Tigers on NFL Rosters

Tigers on NFL Rosters

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Tigers on NFL Rosters

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Clemson, SC—Twenty-eight former Clemson football players are on NFL rosters.  The list includes 10 members of the 2009 Clemson team, five who signed free agent contracts and five who were drafted.  Five of the first-year players are offensive players and five are defensive players.

            The list of Clemson rookies in camps includes C.J. Spiller and Jacoby Ford, the greatest all-purpose running duo in NCAA history.  Spiller recently signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills after he was drafted in the first round, the ninth overall pick of the draft.  Ford is in camp with the Oakland Raiders.

            The list of Tigers on NFL rosters includes Brian Dawkins, now in his 16th year with the NFL, his second with the Denver Broncos.  Trevor Pryce, now with the Baltimore Ravens, is in his 15th year in the NFL.  Entering this year Pryce has 90 career sacks to match his uniform number.

            The Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns have the most former Tigers with three apiece.  The Steelers roster includes veteran Nick Eason, second year player Tyler Grisham and rookie Crezdon Butler.  The Broncos roster includes Dawkins, center Dustin Fry and rookie Kevin Alexander.  The Browns roster includes veterans James Davis and Chansi Stuckey and rookie Chris Chancellor.

Clemson Players on NFL Rosters in 2010

No     Player                     Pos     CU years    NFL Exp   Team

  48     Kevin Alexander        LB     2006-09      R               Denver Broncos

  63     Thomas Austin            G     2006-09      R               Minnesota Vikings

  40     Crezdon Butler          CB     2006-09      R               Pittsburgh Steelers

  49     Chris Chancellor       CB     2006-09      R               Cleveland Browns

  52     Vince Ciurciu             LB     1998-99      8th              Detroit Lions

  30     Chris Clemons        SAF     2005-08      2nd             Miami Dolphins

  53     Kavell Conner            LB     2006-09      R               Indianapolis Colts

  28     James Davis             RB     2005-08      2nd             Cleveland Browns

  20     Brian Dawkins        SAF     1992-95      16th            Denver Broncos

  93     Nick Eason               DT     1999-02      8th              Pittsburgh Steelers

  12     Jacoby Ford            WR     2006-09      R               Oakland Raiders

  62     Dustin Fry                    C     2003-06      2nd             Denver Broncos

  13     Tyler Grisham          WR     2005-08      2nd             Pittsburgh Steelers

  56     Leroy Hill                   LB     2001-04      6th              Seattle Seahawks

  26     Tye Hill                      CB     2002-05      5th              Tennessee Titans

  36     Mike Hamlin           SAF     2005-08      2nd             Dallas Cowboys

  97     Phillip Merling           DE     2005-07      3rd              Miami Dolphins

  47     Justin Miller               DB     2002-04      7th              Arizona Cardinals

  81     Michael Palmer         TE     2006-09      R               Atlanta Falcons

  90     Trevor Pryce             DT     1996            15th            Baltimore Ravens

  67     Barry Richardson     OT     2004-07      3rd              Kansas City Chiefs

  94     Ricky Sapp               DE     2006-09      R               Philadelphia Eagles

  97     Dorell Scott               DT     2005-08      2nd             St. Louis Rams

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