18 Tigers on NFL Rosters


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Nick Eason is on injured reserve due to an Achilles tendon problem.

CLEMSON -- Clemson has 18 former players on NFL rosters, including three
injured reserve players, according to rosters released by NFL clubs
on Sunday. Sunday was the final day of cuts for the league, which
will begin play this Thursday.


The list of active players includes rookie Bryant McNeal with the
Denver Broncos, who was a starter for Clemson just last season.
Nick Eason, who was drafted in the fourth round along with McNeal, is
on injured reserve due to an Achilles tendon problem. Gary Byrd, a
senior in 2002, is also on injured reserve, with the Buffalo Bills.

The list of veterans includes Chris Gardocki, who is in his
13th 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 (New York Jets), James Trapp (Jacksonville
Jaguars) and Brentson Buckner (Carolina Panthers) are three other
former Tigers who are in double figures in years of experience in the
NFL. Trapp, who is a member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame for
his track accomplishments, is in his 11th year in the league, his
first with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was a member of the
Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Championship team two years back.

Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters
Name            	Pos	CU	NFL Exp	Team
Keith Adams	        LB	98-00	3rd     Philadelphia Eagles
Brentson Buckner	DE	90-93	10th	Carolina Panthers
#Gary Byrd	        OT	99-02	R	Buffalo Bills
Woody Dantzler	        QB	98-01	2nd	Dallas Cowboys
Brian Dawkins     	DB	92-95	8th 	Philadelphia Eagles
Adrian Dingle   	DE	95-98	5th	San Diego Chargers
#Nick Eason     	DT	99-02	R	Denver Broncos
Antwan Edwards  	DB	95-98	5th	Green Bay Packers
Rod Gardner     	WR	97-00	3rd 	Washington Redskins
Chris Gardocki  	P	88-90	13th	Cleveland Browns
Lamont Hall     	TE	94-97	5th	Atlanta Falcons
#Corey Hulsey   	OL	96-98	2nd	Oakland Raiders
Dexter McCleon  	DB	93-96	7th 	Kansas City Chiefs
Chester McGlockton	DT	89-91	12th 	New York Jets
Bryant McNeal   	DE	99-02	R	Denver Broncos
Trevor Pryce    	DT	1996	7th	Denver Broncos
Anthony Simmons 	LB	95-97	6th 	Seattle Seahawks
James Trapp     	DB	89-92	11th 	Jacksonville Jaguars
# Injured Reserve

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