Ochocinco is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first team All-Pro wide receiver. Johnson played college football for Oregon State University and was drafted by the Bengals in 2001. Over his eleven NFL seasons, he played for the Bengals, Patriots, and Dolphins, and was the NFL’s receiving yards leader in 2006. He is a member of the prestigious 10,000 Receiving Yards club. Johnson also played two years in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes.
Fred Jackson is one of the great stories in football. After going undrafted out of Coe College in 2003, Jackson played three seasons in NFL Europe with the Sioux City Bandits and Rhein Fire before launching a prolific career in the NFL. In 2009, Jackson was the NFL all purpose yards leader, and became the first player in NFL history to compile 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards returning kickoffs. Jackson was awarded the 2010 Walter Payton “Man of the Year” award and retired with 5,746 rush yards, 2,897 receiving yards, and 39 touchdowns.
Dennis Dixon was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2008 NFL Draft. He attended the University of Oregon and was two-time All-Pac-10, the 2007 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, a Davey O’Brien Award finalist, and Maxwell Award finalist. In his six-year NFL career, Dixon played for the Steelers, Ravens, Eagles, Bills, and Cardinals, and won two Super Bowls.
Jerrod Johnson is currently a free agent quarterback in the NFL. He attended Texas A&M, finishing his collegiate career ranked first in school history with 8,011 passing yards, 8,888 yards of total offense, and 83 touchdowns. Johnson broke into the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. In his five-year career, he played for the Eagles, Steelers, Seahawks, Bears, Ravens, and Cowboys. Johnson also holds the BIG 12 record for most pass attempts without an interception (242).
Dion Bailey was an undrafted free agent out of USC and signed by the Seattle Seahawks in 2014. At USC, he was Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. After three years at USC, he declared for the draft. He is currently a free agent who has played safety for the Seahawks and Jets.
In 2012, Boykin was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. Boykin attended the University of Georgia where he was the 2012 Outback Bowl MVP and recipient of the Paul Hornung Award. Boykin would go on to have a five-year NFL career playing cornerback for the Eagles, Steelers, Bears, and Ravens.
Elbert Mack was an undrafted free agent signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Butler County Community College before transferring to Troy. In his senior season, he led the nation in interceptions and was named a first team All-Sun Belt selection. In his six-year NFL career, Mack has played for the Buccaneers, Saints, and Texans. He won the Champions Indoor Football Championship in 2016 with the Wichita Force. He currently plays in the China Arena Football League for the Qingdao Clippers.
Duke Inhenacho was an undrafted free agent who signed with the Denver Broncos following the 2012 NFL Draft. He played strong safety at San Jose State where he was a three-time first team All-WAC nominee. He is currently a free agent who has played for the Broncos, Redskins, and Giants.
Clayton Parros is an American track and field sprinter who specializes in the 400-meter dash. He attended college at the University of North Carolina and was twice ACC indoor champion in the 400 and three-time winner of the 4 x 400. Parros won gold in the 4 x 400 relay in the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships and the 2015 NACAC Championships. Parros was runner-up in the 300 meter dash at the 2015 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Jeremy Ross was signed by the New England Patriots in 2011. Before the NFL, Ross attended the University of California. Ross had a five year NFL career playing for the Patriots, Colts, Packers, Lions, Ravens, Raiders, Jets, and Cardinals.
Marvin Bracy is an NFL free agent WR who played one season with the Indianapolis Colts. Better known for his speed Bracy’s speed has made him more suited for running tack. Attending Florida State University, Bracy quit the football team prior to the 2013 National Championship season. Bracy has had an incredibly successful track career even at the young age of 24. He has won three straight U.S. National Championships in the 60 meters (2014-2016). In 2016, Bracy came in third in the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Photo credit USOC.