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Jayhawks in the NFL

Name Years Lettering at KU NFL Team(s) Position Year(s) in NFL Year Drafted
Currently on NFL Roster
Dezmon Briscoe 2007-09 Cincinnati Bengals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WR 2010
2010-present
2010
Anthony Collins 2005-07 Cincinnati Bengals OL 2008-present 2008
Chris Harris 2007-10 Denver Broncos SS 2011-present 2011 (undrafted)
James Holt 2005-08 San Diego Charger LB 2009-present 2009
Moran Norris 1996-2000 New Orleans Saints
Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers
Detroit Lions
San Francisco 49ers
FB 2001
2002-05
2006-07
2008
2009-present
2001
Darrell Stuckey 2006-09 San Diego Chargers S 2010-present 2010
*Aqib Talib 2005-07 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DB 2008-present 2008
Not currently on NFL Roster/Retired
John Amberg 1948-50 New York Giants B 1951-52  
Lyonel Anderson 2003-04 Cincinnati Bengals TE 2005  
Curtis Ansel 2001-03 Detroit Lions
Houston Texans
P 2004
2005
 
Jermial Ashley 2004-05 Cleveland Browns DE 2006  
Jim Bailey 1968-69 Baltimore Colts
New York Jets
Atlanta Falcons
DT 1970-74
1975
1976-78
1970
Chris Banks 1992-94 Denver Broncos
Atlanta Falcons
OG 1997-99
2000
1996
Frank Bausch 1929-31 Boston Redskins
Chicago Bears
Philadelphia Eagles
C 1933-34
1935-40
1941
 
Jim Bausch 1929-30 Chicago Cardinals B 1934-36  
Terry Beeson 1973-76 Seattle Seahawks LB 1977-81 1977
Bill S. Bell 1968-69 Atlanta Falcons
New England Patriots
PK 1971-72
1973
1970
Roger Bernhardt 1971-72 New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs
G 1974
1975
1973
Tony Blevins 1993-94, 96-67 San Francisco 49ers
Indianapolis Colts
DB 1998
1998-2000
 
Leo Bookman 2001-02 Green Bay Packers WR 2006  
Dorian Brew 1992-95 Baltimore Ravens
San Diego Chargers
Chicago Bears
DB 1996-97
1997-98
2000
1996
Gilbert Brown 1989-92 Green Bay Packers DT 1993-2004 1993
Larry Brown 1968-70 Pittsburgh Steelers E, T 1971-84 1971
Fred Bukaty 1958-60 Denver Broncos QB 1961  
*Mike Butler 1973-76 Green Bay Packers DT 1977-82 1977
Isaac Byrd 1995-96 Tennessee Titans
Carolina Panthers
WR 1997-99
2000-03
1997
Billy Campfield 1974-77 Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants
RB 1978-82
1983
1978
Wayne Capers 1979-82 Pittsburgh Steelers
Indianapolis Colts
WR 1983-84
1985-87
1983
Bert Coan 1961 San Diego Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs
RB 1962
1963-68
1962
Greg Cole 2001-02 San Diego Chargers LB 2003  
Jeff Colter 1981-83 Minnesota Vikings DB 1984-85  
Steve Conley 1969-71 Cincinnati Bengals
St. Louis Cardinals
RB 1972
1973
1972
Keith Christiansen 1967-69 New Orleans Saints T 1969  
Kirby Criswell 1977-79 St. Louis Cardinals DE 1980-81 1980
Nolan Cromwell 1973-76 Los Angeles Rams DB 1977-88 1977
Dick Davis 1959-61 Kansas City Chiefs DE 1962  
Don Davis 1991-94 New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
St. Louis Rams
New England Patriots
LB 1996-97
1998-00
2001-02
2003-06
 
Andrew Davison 1998-01 New York Jets
Dallas Cowboys
DB 2002-03
2004
 
Dan Dercher 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers OT 1999-2000  
Tom Dinkel 1974-77 Cincinnati Bengals LB 1978-83, 1985 1978
Bobby Douglass 1966-68 Chicago Bears
San Diego Chargers
New Orleans Saints
Green Bay Packers
QB 1969-74
1975
1976
1978-81
1969
Nate Dwyer 1997-01 Arizona Cardinals DT 2001-02 2002
Emmett Edwards 1972-74 Houston Oilers
Buffalo Bills
WR 1975
1976
1975
Don Ettinger 1941, 46-47 New York Giants G 1948-50 1948
*Ray R. Evans 1941-42, 46-47 Pittsburgh Steelers RB 1948 1944
Paul Fairchild 1981-83 New England Patriots G 1984-90 1984
Derek Fine 2004-07 Buffalo Bills
Houston Texas
TE 2008-2009
2010
2008
Galen Fiss 1950-52 Cleveland Browns LB 1956-66 1953
Justin Glasgow 1995-98 Miami Dolphins OG 1999  
Chris Golub 1974-76 Kansas City Chiefs DB 1977 1977
*Don Goode 1971-73 San Diego Chargers
Cleveland Browns
LB 1974-79
1980-81
1974
Charles Gordon 2003-05 Minnesota Vikings DB 2006-2008 2006
Forrest Griffith 1946-49 New York Giants RB 1950-51 1950
John Hadl 1959-61 San Diego Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
Green Bay Packers
Houston Oilers
QB 1962-72
1973-74
1975
1976-77
1962
Fred Hageman 1959-60 Washington Redskins C 1961-64 1960
Bob Hantla 1951-53 San Francisco 49ers G 1954-55 1954
Justin Hartwig 1997-01 Tennessee Titans
Carolina Panthers
Pittsburgh Steelers
C/G 2001-2005
2006-2007
2008-2009
2001
George Harvey 1964, 1966 New Orleans Saints G 1967 1967
Hessley Hempstead 1990-94 Detroit Lions OG 1995-99 1995
June Henley 1993-95 St. Louis Rams RB 1998-99 1997
Marcus Henry 2004-07 New York Jets
Carolina Panthers
WR 2008-2009
2010
2008
Johnny Holloway 1985 Dallas Cowboys
St. Louis Cardinals
DB 1986
1987
1986
Mike Hubach 1976-79 New England Patriots PK 1980-81 1980
LeRoy Irvin 1976-79 Los Angeles Rams DB 1980-89 1980
David Jaynes 1971-73 Kansas City Chiefs QB 1974 1974
Ron Jessie 1969-70 Detroit Lions
Los Angeles Rams
Buffalo Bills
WR 1971-74
1975-79
1980-81
1971
Bobby Johnson 1981-83 New York Giants
San Diego Chargers
WR 1984-86
1987-88
 
Mike Johnson 1963-65 Dallas Cowboys RB 1966-69 1966
Adrian Jones 2000-03 New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs
OT 2004-2007
2007-08
2004
E.J. Jones 1981-83 Kansas City Chiefs
Chicago Bears
RB 1985
1986
 
John Jones 1991-94 Dallas Cowboys OG 1995-98  
Rod Jones 1992-95 Cincinnati Bengals
St. Louis Rams
Washington Redskins
OT 1996-2000
2001
2002-03
1996
Charlton Keith 2004-05 Cleveland Browns DL 2006  
Larry Kemp 1978-80 New Orleans Saints RB 1980  
George Kennard 1949-51 New York Giants G 1952-55  
Franklin King 1976-78 Houston Oilers DT 1978-81  
Kurt Knoff 1972-75 Houston Oilers
Minnesota Vikings
DB 1977-78
1979-82
1976
Zvonimir Kvaternick 1931-33 Pittsburgh Steelers RB 1934  
Kwamie Lassiter 1992-94 Arizona Cardinals
San Diego Chargers
DB 1995-02
2003-05
 
Henry Laughlin 1950-51, 1954 San Francisco 49ers B 1955 1952
Steve Lawson 1968-70 Cincinnati Bengals
Minnesota Vikings
G 1971-72
1973-75
1971
Mike Lemon 1973-74 New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LB 1975
1976-77
1975
L.T. Levine 1992-95 Denver Broncos RB 1996 1996
Eddie Lewis 1973-75 San Francisco 49ers
Detroit Lions
DB 1976-78
1979
1976
Keith Loneker 1989-92 St. Louis Rams OT 1993-95  
Chris Maumalanga 1990-93 New York Giants
Arizona Cardinals
St. Louis Rams
Cleveland Browns
DT 1993
1994-95
1997-98
1999
1994
Lindsay Mason 1975-77 Los Angeles Raiders
San Francisco 49ers
T 1978-81
1982
1978
Gerald McBurrows 1991-94 St. Louis Rams
Atlanta Falcons
DB 1995-98
1999-2003
1995
Curtis McClinton 1959-61 Kansas City Chiefs RB 1962-69 1961
Mike McCormack 1948-50 Cleveland Browns T 1954-62 1951
Sean McDermott 1995-99 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Houston Texans
New England Patriots
LS 2001
2002
2003-04
 
David McMillan 2001-04 Cleveland Browns DE 2005-08  
Kyle McNorton 1978-81 Kansas City Chiefs LB 1982-83  
Pete Mehringer 1931-33 St. Louis Browns T 1934-36  
Kerry Meier 2005-09 Atlanta Falcons WR 2010-present 2010
Monte Merkel 1938-41 Chicago Bears G 1943  
Lester Mickens 1978-80 New Orleans Saints WR 1981 1981
Robert L. Miller 1972-74 Minnesota Vikings RB 1975-80 1975
Curtis Moore 1986-87, 1990 Houston Oilers LB 1991 1991
John E. Mosier 1967-69 Denver Broncos
Baltimore Colts
New England Patriots
TE 1971
1972
1973
1970
George Mrkonic 1950-52 Philadelphia Eagles T 1953 1953
Dean Nesmith 1933-35 New York Yankees G 1936  
Ole Nesmith 1932-34 Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Yankees
FB 1935
1936-40
 
Mike Norseth 1984-85 Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals
QB 1986
1987-89
1986
Austine Nwabuisi 2001-04 New York Jets RB 2005  
Paul Oswald 1983-86 Pittsburgh Steelers
Atlanta Falcons
C 1987
1988-89
1987
Gerry Palmer 1970-72 Kansas City Chiefs G 1975 1973
Elvis Patterson 1981-83 New York Giants
San Diego Chargers
Los Angeles Raiders
Dallas Cowboys
DB 1984-87
1987-89
1990-92
1993-94
 
Don Pierce 1939-40 Brooklyn Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
C 1942
1943
 
Nick Reid 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs LB 2006  
Brandon Rideau 2001-04 Cleveland Browns
Chicago Bears
WR 2005
2006-08
 
*John Riggins 1968-70 New York Jets
Washington Redskins
RB 1971-75
1976-85
1971
*Gale Sayers 1962-64 Chicago Bears RB 1965-71 1965
Elmer Schaake 1929-31 Portsmouth B 1932  
Otto Schnellbacher 1942, 1946-47 New York Giants B 1950-51 1947
Brian Schweda 1962-64 Chicago Bears DE 1966 1965
Arthur (Dave) Scott 1973-75 Atlanta Falcons T 1976-82 1976
Bucky Scribner 1980-82 Green Bay Packers P 1983-85 1983
Doyle Schick 1958-60 Washington Redskins LB 1961  
Frank Seurer 1980-83 Los Angeles Express (USFL)
Kansas City Chiefs
QB 1984
1986-87
 
Mark Simmons 2002-08 San Diego Chargers
Houston Texans
WR 2006
2007-present
 
Hugh Smith 1960 Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins
E 1962
1963
 
Laverne Smith 1973-76 Pittsburgh Steelers RB 1977 1977
Quintin Smith 1986-89 Chicago Bears WR 1990  
Reggie Smith 1981-83 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dallas Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts
T 1984-86
1987
1987-88
 
Waddell Smith 1974-76 Indianapolis Colts WR 1986 1977
Oliver Spencer 1950-52 Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Oakland Raiders
T 1953, 1956, 1959-61
1957-58
1963
1953
George Stapleton 1935-37 Phoenix Bulldogs G 1938  
*Dana Stubblefield 1990-92 San Francisco 49ers
Washington Redskins
Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots
DT 1993-97, 2001-02
1998-2000
2003
2004
1993
Mitch Sutton 1972-73 Philadelphia Eagles DT 1974-75 1974
Harry Sydney 1978-80 Cincinnati Bengals
San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers
RB 1981
1987-91
1992
 
Steve Taylor 1973-75 Kansas City Chiefs S 1976 1976
Doug Terry 1989-91 Kansas City Chiefs DB 1992-96  
Broderick Thompson 1981-82 Dallas Cowboys
San Diego Chargers
Philadelphia Eagles
Denver Broncos
OT 1986
1987-92
1993
1994-96
 
Dick Tomlinson 1947-49 Pittsburgh Steelers G 1950-51 1950
Steve Towle 1972-74 Miami Dolphins LB 1975-81 1975
Joe Tumpich 1978-80 Chicago Bears DB 1981  
Hubert Ulrich 1939-41 Miami Seahawks E 1946 1942
Vernon Vanoy 1967-68 New York Giants
Green Bay Packers
Houston Oilers
DT 1971
1972
1973
1969
*David Verser 1977-80 Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WR 1981-84
1985
1986
1981
Danny Wagoner 1978, 1980-81 Detroit Lions
Atlanta Falcons
DB 1982-84
1985-86
1982
Alvin Walton 1984 Washington Redskins DB 1986-93 1986
Ronnie Ward 1992-94, 1996 Miami Dolphins LB 1997-99 1997
Ron Warner 1996-97 New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Washington Redskins
LB
 
DE
1998
2002-03
2004
1998
Frank Wattelet 1978-80 New Orleans Saints
Los Angeles Rams
DB 1981-87
1988
 
Mike Wellman 1976-77 Green Bay Packers
Kansas City Chiefs
C 1979-80
1981
1979
Scott Whittaker 1993-96 Oakland Raiders OG 1997-99  
Bill Whittemore 2002-03 Atlanta Falcons QB 2004  
Bobby Whitten 1978-80 Cincinnati Bengals T 1981  
Delvin Williams 1971-73 San Francisco 49ers
Miami Dolphins
Green Bay Packers
RB 1974-76
1978-80
1981
1974
Sylvester Wright 1991-94 Philadelphia Eagles DE 1995-98  
Scellars Young 1978-80 Cincinnati Bengals LB 1981  
John Zook 1966-68 Atlanta Falcons
St. Louis Cardinals
DT
DE
1969-75
1976-80
1969

* Denotes first round draft pick

Bold denotes player is currently on an active NFL roster