Seventeen Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters


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Clemson, SC?Seventeen former Clemson football players are currently on NFL rosters according to NFL.com, the official website of the National Football League. The list includes veteran safety Brian Dawkins of the Philadelphia Eagles and defensive tackle Trevor Pryce of the Baltimore Ravens.

Dawkins is in his 13th season in the NFL and has been to the Pro Bowl six times, tied for the most Pro Bowls among former Clemson players with Michael Dean Perry, who played in six Pro Bowls between 1988 and 1998. Pryce has played in four Pro Bowls and has two Super Bowl Championship rings.

Four teams have two former Clemson players apiece. The Tampa Bay Bucs, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers all have two former Clemson players apiece. The Bucs have two former Tigers at the same position as Gaines Adams an Charles Bennett, teammates at Clemson from 2003-05, are defensive ends with the Bucs.

Clemson has two rookies on NFL rosters in Phillip Merling of the Miami Dolphins and Barry Richardson of the Kansas City Chiefs. Merling was the 32nd pick of the NFL draft, the first selection of the first round, while Richardson went in the sixth round to the Chiefs.


Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters

No	Player			Pos	NFL	Team
90	Gaines Adams		DE	2nd	Tampa Bay Bucs
92	Charles Bennett		DE	3rd	Tampa Bay Bucs
50	Vince Ciurciu		LB	6th	Minnesota Vikings
20	Brian Dawkins		SS	13th	Philadelphia Eagles
93	Nick Eason		DT	6th	Pittsburgh Steelers
62	Dustin Fry		C	2nd	St. Louis Rams
23	Jamaal Fudge		S	3rd	Jacksonville Jaguars
56	Leroy Hill		LB	4th	Seattle Seahawks
26	Tye Hill		CB	3rd	St. Louis Rams
71	Corey Hulsey		G	6th	Detroit Lions
97	Phillip Merling		DE	R	Miami Dolphins
21	Justin Miller		CB	4th	New York Jets
90	Trevor Pryce		DT	12th	Baltimore Ravens
67	Barry Richardson	OT	R	Kansas City Chiefs
83	Chansi Stuckey		WR	2nd	New York Jets
53	Anthony Waters		LB	2nd	San Diego Chargers
6	Charlie Whitehurst	QB	3rd	San Diego Chargers
As of July 31, 2008

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