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

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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

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, 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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