 185
Birmingham, AL

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WR Denver Broncos 4th 2005-08
Chris HairstonChris Hairston
Offensive Line
#61 6-7, 325
Winston-Salem, NC

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OT Buffalo Bills 2nd 2007-10
Jamie HarperJamie Harper
Running Back
#8 6-0, 235
Jacksonville, FL

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RB Tennessee Titans 2nd 2008-10
Leroy HillLeroy Hill
# 6-1, 238
Haddock, GA

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LB Seattle Seahawks 8th 2001-04
Jarvis JenkinsJarvis Jenkins
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-4, 315
Clemson, SC

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DE Washington Redskins 2nd 2007-10
Byron MaxwellByron Maxwell
Defensive Back
#36 6-1, 205
North Charleston, SC

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CB Seattle Seahawks 2nd 2007-10
Antoine McClain OG Baltimore Ravens R 2008-11
Phillip MerlingPhillip Merling
Defensive End
# 6-6, 275
Cordova, TN

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DE Green Bay Packers 5th 2005-07
Justin MillerJustin Miller
Defensive Back
# 5-10, 190
Owensboro, KY

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DB Detroit Lions 5th 2002-04
Rennie Moore DE Houston Texans R 2008-11
Michael PalmerMichael Palmer
Tight End
# 6-4, 228
Lilburn, GA

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TE Atlanta Falcons 3rd 2006-09
Barry RichardsonBarry Richardson
Offensive Tackle
#79 6-7, 330
Mt. Pleasant, SC

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OT St. Louis Rams 5th 2004-07
Ricky SappRicky Sapp
Defensive Line
# 6-4, 240
Bamberg, SC

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DE New York Jets 3rd 2006-09
Dorell Scott DT St. Louis Rams 4th 2005-08
Coty SensabaughCoty Sensabaugh
Defensive Back
#15 6-0, 180
Kingsport, TN

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CB Tennessee Titans R 2008-11
C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL

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RB Buffalo Bills 3rd 2006-09
Brandon ThompsonBrandon Thompson
Defensive Tackle
#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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DT Cincinnati Bengals R 2008-11
Charlie WhitehurstCharlie Whitehurst
# 6-4, 225
Duluth, GA

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QB San Diego Chargers 7th 2002-05
Dawson ZimmermanDawson Zimmerman
Punter / Kicker
#96 6-2, 205
Lawrenceville, GA

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P Atlanta Falcons R 2008-11

Note: Chansi StuckeyChansi Stuckey
Wide Receiver
# 6-0, 200
Warner Robins, GA

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, a five year NFL veteran is currently a free agent and has not signed with an NFL team yet.

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