18 Tigers on NFL Rosters
|Sunday, September 8, 2002, 7:47 PM-|
Clemson, SC-Clemson has 18 former players on NFL rosters entering
play on September 8th, the opening day of the NFL season. The list
includes four players who are now in double digits in the league in
terms of years of service. Woody Dantzler, who is on the Dallas
Cowboys practice squad, is the only member of the 2001 Clemson team
to make a roster.
The list of veterans includes Chris Gardocki, who is in his
12th year in the NFL as a punter. The former pro bowl punter is with
the Cleveland Browns. Gardocki holds the career punting average
record for both the Browns (44.1) and the Indianapolis Colts (44.8).
Chester McGlockton (Denver Broncos) and Levon Kirkland (Philadelphia
Eagles) are both in their 11th seasons in the NFL. Kirkland made
his 124th consecutive NFL start for the Eagles on Sunday against
Tennessee. James Trapp, who is in the Clemson Hall of Fame for his
track accomplishments from 1989-93, is in his 10th year in the NFL
and is with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and
San Diego Chargers all have two players apiece from Clemson on their
respective roster. Twelve of the 18 players are defensive players,
including four defensive linemen.
Two former Tigers stood out on week one. Rod Gardner had
seven receptions for 131 yards and a score to help Washington to
victory in Steve Spurrier's first game as head coach. Adrian Dingle
had two sacks to help the San Diego Chargers to a victory over
Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters
Name Pos Hgt Wgt CU Yrs NFL Exp NFL Team Keith Adams LB 5-11 230 98-00 2nd Dallas Lorenzo Bromell DE 6-6 275 96-97 5th Minnesota B Buckner DE 6-2 305 90-93 9th Carolina &Jim Bundren OT 6-5 305 94-97 4th Miami Robert Carswell DB 5-11 215 97-00 2nd San Diego #Woody Dantzler QB 5-11 205 98-01 R Dallas Brian Dawkins DB 5-11 200 92-95 7th Philadelphia Adrian Dingle DE 6-3 272 95-98 4th San Diego Antwan Edwards DB 6-1 205 95-98 4th Green Bay Rod Gardner WR 6-3 218 97-00 2nd Washington Chris Gardocki P 6-1 200 88-90 12th Cleveland Lamont Hall TE 6-4 260 94-97 4th New Orleans Levon Kirkland LB 6-1 270 88-91 11th Philadelphia Dexter McCleon DB 5-10 195 93-96 6th St. Louis C McGlockton DT 6-4 329 89-91 11th Denver Trevor Pryce DT 6-5 295 1996 6th Denver Anthony Simmons LB 6-0 230 95-97 5th Seattle James Trapp DB 6-2 190 89-92 10th Baltimore # Practice Squad . & Injured reserve