Thirteen Former Tigers Playing Professionally, Seven Enter NFL Camps
Friday, July 31, 2015
Thirteen Former Tigers Playing Professionally, Seven Enter NFL Camps

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Seven former Tennessee State football players are starting NFL Camps including 2015 draftees Robert Myers and Anthony Morris.

Myers opens camp with the Baltimore Ravens after being selected with the 176th pick by the Baltimore Ravens. Myers will be joined in Ravens camp by former Tiger Anthony Levine who is entering his sixth season in the NFL.

Morris, the 218th selection by the Oakland Raiders, enters his first camp following his career with the Big Blue. Morris, like Myers, is looked upon by their teams to compete for a spot on the active rosters and potential playing time.

The 2015 draft marked the second consecutive year two Tigers were taken in the draft. In 2014, Kadeem Edwards and Demetrius Rhaney were selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the St. Louis Rams, respectively. The duo will battle for spots on their respected offensive lines.

De’Ante “Pop” Saunders will be joining the 2015 draftees heading to their first camps. Saunders was a two-time All-American for the Tigers and signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie begins his second season with the New York Giants and his eighth in the NFL. DRC was a First Round pick, 16th overall, for the Arizona Cardinals in the 2008 draft.

In addition to the seven players in the NFL, six other Tigers are currently competing in professional football. A.C. Leonard (B.C. Lions) and Devin Wilson (Saskatchewan Roughriders) are in their first seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL), while four others are in the Arena Football League (AFL).

Cornelius Lewis and Joe Hills are members of the Jacksonville Sharks, Sherman Carter is with the Arizona Rattlers and Rodney Fritz is a part of the San Jose Sabercats.