Salukis in the NFL

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    Players who are currently on 2014 rosters: DE Kenneth Boatright (Dallas Cowboys) and OLB Jayson DiManche (Cincinnati Bengals)

    Playerat SIUPos.Team(s)Noteworthy Facts
    Lionel Antoine 1969-71 OT Chicago Bears, 1972-79 Highest draft pick in Saluki history.
    Houston Antwine 1957-60 DT Boston Patriots, 1961-70
    New England Patriots, 1971
    Philadelphia Eagles, 1972

    6-time AFL All-Star (1963-68)

    Named to the All-Time All-AFL Team 

    Named to Boston Patriots All-1960s (AFL) team

    Jim Battle 1959-62 OT Minnesota Vikings, 1966
    Tom Baugh 1982-85 C Kansas City Chiefs, 1986-88
    Cleveland Browns, 1989
    Played in 45 games, making 16 starts
    Amos Bullocks 1958-61 RB Dallas Cowboys, 1962-64
    Pittsburgh Steelers, 1966

    Played in 34 games

    Rushed for 620 yards and 5 TDs in career

    Fabray Collins 1981-83 LB Minnesota Vikings, 1987
    Jayson DiManche 2009-12 LB Cincinnati Bengals, 2013-present Made 18 tackles in his first season with the Bengals in 2013.
    John Harper 1979-82 LB Atlanta Falcons, 1983
    Jim Hart 1963-65 QB St. Louis Cardinals, 1966-83
    Washington Redskins, 1984
    4-time Pro Bowler (1974-77)
    NFC Player of the Year in 1974
    34,655 career passing yards
    Kevin House 1976-79 WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1980-86
    Los Angeles Rams, 1986-87
    299 career catches
    5,169 career yards
    34 touchdowns in 8-year career
    Brandon Jacobs 2004 RB New York Giants, 2005-11
    San Francisco 49ers, 2012
    New York Giants, 2013 
    2008 and 2012 Super Bowl Champion
    4,856 rushing yards, 56 TDs
    Al Jenkins 1965 OT Cleveland Browns, 1969-70
    Miami Dolphins, 1972
    Houston Oilers, 1973
    Played in 40 games
    Damon Jones 1994-96 TE Jacksonville Jaguars, 1997-01 Played in 40 games over five seasons with 22 starts
    11 career TDs
    Yonel Jourdain 1989-92 RB Buffalo Bills, 1994-95 Played in 17 games
    Mike Kaczmarek 1970-72 LB Baltimore Colts, 1973 Appeared in 14 games
    Deji Karim 2007-09 RB

    Jacksonville Jaguars, 2010-11
    Indianapolis Colts, 2012, Houston Texans, 2013

    Only player in NFL history with 70-plus rushing yards and 100-plus return yards in first career game.
    Abe Martin 1930 RB Chicago Cardinals, 1932 Ran for 152 yards and 1 TD & caught 3 passes for 99 yards and 1 TD
    Carl Mauck 1966-68 C Baltimore Colts, 1969
    Miami Dolphins, 1970
    San Diego Chargers, 1971-74
    Houston Oilers, 1975-81
    Played in 166 career games, including 156 in a row in a 13-year NFL career
    Marion Rushing 1954-57 LB Chicago Bears, 1959
    St. Louis Cardinals, 1962-65
    Atlanta Falcons, 1966-68
    Houston Oilers, 1968 (AFL)

    Played in 105 games in 9 and a half NFL seasons

    Finished pro football career in 1968 with the Houston Oilers of the AFL

    Bart Scott 1998-01 LB Baltimore Ravens, 2002-08
    New York Jets, 2009-12
    Pro-Bowl (2007)
    Started all 48 games in final 3 years with Ravens (2006-07-08)
    734 career tackles, including a career-best 103 in 2006
    Carver Shannon 1955-58 RB Los Angeles Rams, 1962-64 Played in 38 games
    Sam Silas 1959-62 DT St. Louis Cardinals, 1963-67
    New York Giants, 1968
    San Francisco 49ers, 1969-70

    Selected to the Pro Bowl in 1965

    Made one All-Pro Team in his 8-year career

    Dave Smith 1984-87 OT Cincinnati Bengals, 1988
    Russ Smith 1914-15 G Chicago Bears, 1922
    Milwaukee Badgers, 1923-24
    Cleveland, 1924
    Detroit Lions, 1925
    Chicago Bears, 1925
    Sebron Spivey 1983, 85-86 WR Dallas Cowboys, 1987
    Bill Story 1970-72 OT Kansas City Chiefs, 1975
    Terry Taylor 1980-83 DB Seattle Seahawks, 1984-88
    Detroit Lions, 1989-91
    Cleveland Browns, 1992-93
    Seattle Seahawks, 1994
    Atlanta Falcons, 1995
    25 interceptions over a 12-year NFL career
    Jim Thompson 1960-62 DT Denver Broncos, 1965
    Tommy Thompson 1971-72 RB San Diego Chargers, 1974
    Ralph Van Dyke 1983-86 OT Cleveland Browns, 1987
    Clarence Walker 1959-60 RB Denver Broncos, 1963
    Ernie Wheelwright 1960 RB New York Giants, 1964-65
    Atlanta Falcons, 1966-67
    New Orleans Saints, 1967-70
    Rushed for 1,426 yards and 9 TDs in 7-year NFL Career
    Adrian White 1982 DB New York Giants, 1987-91
    Green Bay Packers, 1992
    New England Patriots, 1993
    Played in 70 games in 6-year NFL career.

     

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