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Alabama Roots: The 100 greatest careers of the NFL’s 100 years

AL.com logo AL.com 7/4/2020 By Mark Inabinett, al.com

After 100 NFL seasons, which 100 players from Alabama high schools and colleges have had the greatest pro careers?

Players with Alabama football roots have been in the league since Auburn’s Moon Ducote played with the Cleveland Tigers in the inaugural campaign in 1920, and in the century since, about 1,100 players with Alabama football roots have played in NFL regular-season games.

Today, more than 200 players from Alabama high schools and colleges appear on NFL offseason rosters, and 11 active players are included on AL.com’s list of the 100 greatest NFL careers for players with state football roots.

New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower, Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper – a trio of former Alabama Crimson Tide stars – registered Pro Bowl seasons in 2019 and appear on the top 100 this year after not making the inaugural list that preceded the NFL’s centennial season last year.

The players who dropped off last year’s list to make room for the 2020 newcomers were offensive tackle Herman Lee of South Girard High School in Phenix City, cornerback Deshea Townsend of Alabama and safety Darian Stewart of Lee High School in Huntsville.

The top 100 isn't a subjective evaluation of the football ability of more than 1,000 players. Rather it's an appraisal of the distinction and durability of each player's NFL career with points awarded for longevity and accomplishment.

And there have been a lot of accomplishments: 15 players from Alabama high schools and colleges are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, eight have won MVP awards, 55 have been chosen first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press and 121 have been invited to the Pro Bowl.

Players received one point for each NFL season, one for each season as a starter (defined as starting at least half the games), one for playing on an NFL championship team, two for earning a Rookie of the Year or Super Bowl MVP award, three for a Pro Bowl season, six for first-team All-Pro recognition, nine for an NFL MVP Award and 18 for membership in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Based on that, the 100 greatest NFL careers for players with Alabama football roots are:

1. Don Hutson, split end/defensive back (Alabama)

Green Bay Packers 1935-1945: Pro Bowl 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942; All-Pro 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945; NFL MVP 1941, 1942; NFL champion 1936, 1939, 1944; Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1963.

2. John Hannah, guard (Albertville High School, Alabama)

New England Patriots 1971-1985: Pro Bowl 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985; All-Pro 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1991.

3. Terrell Owens, wide receiver (Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City)

San Francisco 49ers 1996-2003, Philadelphia Eagles 2004-2005, Dallas Cowboys 2006-2008, Buffalo Bills 2009, Cincinnati Bengals 2010: Pro Bowl 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007; All-Pro 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007; Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

4. Walter Jones, offensive tackle (Aliceville High School)

Seattle Seahawks 1997-2008: Pro Bowl 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; All-Pro 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007; Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

5. Buck Buchanan, defensive tackle (Parker High School in Birmingham)

Kansas City Chiefs 1963-1975: Pro Bowl 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971; All-Pro 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969; Super Bowl champion 1969, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1990.

6. Joe Namath, quarterback (Alabama)

New York Jets 1965-1976, Los Angeles Rams 1977: Pro Bowl 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972; All-Pro 1968, AFL Rookie of the Year 1965, AFL Player of the Year 1968, 1969; Super Bowl champion 1968, Super Bowl MVP 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1985.

7. Bart Starr, quarterback (Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama)

Green Bay Packers 1956-1971: Pro Bowl 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966; All-Pro 1966, NFL MVP 1966, NFL champion 1961, 1962, 1965; Super Bowl champion 1966, 1967; Super Bowl MVP 1966, 1967; Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1977.

8. Derrick Thomas, outside linebacker (Alabama)

Kansas City Chiefs 1989-1999: Pro Bowl 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997; All-Pro 1990, 1991; NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year 1989, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2009.

9. DeMarcus Ware, outside linebacker (Auburn High School, Troy)

Dallas Cowboys 2005-2013, Denver Broncos 2014-2016: Pro Bowl 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015; All-Pro 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011; Super Bowl champion 2015.

10. Ken Stabler, quarterback (Foley High School, Alabama)

Oakland Raiders 1970-1979, Houston Oilers 1980-1981, New Orleans Saints 1982-1984: Pro Bowl 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977; All-Pro 1974, NFL MVP 1974, Super Bowl champion 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

11. Robert Brazile, outside linebacker (Vigor High School in Prichard)

Houston Oilers 1975-1984: Pro Bowl 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982; All-Pro 1978, 1979; NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

12. Dwight Stephenson, center (Alabama)

Miami Dolphins 1980-1987: Pro Bowl 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987; All-Pro 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987; Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1998.

13. Kevin Greene, outside linebacker (Auburn)

Los Angeles Rams 1985-1992, Pittsburgh Steelers 1993-1995, Carolina Panthers 1996, San Francisco 49ers 1997, Panthers 1998-1999: Pro Bowl 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998; All-Pro 1994, 1996; Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

14. Frank Gatski, center (Auburn)

Cleveland Browns 1946-1956, Detroit Lions 1957: Pro Bowl 1956, All-Pro 1952, 1953, 1955; AAFC champion 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949; NFL champion 1950, 1954, 1955, 1957; Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1985.

15. Maxie Baughan, outside linebacker (Bessemer High School)

Philadelphia Eagles 1960-1965, Los Angeles Rams 1966-1970, Washington Redskins 1974: Pro Bowl 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969; All-Pro 1964, 1969; NFL champion 1960.

16. John Stallworth, wide receiver (Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama A&M)

Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1987: Pro Bowl 1979, 1982, 1984; All-Pro 1979, Super Bowl champion 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979; Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2002.

17. Ozzie Newsome, tight end (Colbert County High School, Alabama)

Cleveland Browns 1978-1990: Pro Bowl 1981, 1984, 1985; All-Pro 1984, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1999.

18. Willie Anderson, offensive tackle (Vigor High School in Prichard, Auburn)

Cincinnati Bengals 1996-2007, Baltimore Ravens 2008: Pro Bowl 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; All-Pro 2004, 2005, 2006.

19. Philip Rivers, quarterback (Athens High School)

San Diego Chargers 2004-2016, Los Angeles Chargers 2017-2019: Pro Bowl 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018.

20. Julio Jones, wide receiver (Foley High School, Alabama)

Atlanta Falcons 2011-2019: Pro Bowl 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; All-Pro 2015, 2016.

21. Lee Roy Jordan, middle linebacker (Excel High School, Alabama)

Dallas Cowboys 1963-1976: Pro Bowl 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1974; All-Pro 1969, Super Bowl champion 1971.

22. Cornelius Bennett, outside linebacker (Ensley High School, Alabama)

Buffalo Bills 1987-1995, Atlanta Falcons 1996-1998, Indianapolis Colts 1999-2000: Pro Bowl 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993; All-Pro 1988.

23. Harlon Hill, end (Lauderdale County High School, North Alabama)

Chicago Bears 1954-1961, Detroit Lions 1962, Pittsburgh Steelers 1962: Pro Bowl 1954, 1955, 1956; All-Pro 1955, 1956; NFL MVP 1955.

24. Cam Newton, quarterback (Auburn)

Carolina Panthers 2011-2019: Pro Bowl 2011, 2013, 2015; All-Pro 2015, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year 2011, NFL MVP 2015.

25. Robert Mathis, defensive end/outside linebacker (Alabama A&M)

Indianapolis Colts 2003-2013, 2015-2016: Pro Bowl 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013; All-Pro 2013, Super Bowl champion 2006.

26. Forrest Blue, center (Auburn)

San Francisco 49ers 1968-1974, Baltimore Colts 1975-1978: Pro Bowl 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974; All-Pro 1971, 1972.

27. Takeo Spikes, inside linebacker (Auburn)

Cincinnati Bengals 1998-2002, Buffalo Bills 2003-2006, Philadelphia Eagles 2007, San Francisco 49ers 2008-2010, San Diego Chargers 2011-2012: Pro Bowl 2003, 2004; All-Pro 2004.

28. Shaun Alexander, running back (Alabama)

Seattle Seahawks 2000-2007, Washington Redskins 2008: Pro Bowl 2003, 2004, 2005; All-Pro 2005; NFL MVP 2005.

29. Bob Baumhower, nose tackle (Tuscaloosa High School, Alabama)

Miami Dolphins 1977-1986: Pro Bowl 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984; All-Pro 1983.

30. Roddy White, wide receiver (UAB)

Atlanta Falcons 2005-2015: Pro Bowl 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; All-Pro 2010.

31. Chris Samuels, offensive tackle (Shaw High School in Mobile, Alabama)

Washington Redskins 2000-2009: Pro Bowl 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

32. Tom Banks, center (John Carroll Catholic in Birmingham, Auburn)

St. Louis Cardinals 1971-1980: Pro Bowl 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978; All-Pro 1976.

33. Jay Ratliff, nose tackle (Auburn)

Dallas Cowboys 2005-2012, Chicago Bears 2013-2015: Pro Bowl 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; All-Pro 2009.

34. Eric Davis, cornerback (Anniston High School, Jacksonville State)

San Francisco 49ers 1990-1995, Carolina Panthers 1996-2000, Denver Broncos 2001, Detroit Lions 2002: Pro Bowl 1995, 1996; All-Pro 1995, Super Bowl champion 1994.

35. Red Phillips, split end (Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City, Auburn)

Los Angeles Rams 1958-1964, Minnesota Vikings 1965-1967: Pro Bowl 1960, 1961, 1962; All-Pro 1961.

36. E.J. Junior, linebacker (Alabama)

St. Louis Cardinals 1981-1987, Phoenix Cardinals 1988, Miami Dolphins 1989-1991, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992, Seattle Seahawks 1992-1993: Pro Bowl 1984, 1985; All-Pro 1985.

37. Tony Richardson, fullback (Daleville High School, Auburn)

Kansas City Chiefs 1995-2005, Minnesota Vikings 2006-2007, New York Jets 2008-2010: Pro Bowl 2003, 2004, 2007.

38. Bill Lee, tackle (Greene County High School, Alabama)

Brooklyn Dodgers 1935-1937, Green Bay Packers 1937-1942, 1946: Pro Bowl 1939, NFL champion 1939, Pro Football Hall of Fame All-1930s team.

39. Justin Tuck, defensive end (Central High School in Rockford)

New York Giants 2005-2013, Oakland Raiders 2014-2015: Pro Bowl 2008, 2010; All-Pro 2008, Super Bowl champion 2007, 2011.

40. Tyreek Hill, wide receiver (West Alabama)

Kansas City Chiefs 2016-2019: Pro Bowl 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; All-Pro 2016, 2018; Super Bowl champion 2019.

41. Adalius Thomas, outside linebacker (Central High School in Rockford)

Baltimore Ravens 2000-2006, New England Patriots 2007-2009: Pro Bowl 2003, 2006; All-Pro 2006, Super Bowl champion 2000.

42. Evan Mathis, guard (Homewood High School, Alabama)

Carolina Panthers 2005-2007, Miami Dolphins 2008, Cincinnati Bengals 2008-2010, Philadelphia Eagles 2011-2014, Denver Broncos 2015, Arizona Cardinals 2016: Pro Bowl 2013, 2014; All-Pro 2014, Super Bowl champion 2015.

43. Osi Umenyiora, defensive end (Auburn High School, Troy)

New York Giants 2003-2007, 2009-2012, Atlanta Falcons 2013-2014: Pro Bowl 2005, 2007; All-Pro 2005, Super Bowl champion 2007, 2011.

44. James Brooks, running back (Auburn)

San Diego Chargers 1981-1983, Cincinnati Bengals 1984-1991, Cleveland Browns 1992, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992: Pro Bowl 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990.

45. Rich Caster, tight end (Williamson High School in Mobile)

New York Jets 1970-1977, Houston Oilers 1978-1980, New Orleans Saints 1981, Washington Redskins 1981-1982: Pro Bowl 1972, 1974, 1975; Super Bowl champion 1982.

46. Hanford Dixon, cornerback (Theodore High School)

Cleveland Browns 1981-1989: Pro Bowl 1986, 1987, 1988; All-Pro 1986, 1987.

47. Woody Peoples, guard (Ullman High School in Birmingham)

San Francisco 49ers 1968-1977, Philadelphia Eagles 1978-1980: Pro Bowl 1972, 1973.

48. Wes Hopkins, safety (John Carroll Catholic in Birmingham)

Philadelphia Eagles 1983-1993: Pro Bowl 1985, All-Pro 1985.

49. Tom Neville, offensive tackle (Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery)

Boston Patriots 1965-1970, New England Patriots 1971-1977, Denver Broncos 1978, New York Giants 1979: Pro Bowl 1966.

50. Wayne Gandy, offensive tackle (Auburn)

Los Angeles Rams 1994, St. Louis Rams 1995-1998, Pittsburgh Steelers 1999-2002, New Orleans Saints 2003-2005, Atlanta Falcons 2006-2008.

51. Marcell Dareus, defensive tackle (Huffman High School in Birmingham, Alabama)

Buffalo Bills 2011-2017, Jacksonville Jaguars 2017-2019: Pro Bowl 2013, 2014; All-Pro 2014.

52. Speedy Duncan, cornerback/kick return (Druid High School in Tuscaloosa)

San Diego Chargers 1964-1970, Washington Redskins 1971-1974: Pro Bowl 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971.

53. Stephen Davis, running back (Auburn)

Washington Redskins 1996-2002, Carolina Panthers 2003-2005, St. Louis Rams 2006: Pro Bowl 1999, 2000, 2003.

54. Howard Ballard, offensive tackle (Clay County High School, Alabama A&M)

Buffalo Bills 1988-1993, Seattle Seahawks 1994-1998: Pro Bowl 1992, 1993.

55. Gary Walker, defensive lineman (Auburn)

Houston Oilers 1995-1996, Tennessee Oilers 1997-1998, Jacksonville Jaguars 1999-2001, Houston Texans 2002-2005: Pro Bowl 2001, 2002.

56. DeMeco Ryans, inside linebacker (Jess Lanier High School in Bessemer, Alabama)

Houston Texans 2006-2011, Philadelphia Eagles 2012-2015: Pro Bowl 2007, 2009; Defensive Rookie of the Year 2006.

57. Trace Armstrong, defensive end (John Carroll Catholic in Birmingham)

Chicago Bears 1989-1994, Miami Dolphins 1995-2000, Oakland Raiders 2001-2003: Pro Bowl 2000.

58. Karlos Dansby, linebacker (Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Auburn)

Arizona Cardinals 2004-2009, Miami Dolphins 2010-2012, Cardinals 2013, Cleveland Browns 2014-2015, Cincinnati Bengals 2016, Cardinals 2017.

59. Chris Gray, guard (Homewood High School, Auburn)

Miami Dolphins 1993-1996, Chicago Bears 1997, Seattle Seahawks 1998-2007.

60. Bobby Hunt, safety (Lanett High School, Auburn)

Dallas Texans 1962, Kansas City Chiefs 1963-1967, Cincinnati Bengals 1968-1969: Pro Bowl 1964, All-Pro 1962, AFL champion 1962.

61. Cortland Finnegan, cornerback (Samford)

Tennessee Titans 2006-2011, St. Louis Rams 2012-2013, Miami Dolphins 2014, Carolina Panthers 2015: Pro Bowl 2008, All-Pro 2008.

62. Andy Nelson, safety (Athens High School)

Baltimore Colts 1957-1963, New York Giants 1964: Pro Bowl 1960, All-Pro 1959, NFL champion 1958, 1959.

63. Tim Harris, outside linebacker (Woodlawn High School in Birmingham)

Green Bay Packers 1986-1990, San Francisco 49ers 1991-1992, Philadelphia Eagles 1993, 49ers 1994-1995: Pro Bowl 1989, All-Pro 1989, Super Bowl champion 1994.

64. Jerrel Wilson, punter (Murphy High School in Mobile)

Kansas City Chiefs 1963-1977, New England Patriots 1978: Pro Bowl 1970, 1971, 1972; Super Bowl champion 1969.

65. Roman Harper, safety (Prattville High School, Alabama)

New Orleans Saints 2006-2013, Carolina Panthers 2014-2015, Saints 2016: Pro Bowl 2009, 2010; Super Bowl champion 2009.

66. Steve Wallace, offensive tackle (Auburn)

San Francisco 49ers 1986-1996, Kansas City Chiefs 1997: Pro Bowl 1992, Super Bowl champion 1988, 1989, 1994.

67. Landon Collins, safety (Alabama)

New York Giants 2015-2018, Washington Redskins 2019: Pro Bowl 2016, 2017, 2018; All-Pro 2016.

68. Le'Ron McClain, fullback (Tuscaloosa County High School, Alabama)

Baltimore Ravens 2007-2010, Kansas City Chiefs 2011, San Diego Chargers 2012-2013: Pro Bowl 2008, 2009; All-Pro 2008.

69. Rodney Hudson, center (B.C. Rain High School in Mobile)

Kansas City Chiefs 2011-2014, Oakland Raiders 2015-2019: Pro Bowl 2016, 2017, 2019.

70. Zeke Moore, cornerback (Booker T. Washington High School in Tuskegee)

Houston Oilers 1967-1977: Pro Bowl 1969, 1970.

71. Howard Cross, tight end (New Hope High School, Alabama)

New York Giants 1989-2001: Super Bowl champion 1990.

72. Dave Edwards, outside linebacker (Abbeville High School, Auburn)

Dallas Cowboys 1963-1975: Super Bowl champion 1971.

73. Billy Neighbors, guard (Tuscaloosa County High School, Alabama)

Boston Patriots 1962-1965, Miami Dolphins 1966-1969: Pro Bowl 1963, All-Pro 1964.

74. Clifton McNeil, wide receiver (Central High School in Mobile)

Cleveland Browns 1964-1967, San Francisco 49ers 1968-1969, New York Giants 1970-1971, Washington Redskins 1971-1972, Houston Oilers 1973: Pro Bowl 1968, All-Pro 1968, NFL champion 1964.

75. Dont’a Hightower, linebacker (Alabama)

New England Patriots 2012-2019: Pro Bowl 2016, 2019; Super Bowl champion 2014, 2016, 2018.

76. Leon Lett, defensive tackle (Fairhope High School)

Dallas Cowboys 1991-2000, Denver Broncos 2001: Pro Bowl 1994, 1998; Super Bowl champion 1992, 1993, 1995.

77. William Andrews, running back (Auburn)

Atlanta Falcons 1979-1983, 1986: Pro Bowl 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983.

78. C.J. Mosley, inside linebacker (Theodore High School, Alabama)

Baltimore Ravens 2014-2018, New York Jets 2019: Pro Bowl 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018.

79. Mark Ingram, running back (Alabama)

New Orleans Saints 2011-2018, Baltimore Ravens 2019: Pro Bowl 2014, 2017, 2019.

80. Ben Grubbs, guard (Elmore County High School, Auburn)

Baltimore Ravens 2007-2011, New Orleans Saints 2012-2014, Kansas City Chiefs 2015: Pro Bowl 2011, 2013.

81. Fred Davis, tackle (Alabama)

Washington Redskins 1941-1942, 1945, Chicago Bears 1946-1951: Pro Bowl 1942, 1950; NFL champion 1942, 1946.

82. Charley Hannah, offensive lineman/defensive end (Alabama)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1977-1982, Oakland Raiders 1983-1988: Super Bowl champion 1983.

83. Marcus Pollard, tight end (Valley High School)

Indianapolis Colts 1995-2004, Detroit Lions 2005-2006, Seattle Seahawks 2007, Atlanta Falcons 2008.

84. Amari Cooper, wide receiver (Alabama)

Oakland Raiders 2015-2018, Dallas Cowboys 2018-2019: Pro Bowl 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019.

85. Joe Cribbs, running back (Sulligent High School, Auburn)

Buffalo Bills 1980-1983, 1985, San Francisco 49ers 1986-1987, Indianapolis Colts 1988, Miami Dolphins 1988: Pro Bowl 1980, 1981, 1983.

86. Charley Long, guard (Fyffe High School)

Boston Patriots 1961-1969: Pro Bowl 1962, 1963.

87. Russ Craft, defensive back (Alabama)

Philadelphia Eagles 1946-1953, Pittsburgh Steelers 1954: Pro Bowl 1951, 1952; NFL champion 1948, 1949.

88. Jess Richardson, defensive tackle (Alabama)

Philadelphia Eagles 1953-1961, Boston Patriots 1962-1964: Pro Bowl 1959, NFL champion 1960.

89. Eddie Robinson, outside linebacker (Alabama State)

Houston Oilers 1992-1995, Jacksonville Jaguars 1996-1997, Tennessee Titans 1998-2001, Buffalo Bills 2002.

90. Woodrow Lowe, outside linebacker (Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama)

San Diego Chargers 1976-1986.

91. Marty Lyons, defensive lineman (Alabama)

New York Jets 1979-1989.

92. Ed West, tight end (Colbert County High School, Auburn)

Green Bay Packers 1984-1994, Philadelphia Eagles 1995-1996, Atlanta Falcons 1997.

93. Bobby Thomason, quarterback (Leeds High School)

Los Angeles Rams 1949, Green Bay Packers 1951, Philadelphia Eagles 1952-1957: Pro Bowl 1953, 1955, 1956.

94. Dave Washington, outside linebacker (Druid High School in Tuscaloosa)

Denver Broncos 1970-1971, Buffalo Bills 1972-1974, San Francisco 49ers 1975-1977, Detroit Lions 1978-1979, New Orleans Saints 1980: Pro Bowl 1976.

95. Zefross Moss, offensive tackle (Holt High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama State)

Indianapolis Colts 1989-1994, Detroit Lions 1995-1996, New England Patriots 1997-1999.

96. Jarret Johnson, defensive end/outside linebacker (Alabama)

Baltimore Ravens 2003-2011, San Diego Chargers 2012-2014.

97. Gerald Williams, defensive lineman (Auburn)

Pittsburgh Steelers 1986-1994, Carolina Panthers 1995-1997, Green Bay Packers 1997.

98. Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Greensboro High School)

Oakland Raiders 1997-2001, New Orleans Saints 2002-2003, Green Bay Packers 2003-2005, Atlanta Falcons 2006-2007, Jacksonville Jaguars 2007, Falcons 2008, Detroit Lions 2009.

99. Tony Nathan, running back (Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama)

Miami Dolphins 1979-1987: All-Pro 1979.

100. Carlos Rogers, cornerback (Auburn)

Washington Redskins 2005-2010, San Francisco 49ers 2011-2013, Oakland Raiders 2014: Pro Bowl 2011.

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