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Only 34 players in the NFL come from the HBCU

hbcuHBCU Football has been amazing for decades after decades, but in just a years time the HBCU has taken a dramatic hit when it comes to placing players in the NFL.  Last year there were 50 plus players in the NFL from HBCU schools, and after a count of this year’s 53 man rosters and Injured Reserve lists, there are only 34.  This is not including practice squad players, so there are more total that are in the NFL, but actual players part of a roster are these 34 guys. 

Alabama A&M  
PLAYER TEAM POSITION  
Jamaal Johnson-Webb New York Giants Offensive Lineman  
Frank Kearse Washington Redskins Defensive Tackle  
Robert Mathis Indianapolis Colts Linebacker  
Alabama State  
PLAYER TEAM POSITION  
Isaiah Crowell Cleveland Browns Running Back  
Tarvaris Jackson Seattle Seahawks Quarterback  
Arkansas-Pine Bluff  
PLAYER TEAM POSITION  
Terron Armstead New Orleans Saints Offensive Tackle  
   
  Bethune-Cookman
  PLAYER TEAM POSITION
  Ryan Davis Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive End
  Rashean Mathis Detroit Lions Cornerback
  Eric Weems Chicago Bears

 

Florida A&M
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Brian Tyms New England Patriots Wide Receiver
Fort Valley State
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Marquette King Oakland Raiders Punter
Ricardo Lockette Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver
Grambling State
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Larry Donnell New York Giants Tight End
Jason Hatcher Washington Redskins Defensive End
Hampton
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Chris Baker Washington Redskins Defensive End
Courtney Bridget Washington Redskins Defensive Back
Justin Durant Dallas Cowboys Linebacker
Kenrick Ellis New York Jets Defensive End
Kendall Langford St. Louis Rams Defensive Tackle
Michael Ola Chicago Bears Offensive Tackle
Howard
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Antoine Bethea San Francisco 49ers Strong Safety
Lane
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Jacoby Jones Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver
Norfolk State
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Don Carey Detroit Lions Strong Safety

 

South Carolina State
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Phillip Adams Seattle Seahawks
Rafael Bush New Orleans Saints Free Safety
Jakar Hamilton Dallas Cowboys Defensive Back
Stillman
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Junior Galette New Orleans Saints Linebacker
Sammie Hill Tennessee Titans Defensive Tackle
Tennessee State
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
Kadeem Edwards Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Guard
Rogers Gaines New York Giants Offensive Tackle
Anthony Levine Baltimore Ravens Defensive Back
Demetrius Rhaney St. Louis Rams Center
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie New York Giants Cornerback
Winston-Salem State
PLAYER TEAM POSITION
William Hayes St. Louis Rams Defensive End

 

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