ACC/NC Players On 53-Man NFL Rosters
Wolfpack, Tar Heels Lead In-State Programs;
Clemson, Miami, Virginia Tech Top ACC Numbers

By David Glenn
North Carolina Sports Network

National Football League teams had until Tuesday at 4 pm to trim their rosters from 90 to 53 players.

Below are the players from North Carolina-based college football programs and/or Atlantic Coast Conference football programs who made either a 53-man NFL roster announced Tuesday or (as shown in parentheses) remain on the roster as an inactive player with an injury or other special designation.

As usual, among in-state programs, NC State (21) and UNC (18) have the most players on 53-man NFL rosters. The in-state ACC theme continues with Wake Forest (14) and Duke (11).

Among in-state programs beyond the ACC, Appalachian State (9) of the Sun Belt Conference, East Carolina (5) of the American Athletic Conference and Charlotte (4), a new member of the AAC, lead the way.

Campbell, Elon, Fayetteville State, Lenoir-Rhyne, North Carolina A&T, Western Carolina and Wingate also are represented on 53-man NFL rosters, with one or two players each.

Among ACC programs, Clemson (36), Miami (25), Virginia Tech (22), NC State (21), Pittsburgh (19) and UNC (18) have the most players on 53-man NFL rosters.

Each NFL team also has a 16-man practice squad; these players (not yet listed below) are not on the active roster or eligible for games, but they can be called up to the parent club. Practice squad members will be added to the list below, with the practice-squad notation, in the coming days.

(NOTES: 1-The list below may change daily because of additional roster transactions; 2-Not all players who finished their college careers elsewhere are included below, as they are listed on NFL rosters with only the final college they attended, but we are attempting to include those players, too, with the appropriate notations.)


Appalachian State (9)
Name, Position, NFL Team, Experience
Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Bengals, 4
Nick Hampton, OLB, Rams, R
Cooper Hodges, OT, Jaguars, R
D’Marco Jackson, LB, Saints, 2
Shaun Jolly, DB, Rams, 2
Kendall Lamm, OT, Dolphins, 8
Sam Martin, P, Bills, 11
Ryan Neuzil, OL, Falcons, 2

Jalen Virgil, WR, Broncos, 2 (reserve/injured)

Campbell (1)
Julian Hill, TE, Dolphins, R

Charlotte (4)
Nate Davis, OL, Bears, 5
Alex Highsmith, LB, Steelers, 4
Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Steelers, 7
Markees Watts, OLB, Buccaneers, R

Duke (11)

Josh Blackwell, DB, Bears, 2
Brittain Brown, RB, Raiders, 2 (reserve/injured) — finished at UCLA
Michael Carter II, CB, Jets, 3
Victor Dimukeje, OLB, Cardinals, 3
Noah Gray, TE, Chiefs, 3
Thomas Hennessy, LS, Jets, 7
Deon Jackson, RB, Colts, 3
Daniel Jones, QB, Giants, 5
Lucas Patrick, OL, Bears, 7
Chris Rumph II, OLB, Chargers, 3

Laken Tomlinson, OG, Jets, 9

East Carolina (5)
Zay Jones, WR, Jaguars, 7
Ja’Quan McMillian, CB, Broncos, 1
Gardner Minshew, QB, Colts, 5 — finished at Washington State
Keaton Mitchell, RB, Ravens, R
D’Ante Smith, OT, Bengals, 3

Elon (1)
Olisaemeka Udoh, OG, Vikings, 5

Fayetteville State (2)
Kion Smith, OT, Dolphins, 1
Joshua Williams, CB, Chiefs, 2

Lenoir-Rhyne (2)
Kyle Dugger, DB, Patriots, 4
Dareke Young, WR, Seahawks, 2

North Carolina (18)
Dyami Brown, WR, Commanders, 3
Michael Carter, RB, Jets, 3
Ty Chandler, RB, Vikings, 2
Josh Downs, WR, Colts, R
Joshua Ezeudu, OL, Giants, 2
Antoine Green, WR, Lions, R
Charlie Heck, OT, Texans (reserve/PUP)
Cole Holcomb, LB, Steelers, 5
Mack Hollins, WR, Falcons, 7
Sam Howell, QB, Commanders, 2
Mike Hughes, CB, Falcons, 6 — finished at Central Florida
James Hurst, OL, Saints, 10
Marcus McKethan, OL Giants, 2
Asim Richards, OL, Cowboys, R
MJ Stewart, S, Texans, 6
Chazz Surratt, LB, Jets, 2
Mitch Trubisky, QB, Steelers, 7
Javonte Williams, RB, Broncos, 3

North Carolina A&T (1)
Ricky Lee, OT, Panthers, R

NC State (21)
Garrett Bradbury, OC, Vikings, 5
Jacoby Brissett, QB, Commanders, 8
Bradley Chubb, LB, Dolphins, 6
AJ Cole, P, Raiders, 5
Ikem Ekwonu, OT, Panthers, 2
Trenton Gill, P, Bears, 2
BJ Hill, DT, Bengals, 6
Nyheim Hines, RB, Bills, 6 (reserve/non-football injury)
Justin Jones, DT, Bears, 6
Nick McCloud, CB, Giants, 3 — finished at Notre Dame
Alim McNeill, DL, Lions, 3
Jakobi Meyers, WR, Raiders, 5
Larrell Murchison, DT, Rams, 4
Derrek Pitts, CB, Buccaneers, R
Germaine Pratt, LB, Bengals, 5
James Smith-Williams, DE, Commanders, 4
Kentavius Street, DL, Eagles, 5
Joe Thuney, OG, Chiefs, 8
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Chiefs, 6 — finished at South Florida
Russell Wilson, QB, Broncos, 12 — finished at Wisconsin
Chandler Zavala, OG, Panthers, R

Wake Forest (14)
Essang Bassey, CB, Broncos, 4
Boogie Basham, DE, Giants, 3
Jessie Bates III, S, Falcons, 6
Greg Dortch, WR, Cardinals, 3
Phil Haynes, OG, Seahawks, 5
Justin Herron, OT, Raiders, 4
Luke Masterson, LB, Raiders, 2
AT Perry, WR, Saints, R
Justin Strnad, LB, Broncos, 4
Ja’Sir Taylor, DB, Chargers, 2
Zach Tom, OL, Packers, 2
Kobie Turner, NT, Rams, R
Kenneth Walker III, RB, Seahawks, 2 — finished at Michigan State
Blake Whiteheart, TE, Cardinals, R

Western Carolina (1)
Keion Crossen, DB, Dolphins, 6 (reserve/injured)

Wingate (1)
Ethan Evans, P, Rams, R



Boston College (14)
Name, Position, NFL Team, Experience
Zach Allen, DE, Broncos, 5
AJ Dillon, RB, Packers, 4
Zay Flowers, WR, Ravens, R
Will Harris, CB, Lions, 5
John Johnson III, DB, Rams, 7
Harold Landry III, OLB, Titans, 6
Chris Lindstrom, OG, Falcons, 5
Hunter Long, TE, Rams, 3
Isaiah McDuffie, LB, Packers, 3
Matt Milano, LB, Bills, 7
Zion Johnson, OG, Chargers, 2
Justin Simmons, S, Broncos, 8
Tommy Sweeney, TE, Giants, 5 (reserve/non-football illness)
Isaac Yiadom, CB, Saints, 6

Clemson (36)
Davis Allen, TE, Rams, R
Tremayne Anchrum Jr., Rams, 4
Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Vikings, 2
Bryan Bresee, DT, Saints, R
Jackson Carman, OT, Bengals, 3
Travis Etienne Jr., RB, Jaguars, 3
Clelin Ferrell, DL, 49ers, 5
Mario Goodrich, CB, Eagles, 1
KJ Henry, DE, Commanders, R
Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals, 4
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Titans, 10
Albert Huggins, DL, Falcons, 4
Grady Jarrett, DL, Falcons, 9
Jayron Kearse, S, Cowboys, 8
Dexter Lawrence II, DL, Giants, 5
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jaguars, 3
Shaq Lawson, DE, Bills, 8
Ray-Ray McCloud, WR, 49ers, 6
Jordan McFadden, OL, Chargers, R
Trayvon Mullen, CB, Ravens, 5 (reserve/non-football injury)
Myles Murphy, DE, Bengals, R
Bradley Pinion, P, Falcons, 9
DJ Reader, DT, Bengals, 8
Hunter Renfrow, WR, Raiders, 5
Justyn Ross, WR, Chiefs, 2
Tyler Shatley, OL, Jaguars, 10
Isaiah Simmons, LB, Giants, 4
John Simpson, OG, Ravens, 4
Trenton Simpson, LB, Ravens, R
Baylon Spector, LB, Bills, 2
AJ Terrell, CB, Falcons, 4
Carlos Watkins, DT, Cardinals, 7
Deshaun Watson, QB, Browns, 7
Christian Wilkins, DT, Dolphins, 5
DeShawn Williams, DT, Panthers, 5
Mike Williams, WR, Chargers, 7

Florida State (17)
Cam Akers, RB, Rams, 3
Brian Burns, OLB, Panthers, 5
Dalvin Cook, RB, Jets, 7
Ronald Darby, CB, Ravens, 9
Mario Edwards Jr., DE, Seahawks, 9
Graham Gano, K, Giants, 14
Dustin Hopkins, K, Browns, 10
Derwin James Jr., S, Chargers, 6
Jermaine Johnson, LB, Jets, 2
Roderick Johnson, OT, Eagles, 5
Derrick Nnadi, DT, Chiefs, 6
Jalen Ramsey, CB, Dolphins, 8
Jammie Robinson, S, Panthers, R
Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Chargers, 3
Josh Sweat, DE, Eagles, 6
DeMarcus Walker, DL, Bears, 7
Jameis Winston, QB, Saints, 9

Georgia Tech (12)
Harrison Butker, K, Chiefs, 7
Tariq Carpenter, LB, Packers, 2
Devin Cochran, OT, Bengals, 1 (reserve/injured)
Tyler Davis, TE, Packers, 4 (reserve/injured)
Adam Gotsis, DL, Jaguars, 8
Pressley Harvin III, P, Steelers, 3
Jordan Mason, RB, 49ers, 2
Shaq Mason, OG, Texans, 9
Kyric McGowan, WR, Commanders, 1 (reserve/injured)
Juanyeh Thomas, S, Cowboys, 1
Darren Waller, TE, Giants, 7
Keion White, DE, Patriots, R

Louisville (10)
Yasir Abdullah, LB, Jaguars, R
Jaire Alexander, CB, Packers, 6
Tutu Atwell, WR, Rams, 3
Mekhi Becton, OT, Jets, 4
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Lions, 10
Kei’Trel Clark, CB, Cardinals, R
Yaya Diaby, OLB, Buccaneers, R
Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens, 6
DeVante Parker, WR, Patriots, 9
Sheldon Rankins, DT, Texans, 8

Miami (25)
Braxton Berrios, WR, Dolphins, 6
Artie Burns, CB, Seahawks, 8
Calais Campbell, DL, Falcons, 16
Adrian Colbert, DB, Bears, 6 (reserve/injured)
Deejay Dallas, RB, Seahawks, 4
Dee Delaney, DB, Buccaneers, 3
Jon Feliciano, OL, 49ers, 9
Jonathan Ford, DL, Packers, 2
Jimmy Graham, TE, Saints, 13
Lou Hedley, P, Saints, R
Travis Homer, RB, Bears, 5
DJ Ivey, CB, Bengals, R
Michael Jackson, CB, Seahawks, 3
Rayshawn Jenkins, S, Jaguars, 7
Brevin Jordan, TE, Texans, 3
Will Mallory, TE, Colts, R
David Njoku, TE, Browns, 7
KJ Osborn, WR, Vikings, 4
Denzel Perryman, LB, Texans, 9
Jaelan Phillips, LB, Dolphins, 3
Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Jaguars, 4
Charleston Rambo, WR, Eagles, R
Greg Rousseau, DE, Bills, 3
DJ Scaife, OT, Texans (reserve/injured)
Tyrique Stevenson, DB, Bears, R

Pittsburgh (19)
Israel Abanikanda, RB, Jets, R
Cal Adomitis, LS, Bengals, 2
Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals, 8
James Conner, RB, Cardinals, 7
SirVocea Dennis, LB, Buccaneers, R
Aaron Donald, DT, Rams, 10
Damar Hamlin, S, Bills, 3
Dane Jackson, CB, Bills, 4
Pat Jones II, OLB, Vikings, 3
Calijah Kancey, DL, Buccaneers, R
Avonte Maddox, CB, Eagles, 6
Damarri Mathis, CB, Broncos, 2
Brian O’Neill, OT, Vikings, 6
Kenny Pickett, QB, Steelers, 2
Jason Pinnock, S, Giants, 3
Carter Warren, OT, Jets, R
Rashad Weaver, OLB, Titans, 3
Jordan Whitehead, S, Jets, 6
K’Waun Williams, CB, Broncos, 9

Syracuse (10)
Matthew Bergeron, OL, Falcons, R
Andre Cisco, S, Jaguars, 3
Nolan Cooney, P, Cardinals, 1
Riley Dixon, P, Broncos, 8
Zaire Franklin, LB, Colts, 6
Kingsley Jonathan, DE, Bills, 2
Chandler Jones, DE, Raiders, 12
Ifeatu Melifonwu, S, Lions, 3
Sean Tucker, RB, Buccaneers, R
Garrett Williams, CB, Cardinals, R (reserve/injured)

Virginia (7)
Bryce Hall, CB, Jets, 4
Rodney McLeod, S, Browns, 12
Morgan Moses, OT, Ravens, 10
Juan Thornhill, S, Browns, 5
Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Packers, R
Jelani Woods, TE, Colts, 2
Olamide Zaccheaus, WR, Eagles, 5

Virginia Tech (22)
Amare Barno, OLB, Panthers, 2
Raheem Blackshear, RB, Panthers, 2
Duane Brown, OT, Jets, 16
Chuck Clark, S, Jets, 7 (reserve/injured)
Chamarri Conner, DB, Chiefs, R
Christian Darrisaw, OT, Vikings, 3
Divine Deablo, LB, Raiders, 3
Terrell Edmunds, S, Eagles, 6
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Bears, 6
Brandon Facyson, CB, Raiders, 6
Caleb Farley, CB, Titans, 3 (reserve/PUP)
Isaiah Ford, WR, Bears, 5 (reserve/injured)
Kendall Fuller, CB, Commanders, 8
Khalil Herbert, RB, Bears, 3
James Mitchell, TE, Lions, 2
Yosh Nijman, OT, Packers, 4
Tim Settle, DT, Bills, 6
Joey Slye, K, Commanders, 5
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Giants, 13
Wyatt Teller, OG, Browns, 6
Luke Tenuta, OT, Packers, 2
Logan Thomas, TE, Commanders, 9

NOTE: This week’s David Glenn Show podcast (link below) included both a lengthy, 1-on-1 interview with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and a “Top 10 Preseason State of North Carolina Football Questions” list, complete with discussion of all seven in-state FBS programs, all seven in-state FCS teams, many ACC angles and much more. Enjoy!