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Cardinal in the NFL

Sep 9, 2020


  • Stanford begins the 2020 National Football League season with 27 players on active, 53-man rosters, five on practice squads and three more on reserve lists, totaling 35 former Cardinal on NFL rosters. Stanford's 27 alumni on active rosters is tied for most in the Pac-12, while its 35 total is the second-most among any team in the Pac-12.
  • Three different teams have four Stanford alumni on their active roster: Houston Texans, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Stanford has had 37 players selected in the NFL Draft since 2012, the most in the Pac-12.
  • Both Cardinal who were drafted in April made their rosters in Colby Parkinson (Seahawks, injured) and Casey Toohill (Eagles).
  • Stanford has had eight tight ends drafted since 2010, the most in the country during that time.
  • Over the last six NFL Drafts, Stanford has had 24 players drafted.
  • In 11 consecutive drafts, multiple Cardinal have been taken, while at least one offensive and one defensive player have been selected in seven straight drafts.
  • Stanford has had the most tight ends on NFL Kickoff Weekend active rosters for eight straight years (through 2019). 

Cardinal In The NFL

Player Year Team
Henry Anderson 6th New York Jets
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside 2nd Philadelphia Eagles
Jake Bailey 2nd New England Patriots
David DeCastro 9th Pittsburgh Steelers
Zach Ertz 8th Philadelphia Eagles
Cameron Fleming 7th New York Giants
Nate Herbig 2nd Philadelphia Eagles
Austin Hooper 5th Cleveland Browns
Peter Kalambayi 3rd Houston Texans
Bryce Love 2nd Washington Football Team
Blake Martinez 5th New York Giants
Christian McCaffrey 4th Carolina Panthers
Ty Montgomery 6th New Orleans Saints
Trent Murphy 7th Buffalo Bills
Bobby Okereke 2nd Indianapolis Colts
Andrus Peat 6th New Orleans Saints
Harrison Phillips 3rd Buffalo Bills
Justin Reid 3rd Houston Texans
Brennan Scarlett 5th Houston Texans
Dalton Schultz 3rd Dallas Cowboys
Richard Sherman 1oth San Francisco 49ers
Kaden Smith 2nd New York Giants
Michael Thomas 7th Houston Texans
Solomon Thomas 4th San Francisco 49ers
Levine Toilolo 8th New York Giants
Casey Toohill 1st Philadelphia Eagles
James Vaughters 2nd Chicago Bears
Johnson Bademosi (Injured Reserve) 9th New Orleans Saints
Joshua Garnett (Practice Squad) 4th Washington Football Team
Alijah Holder (Practice Squad) 2nd Denver Broncos
Trenton Irwin (Practice Squad) 2nd Cincinnati Bengals
Josh Mauro (Reserve) 7th Jacksonville Jaguars
Quenton Meeks (Practice Squad) 3rd Los Angeles Chargers
Colby Parkinson (Reserve/Non-Football Injury) 1st Seattle Seahawks
Jordan Richards (Practice Squad) 6th Baltimore Ravens