Thirty-three former Penn State players were on the rosters of 20 NFL teams as the 2018 pro season opens.
A total of 24 Penn State players made 53-man rosters, while the Nittany Lions have five former players on practice squads and four Penn Staters are currently on injured reserve with NFL teams.
In addition, there are two Nittany Lions on NFL rosters who did not play football at Penn State in Chris Hogan (New England) and Ross Travis (Indianapolis).
The Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers boast a league-high three Penn Staters each.
Five teams — Arizona, Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco and Tennessee — each have two PSU alums
Fourteen-year vet and San Francisco All-Pro placekicker Robbie Gould is Penn State’s elder statesman.
A total of 10 players from Penn State’s 2017 Fiesta Bowl-winning squad are on NFL rosters. Saquon Barkley (New York Giants), Marcus Allen (Pittsburgh Steelers), Mike Gesicki (Miami Dolphins), Brendan Mahon (Carolina Panthers), DaeSean Hamilton (Denver Broncos), and Troy Apke (Washington Redskins) are on active rosters, while Curtis Cothran (Minnesota Vikings), Grant Haley (New York Giants), Saeed Blacknall and Jason Cabinda (Oakland Raiders) will start the season on practice squads.
Eight former Nittany Lions are patrolling the sidelines as part of NFL coaching staffs in 2019: Tom Bradley (Pittsburgh, defensive backs), Gary Brown (Dallas, running backs), Bobby Engram (Baltimore, wide receivers), Peter Giunta (New Orleans, senior defensive assistant), Al Golden (Detroit, linebackers), D’Anton Lynn (Houston, assistant defensive backs), Mike Munchak (Pittsburgh, offensive line) and Paul Pasqualoni (Detroit, defensive coordinator).
Following are the PSU players in the NFL:
Arizona Cardinals (2): A.Q. Shipley IR (9), Gerald Hodges (7)
Atlanta Falcons (1): Jack Crawford (7)
Carolina Panthers (1): Brendan Mahon (1)
Chicago Bears (2): Adrian Amos (4), Allen Robinson II (5)
Cincinnati Bengals (1): Christian HackenbergP (3)
Dallas Cowboys (1): Sean Lee C (9)
Denver Broncos (1): DaeSean Hamilton (1)
Indianapolis Colts: Ross Travis IR (3; former MBB player)
Kansas City Chiefs (1): Jordan Lucas (3)
Los Angeles Chargers (1): Trevor Williams (3)
Los Angeles Rams (1): Garrett Sickels IR (2)
Miami Dolphins (3): Mike Gesicki (1), Mike Hull IR (4), Cameron Wake (10)
Minnesota Vikings (1): Curtis Cothran P (1)
New England Patriots: Chris Hogan (6; former MLAX player)
New York Giants (3): Saquon Barkley (1), Grant Haley P (1), Nate Stupar (7)
Oakland Raiders (2): Saeed Blacknall P (1), Jason Cabinda P (1)
Philadelphia Eagles (1): Stefen Wisniewski (8)
Pittsburgh Steelers (3): Marcus Allen (1), Malik Golden IR (2), Jesse James (4)
San Francisco 49ers (2): Garry Gilliam (5), Robbie Gould (14)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3): Chris Godwin (2), Donovan Smith (4), Carl Nassib (3)
Tennessee Titans (2): Austin Johnson (3), DaQuan Jones (5)
Washington Redskins (1): Troy Apke (1)
P indicates practice squad IR indicates injured reserve C indicates captain