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24 Former Tigers on NFL Rosters

24 Former Tigers on NFL Rosters

Sept. 5, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson has 24 former players on NFL rosters as of September 6, 2011. The list includes seven members of the 2010 Clemson team who will be rookies this year.

The first-year NFL players from Clemson include Da’Quan Bowers with Tampa Bay, Marcus Gilchrist with San Diego, Chris Hairston with Buffalo, Jamie Harper with Tennessee, Byron Maxwell with Seattle, Miguel Chavis with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Jarvis Jenkins with Washington. Jenkins suffered a torn ACL in a preseason game and is out for the year. Chavis is also on injured reserve.

The veteran of the group is Brian Dawkins, a senior at Clemson in 1995 who is playing in his 17th year. Trevor Pryce, who has been in the NFL since 1997, is a free agent and has not signed with a team yet.

A total of 13 players from the 2009 Clemson team that won the Atlantic Division of the ACC are on NFL rosters.

Clemson Players in the NFL
(as of September 5, 2011)
Number Name Position Team
61 Thomas Austin OG Houston Texans
91 Da’Quan Bowers DE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
22 Crezdon Butler CB Arizona Cardinals
& Miguel Chavis FB Pittsburgh Steelers
30 Chris Clemons S Miami Dolphins
53 Kavell Conner LB Indianapolis Colts
73 # Jamie Cumbie DT Oakland Raiders
20 Brian Dawkins S Denver Broncos
98 Nick Eason DT Arizona Cardinals
12 Jacoby Ford WR Oakland Raiders
38 Marcus Gilchrist CB San Diego Chargers
19 # Tyler Grisham WR Pittsburgh Steelers
75 Chris Hairston OT Buffalo Bills
23 Jamie Harper RB Tennessee Titans
56 LeRoy Hill LB Seattle Seahawks
99 & Jarvis Jenkins DT Washington Redskins
41 Byron Maxwell DB Seattle Seahawks
97 Philip Merling DE Miami Dolphins
81 Michael Palmer TE Atlanta Falcons
67 Barry Richardson OT Kansas City Chiefs
97 Dorell Scott DT St. Louis Rams
28 C.J. Spiller RB Buffalo Bills
17 Chansi Stuckey WR Arizona Cardinals
6 Charlie Whitehurst QB Seattle Seahawks
# – practice squad; & – injured reserve