• LSUBEAT.com • Schedules • Depth Chart • Recruits • LSU in NFL • LSU Gear

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You Know Who Started NFL's Bayou Pipeline

BATON ROUGE - LSU set a school record last week when it opened the season with 47 former players on NFL rosters. A release by LSU said that coach Les Miles had coached 22 of the 41 players on the NFL's active rosters.

It did not mention that former LSU coach Nick Saban signed 33 of those 47 players from 2000-04. Of course, during the 2007 national championship flag ceremony before the 2008 season opener at Tiger Stadium in which the 1958 and 2003 titles and flags were mentioned, LSU did not mention that Saban coached the '03 team when it did mention that Paul Dietzel coached the 1958 team and Miles the 2007 team.

Here is the breakdown of the LSU players in the NFL by the coach who signed them and coached them for at least one season:

--- 33 Signed by Former Coach Nick Saban from 2000-04 - RB Joseph Addai*, Indianapolis; LB Eric Alexander, New England; WR Dwayne Bowe*, Kansas City; WR Michael Clayton*, Tampa Bay; WR Craig Davis*, San Diego; DT Glenn Dorsey*, Kansas City; WR Early Doucet, Arizona; QB Matt Flynn, Green Bay; CB Randall Gay, New Orleans; C Brett Helms, Houston; WR Devery Henderson, New Orleans; RB Jacob Hester, San Diego; OLB Ali Highsmith, Arizona; CB Chevis Jackson, Atlanta; DE Tyson Jackson*, Atlanta; OG Brian Johnson, Baltimore; OG Herman Johnson, Arizona; FB Quinn Johnson, Green Bay; DE Tremaine Johnson, Minnesota; P Donnie Jones, St. Louis; S LaRon Landry*, Washington; OG Nate Livings, Cincinnatti; C Rudy Niswanger, Kansas City; OG Stephen Peterman, Detroit; QB JaMarcus Russell, Oakland*; DE Marcus Spears*, Dallas; S Craig Steltz, Chicago; S Curtis Taylor, San Francisco; RB Justin Vincent, Pittsburgh; CB Corey Webster, New York Giants; OG Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnatti; DT Kyle Wsilliams, Buffalo; TE Keith Zinger, Atlanta.

--- 9 Signed by Former Coach Gerry DiNardo from 1995-99 - S Ryan Clark, Pittsburgh; RB Kevin Faulk, New England; DT Howard Green, New York Jets; DL Jarvis Green, New England; LB Bradie James, Dallas; C Todd McClure, Atlanta; WR Josh Reed, Buffalo; S Mark Roman, San Francisco; TE Robert Royal, Cleveland.

--- 3 Signed by Current Coach Les Miles from 2005-06 (Miles' high school signees fromn 2007-09 are still in college.) - LB Darry Beckwith, San Diego; WR Demetrius Byrd, San Diego; DT Ricky Jean-Francois, San Francisco.

--- 1 Signed by Former Coach Curley Hallman from 1991-94 - OG Alan Faneca*, New York Jets.

--- 1 Signed by Former Coach Mike Archer from (1987-90) - C Kevin Mawae, Tennessee.

* Selected in the First Round


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh good; as long as it wasn't Curley Hallman.

1:50 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home