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