ACC/NC Players On 2024 NFL Playoff Rosters

Wolfpack, Tar Heels Lead In-State Programs;
Clemson, Miami, Florida State Top ACC Numbers

By David Glenn
North Carolina Sports Network

The 2024 National Football League playoffs begin Saturday, with a three-day Wild Card weekend, and as usual the state of North Carolina and the Atlantic Coast Conference both will be well represented.

Below are the players from North Carolina-based college football programs and/or Atlantic Coast Conference football programs who appear on one of the NFL’s 14 playoff rosters.

As usual, among in-state programs, NC State (eight) and UNC (six) have the most players in this NFL context. The in-state ACC theme continues with Wake Forest (three) and Duke (one).

Among in-state programs beyond the ACC, Appalachian State (four) of the Sun Belt Conference, Charlotte (three) of the American Athletic Conference, East Carolina (two) of the AAC, and Fayetteville State (two), a Division Two program, lead the way.

Campbell, Western Carolina and Wingate also are represented on 2024 NFL playoff rosters, with one player each.

Among ACC programs, Clemson (14), Miami (11) and Florida State (nine) have the most players on 2024 NFL playoff rosters.

NOTE: 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 (4)
Name, Position, NFL Team, Experience
Nick Hampton, OLB, Rams, R
Shaun Jolly, DB, Rams, 2*
Kendall Lamm, OT, Dolphins, 8
Sam Martin, P, Bills, 11

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

Charlotte (3)
Alex Highsmith, LB, Steelers, 4
Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Steelers, 7
Markees Watts, OLB, Buccaneers, R

Duke (1)
Noah Gray, TE, Chiefs, 3

East Carolina (2)
Linval Joseph, DT, Bills, 14
Keaton Mitchell, RB, Ravens, R*

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

North Carolina (6)
Antoine Green, WR, Lions, R
Charlie Heck, OT, Texans, 4
Cole Holcomb, LB, Steelers, 5*
Asim Richards, OL, Cowboys, R
MJ Stewart, S, Texans, 6*
Mitch Trubisky, QB, Steelers, 7

NC State (8)
Bradley Chubb, LB, Dolphins, 6*
Nyheim Hines, RB, Bills, 6*
Zonovan Knight, RB, Lions, 2*
Alim McNeill, DL, Lions, 3
Larrell Murchison, DT, Rams, 4
Derrek Pitts, CB, Buccaneers, R
Joe Thuney, OG, Chiefs, 8
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Chiefs, 6 — finished at South Florida

Wake Forest (3)
Zach Tom, OL, Packers, 2
Kobie Turner, NT, Rams, R
John Wolford, QB, Buccaneers, 4

Western Carolina (1)
Keion Crossen, DB, Dolphins, 6*

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



Boston College (7)
Name, Position, NFL Team, Experience
AJ Dillon, RB, Packers, 4
Zay Flowers, WR, Ravens, R
Will Harris, CB, Lions, 5
John Johnson III, DB, Rams, 7
Hunter Long, TE, Rams, 3*
Isaiah McDuffie, LB, Packers, 3
Matt Milano, LB, Bills, 7*

Clemson (14)
Davis Allen, TE, Rams, R
Tremayne Anchrum Jr., Rams, 4
Clelin Ferrell, DL, 49ers, 5
Mario Goodrich, CB, Eagles, 1
Jayron Kearse, S, Cowboys, 8
Shaq Lawson, DE, Bills, 8
Ray-Ray McCloud, WR, 49ers, 6
Trayvon Mullen, CB, Ravens, 5*
Justyn Ross, WR, Chiefs, 2
John Simpson, OG, Ravens, 4
Trenton Simpson, LB, Ravens, R
Baylon Spector, LB, Bills, 2
Deshaun Watson, QB, Browns, 7*
Christian Wilkins, DT, Dolphins, 5

Florida State (9)
Cam Akers, RB, Rams, 3
Dalvin Cook, RB, Ravens, 7
Ronald Darby, CB, Ravens, 9
Dustin Hopkins, K, Browns, 10
Roderick Johnson, OT, Eagles, 5*
Derrick Nnadi, DT, Chiefs, 6
Jalen Ramsey, CB, Dolphins, 8
Josh Sweat, DE, Eagles, 6
Keir Thomas, OLB, Rams, 2

Georgia Tech (6)
Harrison Butker, K, Chiefs, 7
Tyler Davis, TE, Packers, 4*
Pressley Harvin III, P, Steelers, 3
Jordan Mason, RB, 49ers, 2
Shaq Mason, OG, Texans, 9
Juanyeh Thomas, S, Cowboys, 1

Louisville (8)
Jaire Alexander, CB, Packers, 6
Tutu Atwell, WR, Rams, 3
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Lions, 10
Geron Christian, OT, Browns, 6
Malik Cunningham, QB, Ravens, R
Yaya Diaby, OLB, Buccaneers, R
Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens, 6
Sheldon Rankins, DT, Texans, 8

Miami (11)
Michael Badgley, K, Lions, 6
Braxton Berrios, WR, Dolphins, 6
Deon Bush, DB, Chiefs, 8
Dee Delaney, DB, Buccaneers, 3
Jon Feliciano, OL, 49ers, 9
Brevin Jordan, TE, Texans, 3
David Njoku, TE, Browns, 7
Denzel Perryman, LB, Texans, 9
Jaelan Phillips, LB, Dolphins, 3*
Greg Rousseau, DE, Bills, 3
DJ Scaife, OT, Texans*

Pittsburgh (7)
SirVocea Dennis, LB, Buccaneers, R
Aaron Donald, DT, Rams, 10
Damar Hamlin, S, Bills, 3
Dane Jackson, CB, Bills, 4
Calijah Kancey, DL, Buccaneers, R
Avonte Maddox, CB, Eagles, 6
Kenny Pickett, QB, Steelers, 2

Syracuse (4)
Kingsley Jonathan, DE, Bills, 2
Mikel Jones, LB, Syracuse, R
Ifeatu Melifonwu, S, Lions, 3
Sean Tucker, RB, Buccaneers, R

Virginia (7)
Andrew Brown, DT, Bills, 3
Rodney McLeod Jr, S, Browns, 12*
Morgan Moses, OT, Ravens, 10
Juan Thornhill, S, Browns, 5
Brent Urban, DE, Ravens, 10
Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Packers, R
Olamide Zaccheaus, WR, Eagles, 5

Virginia Tech (7)
Chamarri Conner, DB, Chiefs, R
Brock Hoffman, C, Cowboys, 1
James Mitchell, TE, Lions, 2
Yosh Nijman, OT, Packers, 4
Tim Settle, DT, Bills, 6
Wyatt Teller, OG, Browns, 6
Luke Tenuta, OT, Packers, 2*


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