Tigers on NFL Rosters

Tigers on NFL Rosters


Tigers on NFL Rosters


By Staff Report.

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. Spiller 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 Jenkins, 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 Austin, C               New England Patriots

91           Da’Quan Bowers, DE         Tampa Bay Bucs

28           Crezdon Butler, CB             Pittsburgh Steelers

65           Miquel Chavis, DL              Pittsburgh Steelers

30           Chris Clemons, S                 Miami Dolphins

53           Kavell Connor, LB              Indianapolis Colts

73           Jamie Cumbie, DL              Oakland Raiders

24           James Davis, RB                 Washington Redskins

20           Brian Dawkins, S                 Denver Broncos

                Nick Eason, DE                    Arizona Cardinals

12           Jacoby Ford, WR                 Oakland Raiders

                Marcus Gilchrist, CB           San Diego Chargers

19           Tyler Grisham, WR             Pittsburgh Steelers

25           Michael Hamlin, S              Jacksonville Jags

75           Chris Hairston, OT              Buffalo Bills

                Jamie Harper, RB                                Tennessee Titans

56           Leroy Hill, LB                      Seattle Seahawks

24           Tye Hill, CB                          Detroit Lions

99           Jarvis Jenkins, DT                Washington Redskins

41           Byron Maxwell, CB            Seattle Seahawks

46           DeAndre McDaniel, S         New Orleans Saints

97           Philip Merling, DE                Miami Dolphins

81           Michael Palmer, TE            Atlanta Falcons

93           Trevor Pryce, DE                 New York Jets

94           Ricky Sapp, DE                   Philadelphia Eagles

97           Dorell Scott, DT                   St. Louis Rams

28           C.J. Spiller, RB                     Buffalo Bills

                Chansi Stuckey, WR           Arizona Cardinals

30           Rendrick Taylor, 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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