Longhorns in the Pros

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  1. ASURAM2010

    ASURAM2010 Well-Known Member
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    I saw a graphic that LSU put out today about the NFL schedule for this week and all of the players on their respective teams and it got me thinking about the Longhorns in the Pros.
    Currently we rank 17th, with 24 players on the 53 man roster (we have 28 if you could IR,PUP).
    Here is the breakdown by position:
    DB: 6 (Elliott, Diggs, A. Phillips, Hill. Thomas, Vaccaro)
    DL: 5 (Acho, Ridgeway, Brown, Okafor, Ford)
    LB: 4 (Jefferson, D. Johnson, Hicks, Orakpo)
    RB: 4 (Whitaker, Foreman, Brown, Warren) * 3 of these are on IR/PUP
    K/P: 3 (Dawson, Tucker, Dickson)
    OL: 2 (Williams, Hopkins)
    WR: 2 (Goodwin, M. Johnson)
    QB: 1 (McCoy)
    TE: 1 (Swaim)
     
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    clob94 Well-Known Member
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    Phil Dawson and I are the same age. Fvck I'm old.
     
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    RainyTX81 Well-Known Member
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    I watched Phil Dawson kick a 52 yard Fg at Lake Highlands to knock Nacogdoches out of the playoffs. I was 11 so yes...you’re old.
     
  4. ASURAM2010

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    I was looking at the title of "DBU" and based on current rosters, We are 5th out of 5 when it comes to school who claim "DBU".

    LSU & Florida have 11 DB's on current rosters
    Alabama & FSU have 9 DB's on current rosters
    Texas has 6 DB's on current rosters

    Because I was bored, I did some statistical analysis based on stats from ESPN. I used this as my point system:
    Games Played: 1 Point
    Tackles: 2 Points
    Sacks: 3 Points
    INT: 4 Points
    Pro Bowl: 5 Points
    2nd Team All Pro: 7 Points
    1st Team All Pro: 10 Points

    Based on that, here is how those 5 university rank:
    Florida: 437 games played, 1408 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 66 INT's, 5 Pro Bowls, 2 2nd Team All Pros for 3596.5 point
    Alabama: 348 games played, 1247 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 48 INT's, 3 Pro Bowls, 1 1st Team All Pro, 1 2nd Team All Pro for 3100.5 points
    LSU: 349 games played, 1034 tackles, 9 sacks, 49 INT's, 8 Pro Bowls, 4 1st Team All Pros for 2720 points
    Florida State: 387 games played, 1019 tackles, 7 Sacks, 43 INT's, 3 Pro Bowls, 2 1st Team All Pros for 2653 points
    Texas: 279 games played, 949 tackles, 8.5 sacks 43 INT's, 6 Pro Bowls, 3 1st Team All Pros, 2 2nd Team All Pros (All of the pro bowls and All Pros are from Earl) for 2448.5 points.

    Individually the points shook out like so:
    Reggie Nelson - Florida: 1541.5 Points
    Earl Thomas - Texas: 1204 Points
    Kareem Jackson - Alabama: 988 Points
    Patrick Peterson - LSU: 881 Points
    Joe Haden - Florida: 860 Points
    Tyrann Mathieu - LSU: 714 Points
    Kenny Vaccaro - Texas: 701.5 Points

    Kind of surprised, outside of Earl & Kenny V, we have virtually no NFL production in the league right now.
     
  5. outhereincali

    outhereincali Well-Known Member
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    Wow I'm surprised Phil's still playing. This is his 20th year. Is he still kicking for the Cardinals?

    In Seattle Earl Thomas has been a starter since his rookie season. Michael Dickson was a 6th round pick and he's already the starting punter. The thing i liked most about this year's rookies from Texas was Poona Ford making the Seahawks as a free agent. Counting Poona. There is some serious Texas representation in Seattle. I think we sent 5 rookies to the NFL this year.

    In 2013 Texas was tied for second with most players I the NFL. Let's hope we get back to where we used to be.
     
  6. clob94

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    Funny man.

    Hey funny man! Don't ever fall asleep around me, funny man.
     
  7. RainyTX81

    RainyTX81 Well-Known Member
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    Lol, I meant old..ish. They say 44 is the new 24, or something like that.
     
  8. 2300 Nueces

    2300 Nueces Well-Known Member
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    Take a peek at Longhorn DB's since '75 in the NFL.
     

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