ACC Has 51 Players Sign Free Agent Contracts With or Received Invitations to Free Agent Camps With NFL Teams

May 9, 2013

Greensboro, N.C. — A total of 51 players from Atlantic Coast Conference schools have signed free agent contracts or received invitations to attend free agent camps from teams in the National Football League.

Combined with the 31 ACC players drafted by the NFL, a total of 82 players from ACC schools will head to NFL training camps this year.

When draftees (3) and free agents (10) from Pittsburgh and Syracuse are included, teams which will join the ACC this July 1, the number of players headed to the NFL grows to a total of 95 players.

ACC NFL Free Agent Signees (as of May 9)
Boston College (5)
Nick Clancy LB Atlanta Falcons
Emmett Cleary T Indianapolis Colts
Jim Noel DB Seattle Seahawks
Chris Pantale TE New York Jets
John Wetzel T Oakland Raiders
Clemson (6)
Dalton Freeman C New York Jets
Xavier Brewer DB Dallas Cowboys
Spencer Benton PK Dallas Cowboys
Tig Willard LB Tennessee Titans
Brandon Ford TE New England Patriots
Jaron Brown WR Arizona Cardinals
Duke (3)
Jackson Anderson LS Houston Texans
Tony Foster DB Kansas City Chiefs
Conner Vernon WR Oakland Raiders
Florida State (3)
Anthony McCloud DT Minnesota Vikings
Lonnie Pryor FB-RB Jacksonville Jaguars
Rodney Smith WR Minnesota Vikings
Georgia Tech (5)
T.J. Barnes DT Jacksonville Jaguars
Izaan Cross DE Buffalo Bills
Rod Sweeting CB New Orleans Saints
Orwin Smith RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers (invited to free agent camp)
Tyler Morgan LS Carolina Panthers
Maryland (5)
Devonte Campbell TE Atlanta Falcons
Darin Drakeford LB Kansas City Chiefs
A.J. Francis DE-DT Miami Dolphins
Matt Furstenburg TE Baltimore Ravens
Joe Vellano DE-DT New England Patriots
Miami (3)
Dalton Botts P (Tryouts with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints)
Ramon Buchanan LB Seattle Seahawks
Jeremy Lewis OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers
North Carolina (4)
Casey Barth PK Atlanta Falcons
Jheranie Boyd WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Erik Highsmith WR Minnesota Vikings
Kevin Reddick LB New Orleans Saints
NC State (6)
Zach Allen G Carolina Panthers
Brandan Bishop S Minnesota Vikings
R.J. Mattes OL New England Patriots
Tobais Palmer WR Jacksonville Jaguars
Cameron Wentz C Minnesota Vikings
C.J. Wilson CB Chicago Bears
Pittsburgh (4)
Ray Graham RB Houston Texans
Hubie Graham TE Tamp Bay Buccaneers
Mike Shanahan WR New York Jets
Ryan Turnley C New York Giants
Syracuse (6)
Lou Alexander T New Orleans Saints
Zack Chibane G Buffalo Bills
Dean Goggins DE Atlanta Falcons
Alec Lemon WR Houston Texans
Marcuse Sales WR Atlanta Falcons
Brandon Sharpe DE Washington Redskins
Virginia (5)
Paul Freedman TE Dallas Cowboys
Steve Greer LB Washington Redskins
Perry Jones RB Baltimore Ravens
Colter Phillips TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
La’Roy Reynolds LB Jacksonville Jaguars
Virginia Tech (5)
Nick Becton T San Diego Chargers
Marcus Davis WR New York Giants
Antoine Hopkins DT Pittsburgh Steelers
Bruce Taylor LB Cincinnati Bengals
Alonzo Tweedy LB New York Giants
Wake Forest (1)
Kenny Okoro DB San Diego Chargers