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Active Rosters Include 23 Bruins to Start New NFL Year

Sep 9, 2021
Kenny Young (Photo: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

With the 2021 NFL season set to kickoff Thursday in Tampa, Fla., 23 former UCLA football standouts are currently listed on active rosters.

Of the nearly two dozen Bruins in the professional ranks, 11 are offensive players and 12 reside on the defensive side of the ball. Tight end Marcedes Lewis of the Green Bay Packers is back for his 16th campaign, while special teams star Matthew Slater readies for his 14th go-around with the New England Patriots. Slater earned his ninth Pro Bowl and second All-Pro selections in 2020.

In line to see their first action at the next level are 2020 All-Pac-12 honorees Demetric Felton and Osa Odghizuwa. Felton was a sixth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, while Odighizuwa went in the third round to the Dallas Cowboys.

Odighizuwa's Cowboys ring in the new year Thursday against the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. NBC will provide television coverage of the opener, beginning at 5:20 p.m. PT.

Player Years Lettered Team Status Exp.
Devin Asiasi 2018, 2019 New England Patriots Active 2
Krys Barnes 2016-19 Green Bay Packers Active 2
Anthony Barr 2010-13 Minnesota Vikings Active 8
Caleb Benenoch 2013-15 New Orleans Saints Practice Squad 5
Jake Brendel 2012-15 San Francisco 49ers Active 3
Jayon Brown 2013-16 Tennessee Titans Active 5
Kenny Clark 2013-15 Green Bay Packers Active 6
Ka'imi Fairbairn 2012-15 Houston Texans Reserve/Injured 6
Demetric Felton 2017-2020 Cleveland Browns Active R
Darnay Holmes 2017-19 New York Giants Active 2
Brett Hundley 2012-14 Indianapolis Colts Practice Squad 7
Myles Jack 2013-15 Jacksonville Jaguars Active 6
Andre James 2016-18 Las Vegas Raiders Active 3
Joshua Kelley 2018-19 Los Angeles Chargers Active 2
Eric Kendricks 2011-14 Minnesota Vikings Active 7
Marcedes Lewis 2002-05 Green Bay Packers Active 16
Conor McDermott 2014-16 New York Jets Reserve/Injured 5
Takkarist McKinley 2014-16 Cleveland Browns Active 5
Kolton Miller 2015-17 Las Vegas Raiders Active 4
JJ Molson 2016-19 Green Bay Packers Practice Squad 1
Fabian Moreau 2012-16 Atlanta Falcons Active 5
Osa Odighizuwa 2017-2020 Dallas Cowboys Active R
Scott Quessenberry 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 Los Angeles Chargers Active 4
Alex Redmond 2013-15 New England Patriots Practice Squad 5
Josh Rosen 2015-17 Atlanta Falcons Active 3
Matthew Slater 2006, 2007 New England Patriots Active 14
Xavier Su'a-Filo 2009, 2012, 2013 Cincinnati Bengals Active 8
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner 2014-17 Atlanta Falcons Active 3
Kenny Young 2014-17 Los Angeles Rams Active 4