Clemson Tigers around the NFL

Clemson Tigers around the NFL

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Clemson Tigers around the NFL

Forty-four former Clemson football players are on NFL rosters entering training camps for the 32 league teams this week.    The number does not include three players who are free agents and four others who are on rosters in the Canadian Football League.

 

Here are some notes on the Tigers on NFL rosters as of July  27, 2017:

  • Clemson has 44 former players on NFL rosters, 24 defensive players, 18 offensive players and two special teams players.
  • As far as former Tigers by position, there are eight wide receives, seven defensive ends, six defensive tackles, five cornerbacks, three safeties, three linebackers, three running backs, two tight ends, two offensive tackles, two offensive guards and one placekicker, one punter and one quarterback.
  • As far as the most popular teams among former Tigers, the Houston Texans lead the way with four, including 2016 quarterback Deshaun Watson and 2016 All-American defensive tackle Carlos Watkins.
  • At least one former Tiger is on 21 of the 32 teams. As stated Houston leads with four, followed by the Chargers, Giants, Jets, Dolphins and Chiefs with three apiece.
  • Nine members of Clemson’s 2016 National Champions are on rosters entering camp. That includes six drafted players and three free agents. There are nine players in their second year in the league, 10 in their third, four in their fourth, four in their fifth, five in their sixth year, two in their seventh and one in their eighth (C.J. Spiller).
  • Four former Tigers are already playing regular season games in the Canadian Football League. Those players include Da’Quan Bowers (Edmonton), Crezdon Butler (Saskatchewan), Kavell Conner (Hamilton) and Antoine McClain (Calgary).
  • As far as recent Clemson teams that have produced NFL talent, 25 members of the 2014 team are on NFL rosters this summer, 17 from the 2015 team and nine from the 2016 team.
  • All 44 former Tigers on NFL rosters played for Coach Dabo Swinney at Clemson.

 

 

Former Clemson Players in the NFL

(As of July 27,  2017)

No  Name            Team     Pos  Exp Clemson

20  Mackenzie Alexander   Vikings  CB    1            2014-15

83  Dwayne Allen    Patriots  TE   5 2009-11

50  Stephone Anthony Saints    LB   2 2011-14

95  Tavaris Barnes  Bucs      DE   2 2011-14

77  Isaiah Battle   Chiefs    OT   1 2012-14

44  Vic Beasley     Falcons  OLB   2 2011-14

50  Ben Boulware    Panthers  LB   R 2013-16

50  Andre Branch    Dolphins  DE   5 2008-11

26  Bashaud Breeland Redskins  CB   3 2011-13

13  Jaron Brown     Cardinals WR   4 2009-12

90  Kourtnei Brown  Titans    DE   2 2007-11

10  Martavis Bryant Steelers  WR   2 2011-13

7  Chandler Catanzaro       Jets  PK    3            2010-13

93  Kevin Dodd      Titans   OLB   1 2013-15

38  Andre Ellington Cardinals RB   4 2009-12

30  Wayne Gallman   Giants    RB   R 2014-16

93  Malliciah Goodman     Jaguars  DE    4            2009-12

93  B.J. Goodson    Giants    LB   1 2012-15

32  T.J. Green      Colts      S   1 2013-15

75  Chris Hairston  Chargers  OT   5 2007-10

10  DeAndre Hopkins Texas     WR   4 2010-12

11  Adam Humphries  Bucs      WR   2 2011-14

97  Grady Jarrett   Falcons   DT   2 2011-14

98  Jarvis Jenkins  Chiefs    DT   6 2007-10

31  Jadar Johnson   Giants     S   R 2013-16

27  Jayron Kearse   Vikings    S   1 2013-15

90  Shaq Lawson     Bills     DE   1 2013-15

49  Jordan Leggett  Jets      TE   R 2013-16

41  Byron Maxwell   Dolphins  CB   6 2007-10

17  Charone Peake   Jets      WR   1 2011-15

5  Bradley Pinion  49ers      P   2 2012-14

98  D.J. Reader     Texans    DT   1 2012-15

82  Artavis Scott   Chargers  WR   R 2014-16

21  Coty Sensabaugh Steelers  CB   5 2008-11

69  Tyler Shatley   Jaguars   OG   3 2010-13

28  C.J. Spiller    Chiefs    RB   7 2006-09

30  Cordrea Tankersley   Dolphins  DB    R            2013-16

60  Brandon Thomas  49ers     OG   2 2010-13

98  Brandon Thompson Bengals   DT   5 2008-11

91  Carlos Watkins  Texans    DT   R 2012-16

14  Sammy Watkins   Bills     WR   3 2011-13

4  Deshaun Watson  Texans    QB   R 2014-16

69  DeShawn Williams Bengals   DT   2 2011-14

Mike Williams   Chargers  WR   R 2013-16

 

Currently Free Agents not with a team

Dalton Freeman              C   4 2009-12

Marcus Gilchrist           DB   6 2007-10

Jonathan Meeks             DB   4 2009-12

 

Canadian Football League Players

92  Da’Quan Bowers Edmonton    DE     2008-10

17  Crezdon Butler Saskatchewan CB     2008-10

42  Kavell Conner Hamilton    LB     2006-09

66  Antoine McClain       Calgary  OT                 2008-11

 

By Staff Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

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