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2017 Alabama Roster Produced 47 NFL Players

This number should go higher after the 2022 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 08 CFP National Championship
Terrell Lewis (24), Rashaan Evans (32), Minkah Fitzpatrick (29), and Deionte Thompson (14) have moved on to the riches of the NFL.
Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

One of the most famous plays in Alabama Crimson Tide football happened three years and four months ago today. Bama fans will forever look back on 2nd & 26 with great fondness. Alabama has had several incredible teams over their history. The 2017 team might just be one of the most talented ones of all time.

As mentioned in the headline, 47 former Tide players from that team made their way to the NFL. All but two of them are currently on rosters.

  • WR Robert Foster, Dolphins
  • DB Tony Brown, Bengals
  • QB Jalen Hurts, Eagles
  • WR Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  • WR Jerry Jeudy, Broncos
  • WR DeVonta Smith, Eagles
  • DB Trevon Diggs, Cowboys
  • RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders
  • DL Da’Shawn Hand, Lions
  • QB Mac Jones, Patriots
  • P JK Scott, Packers
  • WR Henry Ruggs, Raiders
  • QB Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins
  • DB Deionte Thompson, Cardinals
  • DB Ronnie Harrison, Browns
  • WR Cam Sims, WFT
  • LB Dylan Moses, Jaguars
  • LB Shaun Dion Hamilton, Lions
  • DB Jared Mayden, 49ers
  • RB Najee Harris, Steelers
  • LB Terrell Lewis, Rams
  • DB Xavier McKinney, Giants
  • DB Anthony Averett, Ravens
  • DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steelers
  • LB Mack Wilson, Browns
  • LB Rashaan Evans, Titans
  • LB Anfernee Jennings, Patriots
  • RB Damien Harris, Patriots
  • DB Levi Wallace, Bills
  • LS Thomas Fletcher, Panthers
  • LB Christian Miller, Panthers
  • DL Isaiah Buggs, Steelers
  • OL J.C. Hassenauer, Steelers
  • OL Deonte Brown, Panthers
  • OL Lester Cotton, Raiders
  • OL Alex Leatherwood, Raiders
  • OL Ross Pierschbacher, Eagles
  • OL Jonah Williams, Bengals
  • OL Jedrick Wills, Browns
  • OL Bradley Bozeman, Ravens
  • TE Irv Smith Jr., Vikings
  • TE Miller Forristall, Titans
  • DL Quinnen Williams, Jets
  • DL Da’Ron Payne, WFT
  • DL Raekwon Davis, Dolphins
  • TE Hale Hentges, recently retired from football.
  • RB Bo Scarbrough, currently a free agent.

Hentges is included on this list because he actually played in games that counted and even scored a touchdown in a game in 2019. Though he is retired, I think he is going to be okay.

Scarbrough is still hoping to catch on somewhere if he can stay healthy.


Eight players from the 2017 roster are still on the team. Several of them have the potential for a chance at a pro career.

  • LB Christopher Allen
  • RB Brian Robinson
  • DL LaBryan Ray
  • DL Phidarian Mathis
  • OL Chris Owens
  • DB Daniel Wright
  • OL Kendall Randolph
  • TE Major Tennison


  • OL Dallas Warmack - Transferred to Oregon, not drafted nor signed as a free agent.
  • OL Brandon Kennedy - Transferred to Tennessee, not drafted nor signed as a free agent.