25 Former Sun Devils On 2008 NFL Opening Day Rosters

Sept. 5, 2008

Arizona State is well represented in the National Football League as the 2008 season begins.

There are 25 former Sun Devils on 2008 opening day rosters, with 21 of the 32 NFL teams having at least one player from ASU. Of the 25 players, 19 begin the season on a team's active roster, four are on practice squads and two are on injured reserve.

The group includes seven rookies (Josh Barrett, Michael Marquardt, Robert James, Mike Pollak, Brandon Rodd, Ryan Torain, Justin Tryon) that helped ASU share the Pac-10 title in 2007, and it spans all the way to Carolina Panthers long snapper Jason Kyle, who played at ASU from 1993-1994 and is entering his 14th season in the NFL.

Arizona State Players on 2008 NFL Opening Day Rosters (25)
Active Roster (19)
Derek Hagan, Miami Dolphins, WR, 2002-2005
Todd Heap, Baltimore Ravens, TE, 1998-2000
Brian Jennings, San Francisco 49ers, TE, 1997-1999
Levi Jones, Cincinnati Bengals, OT, 1998-2001
Mike Karney, New Orleans Saints, FB, 2000-2003
Kyle Kosier, Dallas Cowboys, OG, 1998-2001
Jason Kyle, Carolina Panthers, LS, 1993-1994
Shaun McDonald, Detroit Lions, WR, 2000-2002
Zach Miller, Oakland Raiders, TE, 2004-2006
Mike Pollak, Indianapolis Colts, OG, 2004-2007
Grey Ruegamer, New York Giants, OG, 1995-1998
Derek Smith, San Diego Chargers, LB, 1995-1996
Marvel Smith, Pittsburgh Steelers, OT, 1997-1999
Terrelle Smith, Arizona Cardinals, FB, 1997-1999
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens, LB, 2000-2002
Ryan Torain, Baltimore Ravens, RB, 2006-2007
Justin Tryon, Washington Redskins, CB, 2006-2007
Andrew Walter, Oakland Raiders, QB, 2001-2004
Jamar Williams, Chicago Bears, LB, 2002-2005

Practice Squad (4)
Josh Barrett, Denver Broncos, S, 2004-2007
Andrew Carnahan, Jacksonville Jaguars, OT, 2003-2006
Michael Marquardt, Philadelphia Eagles, DT, 2006-2007
Brandon Rodd, Buffalo Bills, OT, 2004-2007

Injured Reserve (2)
Robert James, Atlanta Falcons, LB, 2004-2007
Scott Peters, Arizona Cardinals, C, 1998-2001

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