30 Former Clemson Players in NFL Camps


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<font class=caption>Rod Gardner was the #1 draft pick of the Redskins.</font>
Rod Gardner was the #1 draft pick of the Redskins.

Clemson, SC — Thirty former Clemson football players are currently listed on NFL rosters. All NFL camps are now in session as the league prepares for the season openers on September 8. The list of 30 former Clemson players includes 11 who will be trying to make an active NFL roster for the first time. That list includes seven players from last year’s 9-3 Clemson team that finished 14th in the final USA Today Coaches poll.


The list of former Tigers on current NFL rosters includes four players who will be in at least their 10th year in the NFL. Chris Gardocki, who will be inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame this year, is the dean of former Tigers in the NFL. The Pro Bowl punter now with the Cleveland Browns is in his 11th season. He led the NFL in net punting last year and was named the most valuable player of the Browns team for 2000.


Chester McGlockton (Denver Broncos) , Ed McDaniel (Minnesota Vikings) and Levon Kirkland (Seattle Seahawks) are all in their 10th seasons in the league. The last three playes are three of six members of the 1991 Clemson ACC Championship team that is still active in the NFL. The others are James Trapp (Baltimore Ravens), Brentson Buckner (Carolina Panthers) and Curtis Whitley (Oakland Raiders).


Six of the former Tigers in the NFL have already been chosen to the Pro Bowl. That list includes Gardocki, Kirkland, McDaniel, McGlockton, Trevor Pryce (Denver) and Brian Dawkins (Philadelphia). Four active former Tigers already have Super Bowl Championship Rings. That list includes Pryce (twice), James Trapp (Baltimore in 2000), Tony Horne (St. Louis in 1999) and Dexter McCleon (St. Louis in 1999).


The Cleveland Browns and the San Diego Chargers have the most former Tigers in their camps with three apiece. The Seattle Seahawks could start two former Tigers at linebacker in Anthony Simmons and Kirkland, while McGlockton and Trevor Pryce could be side by side on the defensive line in Denver.


The list of former Tigers in the NFL include 20 defensive players, nine offensive players and one special teams player. Eight of the players are defensive linemen, while six are linebackers and six are defensive backs.







Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters

	Name             	Pos	Hgt	Wgt	CU Yrs	NFL Exp	NFL Team
	Raham Abdullah    	LB	6-5	233	96-98	3rd	Cleveland Browns
	Keith Adams     	LB	6-0	220	98-00	R	Tennessee Titans
	Lorenzo Bromell 	DE	6-6	275	96-97	4th	Miami Dolphins
	Terry Bryant    	DT	6-4	275	97-00	R	Washington Redskins
	Brentson Buckner	DE	6-2	305	90-93	8th	Carolina Panthers
	Jim Bundren     	OG	6-3	303	94-97	3rd	Cleveland Browns
	Robert Carswell    	DB	5-11	215	97-00	R	San Diego Chargers
	O.J. Childress  	LB	6-1	245	95-98	2nd	Carolina Panthers
	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
	Jason Gamble      	C	6-3	307	97-98	R	Dallas Cowboys
	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
	Tony Horne      	WR	5-9	205	94-97	4th	Kansas City Chiefs
	Corey Hulsey    	OG	6-6	338	96-98	R	Buffalo Bills
	Terry Jolly     	DT	6-2	280	97-00	R	Tampa Bay Bucs
	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
	Damonte McKenzie	DT	6-2	280	95-98	R	New York Giants
	Trevor Pryce    	DT	6-5	295	1996	5th	Denver Broncos
	Glenn Rountree  	OG	6-3	300	94-97	R	Green Bay Packers
	Anthony Simmons 	LB	6-0	230	95-97	4th	Seattle Seahawks
	James Trapp      	DB	6-2	190	89-92	9th	Baltimore Ravens
	Curtis Whitley  	C	6-1	295	88-91	7th	Oakland Raiders
	Terry Witherspoon	FB	5-11	255	97-00	R	San Diego Chargers

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