Thirty-Five Former Bulldogs On NFL Active Rosters
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ATHENS-----A total of 35 former University of Georgia standouts are active on NFL rosters as the 2012 season begins Wednesday. 

The list includes 17 offensive players, 16 offensive players, and two specialists. Defensive tackle Demarcus Dobbs is also expected to play at tight end for the San Francisco 49ers.

“I’m excited for all the Bulldogs who are on NFL rosters this year and know this is a very special time in their lives,” said Georgia head coach Mark Richt. “I wish them all the very best and I know there are more to come in the future.” 

Georgia’s 35 players on active rosters is tied for the second most nationally with LSU and Texas, while USC leads the country with 42 active players. In addition to 35 active players, Georgia also has five former players on practice squads, injured-reserve and physically unable to perform lists for a total of 40 players with NFL teams. That figure ranks fourth nationally and is tops in the SEC. 

Seven former Georgia players made 53-man rosters as rookies, including DeAngelo Tyson (Baltimore), Cordy Glenn (Buffalo), Orson Charles (Cincinnati), Ben Jones (Houston), Blair Walsh (Minnesota), Brandon Boykin (Philadelphia) and Drew Butler (Pittsburgh). Cincinnati leads the NFL with six former Bulldogs on its roster.

Georgia is also represented in the Canadian Football League as former Bulldog receiver Terrance Edwards is a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. 


BULLDOGS IN THE NFL

Atlanta Falcons
Akeem Dent, LB 

Baltimore Ravens
Dannell Ellerbe, LB
Bruce Figgins, TE (injured-reserve)
DeAngelo Tyson, DE

Buffalo Bills
Cordy Glenn, OT 

Carolina Panthers
Thomas Davis, LB
Charles Johnson, DE 

Chicago Bears
Tim Jennings, CB 

Cincinnati Bengals
Geno Atkins, DT
Clint Boling, G
Orson Charles, TE
Robert Geathers, DE
A.J. Green, WR
Dennis Roland, T 

Cleveland Browns
Mohamed Massaquoi, WR
Ben Watson, TE 

Denver Broncos
Champ Bailey, CB
Knowshon Moreno, RB 

Detroit Lions
Shaun Chapas, FB (practice squad)
Kris Durham, WR (practice squad)
Matthew Stafford, QB 

Houston Texans
Ben Jones, C 

Indianapolis Colts
Justin Anderson, OT (PUP) 

Kansas City Chiefs
Justin Houston, LB 

Miami Dolphins
Reshad Jones, DB 

Minnesota Vikings
Blair Walsh, K 

Oakland Raiders
Richard Seymour, DE 

Philadelphia Eagles
Brandon Boykin, CB 

Pittsburgh Steelers
Drew Butler, P
Leonard Pope, TE 

San Diego Chargers
Randy McMichael, TE 

San Francisco 49ers
Demarcus Dobbs, TE/DT 

Seattle Seahawks
Chris Clemons, DE
Kregg Lumpkin, RB 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Corvey Irvin, DT
D.J. Ware, RB 

Tennessee Titans
Fernando Velasco, OL
Will Witherspoon, LB 

Washington Redskins
Darryl Gamble, LB (practice squad)
Kedric Golston, DE 

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