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Acc Alums Head For Postseason Glory

Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:41am
By: Accsports Staff

By Scott Vogelsberg
ACCSports.com
January 7, 2005

When gridiron stars from an ACC school leave to pursue a career in the NFL, they no longer sport the favorite school colors, but often remain of interest to loyalists who have cheered them on over the years. Let's take a look at how each ACC school has fared in putting its finest players into NFL uniforms.

Not surprisingly, Florida State (50) and Miami (45) led the league by a large margin in placing players in "The League." However, Florida State, UNC and Virginia put the most alums in the Pro Bowl this year with four apiece. Here's a team-by-team look at league alums in the NFL.

Boston College

Alums In NFL: 27

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 13

Darnell Alford, OT, St. Louis; Ryan Burch, C, New England; Doug Flutie, QB, San Diego; Mike Guazzo, TE, Indianapolis; Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seattle; Chris Hovan, DT, Minnesota; Pete Kendall, OG, New York Jets; Dan Koppen, C, New England; John Matich, K, Minnesota; Tom Nalen, C, Denver; Jonathan Ordway, DB, Indianapolis; Brian St. Pierre, QB, Pittsburgh; Lenny Walls, CB, Denver

2004 Pro Bowlers: None

Clemson

Alums In NFL: 22

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 10

Keith Adams, LB, Philadelphia; Brian Dawkins, FS, Philadelphia; Adrian Dingle, DE, San Diego; Antuan Edwards, FS, St. Louis; Chris Gardocki, P, Pittsburgh; Trevor Pryce, DE, Denver; Anthony Simmons, LB, Seattle; Khaleed Vaughn, DE, Atlanta; Donnell Washington, DT, Green Bay; Kevin Youngblood, WR, Atlanta

2004 Pro Bowlers: 1

Brian Dawkins, S, Philadelphia

Duke

Alums In NFL: 9

Alums In NFL Playoffs: None

2004 Pro Bowlers: None

Florida State

Alums In NFL: 50

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 15

Michael Boulware, DB, Seattle; Terrell Buckley, DB, New York Jets; Sam Cowart, LB, New York Jets; Warrick Dunn, RB, Atlanta; Chris Hope, FS, Pittsburgh; Alonzo Jackson, LB, Pittsburgh; Walter Jones, OT, Seattle; Danny Kanell, QB, Denver; Tommy Polley, LB, St. Louis; Kendyll Pope, LB, Indianapolis; P.K. Sam, WR, New England; Corey Simon, DT, Philadelphia; Tra Thomas, OT, Philadelphia; Javon Walker, WR, Green Bay; Jeff Womble, DT, Minnesota

2004 Pro Bowlers: 4

Derrick Brooks, LB, Tampa Bay; Walter Jones, OT, Seattle; Tra Thomas, OT, Philadelphia; Javon Walker, WR, Green Bay;

Georgia Tech

Alums In NFL: 19

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 11

Keith Brooking, LB, Atlanta; Kelly Campbell, WR, Minnesota; Marco Coleman, DE, Denver; Nat Dorsey, OT, Minnesota; Nick Ferguson, FS, Denver; Anthony Hargrove, DE, St. Louis; Dorsey Levens, RB, Philadelphia; Nick Rogers, LB, Indianapolis; Dez White, WR, Atlanta; Ed Wilder, RB, San Diego; Chris Young, DB, Denver

2004 Pro Bowlers: 1

Keith Brooking, LB, Atlanta

Maryland

Alums In NFL: 22

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 8

Eric Barton, LB, New York Jets; Jeff Dugan, TE, Minnesota; E.J. Henderson, LB, Minnesota; Shaun Hill, QB, Minnesota; Lamont Jordan, RB, New York Jets; Chad Killian, RB, St. Louis; Bruce Perry, RB, Philadelphia; Chad Scott, CB, Pittsburgh

2004 Pro Bowlers: None

Miami

Alums In NFL: 45

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 15

Martin Bibla, OG, Atlanta; Najeh Davenport, RB, Green Bay; Bubba Franks, TE, Green Bay; Jamaal Green, DE, Philadelphia; Edgerrin James, RB, Indianapolis; Damione Lewis, DT, St. Louis; Nicolas Luchey, FB, Green Bay; Darrell McClover, LB, New York Jets; Jerome McDougle, DE, Philadelphia; Bryant McKinnie, OT, Minnesota; Santana Moss, WR, New York Jets; Jonathan Vilma, LB, New York Jets; Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis; Vince Wilfork, DT, New England; D.J. Williams, LB, Denver

2004 Pro Bowlers: 3

Ray Lewis, LB, Baltimore; Dan Morgan, LB, Carolina; Ed Reed, S, Baltimore

N.C. State

Alums In NFL: 16

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 7

Sean Berton, TE, Minnesota; Jerricho Cotchery, WR, New York Jets; Torry Holt, WR, St. Louis; Sean Locklear, OG, Seattle; Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego; Koren Robinson, WR, Seattle; Brian Williams, CB, Minnesota

2004 Pro Bowlers: None

North Carolina

Alums In NFL: 29

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 10

Alge Crumpler, TE, Atlanta; William Henderson, FB, Green Bay; Leon Johnson, RB, San Diego; Keith Newman, LB, Minnesota; Willie Parker, RB, Pittsburgh; Jeff Reed, K, Pittsburgh; Dexter Reid, S, New England; Clay Roberson, LB, Seattle; Jeff Saturday, C, Indianapolis; David Thornton, LB, Indianapolis

2004 Pro Bowlers: 4

Dre Bly, CB, Detroit; Alge Crumpler, TE, Atlanta; William Henderson, FB, Green Bay; Julius Peppers, DE, Carolina

Virginia

Alums In NFL: 19

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 6

James Farrior, LB, Pittsburgh; Patrick Kerney, DE, Atlanta; Billy McMullen, WR, Philadelphia; Monsanto Pope, DT, Denver; Evan Routzahn, OG, Indianapolis; Matt Schaub, QB, Atlanta

2004 Pro Bowlers: 4

Ronde Barber, CB, Tampa Bay; Tiki Barber, RB, New York Giants; James Farrior, LB, Pittsburgh; Patrick Kerney, DE, Atlanta

Virginia Tech

Alums In NFL: 28

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 9

Cory Bird, SS, Indianapolis; Keion Carpenter, FS, Atlanta; Bill Conaty, C, Minnesota; DeAngelo Hall, CB, Atlanta; Matt Lehr, C, St. Louis; Kevin McCadam, DB, Atlanta; Dave Meyer, QB, Green Bay; Chris Shreve, WR, Green Bay; Michael Vick, QB, Atlanta

2004 Pro Bowlers: 1

Michael Vick, QB, Atlanta

Wake Forest

Alums In NFL: 15

Alums In NFL Playoffs: 3

Tyler Ashe, K, Minnesota; Tyson Clabo, OG, Denver; Walter Rasby, TE, Pittsburgh

2004 Pro Bowlers: None

 

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