How Many Mizzou Tigers Are In/Have Played in the NFL?

Tigers have had a strong showing in the NFL, especially since the 1970s.

No doubt, with a 5-7 season, the Mizzou Tigers had a disappointing launch in the Southeast Conference (SEC). The inability to get six wins and earn a birth in a bowl game was painful.

Still, the Tigers have had rich and proud heritage, especially when earning post-season recognition and putting players into the National Football League.

Presently, the Tigers have three quarterbacks on active rosters: Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville; Brad Smith, Buffalo (QB and wide receiver); and Chase Daniel, New Orleans.

Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia, and Denario Alexander, San Diego, have become two premier receivers in the NFL. Sean Weatherspoon, linebacker for Atlanta, is a key member of the Falcons playoff-team defense.

Two Tigers are enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, the Chargers Kellen Winslow (1995) and the St. Louis Cardinals Roger Wehrli (2007).

Presently on NFL Rosters

 Former Tigers in the NFL

College Football Hall of Fame

Missouri boasts 12 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame:

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Two Missouri players have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Spring football is just around the corner for faithful Tiger fans.

Sarah January 12, 2013 at 01:41 PM
You missed Rick Lyle. He was a defensive end for four NFL teams, the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets and the New England Patriots. His last game was the Patriots' Super Bowl win over the Panthers in 2003. He is currently aa assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Cleveland Browns.
Julie Brown Patton January 12, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Thanks, Sarah! Jim will want to note that.
James Baer January 12, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Sarah, This feature is about running backs, not any other position. That would be a totally different subject for a different time, including other positions. I was just looking at the running backs from our area.
Sarah January 15, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Thanks for the clarification.. I didn't see that noted in the article.


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