Steve Octavien
PRO CAREER: Signed by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 and later released…Has spent time with the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns. COLLEGE: Played three seasons at Nebraska and registered 92 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in his senior year…2007 Big 12 honorable mention.
Jojo Dickson
PRO CAREER: Signed by Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011…Waived in 2011 and signed with Jacksonville again in 2012…released and signed by Cleveland Browns. COLLEGE: Started four seasons at the University of Idaho, recording 12 tackles vs. Fresno State in 2009…2007 Elite 11 Award Winner…2009 Western Athletic Conference Player of The Week…2009 second team All-WAC selection…2009-2010 team captain.
Nathan Bussey
PRO CAREER: Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2011…Later waived and re-signed to the practice squad. COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Illinois, recording 83 career tackles, 2.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries…2010 All-Big Ten honorable mention…Led the Big Ten in fumble recoveries in 2010…A four-year letter-winner.
Morlon Greenwood
PRO CAREER: Drafted third round of 2001 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins and released in 2004…Signed with the Houston Texans in 2005…Honorable mention for the Pro Bowl “All Joe Team” in 2007…Signed with the Omaha Nighthawks in 2010. COLLEGE: Started 48 consecutive games at Syracuse…Freshman All-American in 1996…First-team All-Big East selection in 2000.
Eric McBride
PRO CAREER: Signed with the Washington Redskins in 2011 and the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 with subsequent releases. COLLEGE: With more than 420 tackles as a Richmond Spider, he earned Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the year honors in 2006…CAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2010…All-conference all four years.
Mike Caputo
COLLEGE: Started all 27 games during the 2010 and 2011 seasons…Was an All-Big 12 honorable mention in 2010…Earned second team All-Big Ten honors in 2011…Was on the Rimington Trophy watch list two years in a row.
Mitch Erickson
PRO CAREER: Signed as a free agent with Denver Broncos 2008, assigned to practice squad in 2009 before being signed to a reserve futures contract in 2010…Attended Seattle Seahawks training camp in 2010…Signed by the Nighthawks in 2010…Attended Edmonton Eskimos training camp in 2012. COLLEGE: Started four seasons with South Dakota State University…Named to the Associated Press All-American Third Team in 2006…Named to the AFCA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-American Team and The Associated Press FCS All-American Team in 2007.
Terence Brown
PRO CAREER: Signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2012 and later released. COLLEGE: Started all games in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons…Earned All-American honorable mention honors as a sophomore…Earned all-conference honorable mention honors as a junior…Named to the 2011 All-Independent Team as a senior.
Cordaro Howard
PRO CAREER: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills in 2010…Started five games as a rookie…Later released and signed by the Baltimore Ravens…Released following the 2012 preseason. COLLEGE: Started 33 of 37 games at Georgia Tech…Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference accolades twice.
Dan Gay
PRO CAREER: Attended San Diego Chargers training camp in 2009…Signed to New York Jets practice squad in 2009…Signed reserve futures contract with the Jets before signing with the Nighthawks in 2010. COLLEGE: Started four seasons (2004-2008) at Baylor…Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors in 2007…Second-team All-Texas in 2007…Named Baylor’s Most Improved Offensive Player in 2007…Recorded 2,349 total rushing yards in 2008…Named All-Big 12 honorable mention and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2008.
Tray Allen
PRO CAREER: Played for the San Antonio Talons of the AFL in 2012. COLLEGE: Ended his five-year career at Texas having played in 44 career games, working at both tackle and guard positions…Played in all 13 games, starting six, in 2011…Paved the way for the offense to average 202.62 rushing yards and 392.54 yards of total offense per game…A five-year letter-winner.
Jarvis Jones
COLLEGE: Started every game for the Bulldogs during the 2011 season, recording a career-high four sacks against Florida…Posted 70 total tackles, including 19.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and 26 quarterback hurries…Recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.
Gershom Jordan
COLLEGE: Played 11 games in 2009 and started four at defensive line…Recorded eight tackles and forced one fumble…Moved back to the offensive line during the spring…Played in eight games in 2008…Registered one reception for 15 yards…Also played and lettered in basketball at TSU.
Joe Gibbs
PRO CAREER: Signed as free agent with the St. Louis Rams and released following training camp in 2010…Attended Edmonton Eskimos training camp in 2012…A member of the Chicago Rush of the AFL in 2012. COLLEGE: Four-year starter at Tennessee-Martin…Three-time All-American and two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference honoree…Named All-OVC first team, Associated Press FCS All-American, and was the only OVC player to be named to the American Football Coaches Association FCS All-American squad in 2008.
Schuyler Oordt
PRO CAREER: Spent time with the St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins in 2011. COLLEGE: Registered 24 catches, 405 yards and three touchdowns in 2010…Earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention.
Antonio Robinson
PRO CAREER: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears in 2010 and later released…signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad. COLLEGE: Led team with 20 catches and 602 yards in 2008…Earned Southland first-team All-Conference honors…Named All-SLC honorable mention.
Christian Hopkins
PRO CAREER: Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants in 2011…Spent the 2011 season on the practice squad…Signed to the Giants’ active roster in 2012…Was on the 2012 Super Bowl championship team…Played in the UFL for two seasons, 2009 and 2010…Caught 12 passes for 90 yards in 2010 for the Omaha Nighthawks…Played for the New York Sentinels during the inaugural 2009 campaign and caught 6 passes for 67 yards and one touchdown. COLLEGE: Played at Toledo from 2003-2007 and caught 114 passes for 1,208 yards and 13 touchdowns… Named first-team All-MAC in 2006 and 2007…Had 27 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns in 2007.
Terence Toliver
PRO CAREER: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans in 2011…Later signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad. COLLEGE: Started all 13 games his senior season at LSU…Was the team’s lead receiver that year, finishing the season with 41 receptions for 579 yards…Named offensive MVP of the 2011 Cotton Bowl.
Aaron Pflugrad
PRO CAREER: Signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2012. COLLEGE: A three-year member and two-year letterman of the Sun Devil football team…Made 96 career receptions for 1,241 yards and eight touchdowns, playing his first two seasons at Oregon…Finished his ASU career with 73 catches for 994 yards and seven touchdowns…Appeared in 24 games at ASU, making 16 starts…Played in a combined 47 career games at Oregon and ASU…Transferred from Oregon in 2009…Played in 23 games in his first two seasons for the Ducks…Totaled 23 receptions for 247 yards and one touchdown in his two years at Oregon.
Trey Lewis
PRO CAREER: Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2007 NFL Draft…Became a starter in week four but later was sidelined by injury…Played in 2009 and 2010 before being released in 2011. COLLEGE: Selected as a first-team all-MIAA pick as a junior in 2005…During his senior season in 2006, he became the first Ichabod to be named to the Associated Press Little All-American team since 1963…Also was named a American Football Coaches Association All-American (AFCAAA)…Finished his career at Washburn with 156 total tackles, including 68 solo stops, 23 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.
Michael Jasper
PRO CAREER: Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2011 and later released…Signed by the Tennessee Titans in 2012 and released prior to the season. COLLEGE: Started two seasons at UT-Martin and two seasons at Bethel…An all-conference selection in the Mid-South Conference.
Claude Harriott
PRO CAREER: Drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2004…Spent time with the New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs. COLLEGE: Earned first-team Big East selection in 2002…In 47 games for the Panthers, he recorded 154 tackles (94 solo) with 13.5 sacks, 35 stops for losses, 32 quarterback pressures and nine forced fumbles.
Luke Black
PRO CAREER: Signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012 and later waived. COLLEGE: Recorded 20 career sacks and 37 tackles for loss…Earned first team all-conference honors (West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) in 2009 and 2010.
Franklin Okam
PRO CAREER: Drafted by the Houston Texans in 2008 and waived in 2010…Also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. COLLEGE: Freshman All-American in 2004…All-Big XII 2005-2007…ESPN All-American in 2006.
William Green
PRO CAREER: Briefly on Cleveland Browns active roster in 2012. COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2008-2011) at the University of Florida…Named team captain in 2011…Earned the Iron Gator Strength and Conditioning Award in 2011…Collected 53 tackles, 31 solo tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks throughout career.
Kevin Basped
PRO CAREER: Played for the Nighthawks during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. COLLEGE: Played four seasons for the Wolf Pack, earning first team all-conference honors in 2008 and second team all-conference honors in 2009…Led the Western Athletic Conference in sacks in 2008, logging 10.5…Defensive MVP of the 2009 Hawaii Bowl.