Gators in NFL

Detroit linebacker Jarrad Davis on the sideline with a Microsoft Surface against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Compiled by Chad Smith, UAA

A total of 46 former UF football players are on 25 NFL team rosters to open the season:

Arizona Cardinals (Redskins 24, Cardinals 6)

D.J. Humphries – OL – 4th year – Started the game at left tackle.

Atlanta Falcons (Eagles 18, Falcons 12)

Keanu Neal – S – 3rd year – Started the game and recorded two total tackles, one solo and one assisted. Suffered a knee injury and is out for the season.

Brian Poole – CB – 3rd year – Started the game and tallied five solo tackles, with one sack and a pass defense

Carolina Panthers (Panthers 16, Cowboys 8)

Bryan Cox Jr. – DE – 2nd year – Tallied two tackles, one solo

Chicago Bears (Packers 24, Bears 23)

Trey Burton – TE – 5th year – Hauled in one pass for 15 yards.

Jonathan Bullard – DE – 3rd year – Tallies one solo tackle.

Cincinnati Bengals (Bengals 34, Colts 23)

Carlos Dunlap – DE – 9th year – Started at defense end. Collected two solo tackles, a sack for eight yards, a hit on the quarterback and a pass defense.

Cleveland Browns (Browns 21, Steelers 21)

Antonio Callaway – WR – Rookie – Appeared at wide receiver and had one target.

Dallas Cowboys (Panthers 16, Cowboys 8)

Deonte Thompson – WR – 6th – Started the game. Caught three passes for 27 yards.

Denver Broncos (Broncos 27, Seahawks 24)

Max Garcia – G – 4th year – Appeared at guard.

Detroit Lions (Jets 48, Lions 17)

Brandon Powell – WR – Rookie – Inactive for week one.

Teez Tabor – CB – 2nd year – Appeared in the game. Recorded a tackle on special teams.

Jarrad Davis – LB – 2nd year – Started at middle linebacker. Tallied four tackles, three solo.

Green Bay Packers (Packers 24, Bears 23)

Antonio Morrison- LB- 3rd year – Collected three tackles, two solo.

Indianapolis Colts (Bengals 34, Colts 23)

Quincy Wilson – CB – 2nd year – Started at cornerback. Did not record any stats.

Jacksonville Jaguars (Jaguars 20, Giants 15)

Taven Bryan – DT – Rookie – Recorded one tackle.

Lerentee McCray – LB – 5th year – Tallied two tackles, one solo, with a sack for seven yards, and a tackle for loss.

DeAndre Goolsby – TE – Rookie (IR)

Dante Fowler Jr. – DE – 4th year (SUSPENDED). He returned to the team Tuesday.

Kansas City Chiefs (Chiefs 38, Chargers 28)

Demarcus Robinson – WR – 3rd year – Appeared at wide receiver, but did not have any targets.

Joey Ivie – DL – 2nd year (Practice squad)

Los Angeles Chargers (Chiefs 38, Chargers 28)

Caleb Sturgis – K – 6th year – Made two field goals (45, 39). Added a punt of 24 yards, pinning the Chiefs inside the 20.

Mike Pouncey – C – 8th year – Started at center.

Jaylen Watkins – DB – 4th year (IR)

Los Angeles Rams (Rams 33, Raiders 13)

Dominique Easley – DT – 5th year – Started at defensive tackle. Recorded a solo tackle.

Minnesota Vikings (Vikings 24, 49ers 16)

Mack Brown – RB – 3rd year (IR)

New England Patriots (Patriots 27, Texans 20)

Duke Dawson – DB – Rookie (IR)

Trent Brown – OL – 4th year – Started at left tackle.

New Orleans Saints (Buccaneers 48, Saints 40)

Mike Gillislee – RB – 6th year – Produced three carries for nine yards.

Alex Anzalone – LB – 2nd year – Started at linebacker. Tallied four tackles, three solo. Forced one fumble.

New York Giants (Jaguars 20, Giants 15)

Jon Halapio – OL – 2nd year – Started at center.

New York Jets (Jets 48, Lions 17)

Jonotthan Harrison – OL – 5th year – Appeared on the offensive line.

Marcus Maye – S – 2nd year – Inactive for week one.

Oakland Raiders (Rams 33, Raiders 13)

Johnny Townsend – P – Rookie – Punted four times for 178 yards, averaged 44.5 yards per punt. Pinned the Rams inside the 20 once.

Reggie Nelson – S – 12th year – Started at safety. Recorded four solo tackles.

Eddy Piñeiro – K – Rookie (IR)

Pittsburgh Steelers (Steelers 21, Browns 21)

Jon Bostic – LB – 6th year – Started at inside linebacker. Tallied nine tackles, four solo, with one sack for seven yards and a tackle for a loss. Added one quarterback hit.

Joe Haden – CB – 9th year – Started at left cornerback. Collected three tackles, two solo, with one pass defense.

Maurkice Pouncey – C – 9th year – Started at center. Made one tackle.

Marcus Gilbert – OT – 8th year – Started at right tackle.

Jake McGee – TE – 2nd year (IR)

San Francisco 49ers (Vikings 24, 49ers 16)

Marcell Harris – S – Rookie (IR)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Buccaneers 48, Saints 40)

Vernon Hargreaves III – CB – 3rd year – Started at cornerback. Collected seven tackles, six solo. Forced a fumble and had one pass defense.

Washington Redskins (Redskins 24, Cardinals 6)

Caleb Brantley – DT – 2nd – inactive for week one

Jordan Reed – TE – 6th year – Started at tight end. Hauled in four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown.

Quinton Dunbar – CB – 4th year – Recorded four tackles, one solo and notched an interception and pass defense.


  1. Wow I am totally amazed at how great a db Quinton Dunbar has turned out to be in the nfl considering he only played at wide receiver for the gators. Truly amazing. Given the gators lack of depth at db this year, I think Mullen has the right idea. He may have to move a receiver over to db this year too. I know Iverson Clement who was recruited as a rb has practiced at db and give him props for being a team player. Not sure if we have any receivers on the roster now though that could make that transition.

  2. G8rGuy – I agree with everything in your post. Thank you GvilleSports for these former Gators lists and weekly stats. Rob – There has to be a Gator receiver or running back besides Clement who isn’t getting many touches and has the skills to play DB.