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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football program has 28 former Hawkeyes on NFL rosters.
Jonathan Babineaux – DL – Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux started in Sunday’s victory over the Cardinals. He recorded one tackle. Babineaux has started in eleven out of twelve games this season, only missing one due to a foot injury. Babineaux has spent all ten years in the league with the Falcons.
Conor Boffeli – OL – Chicago Bears: Boffeli has been a member of the Bears’ practice squad since October 2, 2014. During his career at Iowa, he started 16 consecutive games after taking over the left guard spot with three games remaining in his junior season. Boffeli entered the NFL in 2014 as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Minnesota Vikings.
Bryan Bulaga – OL – Green Bay Packers:Bulaga started in Sunday’s contest against the Patriots. He has appeared in every game this season except week two when he suffered a knee injury. Bulaga was selected by the Packers in the first round of the 2010 draft, 23rd overall.
Scott Chandler – TE – Buffalo Bills: Chandler saw action this weekend against the Browns. He recorded three receptions for two yards, which put his season total at 337. Chandler is in his 5th season with the Bills. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 draft (Chargers).
Adrian Clayborn – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clayborn has been placed on injured reserve after sustaining a torn pectoral muscle. He will miss the rest of the 2014 season. Clayborn was selected in the first round of the 2011 draft ( 20th overall) by Tampa Bay. This is his fourth season with the Buccaneers.
Colin Cole – DL – Carolina Panthers: Cole started in Sunday’s match-up against the Vikings. Cole is in his second season with the Panthers and eighth season in the league. He entered the NFL in 2003 as an undrafted free agent with the Vikings.
Mike Daniels – DL – Green Bay Packers: Daniels started in this weekend’s victory over the Patriots. He tallied two tackles and was credited with .5 sacks. During his 2013 season with the Packers, Daniels ranked second on the team with a career-best 6.5 sacks, which tied for sixth among all NLF DT’s. It was the most by a Packers defensive lineman since B.J. Raji in 2010.
James Ferentz – OL – Houston Texans: Ferentz signed with the Texans on May 16, 2014 and is a member of their practice squad. He is one of two Hawkeye rookies on the team, C.J. Fiedorowicz being the other. During his time at Iowa he was a three-year starter at center making 38 consecutive starts.
C.J. Fiedorowicz – TE – Houston Texans:Fiedorowicz started Sunday against theTitans. He has started six out of ten games during his rookie season. Fiedorowicz was selected by the Texans with the first pick in the third round (65th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Bradley Fletcher – DB – Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher started Sunday against the Cowboys tallying seven tackles and two pass break ups. Fletcher has defended a total of 18 passes and one interception this season. During his career at Iowa he led the team with ten pass break ups and three interceptions (2008). Fletcher tied for fifth in the Big Ten and 38th in the nation in passes defended.
Adam Gettis – G – Pittsburgh Steelers: Gettis was signed to the Steeler’s practice squad on October 15, 2014. He previously played one season with the Washington Redskins where he saw action in all 13 games.
Charles Godfrey – DB – Atlanta Falcons: Godfrey saw action Sunday against the Cardinals. He signed with the Falcons on October 28, 2014 making this his first season with the Falcons. He previously spending six seasons with the Panthers.
Shonn Greene – RB – Tennessee Titans: Greene saw action in Monday night’s game against the Texans. He attempted two carries. In 2008 Greene set Iowa’s school record with 20 rushing touchdowns. Greene currently has 24 NFL career touchdowns.
Chad Greenway – LB – Minnesota Vikings: Greenway started this weekend against the Panthers notching ten tackles putting his season total at 75. Greenway also defended one pass. This is his ninth season in the league, all spent with the Vikings. He was selected in the first round of the 2006 draft, 17th overall.
Anthony Hitchens – LB – Dallas Cowboys: Hitchens started in Sunday’s contest against the Eagles registering twelve tackles. This is his seventh start of his rookie season. During his senior season at Iowa, Hitchens recorded 270 career tackles tying for 20th in school history.
Micah Hyde – CB – Green Bay Packers: Hyde started this weekend against the Patriots and recorded one tackle. This is Hyde’s second season with the Packers and in the league. He was selected in the 5th round of the 2013 draft.
Christian Kirksey – LB – Cleveland Browns: Rookie Kirksey started this weekend in a match-up against the Bills tallying nine tackles. He has started six of twelve games and has seen action in every game this season. Kirksey started the final 38 games of his 49-game career at Iowa, finishing 15th in school history with 315 tackles (151 solos).
Karl Klug – DL – Tennessee Titans: Klug saw action this weekend against the Texans notching two tackles. As a rookie in 2011, Klug compiled a team-high seven sacks. The total tied for sixth place in sacks among all NFL rookies, tied for fourth among all NFL defensive tackles, and led all NFL rookie defensive tackles. Klug was selected by the Titans in the 2011 draft in the fifth round.
Tony Moeaki -TE – Seattle Seahawks: Moeaki saw action in Sunday’s win over the 49ers recording one 63-yard reception. Moeaki, in his first season with the Seahawks, has a career total of 86 receptions for 1,107 yards and five touchdowns. He signed with the Seahawks Nov. 4, 2014.
James Morris – LB – New England Patriots: Morris is on the Patriots’ injured reserve list. He was the sixth player in Iowa history to record 400 career tackles. He was also the first linebacker to lead the team in sacks since 1986 when they became an official statistic. Morris signed with the Patriots on May 16, 2014 and saw action in two preseason games.
Brandon Myers – TE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Myers did not see any action this weekend due to a calf injury. He did not participate in practice this week and his current status is questionable. It is unclear when he will return. Myers was a sixth round pick in the 2009 draft and is in his first season with the Buccaneers.
Shaun Prater – DB – Minnesota Vikings: Prater is in his third year in the league and second year with the Vikings. He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Prater has 11 career tackles.
Riley Reiff – OL – Detroit Lions: Reiff did not see action in Sunday’s win over the Bears. Reiff injured his knee after the first play of a week 12 game against the Patriots. He did not participate in practice Monday or Tuesday and had limited participation during a Nov. 26th walkthrough. His current status is questionable and it is unclear when he will return. Reiff has started the last 38 games over the past three seasons with the Lions.
Allen Reisner-TE-Baltimore Ravens: Reisner was added to the Ravens’ practice squad on Nov. 17, 2014 after spending the 2013 season with the Jaguars. Reisner was named to second team All-Big Ten during his senior year at Iowa and started all 13 games recording 42 receptions for 460 yards.
Jeff Tarpinian – LB – Houston Texans: Tarpinian saw action Sunday against the Titans. This is his third season in the league and first with the Texans. He has appeared in 28 games with four career starts. He has a total of 10 tackles this season and one forced fumble.
Matt Tobin – OL – Philadelphia Eagles: Tobin saw action this weekend following a week 11 concussion. Tobin has played in nine games this season, starting in seven of them. Tobin signed with the Eagles in the 2013 off season as a rookie free agent.
Julian Vandervelde – G – Philadelphia Eagles: Vandervelde was re-signed to the Eagles’ practice squad on October 14, 2014. He was drafted by the Eagles in 2011 during the fifth-round of the NFL draft and was a member of their practice squad in 2012. Vandervelde was a four-year letterman at Iowa and was named to second-team All-Big Ten.
Marshal Yanda – OL – Baltimore Ravens:Yanda started Sunday against the Chargers. This is his first week being off of the injury report since week 12 when he was dealing with a knee injury. Yanda is in his eighth season with the Ravens.