Every DII and DIII player on a 2021 NFL roster

The 2021 NFL season is true across the nook and at present there are 53 former DII and DIII soccer gamers scattered throughout many alternative rosters. 

FCS: Each FCS participant on the preliminary 53-man 2021 NFL rosters

This is a take a look at who they’re and which NFL group they are going to signify this season. 

DII soccer gamers on NFL rosters 

(NOTE: Gamers included are strictly restricted to these on lively 53-man rosters on NFL.com as of Wednesday, Sept. 1.) 

Arizona Cardinals Dennis Gardeck Sioux Falls
Atlanta Falcons John Cominsky Charleston (WV)
  Erik Harris  Cal U (PA) 
Baltimore Ravens Brandon Williams Missouri Southern State
Buffalo Payments Justin Zimmer Ferris State 
Carolina Panthers Trenton Cannon Virginia State 
  Morgan Fox CSU Pueblo
  Brandon Zylstra * Augustana (SD) *
Chicago Bears Marqui Christian Midwestern State
Dallas Cowboys C.J. Goodwin  Cal U (PA) 
  Greg Zuerlein  Missouri Western 
Denver Broncos Nate McCrary  Saginaw Valley State
Detroit Lions  Trinity Benson  East Central 
  Anthony Pittman  Wayne State (MI)
  Tyrell Williams  Western Oregon 
Inexperienced Bay Packers Malik Taylor Ferris State
Houston Texans Tavierre Thomas Ferris State 
Indianapolis Colts Ashton Dulin Malone
  Kenny Moore II Valdosta State
  Chris Reed Minnesota State 
  E.J. Velocity ** Tarleton State **
  Grover Stewart Albany State (GA)
  Mike Strachan  Charleston (WV)
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Jody Fortson  Valdosta State 
  Tyreek Hill West Alabama
  Tershawn Wharton Missouri S&T
Las Vegas Raiders Denzelle Good Mars Hill
Los Angeles Chargers Austin Ekeler Western Colorado
  Matt Feiler  Bloomsburg 
  Matt Overton  Western Washington 
  Trey Pipkins  Sioux Falls 
Los Angeles Rams  Chris Garrett  Concordia-St. Paul
  Matthew Orzech  Azusa Pacific 
Miami Dolphins  Adam Shaheen  Ashland 
  Zach Sieler Ferris State
Minnesota Vikings C.J. Ham Augustana (SD)
  Adam Thielen Minnesota State
New England Patriots Kyle Dugger Lenoir-Rhyne
  Matthew Judon Grand Valley State
  Gunner Olszewski Bemidji State
New Orleans Saints Deonte Harris  Assumption 
  Jeff Heath  Saginaw Valley State 
New York Jets Keelan Cole  Kentucky Wesleyan 
  Nathan Shepherd  Fort Hays State 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alex Cappa Humboldt State
  Ryan Jensen CSU Pueblo
  Zach Triner Assumption

* — Zylstra performed his redshirt-freshman 12 months with Augustana earlier than transferring to DIII Concordia-Moorhead. 

** — Velocity performed at Tarleton State earlier than the Texans moved to FCS. 

That is the fifth season we have tracked DII soccer gamers within the NFL. It started in 2017, when 90 DII gamers made rosters throughout the league. In 2018, it went all the way down to 83 gamers, whereas 2019 noticed that quantity drop practically in half to 49. DII gamers throughout the NFL went as much as 54 in 2020. This season will see that quantity drop to 47. 

Listed here are just a few different notable numbers from the information: 

4 — Is essentially the most variety of gamers coming from anyone college. The college: Ferris State. 

6 — DII gamers on the Indianapolis Colts, which is essentially the most out of all NFL groups. Coming in second is the Los Angeles Chargers with 4. Third place is a five-way tie between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers all with three gamers. 

22 — Groups with at the least one former DII soccer participant, which is a lower from 27 final season. The Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Washington Soccer Group do not function a DII participant on the 53-man roster. 

DIII soccer gamers on NFL rosters

Buffalo Payments Jake Kumerow  Wisconsin-Whitewater
Carolina Panthers Dan Arnold Wisconsin-Platteville
Denver Broncos  Quinn Meinerz Wisconsin-Whitewater 
Jacksonville Jaguars Ben Bartch  St. John’s (MN) 
Las Vegas Raiders Nicholas Morrow  Greenville School 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ali Marpet Hobart

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