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44 Former Hawkeyes on NFL Rosters
Total ranks as the seventh-highest of any school in the country
Super Bowl champion Bryan Bulaga is one of 44 former Hawkeyes in the NFL.
Super Bowl champion Bryan Bulaga is one of 44 former Hawkeyes in the NFL.
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Aug. 16, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa football team has 44 former players in NFL training camps. The total ranks as the seventh-highest of any school in the country and the second-most in the Big Ten behind Ohio State (49).

Hawkeye squads typically are very solid in the trenches. No surprise that the positions best represented in the NFL are defensive line (nine players) and offensive line (11 players). Two former Hawkeye defensive line standouts, Matt Kroul of the New York Jets and Bryan Mattison of the Baltimore Ravens, have moved to offensive line for their respective teams. Eight former Iowa defensive backs, six linebackers and five former tight ends are also found on NFL rosters.

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Special teams, another standout area under Head Coach Kirk Ferentz, are also well represented in the NFL. Two former Hawkeye punters, 11-year NFL veteran Jason Baker and rookie Ryan Donahue, are on rosters. All-Pro kicker Nate Kaeding of the San Diego Chargers returns for his eighth season. Long snapper Andrew Schulze is in his first season with the Atlanta Falcons.

Kansas City Chief Casey Wiegmann is the longest-tenured former Hawkeye. He is in his 16th year. Twelve players from Iowa's 2010 squad are currently on NFL rosters.

Former Hawkeye football players are represented on 24 of the 32 NFL teams. The Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings each have four former Hawkeyes on their rosters. In addition, five former Hawkeyes with NFL experience are listed as NFL free agents: Ladell Betts, Jared DeVries, Abdul Hodge, Ken Iwebema and Albert Young.

The Hawkeyes open the season Sept. 3, hosting Tennessee Tech (11 a.m., BTN HD).

PlayerPos.Current TeamNFL Service
Pat AngererLBIndianapolis Colts1 year
Jonathan BabineauxDLAtlanta Falcons6 years
Jason BakerPCarolina Panthers10 years
Christian BallardDLMinnesota Vikings1st year
Rob BruggemanOLAtlanta Falcons2 years
Bryan BulagaOLGreen Bay Packers1 year
Kyle Calloway OLBaltimore Ravens1 year
Scott ChandlerTEBuffalo Bills4 years
Dallas ClarkTEIndianapolis Colts8 years
Adrian ClaybornDLTampa Bay Buccaneers1st year
Colin ColeDLSeattle Seahawks8 years
Sean ConsidineDBCarolina Panthers6 years
Ryan DonahuePDetroit Lions1st year
A.J. EddsLBMiami Dolphins1 year
Bradley FletcherDBSt. Louis Rams2 years
Robert GalleryOLSeattle Seahawks7 years
Charles GodfreyDBCarolina Panthers3 years
Shonn GreeneRBNew York Jets2 years
Chad GreenwayLBMinnesota Vikings5 years
Brett GreenwoodDBPittsburgh Steelers1st year
Jeremiha HunterLBNew Orleans Saints1st year
Nate KaedingPKSan Diego Chargers7 years
Aaron KampmanDLJacksonville Jaguars9 years
Mitch KingDLNew Orleans Saints2 years
Karl KlugDLTennessee Titans1st year
Matt KroulOLNew York Jets2 years
Bryan MattisonOLBaltimore Ravens3 years
Tony MoeakiTEKansas City Chiefs1 year
Brandon MyersTEOakland Raiders2 years
Seth OlsenOLMinnesota Vikings2 years
Marcus PaschalDBBaltimore Ravens4 years
Allen ReisnerTEMinnesota Vikings1st year
Derreck RobinsonDLCleveland Browns6 years
Matt RothDLJacksonville Jaguars6 years
Bob SandersDBSan Diego Chargers7 years
Tyler SashDBNew York Giants1st year
Andrew SchulzeLSAtlanta Falcons1st year
Amari SpieveyDBDetroit Lions1 year
Ricky StanziQBKansas City Chiefs1st year
Eric SteinbachOLCleveland Browns8 years
Jeff TarpinianLBNew England Patriots1st year
Julian VanderveldeOLPhiladelphia Eagles1st year
Casey WiegmannOLKansas City Chiefs15 years
Marshal YandaOLBaltimore Ravens4 years

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