Twenty-six former Penn State players were on the rosters of 18 NFL teams during the opening weekend, the second-highest total in the Big Ten Conference.
The Oakland Raiders feature a league-high three former Nittany Lions on their roster, including third-year starting center/guard Stefen Wisniewski, second-year defensive end Jack Crawford and rookie quarterback Matt McGloin, who made the team as a free agent.
Six additional NFL squads boast two former Nittany Lions on their opening-week rosters: Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Minnesota, San Diego and San Francisco.
Four seniors from Penn State's 2012 squad made NFL teams: Jordan Hill (Seattle), Gerald Hodges (Minnesota), Michael Mauti (Minnesota) and McGloin (Oakland).
Among the other Nittany Lions who made the active roster of new teams this season were: Brett Brackett (Jacksonville), Dan Connor (New York Giants), Derek Moye (Pittsburgh), Rich Ohrnberger (San Diego), A.Q. Shipley (Baltimore) and Nate Stupar (San Francisco).
Chicago Bears All-Pro placekicker Robbie Gould is the elder statesman among former Nittany Lions, in his ninth season, and Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro linebacker Tamba Hali is second in longevity, in his eighth season. Offensive tackle Levi Brown (Arizona) and linebacker Paul Posluszny (Jacksonville) are in their seventh professional seasons.
Following is the complete list of former Penn State players on 2013 NFL rosters, with his pro season in parentheses:
---Arizona Cardinals, Levi Brown (7).
---Atlanta Falcons, Andrew Szczerba (1, injured reserve), Mickey Shuler (4, practice squad).
---Baltimore Ravens, A.Q. Shipley (4).
---Chicago Bears, Robbie Gould (9).
---Cincinnati Bengals, Devon Still (2).
---Dallas Cowboys, Sean Lee (4).
---Green Bay Packers, Andrew Quarless (4).
---Jacksonville Jaguars, Brett Brackett (3), Paul Posluszny (7).
---Kansas City Chiefs, Tamba Hali (8).
---Miami Dolphins, Jared Odrick (4), Cameron Wake (5).
---Minnesota Vikings, Gerald Hodges (1), Michael Mauti (1).
---New York Giants, Dan Connor (6).
---Oakland Raiders, Jack Crawford (2), Matt McGloin (1), Stefen Wisniewski (3).
---Pittsburgh Steelers, Derek Moye (2).
---San Diego Chargers, Rich Ohrnberger (5), Johnnie Troutman (2).
---San Francisco 49ers, NaVorro Bowman (4), Nate Stupar (2).
---Seattle Seahawks, Jordan Hill (1).
---Washington Redskins, Evan Royster (3).