For my latest innovation, I have decided to pick a small, D 1-AA school and find all of the NFL players that graduated from there. For the first installment, I chose my local favorite, Sacramento State. The Hornets are best known for, well, nothing. Here we go:
(Fred) Otis Amey: An undrafted free agent in 2005, he made the roster as a special-teamer for the San Francisco 49ers. In the season-opening win against the Rams, he made an electric, 75 yard TD punt return. After the 2005 season, however, he was cut by the Niners and spent the 2006 season in the AFL. As of this writing, he is currently on the Atlanta Falcons roster.
Marko Cavka: An offensive lineman, he was drafted 178th overall by the New York Jets in 2004. He started 42 consecutive games and currently is on the Jets' roster.
Ed Canonico: An undrafted safety currently playing on the Philadephia Eagles' practice squad.
Tyronne Gross: An undrafted running back currently on the Chargers' practice squad.
Lonie Paxton: An undrafted free agent in 2000. Currently the long snapper for the New England Patriots, he snapped the game-winning field goals in the Snow Game against Oakland and the game-winner against Carolina in the Super Bowl. Best known for making a snow angel in New England after Vinatieri's game-winner against Oakland.
Daimon Shelton: selected in the 6th round of the 1997 draft by Jacksonville, has also played for Chicago and is currently a member of the Buffalo Bills.
Lorenzo Lynch: 1987-1997. Played 11 seasons for Chicage, Arizona, and Oakland. 17 career interceptions and 2 touchdowns.
Ken O'Brien: 1984-1993. Played for the New York Jets. 128 career TDs, 98 Interceptions, and a career 80.4 QB rating. Probably the greatest NFL player ever who graduated from Sacramento State.
John Gesek: played Offensive Line in the 80s and 90s. 123 career games.
There you go, the graduates from Sacramento State who have played significant time in the NFL. Tell me what you think. Any suggestions for next time?