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December 31st, 2005, 08:58 AM
This'll be a long list but I'm anxious to see it. What I-AA players saw significant action in the NFL this year? Please show player's name, position, team and college.

I'll start ...

Mike Flynn, OL, Ravens, UMaine
Stephen Cooper, LB, Chargers, UMaine
Brandon McGowan, DB, Bears, UMaine
Jerry Azumah, DB, Bears, UNH
Adam Bergen, TE, Cardinals, Lehigh

December 31st, 2005, 10:02 AM
Just off the top of my head..

John McCown, QB, Arizona Cardinals, Sam Houston State
Keith Heinrich, TE, Cleveland Browns, Sam Houston State
Keith Davis, SS, Dallas Cowboys, Sam Houston State

BJ Sams, RB, Baltimore Ravens, McNeese State

Corey Bradford, WR, Houston Texans, Jackson State
Jerome Mathis, WR/KR, Houston Texans, Hampton
Seth Payne, DT, Houston Texans, Cornell
Kenneth Pettway, LB, Houston Texans, Grambling
Chad Stanley, P, Houston Texans, Stephen F Austin
Cory Procter, G, Dallas Cowboys, Montana

December 31st, 2005, 11:38 AM
Don't forget

Samkan Gado RB, Green Bay Packers, Liberty Univ.

Carried most of their load at RB until he hurt one of his CL's (I believe that was his injury, not sure).

Lehigh Football Nation
December 31st, 2005, 11:56 AM
Before he got hurt:

Brian Westbrook, RB, Villanova.

December 31st, 2005, 12:01 PM
Not a lot of PT, but Lamar Gordon RB Phil Eagles (North Dakota State BISON)

Mr. Tiger
December 31st, 2005, 12:18 PM
Jimmy Smith, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jackson State
Michael Strahan, DE, New York Giants, Texas Southern
Steve McNair, QB, Tennessee Titans, Alcorn State
Donald Driver, WR, Green Bay, Alcorn State

December 31st, 2005, 12:28 PM
UNI Panthers getting significant playing time...

Brad Meester, OL, Jaguars
Mike Furrey, Safety, Rams
Kurt Warner, QB, Cardinals
Benny Sapp, DB, Chiefs
Derrick Frost, P, Redskins
Ryan Hannam, TE, Seahawks

Eddie Berlin, WR, Bears has come back from injury and is getting back in the lineup.

Mr. C
December 31st, 2005, 01:08 PM
Boomer Grigsby of Illinois State has had a good first year as a linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs and Jared Allen of Idaho State has been a force for the Chiefs at defensive end for three years.

Linebacker Dexter Coakley of Appalachian State is still around with the St. Louis Rams, but suffered a broken ankle (his first major injury ever) a few weeks back. Daniel Wilcox is another ASU alum playing tight end in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens, who also have former McNeese State star B.J. Sams as a returnman.

RB Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern is still hammering along with the Bears. QB Chad Pennington of Marshall had another injury-plagued year with the Jets. Of course everyone knows of the continuing saga of Chattanooga's Terrell Owens and Marshall's Randy Moss. David Patten of Western Carolina is still playing WR in the league with the Redskins, as is FB Brad Hoover of WCU with the Carolina Panthers and WR Troy Brown of Marshall with the Patriots.

I saw 2004 I-AA.org lineman of the year Michael Roos (Eastern Washington) playing on the offensive line for the Tennessee Titans a couple of weeks back. Of course, Steve McNair of Alcorn State is winding down his career as the Titans' quarterback.

December 31st, 2005, 07:37 PM
From UNH in addition to Azumah:

Dan Kreider, FB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Randall Williams, WR, Oakland Raiders also saw significant time on special teams.

Pete's Weekly
December 31st, 2005, 09:42 PM
These are active players from the AFC. I have a list for the NFC if I can find it on my machine. If you do not think this is too long, I will post that when I find it

Team/Jersey First Last Position Age Experience School Conference


10 Kelly Holcomb QB 32 9 Middle Tennessee State Ohio Valley
31 Daimon Shelton RB 33 8 Sacramento State Big Sky
79 Dylan McFarland OT 25 2 Montana Big Sky
50 Liam Ezekiel LB 23 R Northeastern Atlantic-10


31 Jeremi Johnson RB 25 3 Western Kentucky Gateway
48 Brad St. Louis TE 29 6 SW Missouri State Gateway


88 Frisman Jackson WR 26 4 Western Illinois Gateway
82 Steve Heiden TE 29 7 South Dakota State (DII)
49 Keith Heinrich TE 26 4 Sam Houston State Southland
94 Orlando Ruff LB 29 7 Furman SoCon
28 Leigh Bodden CB 24 3 Duquesne MAAC


81 Charlie Adams WR 26 3 Hofstra Atlantic-10
83 Mike Leach TE 29 6 William & Mary Atlantic-10
53 Louis Green LB 26 2 Alcorn State SWAC

9 Steve McNair QB 32 11 Alcorn State SWAC
54 Eugene Amano C 23 2 Southeast Missouri State Ohio Valley
71 Michael Roos OT 23 R Eastern Washington Big Sky
58 Ken Amato LB 28 3 Montana State Big Sky


31 Kory Chapman RB 25 1 Jacksonville State Ohio Valley
5 Travis Brown QB 28 6 Northern Arizona Big Sky
84 Brad Pyatt WR 25 3 Northern Colorado (DII)
53 Keith O'Neil LB 25 3 Northern Arizona Big Sky
29 Joseph Jefferson S 25 4 Western Kentucky Gateway

Kansas City:
89 Jason Dunn TE 32 9 Eastern Kentucky Ohio Valley
48 Ed Perry TE 31 9 James Madison Atlantic-10
69 Jared Allen DE 23 2 Idaho State Big Sky
59 Shawn Barber LB 30 8 Richmond Atlantic-10
51 Boomer Grigsby LB 24 R Illinois State Gateway
20 Benny Sapp CB 24 2 Northern Iowa Gateway
25 Greg Wesley S 27 6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff SWAC

Oakland Raiders:

78 Chad Slaughter OT 27 5 Alcorn State SWAC
51 Tim Johnson LB 27 4 Youngstown State Gateway


36 Darian Barnes RB 25 4 Hampton MEAC
96 David Bowens DE 28 6 Western Illinois Gateway
37 Yeremiah Bell S 27 2 Eastern Kentucky Ohio Valley
20 Kiwaukee Thomas CB 28 6 Georgia Southern SoCon
30 Lance Schulters S 30 8 Hofstra Independent

New England:

66 Lonie Paxton C 27 6 Sacramento State Big Sky
69 Ross Tucker OG 26 5 Princeton Ivy
37 Rodney Harrison S 33 12 Western Illinois Gateway
4 Adam Vinatieri K 33 10 South Dakota State (DII)

NY Jets:

77 Marko Cavka OT 24 2 Sacramento State Big Sky
72 Isaac Snell OG 24 R North Dakota State Great West
45 Oliver Celestin S 24 2 Texas Southern SWAC


27 Willie Williams CB 35 13 Western Carolina SoCon
33 Russell Stuvaints S 25 3 Youngstown State Gateway

San Diego:

83 Vincent Jackson WR 22 R Northern Colorado Great West
64 Cory Lekkerkerker OT 24 R California-Davis Great West
71 Courtney VanBuren OT 25 3 Arkansas-Pine Bluff SWAC
54 Stephen Cooper LB 26 3 Maine Atlantic-10
24 Jerry Wilson S 32 10 Southern University SWAC
5 Mike Scifres P 25 3 Western Illinois Gateway


85 Cortez Hankton WR 24 3 Texas Southern SWAC
82 Jimmy Smith WR 36 13 Jackson State SWAC
86 Brian Jones TE 24 2 Arkansas-Pine Bluff SWAC
63 Brad Meester C 28 6 Northern Iowa Gateway
62 Dennis Norman C 25 4 Princeton Ivy
61 Daniel Connolly OG 23 R Southeast Missouri State Ohio Valley
59 Tracy White LB 24 3 Howard MEAC
27 Rashean Mathis CB 25 3 Bethune-Cookman MEAC
26 David Richardson CB 24 2 Cal-Poly Independent


33 Justin Green RB 23 R Montana Big Sky
36 B.J. Sams RB 25 2 McNeese State Southland
80 Randy Hymes WR 26 4 Grambling State SWAC
84 Clarence Moore WR 23 2 Northern Arizona Southland
83 Daniel Wilcox TE 28 3 Appalachian State SoCon
62 Mike Flynn C 31 8 Maine Atlantic-10
77 Orlando Brown OT 35 10 South Carolina State MEAC
63 Thatcher Szalay OG 26 3 Montana Big Sky
57 Bart Scott LB 25 4 Southern Illinois Gateway


13 Jerome Mathis WR 22 R Hampton MEAC
55 Kenneth Pettway LB 23 R Grambling State SWAC
7 Chad Stanley P 29 6 Stephen F. Austin Southland

December 31st, 2005, 09:44 PM
These are active players from the AFC. I have a list for the NFC if I can find it on my machine. If you do not think this is too long, I will post that when I find it...http://i-aa.org/article.asp?articleid=72339 is those who started the season... the season enders will be posted soon. I think "saw significant action" was the question.

December 31st, 2005, 10:33 PM
Ah, Pete, I'm watching the Raiders-Giants right now and I've heard Randall Williams' name for the Raiders. And checking the players section on the ESPN web site, I see the following listing:

86 Randal Williams WR 27 6-3 210 5 New Hampshire

ESPN NFL Players (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/roster?team=oak)

What are you using to obtain your list of I-AA players in the NFL? BTW, you missed UNH's Dan Kreider on the Steelers too. The ESPN site lists him as well.

Pete's Weekly
December 31st, 2005, 11:44 PM
I missed some? Should I put the gun to my head now? Anyways thanks for the info. I will make the additions.

Happy new year to all!

December 31st, 2005, 11:55 PM
Like the Ivy League SID pointed out, NFL.com and ESPN.com had different lists.

Happies to you!

January 1st, 2006, 01:22 AM
On the NY Giants roster
Curtis Deloatch (North Carolina A&T)
Lewis Kelly (South Carolina State)
Jim Finn (Penn)
Brandon Jacobs (Southern Illinois)
Willie Ponder (SE Missouri State)
Rich Seubert (Western Illinois)
Visanthe Shiancoe (Morgan State)
Micheal Strahan (Texas Southern)
Jason Whittle (SW Missouri State)
William Peterson (Western Illinois)-On IR

Finn, Seubert, and Whittle have started, and have certainly helped in the makeshift offensive line. Not familiar with Lewis Kelly, but given the juggled nature of the OLine this season, he might have seen some time. Deloatch sees a lot of time in the secondary. Ponder has become a fairly dangerous kick returner. Shiancoe is the 2nd TE, mostly a blocker, but also catches passes. He started tonight's game against the Raiders with Shockey injured. Jacobs is the featured short-yardage back, and gets most the carries down near the goal line. Peterson is a big part of the secondary, when he's not hurt. And you've probably heard of Strahan, he's developed into a nice pass rusher ;)

January 1st, 2006, 02:23 AM

January 1st, 2006, 11:22 PM
Terrence Mcgee - Buffalo (Northwestern State)
Craig Nall - Green Bay (Northwestern State)
Mike Green - Chicago (Northwestern State)

January 2nd, 2006, 08:17 AM
How did you guys miss the NFC Pro Bowl starter at safety?

Darren Sharper, Minnesota Vikings...9th year from W&M.

January 3rd, 2006, 02:59 AM
prelim I-AA.org list:

2005 NFL Final Roster Players from Current I-AA Member Schools

All NFL teams have at least two former I-AA student-athletes from current I-AA member schools. (Source NFL.com, 1/2/06)
Number (total players): 2,220
Number (former I-AA): 228 (10.27%) from 85 schools (both increases)

I-AA Conference Representation
gfc 34
a10 29
swac 24
meac 23
bsc 22
ivy 19
ovc 18
gwfc 17
slc 16
socon 15
bsouth 3
pfl 3
nec 2
pl 2

I-AA Participating School Representation (minimum of four players)
Northern Iowa 10
Western Illinois 9
Montana 6
North Carolina A&T 6
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 5
Northwestern State 5
Western Carolina 5
Western Kentucky 5
Alcorn State 4
Delaware 4
Eastern Kentucky 4
Grambling 4
Hofstra 4
Howard 4
Northern Arizona 4
Northern Colorado 4
Pennsylvania 4
Sacramento State 4
South Carolina State 4
South Dakota State 4
Villanova 4
William & Mary 4

January 3rd, 2006, 07:59 AM
Mike Adams UD- 49ers CB/S

January 13th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Hank Fraley - Eagles - Center - from Robert Morris (NEC)
Started for the past few years and the beginning of this season before tearing his rotator cuff against Washington on 11/6.