Dawgs Tied for 3rd-Most Players in NFL

Posted Sep 11, 2008

ATHENS - A total of 36 former Georgia football players, tied for third most of any school, were on NFL rosters during the opening weekend of 2008 season.

Of the 36 former Bulldogs, 28 saw action including Pittsburgh’s Hines Ward, who hauled in six catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers’ 38-17 victory over Houston, and John Kasay, who booted four field goals in Carolina’s 26-24 win at San Diego.

For the third consecutive year, Miami had the most players on NFL rosters during opening weekend with 44 followed by Florida State with 37 and Georgia, Michigan and Ohio State with 36.

Georgia’s nine defensive ends in the league is tied with Ohio State’s nine linebackers and Miami’s nine defensive backs for the most players represented at any one position.

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