18 Tigers Make NFL Rosters

Clemson has 18 former players on NFL rosters entering play on September 8th, the opening day of the NFL season. The list includes four players who are now in double digits in the league in terms of years of service.

Woody Dantzler, who is on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, is the only member of the 2001 Clemson team to make a roster.

The list of veterans includes Chris Gardocki, who is in his 12th 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 (Denver Broncos) and Levon Kirkland (Philadelphia Eagles) are both in their 11th seasons in the NFL. Kirkland made his 124th consecutive NFL start for the Eagles on Sunday against Tennessee. James Trapp, who is in the Clemson Hall of Fame for his track accomplishments from 1989-93, is in his 10th year in the NFL and is with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers all have two players apiece from Clemson on their respective roster. Twelve of the 18 players are defensive players, including four defensive linemen.

Two former Tigers stood out on week one. Rod Gardner had seven receptions for 131 yards and a score to help Washington to victory in Steve Spurrier's first game as head coach. Adrian Dingle had two sacks to help the San Diego Chargers to a victory over Cincinnati.

Former Clemson Players on NFL Rosters
Name	                 Pos	Hgt	Wgt	CU Yrs	NFL Exp	NFL Team
Keith Adams	LB	5-11	230	98-00	2nd	Dallas
Lorenzo Bromell	DE	6-6	275	96-97	5th           Minnesota
Brentson Buckner	DE	6-2	305	90-93	9th           Carolina
Jim Bundren&	OT	6-5	305	94-97	4th	Miami
Robert Carswell	DB	5-11	215	97-00	2nd	San Diego
Woody Dantzler#	QB	5-11	205	98-01	R	Dallas
Brian Dawkins	DB	5-11	200	92-95	7th 	Philadelphia
Adrian Dingle	DE	6-3	272	95-98	4th	San Diego
Antwan Edwards	DB	6-1	205	95-98	4th	Green Bay
Rod Gardner	WR	6-3	218	97-00	2nd           Washington
Chris Gardocki	P	6-1	200	88-90	12th          Cleveland
Lamont Hall	TE	6-4	260	94-97	4th	New Orleans
Levon Kirkland	LB	6-1	270	88-91	11th          Philadelphia
Dexter McCleon	DB	5-10	195	93-96	6th	St. Louis
Chester McGlockton	DT	6-4	329	89-91	11th          Denver
Trevor Pryce	DT	6-5	295	1996	6th	Denver
Anthony Simmons	LB	6-0	230	95-97	5th           Seattle
James Trapp	DB	6-2	190	89-92	10th          Baltimore
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