Wednesday, April 19, 2006

NFL Cowboys, Longhorns & Sooners

As we approach the NFL draft I wanted to look at the number of players on NFL rosters from the Big 12 conference. The Big 12 gets a lot of criticism for being on of the weakest of the major conferences but the truth is that the Big 12 has been represented in five of the last six BCS championship games.

In looking at the number of NFL players from the Big 12 I decided to start with my favorite team, Oklahoma, and their arch nemesis Texas as well as instate rival Oklahoma State. Texas leads the way with 26 players on an NFL roster but Oklahoma is just behind with 25. O-State comes in third in this group with 14.

Current NFL Sooners
Stephen Alexander TE - Broncos
William Bartee CB - Chiefs
Mark Bradley WR - Bears
Jammal Brown OT - Saints
Rocky Calmus LB - Colts
Mark Clayton WR - Ravens
Dan Cody DE - Ravens
Kelly Gregg DT - Ravens
Tommie Harris DT - Bears
Corey Ivy CB - Rams
Brandon Jones WR - Titans
Teddy Lehman LB - Lions
Stockar McDougle OT - Dolphins
Lynn McGruder DT - Bengals
Lance Mitchell LB - Cardinals
Brandon Moore LB - 49ers
Donte Nicholson S - Buccaneers
Antonio Perkins CB - Browns
Brodney Pool S - Browns
Wes Sims OL - Chargers
Trent Smith TE - 49ers
Derrick Strait CB - Jets
Jimmy Wilkerson DE - Chiefs
Roy Williams S - Cowboys
Andre Woolfolk CB - Titans

Current NFL Cowboys
Billy Bajema, TE - San Francisco
Tatum Bell, RB- Denver
Keith Burns, LB - Denver
Vernand Morency, RB – Houston
R.W. McQuarters, CB - Detroit
Greg Richmond, LB – Philadelphia
Marcellus Rivers, TE - Houston
Antonio Smith, DE - Arizona
Juqua Thomas, DE – Philadelphia
Darrent Williams, CB - Denver
Jamal Williams, DT - San Diego
Kevin Williams, DT – Minnesota
Rashaun Woods, WR – San Diego
Kenyatta Wright, LB - New York Jets

Current NFL Longhorns
Cedric Benson, Chicago Bears
Leonard Davis, Arizona Cardinals
Phil Dawson, Cleveland Browns
Derrick Dockery, Washington Redskins
Jerry Gray, Washington Redskins
Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh Steelers
Richard Hightower, Houston Texans
Priest Holmes, Kansas City Chiefs
Quentin Jammer, San Diego Chargers
Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs
D.D. Lewis, Seattle Seahawks
Cullen Loeffler, Minnesota Vikings
Alan Lowry, New York Jets
Will Matthews, Detroit Lions
Cory Redding, Detroit Lions
Shaun Rogers, Detroit Lions
Bo Scaife, Tennessee Titans
Kyle Shanahan, Houston Texans
Chris Simms, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sloan Thomas, Tennessee Titans
Kalen Thornton, Dallas Cowboys
Marcus Tubbs, Seattle Seahawks
Nathan Vasher, Chicago Bears
Marcus Wilkins, Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Williams, Jacksonville Jaguars
Ricky Williams, Miami Dolphins