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Outback Bowl Alumni in the NFL

During its thirty-two 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 950 alumni of this bowl game have been drafted or signed as free agents with NFL teams over its history. Approximately 150 players are currently playing in the NFL. Here is a list of just some of the more than 100 first round picks who have played in the Outback Bowl.

Outback Bowl Alumni

Players NameTeamPositionYear DraftedTeam Drafted By
Eric HillLSUOLB1989Phoenix
Rob MooreSyracuseWR1990N.Y. Jets
Henry JonesIllinoisDB1991Buffalo
Harvey WilliamsLSURB1991Kansas City
Jarrod BunchMichiganFB1991N.Y. Giants
Chester McGlocktonClemsonDT1992L.A. Raiders
Alonzo SpellmanOhio StateDE1992Chicago
Derrick AlexanderMichiganWR1994Cleveland
DeWayne WashingtonNC StateCB1994Minnesota
Dan WilkinsonOhio StateDT1994Washington
Ty LawMichiganCB1995New England
Joey GallowayOhio StateWR1995Seattle
James StewartTennesseeRB1995Jacksonville
Willie AndersonAuburnOT1996Cincinnati
Pete KendallBoston CollegeOG1996Seattle
Jeff HartingsPenn StateC1996Detroit
Dwayne RuddAlabamaLB1997Minnesota
Charles WoodsonMichiganCB1998Oakland
Champ BaileyGeorgiaCB1999Washington
Matt StinchcombGeorgiaOT1999Oakland
Tim CouchKentuckyQB1999Cleveland
Shaun AlexanderAlabamaRB2000Seattle
Chris SamuelsAlabamaOT2000Washington
LaVar ArringtonPenn StateOLB2000Washington
Courtney BrownPenn StateDE2000Cleveland
Marcus StroudGeorgiaDT2001Jacksonville
Jeff BackusMichiganOT2001Detroit
Nate ClementsOhio StateCB2001Buffalo
Charles GrantGeorgiaDE2002New Orleans
Rex GrossmanFloridaQB2003Chicago
George FosterGeorgiaOT2003Denver
DeWayne RobertsonKentuckyDT2003N.Y. Jets
Robert GalleryIowaOT2004Oakland
Chris PerryMichiganRB2004Cincinnati
Chris GambleOhio StateDB2004Carolina
Michael JenkinsOhio StateWR2004Atlanta
Dunta RobinsonSouth CarolinaDB2004Houston
Thomas DavisGeorgiaS2005Carolina
David PollackGeorgiaDE2005Cincinnati
Braylon EdwardsMichiganWR2005Cleveland
Marlin JacksonMichiganCB2005Indianapolis
Chad GreenwayIowaLB2006Minnesota
Jarvis MossFloridaDE2007Denver
Levi BrownPenn StateOL2007Arizona
Robert MeachemTennesseeWR2007New Orleans
Joe ThomasWisconsinOT2007Cleveland
Derrick HarveyFloridaDE2008Jacksonville
Jerod MayoTennesseeOLB2008New England
Aaron MaybinPenn StateDE2009Buffalo
Robert AyersTennesseeLB2009Denver
Jarvis JonesGeorgiaLB2013Pittsburgh
Jadeveon ClowneySouth CarolinaDE2014Houston
Odell Beckham Jr.LSUWR2014NY Giants
Melvin GordonWisconsinRB2015San Diego
Derek BarnettTennesseeDE2016Philadelphia