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20 Tigers On NFL Rosters After Final Cutdown Day

20 Tigers On NFL Rosters After Final Cutdown Day

Sept. 2, 2001

Clemson, SC-Twenty former Clemson football players, including three from last year’s 9-3 team that finished 14th in the final poll were named to NFL teams on Sunday. The list also included former Tiger lineman Corey Hulsey, who had not played since the 1998 season with the Tigers.

Rod Gardner (WR, Washington Redskins), Robert Carswell (FS, San Diego Chargers) and Darrel Crutchfield (DB, Philadelphia Eagles) were members of Clemson’s 2000 team that stuck with NFL teams as rookies. Gardner was a first-round pick and was a lock to make the Redskins. In fact, he is slated to start their season opener. Carswell was a seventh round pick, while Crutchfield was a free agent.

Five of the 20 players on the list are in at least their 10th year in the NFL. That list includes Chris Gardocki, in his 11th year in the league as a punter. He will play for the Cleveland Browns this year. Terry Allen is a running back with the World Champion Baltimore Ravens, while Levon Kirkland, Ed McDaniel and Chester McGlockton are all former Tigers in their 10th year in the NFL.

The Seattle Seahawks will start two former Tiger linebackers in Anthony Simmons and Kirkland, while the Denver Broncos will start two former Tigers at defensive tackle in former All-Pros McGlockton and Trevor Pryce. The Seahawks, Broncos, Ravens, Chargers and Eagles all have have two former Tigers apiece.

NFL teams cut down to 53 players on Sunday. Each team will have the right to add five players to practice squads this week. Among those players could be Keith Adams, who was cut Friday by the Tennessee Titans. Another surprise cut on Sunday was Rahim Abdullah, who was waived by the Minnesota Vikings.

Former Clemson Players On NFL Rosters

Name Pos Hgt Wgt CU Yrs NFL Exp NFL Team
Terry Allen RB 5-11 205 87-89 10th Baltimore Ravens
Lorenzo Bromell DE 6-6 275 96-97 4th Miami Dolphins
Brentson Buckner DE 6-2 305 90-93 8th Carolina Panthers
Robert Carswell DB 5-11 215 97-00 R San Diego Chargers
Darrel Crutchfield DB 6-0 177 97-00 R Philadelphia Eagles
Brian Dawkins DB 5-11 200 92-95 6th Philadelphia Eagles
Adrian Dingle DE 6-3 272 95-98 3rd San Diego Chargers
Antwan Edwards DB 6-1 205 95-98 3rd Green Bay Packers
Rod Gardner WR 6-3 218 97-00 R Washington Redskins
Chris Gardocki P 6-1 200 88-90 11th Cleveland Browns
Lamont Hall TE 6-4 260 94-97 3rd New Orleans
Tony Horne WR 5-9 205 94-97 4th Kansas City Chiefs
Corey Hulsey OG 6-6 338 96-98 R Buffalo Bills
Levon Kirkland LB 6-1 270 88-91 10th Seattle Seahawks
Dexter McCleon DB 5-10 195 93-96 5th St. Louis Rams
Ed McDaniel LB 5-11 230 88-91 10th Minnesota Vikings
Chester McGlockton DT 6-4 329 89-91 10th Denver Broncos
Trevor Pryce DT 6-5 295 1996 5th Denver Broncos
Anthony Simmons LB 6-0 230 95-97 4th Seattle Seahawks
James Trapp DB 6-2 190 89-92 9th Baltimore Ravens

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