Outback Bowl Alumni in the NFL

During its twenty-seven years the Outback Bowl (known as the Hall of Fame Bowl the first nine years) has provided college football fans the opportunity to watch some of the best talent in the country. More than 700 alumni of this bowl game have been drafted or signed as free agents with NFL teams over its history. In just the past eleven years 275 players have been drafted. Here is a list of some of the 85 first round picks who have played in the Outback Bowl.

Outback Bowl Alumni
Players NameTeamPositionYear DraftedTeam Drafted By
Eric HillLSUOLB89Phoenix
Rob MooreSyracuseWR90N.Y. Jets
Henry JonesIllinoisDB91Buffalo
Harvey WilliamsLSURB91Kansas City
Jarrod BunchMichiganFB91N.Y. Giants
Chester McGlocktonClemsonDT92L.A. Raiders
Alonzo SpellmanOhio StateDE92Chicago
Derrick AlexanderMichiganWR94Cleveland
DeWayne WashingtonNC StateCB94Minnesota
Dan WilkinsonOhio StateDT94Washington
Ty LawMichiganCB95New England
Joey GallowayOhio StateWR95Seattle
James StewartTennesseeRB95Jacksonville
Willie AndersonAuburnOT96Cincinnati
Pete KendallBoston CollegeOG96Seattle
Jeff HartingsPenn StateC96Detroit
Dwayne RuddAlabamaLB97Minnesota
Charles WoodsonMichiganCB98Oakland
Champ BaileyGeorgiaCB99Washington
Matt StinchcombGeorgiaOT99Oakland
Tim CouchKentuckyQB99Cleveland
Shaun AlexanderAlabamaRB00Seattle
Chris SamuelsAlabamaOT00Washington
LaVar ArringtonPenn StateOLB00Washington
Courtney BrownPenn StateDE00Cleveland
Marcus StroudGeorgiaDT01Jacksonville
Jeff BackusMichiganOT01Detroit
Nate ClementsOhio StateCB01Buffalo
Charles GrantGeorgiaDE02New Orleans
Rex GrossmanFloridaQB03Chicago
George FosterGeorgiaOT03Denver
DeWayne RobertsonKentuckyDT03N.Y. Jets
Robert GalleryIowaOT04Oakland
Chris PerryMichiganRB04Cincinnati
Chris GambleOhio StateDB04Carolina
Michael JenkinsOhio StateWR04Atlanta
Dunta RobinsonSouth CarolinaDB04Houston
Thomas DavisGeorgiaS05Carolina
David PollackGeorgiaDE05Cincinnati
Braylon EdwardsMichiganWR05Cleveland
Marlin JacksonMichiganCB05Indianapolis
Chad GreenwayIowaLB06Minnesota
Jarvis MossFloridaDE07Denver
Levi BrownPenn StateOL07Arizona
Robert MeachemTennesseeWR07New Orleans
Joe ThomasWisconsinOT07Cleveland
Derrick HarveyFloridaDE08Jacksonville
Jerod MayoTennesseeOLB08New England
Aaron MaybinPenn StateDE09Buffalo
Robert AyersTennesseeLB09Denver