19 Tigers on NFL Rosters


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Clemson, SC- Nineteen former Clemson football players, including three
from last year's 9-3 team that finished 14th in the final poll were
named to NFL teams on Sunday. The list also included former Tiger
lineman Corey Hulsey, who had not played since the 1998 season with
the Tigers.


Rod Gardner (WR, Washington Redskins), Robert Carswell (FS,
San Diego Chargers) and Darrel Crutchfield (DB, Philadelphia Eagles)
were members of Clemson's 2000 team that stuck with NFL teams as
rookies. Gardner was a first-round pick and was a lock to make the
Redskins. In fact, he is slated to start their season opener.
Carswell was a seventh round pick, while Crutchfield was a free agent.


Five of the 20 players on the list are in at least their 10th
year in the NFL. That list includes Chris Gardocki, in his 11th year
in the league as a punter. He will play for the Cleveland Browns
this year. Terry Allen is a running back with the World Champion
Baltimore Ravens, while Levon Kirkland, Ed McDaniel and Chester
McGlockton are all former Tigers in their 10th year in the NFL.


The Seattle Seahawks will start two former Tiger linebackers
in Anthony Simmons and Kirkland, while the Denver Broncos will start
two former Tigers at defensive tackle in former All-Pros McGlockton
and Trevor Pryce. The Seahawks, Broncos, Ravens, Chargers and
Eagles all have have two former Tigers apiece.


NFL teams cut down to 53 players on Sunday. Each team will
have the right to add five players to practice squads this week.
Among those players could be Keith Adams, who was cut Friday by the
Tennessee Titans. Another surprise cut on Sunday was Rahim Abdullah,
who was waived by the Minnesota Vikings. Tony Horne, an All-Pro as a
kick returner two years ago, was cut late Sunday night by the Kansas
City Chiefs.


Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters

	Name	                Pos	Hgt	Wgt	CU Yrs	NFL Exp	NFL Team
	Terry Allen	        RB	5-11	205	87-89	10 	Baltimore Ravens
	Lorenzo Bromell	        DE	6-6	275	96-97	4th	Miami Dolphins
	Brentson Buckner	DE	6-2	305	90-93	8th 	Carolina Panthers
	Robert Carswell	        DB	5-11	215	97-00	R	San Diego Chargers
	Darrel Crutchfield	DB	6-0	177	97-00	R 	Philadelphia Eagles
	Brian Dawkins	        DB	5-11	200	92-95	6th 	Philadelphia Eagles
	Adrian Dingle	        DE	6-3	272	95-98	3rd	San Diego Chargers
	Antwan Edwards	        DB	6-1	205	95-98	3rd	Green Bay Packers
	Rod Gardner	        WR	6-3	218	97-00	R 	Washington Redskins
	Chris Gardocki	        P	6-1	200	88-90	11th 	Cleveland Browns
	Lamont Hall	        TE	6-4	260	94-97	3rd	New Orleans
	Corey Hulsey	        OG	6-6	338	96-98	R	Buffalo Bills
	Levon Kirkland	        LB	6-1	270	88-91	10th	Seattle Seahawks
	Dexter McCleon	        DB	5-10	195	93-96	5th	St. Louis Rams
	Ed McDaniel       	LB	5-11	230	88-91	10th	Minnesota Vikings
	Chester McGlockton	DT	6-4	329	89-91	10th 	Denver Broncos
	Trevor Pryce       	DT	6-5	295	1996	5th	Denver Broncos
	Anthony Simmons   	LB	6-0	230	95-97	4th 	Seattle Seahawks
	James Trapp       	DB	6-2	190	89-92	9th 	Baltimore Ravens

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