The first round of the NFL playoffs are history, and 4 Vandals playing on 3 different teams remain in the Superbowl hunt, including the Indianapolis Colts who are led by 2 Vandals on the offensive line (<b>Jake Scott</b> and Rick DeMulling start at each guard position for the Colts). Here's a quick roundup of Vandals in the National Football League.
Rod Bryant, CB, New York (Jets):
Signed a rookie free agent contract this year with the New York Jets. Currently listed as the #3 right cornerback for the NFL playoffs. Has played in 3 games in 2004 and has 3 tackles, 1 pass defended, and 1 forced fumble on the year.
Rick DeMulling, OG/OC, Indianapolis:
Drafted 2001 (7th round), has been a starter since beginning of '02. In April re-signed with the Colts and has started at guard and center throughout 2004. Started Saturday at left guard in victory over Denver.
Spencer Folau, OT/OG, New Orleans:
Signed with Baltimore Ravens as a free agent in 1996. Has played in 75 games with 40 career starts. Currently listed as the Saints' #2 right guard and #2 right tackle. Played in 16 games this year (2004) and started 3 games.
Brian Howard, DT, St. Louis:
Signed a rookie free agent contract this season (2004) with St. Louis. Has played in 15 games this season as the Ram's #2 defensive tackle and has 8 tackles and a sack on the year, including 2 tackles in the Rams' victory over Seattle.
Jordan Kramer, OLB, Tennessee:
Signed free agent contract with the Titans in 2003. Currently listed as the #4 middle linebacker on the team, played in the last 4 games of the 2004 season and recorded 2 tackles on the year.
Jeff Robinson, LS/TE, Dallas:
Drafted by the Denver Broncos (4th Round) in 1993, has played for Broncos, Rams, and now Cowboys (2002 - present). Signed big free-agent contract with the Cowboys at least in-part because he is one of the best long-snapping specialists in the league, and also is listed currently as the team's #3 tightend (2 TD receptions in 2004). (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Jake Scott, OG/OT, Indianapolis:
Drafted 2004 (4th round), has started 9 games this season for the Colts. This past Saturday Jake started at right guard in the Colts playoff victory over Denver. Former Idaho
walk-on is a native of Lewiston, Idaho.