54 former Canes in the NFL

Nicknamed NFL U for several years now, the Hurricanes have 54 former players on NFL rosters right now. Below is a breakdown of those players and where UM stacks up against other programs from across the nation.

The NFL Preseason is underway and 54 former Hurricanes are on rosters right now. Below is the breakdown of those players as well as how Miami stacks up against other college programs from across the country in producing NFL players.

Quarterbacks (3):
Brock Berlin - Rams
Ken Dorsey - Browns
Kyle Wright - 49ers

Running Backs (5):
Frank Gore - 49ers
Quadtrine Hill - Bears
Edgerrin James - Cardinals
Willis McGahee -- Ravens
Clinton Portis - Redskins

Wide Receivers (7):
Darnell Jenkins - Texans
Andre Johnson - Texans
Lance Leggett - Browns
Santana Moss - Redskins
Sinorice Moss - Giants
Roscoe Parrish - Bills
Reggie Wayne - Colts

Tight Ends (5):
Bubba Franks - Jets
Greg Olsen - Bears
Buck Ortega - Saints
Jeremy Shockey - Saints
Kellen Winslow - Browns

Offensive Linemen (7):
Rashad Butler - Texans
Vernon Carey - Dolphins
Bryant McKinnie - Vikings
Derrick Morse - Browns
Chris Myers - Texans
Brett Romberg - Rams
Eric Winston - Texans

Defensive Linemen (9):
Baraka Atkins - Seahawks
Kareem Brown - Jets
Calais Campbell - Cardinals
Orien Harris - Saints
William Joseph - Raiders
Damione Lewis - Panthers
Jerome McDougle - Eagles
Santonio Thomas - Patriots
Vince Wilfork - Patriots

Linebackers (9):
Jon Beason - Panthers
Tavares Gooden - Ravens
Ray Lewis - Ravens
Darrell McClover - Bears
Rocky McIntosh - Redskins
Jonathan Vilma - Saints
Nate Webster - Broncos
Leon Williams - Browns
D.J. Williams - Broncos

Defensive Backs (8):
Phillip Buchanan - Bucs
Devin Hester - Bears
Kelly Jennings - Seahawks
Brandon Mariweather - Patriots
Kenny Phillips - Giants
Ed Reed - Ravens
Antrel Rolle - Cardinals
Glenn Sharpe - Falcons

Kickers (1):
Jeff Feagles - Giants

College programs with the most NFL players:

1. Miami 54
2. Georgia 51
3. Michigan 49
4t. LSU 47
4t. Ohio State 47
6. Florida 44
7. Florida State 43
8. Tennessee 42
9. USC 41
10t. Auburn 38
10t. Texas 38
10t. Notre Dame 38
13. Cal 37
14t. Nebraska 34
14t. Oregon 34
16. Virginia Tech 33
17. Penn State 32
18t. Louisville 30
18t. Wisconsin 30
20t. Purdue 29
20t. Iowa 29

Most by Conference:
ACC: Miami
Big 12: Texas
Big East: Louisville
Big 10: Michigan
Pac 10: USC
SEC: Georgia

source: ESPN


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