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!
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).
Stanford alumni had a dominant display in the Wild Card round of the 2017 NFL playoffs. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin stole the show and a stole a touchdown in Seahawks’s 26-6 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Over the weekend, Stanford alumni in the NFL looked strong across the board on defense, while several offensive players registered standout performances.
This post has been updated to reflect the practice squad signings of Ben Gardner, Ed Reynolds and Aziz Shittu. With NFL teams announcing final cuts on Sunday, five members of Stanford’s 2016 class have successfully made the transition from Saturday to Sunday nights and find themselves on NFL 53-man rosters, bringing the number of former Cardinal in…
Defensive end Brennan Scarlett was the latest Stanford player to be scooped up as an undrafted free agent, signing with the Houston Texans on Saturday night. The fifth-year senior became the ninth Cardinal to make an NFL team this week, joining former teammates Devon Cajuste, Kevin Anderson and Aziz Shittu as post-draft signees. Scarlett became the Cardinal’s…
With the NFL Combine over, the Stanford football team’s pro day in late March and the NFL Draft not until April, you’d think this would be a good time for head coach David Shaw to focus on the 2012 Cardinal, not the players moving on to the NFL