25 Sun Devils Make Opening NFL Rosters
Oct. 9, 2002
The NFL has published its opening day roster information with regards to colleges. ASU ranks 15th and is second in the Pac-10. Twenty-five Sun Devils made opening day rosters, as the list is made up of players active in the first week of the season.
Number of Players on 2002 NFL Opening Day Rosters
SCHOOL TOTALT-1. Florida 39T-1. Florida State 39T-2. Michigan 38T-2. Notre Dame 38T-5. Georgia 35T-5. Miami 357. Tennessee 328. Nebraska 309. USC 29T-10. Ohio State 28T-10. Texas A & M 28T-10. Wisconsin 2813. Penn State 2714. Colorado 2615. Arizona State 25T-16. UCLA 24T-18. California 22T-21. Washington 21T-26.Stanford 19T-36. Arizona 16T-36. Oregon 16T-39. Washington St. 15T-72. Oregon State 7
Arizona State Players on 2002 NFL Opening Day Rosters (25)
PLAYER (ASU Years) TEAMAdam Archuleta (1997-2000) St. Louis RamsSteve Bush (1993-1996) Arizona CardinalsMatt Cercone (1997-98) Minnesota VikingsDavid Dixon (1990-91) Minnesota VikingsErik Flowers (1998-99) Houston TexansTodd Heap (1998-2000) Baltimore RavensJunior Ioane (1998-99) Oakland RaidersLenzie Jackson (1995-98) Pittsburgh SteelersBrian Jennings (1997-99) San Francisco 49ersLevi Jones (1998-2001) Cincinnati BengalsKyle Kosier (1998-2001) San Francisco 49ersJason Kyle (1993-94) Carolina PanthersVictor Leyva (1997-2000) Cincinnati BengalsScott Peters (1998-2001) Philadelphia EaglesJake Plummer (1993-96) Arizona CardinalsJ.R. Redmond (1996-99) New England PatriotsDamien Richardson (1994-97) Carolina PanthersDerrick Rodgers (1996) Miami DolphinsGrey Ruegamer(1995-98) New England PatriotsJason Simmons (1994-97) Houston TexansDerek Smith (1995-96) San Francisco 49ersMarvel Smith (1997-99) Pittsburgh SteelersTerrelle Smith (1997-99) New Orleans SaintsStephen Trejo (1997-2000) Detroit LionsDarren Woodson (1989-91) Dallas Cowboys
Notes: Nine players who played in the 1996 Rose Bowl made opening day NFL rosters in 2001. Travis Scott, who lettered at ASU in 1999 and 2001, was placed on injured reserve by the St. Louis Rams and does not count on the opening day roster list.