The NFL cut day came and went and most NFL teams were subject to trimming their rosters from upward of 80 players that they carried this offseason down to 53 players. While some all-star caliber college players were left without a team, some cuts were surprising and others were not shocking, to say the least.
The Pac-12 is well represented at the professional level and with that, we counted down how many athletes landed on NFL rosters from each team.
And you guessed it — your Stanford Cardinal led the way in the Pac-12.
Stanford placed 27 players on active NFL rosters, tying Washington for most in the conference, by a long shot. The next closest was UCLA at 24 and USC at 23 but no other teams spotted more than 20.
Here are your former Stanford players and their respective NFL homes for the 2020 season:
Harry Anderson, DL, New York Jets
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Jake Bailey, P, New England Patriots
David DeCastro, OL, Pittsburgh Steelers
Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Cameron Fleming, OT, New York Giants
Nate Herbig, G, Philadelphia Eagles
Austin Hooper, TE, Cleveland Browns
Bryce Love, RB, Washington Football Team
Blake Martinez, LB, New York Giants
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
Ty Montgomery, RB, New Orleans Saints
Trent Murphy, DE, Buffalo Bills
Bobby Okereke, LB, Indianapolis Colts
Andrus Peat, T, New Orleans Saints
Harrison Phillips, DT, Buffalo Bills
Justin Reid, S, Houston Texans
Brennan Scarlett, LB, Houston Texans
Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys
Richard Sherman, CB, San Francisco 49ers
Kaden Smith, TE, New York Giants
Michael Thomas, DB, Houston Texans
Solomon Thomas, DL, San Francisco 49ers
Levine Toliolo, TE, New York Giants
Casey Toohill, DE, Philadelphia Eagles
James Vaughters, LB, Chicago Bears
Well, what do you know? That’s a ton of Cardinal in the NFL!