Alabama Crimson Tide Players In the NFL

While putting together the roundup of Alabama players in NFL rookie mini camps, I started wondering about how the Crimson Tide is represented league-wide right  now. So, with a bit of internet searching I came up with the answers...

Currently, there are 32 former Alabama players on 19 different NFL rosters (that might change a bit by the time the season starts if some of the unsigned free agents catch on somewhere or others don't make the cut). 

Right now Kansas City is Tuscaloosa West with a whopping five former Tiders on the team. Four teams - Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Houston - have three former Alabama players under contract and three - Arizona, Pittsburgh and St. Louis - boast two.

The dean of Alabama players in the pros is Pittsburgh corner Deshea Townsend who was picked up by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He is the only active NFL player to have been coached by the legendary Gene Stallings.

The former Crimson Tide player next in seniority is Jarrett Johnson who was picked up by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2003 draft (making him the last remnant of the not-so-legendary Mike Dubose era).

The full list with links to their SB Nation player pages are after the jump...

Player Team Position Number Years DOB
Eryk Anders Cleveland Browns LB ? Rookie 04/21/87
Mark Anderson Chicago Bears DE 97 5 05/26/83
Javier Arenas Kansas City Chiefs CB 30 Rookie 10/28/87
Anthony Bryant Washington Redskins DT 75 3 11/16/81
Antoine Caldwell Houston Texans C 62 1 04/19/86
Tim Castille Kansas City Chiefs FB 46 4 05/29/84
Jeremy Clark Arizona Cardinals DT 71 1 09/06/83
Terrence Cody Baltimore Ravens DT 63 Rookie 06/28/88
Glen Coffee San Francisco 49rs RB 29 1 05/01/87
Brodie Croyle Kansas City Chiefs QB 12 5 02/06/83
Kenneth Darby St. Louis Rams RB 34 3 12/26/82
Brandon Deaderick New England Patriots DT 71 Rookie 08/19/87
Wallace Gilberry Kansas City Chiefs DE 92 3 12/05/84
Bobby Greenwood Kansas City Chiefs DT 65 1 03/02/87
Roman Harper New Orleans Saints S 41 5 12/11/82
Kareem Jackson Houston Texans DB 25 Rookie 04/10/88
Jarret Johnson Baltimore Ravens LB 95 8 08/14/81
Marquis Johnson St. Louis Rams DB 33 Rookie 05/18/88
Mike Johnson Atlanta Falcons G 79 Rookie 04/02/87
Rashad Johnson Arizona Cardinals S 49 2 01/02/86
Anthony Madison Pittsburgh Steelers CB 37 5 10/08/81
Evan Mathis Cincinnati Bengals G 66 6 11/01/81
Le'Ron McClain Baltimore Ravens FB 33 4 12/27/84
Rolando McClain Oakland Raiders LB 55 Rookie 07/14/89
Antwan Odom Cincinnati Bengals DE 98 7 09/24/81
Colin Peek Atlanta Falcons TE 47 Rookie 06/04/86
Charlie Peprah Green Bay Packers S 38 5 02/24/83
Cory Reamer New York Jets LB 47 Rookie 05/06/87
Ramzee Robinson Cleveland Browns C 38 4 02/20/84
DeMeco Ryans Houston Texans LB 59 5 07/28/84
Justin Smiley Miami Dolphins G 65 7 11/11/81
Andre Smith Cincinnati Bengals OT 71 2 01/25/87
Leigh Tiffin Cleveland Browns K 10 Rookie 08/03/88
Deshea Townsend Pittsburgh Steelers CB 26 13 09/08/75
Lorenzo Washington Dallas Cowboys DE 74 Rookie 11/30/89
John Parker Wilson Atlanta Falcons QB 4 2 10/17/85
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