SEC in NFL

The Southeastern Conference had 266 of its former football student-athletes on 2006 National Football League opening weekend rosters, more than any other conference in the nation.

The Atlantic Coast Conference was second with 247 while the Big Ten was third with 236, Pac-10 fourth with 184 and the Big 12 was fifth with 174 of its former student-athletes on NFL rosters.

Of the 12 SEC institutions, Tennessee had the most former student-athletes on NFL rosters with 40 followed by Georgia with 39, Florida with 35, LSU with 31, Auburn with 27 and South Carolina with 20.

Alabama had 19 of its former student-athletes on NFL opening weekend rosters followed by Mississippi State with 17, Ole Miss with 15, Arkansas with 11, Vanderbilt with eight and Kentucky with four.

Miami (Fla.) led the nation with 42 of its former student-athletes on NFL opening weekend rosters.

The NFL Kickoff Weekend numbers were furnished by the National Football League and does not include any former SEC players that may have been activated after the opening weekend.

The list of former SEC student-athletes on NFL opening weekend rosters is below:

ALABAMA (19)
Shaun Alexander – Seattle
Mark Anderson – Chicago
Wesley Britt – New England
Fernando Bryant – Detroit
Brodie Croyle – Kansas City
Cornelius Griffin – Washington
Roman Harper – New Orleans
Jarret Johnson – Baltimore
Evan Mathis – Carolina
Kindal Moorehead – Carolina
Michael Myers – Denver
Antwan Odom – Tennessee
Charlie Peprah – Green Bay
Derrick Pope – Miami
DeMeco Ryans – Houston
Chris Samuels – Washington
Justin Smiley – San Francisco
Deshea Townsend – Pittsburgh
Shaud Williams – Buffalo

ARKANSAS (11)
Shawn Andrews – Philadelphia
David Barrett – New York Jets
Ahmad Carroll – Green Bay
Cedric Cobbs – Denver
Ken Hamlin – Seattle
Eddie Jackson – Miami
Matt Jones – Jacksonville
Kenoy Kennedy – Detroit
Caleb Miller – Cincinnati
Jason Peters – Buffalo
Bobbie Williams – Cincinnati

AUBURN (27)
Willie Anderson – Cincinnati
Rob Bironas – Tennessee
Ronnie Brown – Miami
Jason Campbell – Washington
Tim Carter – New York Giants
Karlos Dansby – Arizona
Stephen Davis – St. Louis
Heath Evans – New England
Wayne Gandy – Atlanta
Chris Gray – Seattle
Roderick Hood – Philadelphia
Jeno James – Miami
Rudi Johnson – Cincinnati
Spencer Johnson – Minnesota
Stanley McClover – Carolina
Marcus McNeill – San Diego
Mike Pucillo – Washington
Jay Ratliff – Dallas
Tony Richardson – Minnesota
Carlos Rogers – Washington
Kendall Simmons – Pittsburgh
Takeo Spikes – Buffalo
Dontarrious Thomas – Minnesota
Reggie Torbor – New York Giants
Marcus Washington – Washington
Willie Whitehead – New Orleans
Carnell Williams – Tampa Bay

FLORIDA (35)
Alex Brown – Chicago
Reche Caldwell – New England
Cooper Carlisle – Denver
Kevin Carter – Miami
Ran Carthon – Indianapolis
Channing Crowder – Miami
Andra Davis – Cleveland
Ciatrick Fason – Minnesota
Earnest Graham – Tampa Bay
Rex Grossman – Chicago
Reynaldo Hill – Tennessee
Ike Hilliard – Tampa Bay
Chad Jackson – New England
Darrell Jackson – Seattle
Taylor Jacobs – San Francisco
Doug Johnson – Cincinnati
Todd Johnson – Chicago
Jevon Kearse – Philadelphia
Erron Kinney – Tennessee
Marquand Manuel – Green Bay
Bobby McCray – Jacksonville
Mike Peterson – Jacksonville
Zach Piller – Tennessee
Keiwan Ratliff – Cincinnati
Guss Scott – Houston
Ian Scott – Chicago
Lito Sheppard – Philadelphia
Max Starks – Pittsburgh
Fred Taylor – Jacksonville
Travis Taylor – Minnesota
Ben Troupe – Tennessee
Aaron Walker – St. Louis
Kenyatta Walker – Tampa Bay
Gerard Warren – Denver
Dee Webb – Jacksonville

GEORGIA (39)
Boss Bailey – Detroit
Champ Bailey – Denver
Kendrell Bell – Kansas City
Greg Blue – Minnesota
Reggie Brown – Philadelphia
Phillip Daniels – Washington
Thomas Davis – Carolina
Demetric Evans – Washington
Jason Ferguson – Dallas
George Foster – Denver
Robert Geathers – Cincinnati
Tony Gilbert – Jacksonville
Randall Godfrey – San Diego
Kedric Golston – Washington
Charles Grant – New Orleans
David Greene – Seattle
Arnold Harrison – Pittsburgh
Verron Haynes – Pittsburgh
Max Jean-Gilles – Philadelphia
Jonas Jennings – San Francisco
Tim Jennings – Indianapolis
Sean Jones – Cleveland
John Kasay – Carolina
Randy McMichael – Miami
Adam Meadows – Denver
Jermaine Phillips – Tampa Bay
David Pollack – Cincinnati
Leonard Pope – Arizona
Richard Seymour – New England
D.J. Shockley – Atlanta
Musa Smith – Baltimore
Jon Stinchcomb – New Orleans
Mack Strong – Seattle
Marcus Stroud – Jacksonville
Johnathan Sullivan – New England
Hines Ward – Pittsburgh
Ben Watson – New England
Jermaine Wiggins – Minnesota
Will Witherspoon – St. Louis

KENTUCKY (4)
Jared Lorenzen – New York Giants
Marlon McCree – San Diego
Artose Pinner – Minnesota
Dewayne Robertson – New York Jets

LSU (31)
Joseph Addai – Indianapolis
Eric Alexander – New England
Kenderick Allen – Green Bay
Ryan Clark – Pittsburgh
Michael Clayton – Tampa Bay
Travis Daniels – Miami
Alan Faneca – Pittsburgh
Kevin Faulk – New England
Randall Gay – New England
Jarvis Green – New England
Devery Henderson – New Orleans
Marquise Hill – New England
Bradie James – Dallas
Tory James – Cincinnati
Donnie Jones – Miami
Eddie Kennison – Kansas City
Kevin Mawae – Tennessee
Todd McClure – Atlanta
Anthony McFarland – Tampa Bay
Rudy Niswanger – Kansas City
Melvin Oliver – San Francisco
Ronnie Prude – Baltimore
Josh Reed – Buffalo
Mark Roman – San Francisco
Robert Royal – Buffalo
Marcus Spears – Dallas
LaBrandon Toefield – Jacksonville
Corey Webster – New York Giants
Andrew Whitworth – Cincinnati
Kyle Williams – Buffalo
Claude Wroten – St. Louis

OLE MISS (15)
Charlie Anderson – Houston
Stacy Andrews – Cincinnati
Derrick Burgess – Oakland
Kendrick Clancy – Arizona
Marcus Johnson – Minnesota
Ken Lucas – Carolina
Kris Mangum – Carolina
Eli Manning – New York Giants
Deuce McAllister – New Orleans
Terrence Metcalf – Chicago
Tutan Reyes – Buffalo
Chris Spencer – Seattle
Tre' Stallings – Kansas City
Keydrick Vincent – Baltimore
Todd Wade – Washington

MISSISSIPPI STATE (17)
Kevin Dockery – New York Giants
Ronald Fields – San Francisco
Justin Griffith – Atlanta
Mario Haggan – Buffalo
Walt Harris – San Francisco
Reggie Kelly – Cincinnati
Tommy Kelly – Oakland
Donald Lee – Green Bay
Fred McCrary – Atlanta
Alvin McKinley – Cleveland
Eric Moulds – Houston
Jerious Norwood – Atlanta
Fred Smoot – Minnesota
David Stewart – Tennessee
Randy Thomas – Washington
Floyd Womack – Seattle
Ellis Wyms – Tampa Bay

SOUTH CAROLINA (20)
John Abraham – Atlanta
James Adkisson – Oakland
Sheldon Brown – Philadelphia
Terry Cousin – Jacksonville
Kalimba Edwards – Detroit
Na'Shan Goddard – New York Giants
Andre' Goodman – Miami
Johnathan Joseph – Cincinnati
Langston Moore – Arizona
Jamar Nesbit – New Orleans
Andrew Pinnock – San Diego
Dunta Robinson – Houston
Marcus Robinson – Minnesota
Darrell Shropshire – Atlanta
Ko Simpson – Buffalo
Shaun Smith – Cincinnati
Duce Staley – Pittsburgh
Travelle Wharton – Carolina
Troy Williamson – Minnesota
Anthony Wright – Cincinnati

TENNESSEE (40)
Jason Allen – Miami
Rashad Baker – Minnesota
Shawn Bryson – Detroit
Kevin Burnett – Dallas
Chad Clifton – Green Bay
Cosey Coleman – Cleveland
Dustin Colquitt – Kansas City
Shaun Ellis – New York Jets
Aubrayo Franklin – Baltimore
Omar Gaither – Philadelphia
Deon Grant – Jacksonville
Jabari Greer – Buffalo
Chris Hannon – Kansas City
Parys Haralson – San Francisco
Albert Haynesworth – Tennessee
John Henderson – Jacksonville
Travis Henry – Tennessee
Anthony Herrera – Minnesota
Cedric Houston – New York Jets
Mark Jones – Tampa Bay
Jamal Lewis – Baltimore
Leonard Little – St. Louis
Jesse Mahelona – Tennessee
Peyton Manning – Indianapolis
David Martin – Green Bay
Tony McDaniel – Jacksonville
Rashad Moore – New York Jets
Eric Parker – San Diego
Peerless Price – Buffalo
Donte' Stallworth – Philadelphia
Trey Teague – New York Jets
Demetrin Veal – Denver
Darwin Walker – Philadelphia
Kelley Washington – Cincinnati
Fred Weary – Houston
Scott Wells – Green Bay
Al Wilson – Denver
Cedrick Wilson – Pittsburgh
Gibril Wilson – New York Giants
Jason Witten – Dallas

VANDERBILT (8)
Corey Chavous – St. Louis
Jay Cutler – Denver
Jovan Haye – Cleveland
Hunter Hillenmeyer – Chicago
Shelton Quarles – Tampa Bay
Matt Stewart – Cleveland
Jimmy Williams – Seattle
Jamie Winborn – Tampa Bay


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