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MAC Football Alumni in the NFL

The National Football League has many talented former Mid-American Conference stars throughout the league. Below is a list of former MAC players now playing in the NFL.

Use these quick links to select a school or scroll to the listings below.

East:UA |BGSU |UB |KSU |MU |OU

West:BSU |CMU |EMU |NIU |UT |WMU

Former MAC Members:Marshall |Central Florida

Future MAC Member:Temple


Akron Zips (6)

Chase Blackburn - LB - New York Giants

Matt Cherry - WR

Charlie Frye - QB - Cleveland Browns

Ryan Myers - LB - New York Jets

Dwight Smith - DB - New Orleans Saints

Jason Taylor - DE - Miami Dolphins


Ball State Cardinals (7)

Justin Beriault - DB - Dallas Cowboys

Reggie Hodges - P - St. Louis Rams

Joel Hofmann - T - St. Louis Rams

Aaron Johnson - OL - Kansas City Chiefs

Brad Maynard - P - Chicago Bears

Corey Parchman - WR - Green Bay Packers

Dante Ridgeway - WR - St. Louis Rams


Bowling Green Falcons (8)

Khary Campbell - LB - Washington Redskins

Ryan Diepenbrock - LB - Buffalo Bills

Josh Harris - QB - Cleveland Browns

Cole Magner - WR - Atlanta Falcons

Scott Mruczkowski - C - San Diego Chargers

Janssen Patton - DB - Pittsburgh Steelers

Robert Redd - WR - Philadelphia Eagles

Shuan Suisham - K


Buffalo Bulls (4)

Bob Dzvonick - DE

Drew Haddad - WR - Buffalo Bills

Adam Johnson - TE

Omari Jordan - DT


Central Michigan Chippewas (9)

Kyle Croskey - G - New England Patroits

Eric Ghiaciuc - C - Cincinnati Bengals

Brock Gutierrez - G - Detroit Lions

Tory Humphrey - TE - Green Bay Packers

Cullen Jenkins - DT - Green Bay Packers

Adam Kieft - T - Cincinnati Bengals

James King - DB - Cleveland Browns

Mesene Louisdor - DB - Miami Dolphins

Jovan Witherspoon - WR - New York Jets


Eastern Michigan Eagles (8)

Charlie Batch - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers

Lional Dalton - DT - Kansas City Chiefs

Kevin Harrison - LB - Cleveland Browns

Chris Roberson - CB - Jacksonville Jaguars

L.J. Shelton - T - Cleveland Browns

Jason Short - LB - Philadelphia Eagles

Barry Stokes - T - Atlanta Falcons

Kevin Walter - WR - Cincinnati Bengals


Kent State Golden Flashes (5)

Joshua Cribbs - WR/ST/QB - Cleveland Browns

Antonio Gates - TE - San Diego Chargers

Bob Hallen - C - San Diego Chargers

James Harrison - LB - Pittsburgh Steelers

Eric Mahl - LB - New York Jets


Miami RedHawks (10)

Andy Aracri - DT - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jacob Bell - G - Tennessee Titans

Eric Beverly - TE - Atlanta Falcons

Ben Herrell - T - Tennessee Titans

Alphonso Hodge - CB - Kansas City Chiefs

Sly Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions

Cal Murray - RB - San Diego Chargers

Matt Pusateri - DB - Cleveland Browns

Ben Rothlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers

Phil Smith - LB - Houston Texans


Northern Illinois Huskies (12)

Brian Atkinson - LB - Tenessee Titans

Brian Cieslak - TE - Buffalo Bills

Ryan Diem - T - Indianapolis Colts

P.J. Fleck - WR - San Francisco 49ers

Josh Haldi - QB -

Darrell Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs

Frisman Jackson - WR - Cleveland Browns @

Rob Lee - CB - Buffalo Bills

Justin McCareins - WR - New York Jets

Dan Sheldon - WR - Arizona Cardinals

Hollis Thomas - DT - Philadelphia Eagles

Michael Turner - RB - San Diego Chargers

Jake VerStraete - G - Pittsburgh Steelers


Ohio Bobcats (3)

Kevin Carberry - DE

Chip Cox - DB

Dave Zastudil - P - Baltimore Ravens


Toledo Rockets (10)

Patrick Body - DB - Cincinnati Bengals

Carl Ford - WR - Chicago Bears

Todd France - K - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kelly Herndon - CB - Seattle Seahawks

Kenny Higgins - WR - San Diego Chargers

Nick Kaczur - T - New Englad Patroits

Gabe Lindstrom - P - Chicago Bears

Andy McCollum - C - St. Louis Rams

Lance Moore - WR

Chester Taylor - RB - Baltimore Ravens


Western Michigan (5)

Adam Anderson - P - Detroit Lions

Jason Babin - OLB - Houston Texans

Charles Missant - C - New York Jets

Tom Nutten - C - St. Louis Rams

Robert Sanford - RB - Chicago Bears


Former MAC Members

Marshall Thundering Herd (18)*

Mike Bartrum - TE - Philadelphia Eagles

Troy Brown - WR - New England Patroits

Chris Crocker - DB - Cleveland Browns

Josh Davis - WR - Miami Dolphins

Jonathan Goddard - LB - Detroit Lions

Chris Hanson - P - Jacksonville Jaguars

Scott Harper - T - Washington Redskins

Byron Leftwich - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars

Chris Massey - RB - St. Louis Rams

Randy Moss - WR - Oakland Raiders

Chad Pennington - QB - New York Jets

Nate Poole - WR - New Orleans Saints

Jason Rader - TE - Miami Dolphins

Steve Sciullo - G - Philadelphia Eagles

John Wade - C - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Butchie Wallace - RB - Minnesota Vikings

Darius Watts - WR - Denver Broncos

Max Yates - LB - San Francisco 49ers


Central Florida Golden Knights (15)#

Atari Bigby - DB New York Jets

Siaha Burley - WR - Minnesota Vikings

Tavaris Capers - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers

Daunte Culpepper - QB - Minnesota Vikings

Steve Edwards - G - Chicago Bears

Travis Fisher - CB - St. Louis Rams

Doug Gabriel - WR - Oakland Raiders

Michael Gaines - TE - Carolina Panthers

Cornell Green - T - Denver Broncos

Alex Haynes - RB - Baltimore Ravens

Luther Huggins - WR - Miami Dolphins

Charles Lee - WR - Arizona Cardinals

Mike Mabry - C - Atlanta Falcons

Elton Patterson - DE - Cincinnati Bengals

Asante Samuel - CB - New England Patroits


Future MAC Member

Temple Owls (11) ^

Raheem Brock - DE - Indianapolis Colts

Larry Chester - DT - Miami Dolphins

Zamir Cobb - WR

Lance Johnstone - DE - Minnesota Vikings

Dan Klecko - LB - New England Patroits

A.J. Lindsay - DT

Jason McKie - RB - Chicago Bears

Alshermond Singleton - LB - Dallas Cowboys

Terrence Stubbs - WR - New York Jets

Rian Wallace - LB - Pittsburgh Steelers

Dave Yovanovits - T - Cleveland Browns


@ - Frisman Jackson began his career in college at Northern Illinois as a QB before transferring to Western Illinois to play WR

* - Marshall was a member of the Mid-American Conference from 1997-2004

# - Central Florida was a member of the Mid-American Conference from 2002-2004

^ - Temple will be joining the Mid-American Conference in football beginning in the 2007 season

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