18 Tigers in the NFL

Clemson has 18 former players on NFL rosters, including three injured reserve players, according to rosters released by NFL clubs on Sunday. Sunday was the final day of cuts for the league, which will begin play this Thursday.

The list of active players includes rookie Bryant McNeal with the Denver Broncos, who was a starter for Clemson just last season. Nick Eason, who was drafted in the fourth round along with McNeal, is on injured reserve due to an Achilles tendon problem. Gary Byrd, a senior in 2002, is also on injured reserve, with the Buffalo Bills. The list of veterans includes Chris Gardocki, who is in his 13th year in the NFL as a punter. The former pro bowl punter is with the Cleveland Browns. Gardocki holds the career punting average record for both the Browns (44.1) and the Indianapolis Colts (44.8).

Chester McGlockton (New York Jets), James Trapp (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Brentson Buckner (Carolina Panthers) are three other former Tigers who are in double figures in years of experience in the NFL. Trapp, who is a member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame for his track accomplishments, is in his 11th year in the league, his first with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was a member of the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Championship team two years back.

Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters
Name	Pos	Hgt	Wgt	CU	NFL Exp	Team
Keith Adams	LB	5-11	230	98-00	3rd  Philadelphia Eagles
Brentson Buckner	DE	6-2	305	90-93	10th Carolina Panthers
#Gary Byrd	OT	6-4	320	99-02	R    Buffalo Bills
Woody Dantzler	QB	5-11	205	98-01	2nd  Dallas Cowboys
Brian Dawkins	DB	5-11	200	92-95	8th  Philadelphia Eagles
Adrian Dingle	DE	6-3	272	95-98	5th  San Diego Chargers
#Nick Eason	DT	6-3	290	99-02	R    Denver Broncos
Antwan Edwards	DB	6-1	205	95-98	5th  Green Bay Packers
Rod Gardner	WR	6-3	218	97-00	3rd  Washington Redskins
Chris Gardocki	P	6-1	200	88-90	13th Cleveland Browns
Lamont Hall	TE	6-4	260	94-97	5th  Atlanta Falcons
#Corey Hulsey	OL	6-5	330	96-98	2nd  Oakland Raiders
Dexter McCleon	DB	5-10	195	93-96	7th  Kansas City Chiefs
Chester McGlockton	DT	6-4	335	89-91	12th New York Jets
Bryant McNeal	DE	6-4	250	99-02	R    Denver Broncos
Trevor Pryce	DT	6-5	295	1996	7th  Denver Broncos
Anthony Simmons	LB	6-0	230	95-97	6th  Seattle Seahawks
James Trapp	DB	6-2	190	89-92	11th Jacksonville Jaguars

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