Twenty-Two Former Aztecs on 2012 NFL Rosters
Aug. 8, 2012
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State football team has 22 former Aztecs on 2012 National Football League rosters. SDSU ranks third in the Mountain West, trailing only Fresno State (29) and Boise State (27).
The list includes eighth players from last year's team in center Aaron Brewer, linebacker Miles Burris, center Tommie Draheim, running back Ronnie Hillman, quarterback Ryan Lindley, defensive tackle Jerome Long, defensive back Larry Parker and punter Brian Stahovich.
Half of those players from the 2011 squad are on AFC West rosters, including both Hillman and Brewer with the Denver Broncos. Long, meanwhile, is on the Kansas City Chiefs and Burris is with the Oakland Raiders. Lindley and Parker along with former wide receiver DeMarco Sampson are with the Arizona Cardinals. Rounding out former Aztecs from 2011 is Stahovich with the Indianapolis Colts and Draheim with the Green Bay Packers.
Former wide outs Vincent Brown (San Diego Chargers), Chaz Schilens (New York Jets), Brett Swain (San Francisco 49ers) and Roberto Wallace (Miami Dolphins) are also on the list along with offensive linemen Brandyn Dombrowski (San Diego Chargers) and quarterback Kevin O'Connell (San Diego Chargers). Other offensive players include guard Lance Louis (Chicago Bears) and tackle William Robinson (Jacksonville Jaguars). Rounding out the list of former Aztecs are defensive end Antwan Applewhite (Carolina Panthers) and linebackers Russell Allen (Jacksonville Jaguars), Heath Farwell (Seattle Seahawks), Matthew McCoy (Seattle Seahawks) and Kirk Morrison (Buffalo Bills).
Former Aztecs on current NFL rosters
Russell Allen, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Antwan Applewhite, DE, Carolina Panthers
Aaron Brewer, C, Denver Broncos
Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego Chargers
Miles Burris, LB, Oakland Raiders
Brandyn Dombrowski, T, San Diego Chargers
Tommie Draheim, C, Green Bay Packers
Heath Farwell, LB, Seattle Seahawks
Ronnie Hillman, RB, Denver Broncos
Ryan Lindley, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Jerome Long, DT, Kansas City Chiefs
Lance Louis, G, Chicago Bears
Matthew McCoy, LB, Seattle Seahawks
Kirk Morrison, LB, Buffalo Bills
Kevin O'Connell, QB, San Diego Chargers
Larry Parker, DB, Arizona Cardinals
William Robinson, T, Jacksonville Jaguars
DeMarco Sampson, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Chaz Schilens, WR, New York Jets
Brian Stahovich, P, Indianapolis Colts
Brett Swain, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Roberto Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins