31 Tigers on NFL rosters
|Saturday, July 30, 2011 9:33 PM-|
Clemson, SC—Thirty-one former Clemson football players, including eight members of the 2010 Clemson team are in NFL training camps this weekend. Six members of last year’s team were drafted and two others signed free agent contracts.
Twenty of the 32 NFL teams have at least one player from Clemson on its roster and nine have at least two former Tigers. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks have the most former Tigers with three apiece.
The players with the most experience in the NFL are Brian Dawkins and Trevor Pryce. Dawkins is in his 17th year in the league after playing 14 years with the Eagles and two years with the Denver Broncos. Pryce is in his 15th season in the NFL. Both have been multiple Pro Bowl selections.
Two former Tigers shifted teams on Saturday and both ended up on the same team. Nick Eason signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals after spending the last three years with Pittsburgh. Former Clemson All-ACC receiver Chansi Stuckey also signed with Arizona after playing last year with Cleveland.
Notes Sixteen members of Clemson’s ACC Atlantic Division Championship team are in NFL camps….former Tiger C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
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Lake Butler, FL
View Full Profile has switched jersey numbers and will now wear number-28, the same number he wore at Clemson….he wore 21 last year for the Bills…Clemson has always had a strong tradition when it comes to defensive linemen….nine former Tiger defensive tackles or defensive ends are in NFL camps, including Da’Quan Bowers and Jarvis JenkinsJarvis Jenkins
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View Full Profile , who were All-ACC players last year for the Tigers…Clemson has had at least one defensive end or tackle drafted each of the last six years …18 of the 31 players in camps played in at least one NFL game last year…Barry Richardson will be a 19th player when he signs with a team…Clemson has had 11 players drafted the last two years, seventh most in the nation for that period and the most for the Clemson program in consecutive years since 1998-99.
Tigers in NFL Camps
(As of July 30, 2011) No Player, Pos Team 68 Thomas AustinThomas Austin Offensive Line # 6-4, 285 Camden, SC View Full Profile , C New England Patriots 91 Da’Quan Bowers, DE Tampa Bay Bucs 28 Crezdon ButlerCrezdon Butler Defensive Back # 6-0, 180 Asheville, NC View Full Profile , CB Pittsburgh Steelers 65 Miquel Chavis, DL Pittsburgh Steelers 30 Chris Clemons, S Miami Dolphins 53 Kavell Connor, LB Indianapolis Colts 73 Jamie CumbieJamie Cumbie Defensive Line # 6-7, 290 Morris, IL View Full Profile , DL Oakland Raiders 24 James DavisJames Davis Running Back # 6-0, 205 Atlanta, GA View Full Profile , RB Washington Redskins 20 Brian Dawkins, S Denver Broncos Nick Eason, DE Arizona Cardinals 12 Jacoby FordJacoby Ford Athlete # 5-9, 175 West Palm Beach, FL View Full Profile , WR Oakland Raiders Marcus GilchristMarcus Gilchrist Defensive Back #12 5-11, 190 High Point, NC View Full Profile , CB San Diego Chargers 19 Tyler GrishamTyler Grisham Wide Receiver # 5-11, 185 Birmingham, AL View Full Profile , WR Pittsburgh Steelers 25 Michael Hamlin, S Jacksonville Jags 75 Chris HairstonChris Hairston Offensive Line #61 6-7, 325 Winston-Salem, NC View Full Profile , OT Buffalo Bills Jamie HarperJamie Harper Running Back #8 6-0, 235 Jacksonville, FL View Full Profile , RB Tennessee Titans 56 Leroy Hill, LB Seattle Seahawks 24 Tye Hill, CB Detroit Lions 99 Jarvis Jenkins, DT Washington Redskins 41 Byron MaxwellByron Maxwell Defensive Back #36 6-1, 205 North Charleston, SC View Full Profile , CB Seattle Seahawks 46 DeAndre McDanielDeAndre McDaniel Wide Receiver #2 6-1, 180 Tallahassee, FL View Full Profile , S New Orleans Saints 97 Philip Merling, DE Miami Dolphins 81 Michael PalmerMichael Palmer Tight End # 6-4, 228 Lilburn, GA View Full Profile , TE Atlanta Falcons 93 Trevor Pryce, DE New York Jets 94 Ricky SappRicky Sapp Defensive Line # 6-4, 240 Bamberg, SC View Full Profile , DE Philadelphia Eagles 97 Dorell Scott, DT St. Louis Rams 28 C.J. Spiller, RB Buffalo Bills Chansi Stuckey, WR Arizona Cardinals 30 Rendrick TaylorRendrick Taylor Wide Receiver # 6-2, 210 Bennettsville, SC View Full Profile , FB Tampa Bay Bucs 59 Anthony Waters, LB New Orleans Saints 6 Charlie Whitehurst, QB Seattle Seahawks
Note: Barry Richardson, who played with Kansas City last year is a free agent and has not signed with a team yet.