ARIZONA FOOTBALL

NFL 53-man rosters feature several ASU, Arizona alumni

Aug 31, 2022, 10:24 AM | Updated: 10:33 am
Arizona Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin (26) runs toward the end zone to score against the San ...

Arizona Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin (26) runs toward the end zone to score against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

(AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

The deadline for NFL rosters to be down to 53 players came and went at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Among those to survive the crunch are many alumni of ASU and Arizona football. This includes running back Rachaad White (Tampa Bay) and cornerback Jack Jones (New England), as well as defensive tackle D.J. Davidson (New York Giants) and cornerback Chase Lucas (Detroit). Those four represent the Sun Devil rookie class as the four drafted alumni this year.

Who from ASU and Arizona made an NFL roster on Tuesday?

Arizona State

  • DT Lawrence Guy, New England Patriots, Year 12
  • P Matt Haack, Indianapolis Colts, Year 6
  • K Zane Gonzalez, Carolina Panthers, Year 6 (Injured Reserve)
  • WR N’Keal Harry, Chicago Bears, Year 4
  • OT Casey Tucker, Denver Broncos, Year 4 (Injured Reserve)
  • TE Tommy Hudson, Tennessee Titans, Year 3
  • RB Eno Benjamin, Arizona Cardinals, Year 3
  • WR Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers, Year 3
  • RB Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rookie
  • CB Jack Jones, New England Patriots, Rookie
  • CB Chase Lucas, Detroit Lions, Rookie
  • DT D.J. Davidson, New York Giants, Rookie
  • LB Darien Butler, Las Vegas Raiders, Rookie
  • TE Curtis Hodges, Washington Commanders, Rookie

Arizona

  • K Nick Folk, New England Patriots, Year 16
  • QB Nick Foles, Indianapolis Colts, Year 11
  • CB Dane Cruikshank, Chicago Bears, Year 5
  • LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, San Francisco 49ers, Year 3
  • DT Roy Lopez, Houston Texans, Year 2
  • RB Gary Brightwell, New York Giants, Year 2

Other noteworthy facts

  • The 20 alumni span 13 teams: six AFC and seven NFC.
  • The Patriots enter the season rostering the two alumni with the most NFL experience in Folk and Guy.
    • They also have the most combined alumni, despite trading Harry to the Bears, after drafting Jones in April.
  • The Bears and Giants have the most alumni in the NFC, with two apiece.
  • The Sun Devils have a 14-6 advantage over the Wildcats in rostered alumni.
  • There are zero former Wildcats entering the league as rookies this season, whereas the Sun Devils have six on rosters.
    • ASU rookie offensive linemen Dohnovan West and Kellen Diesch just got cut.
      • Diesch signed to the Bears practice squad on Wednesday.

Arizona Football

Arizona State University president Michael Crow interviews with Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona'...
Kevin Zimmerman

ASU, Arizona presidents: Not preparing to leave for Big 12

The presidents of Arizona State University and the University of Arizona went on the record reaffirming their commitment to the Pac-12.
16 days ago
Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark speaks to the media during Big 12 NCAA college basketball media d...
Arizona Sports

Report: Big 12 recently contacted ASU, Arizona amid Pac-12 uncertainty

As a Pac-12 media rights deal remains undetermined, the Big 12 has recently had contact with Arizona State and Arizona, according to reports.
25 days ago
From left to right: Jerry Colangelo, Dan Bickley, Michael Bidwill and Vince Marotta on Tuesday, Feb...
Kevin Zimmerman

The Cardinals bring fresh voices and more Newsmaker Week 2023 highlights

Bickley & Marotta welcomed 25 guests representing Arizona's teams and events to their show on Tuesday through Friday. So what did we learn?
1 month ago
TUCSON, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Jedd Fisch of the Arizona Wildcats looks over his play ca...
Kellan Olson

Arizona football shifts vision of growth from offense to defense for 2023

While the previous regime didn't leave much room for anything but improvement, Arizona football is trending positively.
1 month ago
Arizona Diamondbacks CEO and president Derrick Hall visits the Arizona Sports studios on Tuesday, F...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Sports’ 2023 Newsmakers Week recap

The important figures making the biggest decisions in Arizona sports join Bickley & Marotta throughout a one week span each February.
1 month ago
Arizona Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort speaks with reporters during his introductory press conference...
Jake Anderson

Arizona’s Jedd Fisch: Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort will bring an ‘unbelievable attention to detail’

Arizona Cardinals general manager Monti Ossenfort and Arizona Wildcats football head coach Jedd Fisch go back over 20 years.
2 months ago
NFL 53-man rosters feature several ASU, Arizona alumni