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Cardinal in the NFL

Sep 7, 2022




  • Stanford begins the 2022 National Football League season with 23 players on active, 53-man rosters, five on practice squads and one more on reserve lists, totaling 29 former Cardinal on NFL rosters. A total of 34 Cardinal appeared on NFL preseason rosters this season. 
  • Stanford's 50 draft picks since 2010 is second-most in the Pac-12 while its 43 since 2012 are tied for the most in the league. 
  • New teams in 2022: Henry Anderson (Carolina Panthers), J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (Seattle Seahawks), Thomas Booker (drafted by Houston Texans), Tucker Fisk (free agent signing by Atlanta Falcons), Nate Herbig (New York Jets), Austin Hooper (Tennessee Titans), Ty Montgomery (New England Patriots), Harrison Phillips (Minnesota Vikings), Justin Reid (Kansas City Chiefs) and Solomon Thomas (New York Jets).
  • Stanford's eight tight ends drafted since 2010 are the most in the nation. (Dray, Fleener, Ertz, Toilolo, Hooper, Schultz, Smith, Parkinson). The Cardinal has had the most tight ends on NFL Kickoff Weekend active rosters for 10 straight years (through 2021).
  • Stanford's 16 quarterbacks drafted in the Modern Era (since 1967) rank second in the nation. [behind USC 19, tied with Ohio State] Stanford's 24 quarterbacks drafted all-time rank second in the nation. [behind USC 25]
  • Stanford is one of six schools all-time to produce at least four No. 1 overall NFL Draft picks (Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, USC). The Cardinal is the only school to have four quarterbacks taken with the No. 1 overall pick (Garrett, Plunkett, Elway, Luck).

Cardinal In The NFL

Player Year Team
Paulson Adebo 2nd New Orleans Saints
Henry Anderson 8th Carolina Panthers
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside [Practice Squad] 4th Seattle Seahawks
Jake Bailey 4th New England Patriots
Thomas Booker 1st Houston Texans
Drew Dalman 2nd Atlanta Falcons
Zach Ertz 10th Arizona Cardinals
Simi Fehoko 2nd Dallas Cowboys
Tucker Fisk [Practice Squad] 1st Atlanta Falcons
Cameron Fleming 9th Denver Broncos
Nate Herbig 4th New York Jets
Austin Hooper 7th Tennessee Titans
Trenton Irwin [Practice Squad] 4th Cincinnati Bengals
Walker Little 2nd Jacksonville Jaguars
Christian McCaffrey 6th Carolina Panthers
Davis Mills 2nd Houston Texans
Ty Montgomery 8th New England Patriots
Bobby Okereke 4th Indianapolis Colts
Colby Parkinson 3rd Seattle Seahawks
Andrus Peat 8th New Orleans Saints
Harrison Phillips 5th Minnesota Vikings
Justin Reid 5th Kansas City Chiefs
Curtis Robinson [Reserve] 2nd San Francisco 49ers
Foster Sarell [Practice Squad] 2nd Los Angeles Chargers
Dalton Schultz 5th Dallas Cowboys
Michael Thomas 11th Cincinnati Bengals
Solomon Thomas 6th New York Jets
Casey Toohill 3rd Washington Football Team
Connor Wedington [Practice Squad] 2nd San Francisco 49ers