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Stanford in the NFL: Superstars shine bright

The NFL season is once again in full swing, and the mania of the first two weeks has been thoroughly interesting, to say the least. Rivalries are sharpening, teams are looking to cement themselves among the league’s elite, and every single player on every roster is looking to show that they can contribute. Amongst the players suiting up every Sunday are 29 former Cardinal, now putting their skills on display in the NFL. Here’s what some of them have been up to the past two weeks!

Six Stanford players find homes in the NFL

After months of preparation since college football officially concluded, the NFL draft finally took place this past weekend, and over 300 hopeful prospects were drafted and signed to professional football teams across the country. During this process, four Stanford Cardinal football players were selected by teams with late round draft picks, while two others were signed after the draft concluded as undrafted free agents (UDFA’s).

Pragada: Fearing the future

I can’t wait for the NFL draft to begin on Thursday. I feel like the draft is an important benchmark in the NFL offseason, remind us “Oh, now I only have to wait four months for football to come back!” But the anticipation of the draft is unavoidable; it is absolutely impossible to miss the hype and mystery surrounding which exciting college prospect your favorite team will add to their squad. Difference making star players, exciting young late-round steals and guys with funny names all make their appearances during draft weekend, and you can bet I’m going to be watching every second.

A.J. Tarpley retires from NFL, citing health concerns

Buffalo Bills linebacker and former Cardinal standout A.J. Tarpley announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, citing health concerns after receiving the third and fourth concussions of his career during the 2015 season. “I’m walking away from the game I love to preserve my future health,” he wrote in a post on his Instagram account. “This decision is…

Stanford in the NFL: Week one roundup

The first Sunday of the NFL season has come and gone, and 25 Stanford alumni were active on NFL 53-man rosters. Most notably, the Indianapolis Colts featured four Stanford players in their starting lineup — two on each side of the ball. After adding key veterans in Andre Johnson and Frank Gore to the offense, many…