BATON ROUGE - LSU continues to make its presence felt in the NFL, as thirty seven former Tigers landed on NFL opening day rosters.
The Kansas City Chiefs lead the way among NFL teams with five former Tigers. Dwayne Bowe, Travis Daniels, Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson and Rudy Niswanger all made the Chiefs' roster.
Alan Faneca of the Arizona Cardinals enters the 2010 season as the longest-tenured former LSU player, as he is beginning his 13th season in the league. Kevin Faulk and Randall Gay are the most decorated former Tigers in the NFL, each winning three Super Bowls.
Seven rookies made NFL rosters. Those players include Jacob Cutrera (Jacksonville), Trindon Holliday (Houston), Chad Jones (New York Giants), Brandon LaFell (Carolina), Danny McCray (Dallas), Perry Riley (Washington) and Keiland Williams (Washington). Jones and Holliday are both listed on their respective team's injured reserve list.
Several former Tigers are expected to make NFL practice squads. Teams will be announcing additions to their practice squads throughout the week.
Keep track of the former Tigers during the 2010 season by visiting www.LSUsports.net/nfl.
Former LSU Players on 2010 NFL Rosters
Name - Team
Joseph Addai - Indianapolis Colts
Dwayne Bowe - Kansas City Chiefs
Ryan Clark - Pittsburgh Steelers
Jacob Cutrera - Jacksonville Jaguars
Travis Daniels - Kansas City Chiefs
Craig Davis - San Diego Chargers
Glenn Dorsey - Kansas City Chiefs
Early Doucet - Arizona Cardinals
Alan Faneca - Arizona Cardinals
Kevin Faulk - New England Patriots
Matt Flynn - Green Bay Packers
Ricky Jean Francois - San Francisco 49ers
Randall Gay - New Orleans Saints
Devery Henderson - New Orleans Saints
Jacob Hester - San Diego Chargers
* Trindon Holliday - Houston Texans
Tyson Jackson - Kansas City Chiefs
Bradie James - Dallas Cowboys
Quinn Johnson - Green Bay Packers
** Chad Jones - New York Giants
Donnie Jones - St. Louis Rams
Brandon LaFell - Carolina Panthers
LaRon Landry - Washington Redskins
Nate Livings - Cincinnati Bengals
Todd McClure - Atlanta Falcons
Danny McCray - Dallas Cowboys
Rudy Niswanger - Kansas City Chiefs
Stephen Peterman - Detroit Lions
Perry Riley - Washington Redskins
Robert Royal - Cleveland Browns
Marcus Spears - Dallas Cowboys
Craig Steltz - Chicago Bears
Curtis Taylor - San Francisco 49ers
Corey Webster - New York Giants
Andrew Whitworth - Cincinnati Bengals
Keiland Williams - Washington Redskins
Kyle Williams - Buffalo Bills
*- Injured Reserve
** - Reserve/Non-Football Injury