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


  • 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.

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