32 Louisville Players On NFL Rosters

By Paul Sykes

Some great names among the 32 former University of Louisville football players competing for jobs in the National Football League. Twenty-one franchises list at least one player on the hopeful list. Revel in the memories as you check out the list of Cards.

The Atlanta Falcons represent with Harry Douglas, Antoine Harris and Chris Redman. The Jacksonville Jaguars have Brock Bolen, Lamar Myles and Montavious Stanley. The New York Jets have Richard Owens, Kerry Rhodes and Mario Urrutia. The Green Bay Packers have Brian Brohm, Breno Giacomini and Jason Spitz.

Teams with two Cards include the Carolina Panthers with Gary Barnidge and Hunter Cantwell and the Oakland Raiders with Michael Bush and Chris Johnson. Others:

Philadelphia — David Akers; Seattle — Deion Branch; New England — George Bussey; Tampa Bay– Patrick Carter; Denver — Elvis Dumervil.

St. Louis — Renardo Foster; Pittsburgh — William Gay; Indianapolis — Adrian Grad y; New Orleans — Earl Heyman; Cincinnati — Brandon Johnson; Houston –Amobi Okoye.

Cleveland — Kurt Quarterman; Kansas City — Kolby Smith; Chicago — Woody Turenne; Detroit — Dewayne White; Buffalo – Eric Wood.

That’s one kicker, three quarterbacks, three running backs, four wide receivers, two tight ends, five offensive linemen, four defensive linemen, five linebackers and five defensive backs.

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Sixteen Kentucky Wildcats also hope to make rosters. We could use them as a practice squad. Who will we have coach this team? Certainly not Bobby Petrino. Sherman Lewis and Howard Schnellenberger might be good choices. Lawrenceburg native Buddy Ryan would be in charge of the defense.

What will we call this franchise? How about the Louisville Thoroughbreds? Something that ties in speed and quickness with local heritage. Good luck guys, stay injury free! See you on Sundays.

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Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes owns Paul Sykes Advertising and does contract work for other advertising and publishing firms. The proud husband of Sonja, he has a fascination with bears, bars and Cardinal sports. He's also the moderator of CardinalCouple.blogspot.com

3 thoughts on “32 Louisville Players On NFL Rosters

  • August 3, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Just an error I seen. Carolina Panthers, not Cougars

  • August 3, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Must have been thinking about the old ABA days. Or Charlie was when he rewrote the article. Thanks for the eagle eye and correction info. Personally, I like the sound of Carolina Cougars beter and advocate an immediate franchise nickname change.

    Ah, for the days of Billy Cunningham and Ted “the Hound” McClain!

  • August 4, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I just read that Richard Owens was released by the Jets. Let’s hope that he’ll be picked up by another NFL team. He was a fantastic player for the ‘Ville, and seemed to be a great guy as well.

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