As of today Clemson has 24 former players on NFL rosters. 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.
**INFO FROM CLEMSON SID**
(As of September 6, 2011)
No Name Pos Team
- 61 Thomas Austin OG Houston Texans
- 91 Da’Quan Bowers DE Tampa Bay Bucs
- 22 Crezdon Butler CB Arizona Cardinals
- &Miguel Chavis FB Pittsburgh Steelers
- 30 Chris Clemons S Miami Dolphins
- 53 Kavell Connor LB Indianapolis Colts
- 73 #Jamie Cumbie DT Oakland Raiders
- 20 Brian Dawkins S Denver Broncos
- 98 Nick Easton 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