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Forty-two Clemson Players on NFL Rosters

Jun 01, 2018

Forty-two Clemson Players on NFL Rosters

Clemson, S.C.‚ÄĒForty-two former Clemson football players are on NFL rosters as of June 1, as teams go through offseason practices.¬†¬†¬†The list includes six players who were on Clemson‚Äôs 2017 team and are considered rookies this coming fall.

Below are some notes about Clemson current players in the NFL:

  • Of the 42 former Tigers on rosters, six played for Clemson last year. Those players are Deon Cain, Ryan Carter, Marcus Edmond, Taylor Hearn, Ray-Ray McCloud, and Dorian O‚ÄôDaniel.
  • Twenty-two of the former Clemson players on the list are defensive players (7 cornerbacks, 5 defensive tackle, five linebackers, three defensive ends and two safeties).
  • Eighteen of the former Clemson players on the list are offensive players (10 wide receivers, three offensive guards, two tight ends, one quarterback, one offensive tackle and one running back.
  • Two of the players on the list are kickers, punter Bradley Pinion of the San Francisco 49ers and kicker Chandler Catanzaro of the Tampa Bay Bucs.
  • Thirty former Clemson players were on NFL rosters last year and 34 players appeared in at least one game. According to Sports Reference.com, those 34 players combined to earn $43,408,942 last year.
  • As stated above, 10 former Clemson wide receivers are on NFL rosters, the most players from one position in school history in the NFL at the same time. The list includes Jaron Brown, Martavis Bryant, Deon Cain, DeAndre Hopkins, Adam Humphries, Ray-Ray McCloud, Charone Peake, Artavis Scott, Sammy Watkins and Mike Williams. Scott, Watkins, Hopkins and Williams are four of the top five receivers in Clemson history in terms of receptions.
  • The Houston Texans have the most former Tigers on their roster with four. The list includes Deshaun Watson, D.J. Reader, Carlos Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins. The Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs all have three former Tigers.
  • Clemson is represented on the rosters of 21 of the 32 NFL teams. Fourteen of the NFL teams have at least two former Clemson players.
  • Twenty-one of the 42 former Tigers on NFL rosters played on the 2015 Clemson team that finished 14-1 and second in the nation. Of course the seniors on the 2018 Clemson team also will count towards that total. So far 13 of the 2016 National Championship Clemson team members are on NFL rosters.
  • Thirty-one of the 42 Clemson players on NFL rosters have three years of experience or less, an indication of Clemson‚Äôs success in recent years.
  • The list does not include Bashaud Breeland, C.J. Spiller and Andre Ellington who all played in the NFL last year but are currently free agents.

Former Clemson Players in the NFL

No     Name                          Team            Pos    Exp  Clemson

20     Mackenzie AlexanderVikings           CB      2   2014-15

83     Dwayne Allen              Patriots          TE      6   2009-11

44     Stephone Anthony      Dolphins         LB      3   2011-14

63     Tavaris Barnes            Redskins        DL      3   2011-14

79     Isaiah Battle               Seahawks      OT      3   2012-14

44     Vic Beasley                 Falcons        OLB      3   2011-14

50     Andre Branch              Dolphins        DE      6   2008-11

18     Jaron Brown                Seahawks     WR      5   2009-12

12     Martavis Bryant          Raiders         WR      3   2011-13

8     Deon Cain                   Colts             WR      R   2015-17

46     Ryan Carter                 Bills               CB      R   2014-17

7     Chandler Catanzaro    Bucs              PK      4   2010-13

93     Kevin Dodd                  Titans          OLB      2   2013-15

41     Marcus Edmond          Chargers        CB      R   2014-17

30     Wayne Gallman           Giants            RB      1   2014-16

31     Marcus Gilchrist         Raiders          CB      7   2007-10

93     B.J. Goodson               Giants            LB      2   2012-15

32     T.J. Green                    Colts                S      2   2013-15

62     Taylor Hearn               Panthers        OG      R   2015-17

10     DeAndre Hopkins        Texans          WR      5   2010-12

10     Adam Humphries        Bucs              WR      3   2011-14

97     Grady Jarrett               Falcons          DT      3   2011-14

94     Jarvis Jenkins             Chiefs            DT      7   2007-10

27     Jayron Kearse             Vikings             S      2   2013-15

90     Shaq Lawson               Bills               DE      2   2013-15

86     Jordan Leggett           Jets                TE      1   2013-16

41     Byron Maxwell             Seahawks      CB      7   2007-10

3     Ray-Ray McCloud       Bills               WR      R   2015-17

44     Dorian O’Daniel           Chiefs            LB      R   2014-17

17     Charone Peake          Jets               WR      2   2011-15

5     Bradley Pinion            49ers               P      3   2012-14

98     D.J. Reader                 Texans           DT      2   2012-15

` 10     Artavis Scott               Chargers       WR      1   2014-16

24     Coty Sensabaugh        Steelers         CB      6   2008-11

69     Tyler Shatley               Jaguars          OG      4   2010-13

30     Cordrea Tankersley    Dolphins        DB      1   2013-16

70     Brandon Thomas         Jaguars          OG      1   2010-13

91     Carlos Watkins            Texans           DT      1   2012-16

14     Sammy Watkins          Chiefs           WR      4   2011-13

4     Deshaun Watson         Texans           QB      1   2014-16

93     DeShawn Williams      Broncos         DT      3   2011-14

81     Mike Williams             Chargers       WR      1   2013-16

 

Free Agents

26     Bashaud Breeland                            CB      4   2011-13

38     Andre Ellington                                 RB      4   2009-12

28     C.J. Spiller                                        RB      8   2010-17