31 Tigers on NFL rosters

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31 Tigers on NFL rosters

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

Running Back

#28 5-11, 195

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

Defensive Tackle

#99 6-4, 315

Clemson, SC

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


# 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.

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