Forty-four former Tigers in NFL Camps

Clemson, S.C.—Forty-four former Clemson football players are on NFL rosters entering training camps for the 32 league teams this week.    The number does not include three players who are free agents and four others who are on rosters in the Canadian Football League.  

 

Here are some notes on the Tigers on NFL rosters as of July  27, 2017:

 

  • Clemson has 44 former players on NFL rosters, 24 defensive players, 18 offensive players and two special teams players.

 

  • As far as former Tigers by position, there are eight wide receives, seven defensive ends, six defensive tackles, five cornerbacks, three safeties, three linebackers, three running backs, two tight ends, two offensive tackles, two offensive guards and one placekicker, one punter and one quarterback.

 

  • As far as the most popular teams among former Tigers, the Houston Texans lead the way with four, including 2016 quarterback Deshaun Watson and 2016 All-American defensive tackle Carlos Watkins.

 

  • At least one former Tiger is on 21 of the 32 teams.   As stated Houston leads with four, followed by the Chargers, Giants, Jets, Dolphins and Chiefs with three apiece.

 

  • Nine members of Clemson’s 2016 National Champions are on rosters entering camp.  That includes six drafted players and three free agents.  There are nine players in their second year in the league, 10 in their third, four in their fourth, four in their fifth, five in their sixth year, two in their seventh and one in their eighth (C.J. Spiller).

 

  • Four former Tigers are already playing regular season games in the Canadian Football League.  Those players include Da’Quan Bowers (Edmonton), Crezdon Butler (Saskatchewan), Kavell Conner (Hamilton) and Antoine McClain (Calgary).

 

  • As far as recent Clemson teams that have produced NFL talent, 25 members of the 2014 team are on NFL rosters this summer, 17 from the 2015 team and nine from the 2016 team.

 

  • All 44 former Tigers on NFL rosters played for Coach Dabo Swinney at Clemson.

 

Former Clemson Players in the NFL

(As of July 27,  2017)

No Name Team Pos Exp Clemson

20 Mackenzie Alexander Vikings CB 1 2014-15

83 Dwayne Allen Patriots TE 5 2009-11

50 Stephone Anthony Saints LB 2 2011-14

95 Tavaris Barnes Bucs DE 2 2011-14

77 Isaiah Battle Chiefs OT 1 2012-14

44 Vic Beasley Falcons OLB 2 2011-14

50 Ben Boulware Panthers LB R 2013-16

50 Andre Branch Dolphins DE 5 2008-11

26 Bashaud Breeland Redskins CB 3 2011-13

13 Jaron Brown Cardinals WR 4 2009-12

90 Kourtnei Brown Titans DE 2 2007-11

10 Martavis Bryant Steelers WR 2 2011-13

7 Chandler Catanzaro Jets PK 3 2010-13

93 Kevin Dodd Titans OLB 1 2013-15

38 Andre Ellington Cardinals RB 4 2009-12

30 Wayne Gallman Giants RB R 2014-16

93 Malliciah Goodman Jaguars DE 4 2009-12

93 B.J. Goodson Giants LB 1 2012-15

32 T.J. Green Colts S 1 2013-15

75 Chris Hairston Chargers OT 5 2007-10

10 DeAndre Hopkins Texas WR 4 2010-12

11 Adam Humphries Bucs WR 2 2011-14

97 Grady Jarrett Falcons DT 2 2011-14

98 Jarvis Jenkins Chiefs DT 6 2007-10

31 Jadar Johnson Giants S R 2013-16

27 Jayron Kearse Vikings S 1 2013-15

90 Shaq Lawson Bills DE 1 2013-15

49 Jordan Leggett Jets TE R 2013-16

41 Byron Maxwell Dolphins CB 6 2007-10

17 Charone Peake Jets WR 1 2011-15

5 Bradley Pinion 49ers P 2 2012-14

98 D.J. Reader Texans DT 1 2012-15

82 Artavis Scott Chargers WR R 2014-16

21 Coty Sensabaugh Steelers CB 5 2008-11

69 Tyler Shatley Jaguars OG 3 2010-13

28 C.J. Spiller Chiefs RB 7 2006-09

30 Cordrea Tankersley Dolphins DB R 2013-16

60 Brandon Thomas 49ers OG 2 2010-13

98 Brandon Thompson Bengals DT 5 2008-11

91 Carlos Watkins Texans DT R 2012-16

14 Sammy Watkins Bills WR 3 2011-13

4 Deshaun Watson Texans QB R 2014-16

69 DeShawn Williams Bengals DT 2 2011-14

Mike Williams Chargers WR R 2013-16

 

Currently Free Agents not with a team

Dalton Freeman C 4 2009-12

Marcus Gilchrist DB 6 2007-10

Jonathan Meeks DB 4 2009-12

 

Canadian Football League Players

92 Da’Quan Bowers Edmonton DE 2008-10

17 Crezdon Butler Saskatchewan CB 2008-10

42 Kavell Conner Hamilton LB 2006-09

66 Antoine McClain Calgary OT 2008-11

 

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2 thoughts on “Forty-four former Tigers in NFL Camps

  1. Garry Peters is also on a CFL roster – i.e. Edmonton Eskimos.

    He has been a starter for the Esks but misssed last night’s game because of a one-game league suspension. Look for him to be back in the starting lineup next week.

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