As NFL teams look to narrow down 90-man rosters to 53-man regular season squads, they will have their pick of players from all levels of college football, including FCS players. The level has 291 players currently on NFL Training Camp rosters, and those 291 players come from 94 different FCS institutions.
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67 FCS programs have multiple FCS players on 90-man NFL rosters as training camps open. Only one program has double-digit players in the NFL — Harvard — which has 13 pros, bookended by 13-year quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and rookies Max Rich and Anthony Firkser.
James Madison, North Dakota State, Illinois State and Montana are next in line with nine NFL players each, headlined by former NDSU quarterback Carson Wentz, NFL stalwart and former Duke linebacker Arthur Moats, former Illinois State wide receiver Cameron Meridith, who enjoyed a breakout year with the Bears last season, and eight-year pro and former Griz Anderson.
Here's a look at the breakdown of FCS players in the NFL by school: (Note: an asterisk denotes an FCS team that is now at the FBS level, but had players competing at the FCS level)
FCS Schools with 3 NFL Players: Eastern Kentucky, Nicholls State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, Sam Houston State, South Dakota State, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern, The Citadel, Youngstown State
FCS Schools with 2 NFL Players: Abilene Christian, Alabama State, Albany, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Bethune-Cookman, Brown, Cal Poly, Central Arkansas, Charleston Southern, Columbia, Eastern Illinois, Furman, Georgia Southern*, Georgia State*, Grambling State, Idaho State, Incarnate Word, Jacksonville, Liberty, Maine, Marist, Massachusetts*, Missouri State, New Hampshire, Princeton, Sacramento State, San Diego, South Dakota, Southern Illinois, Stony Brook, UT Martin, Wagner, Wofford
FCS Schools with 1 NFL Player: Alabama A&M, Bucknell, Delaware State, Cornell, Drake, Fordham, Holy Cross, Howard, Indiana State, Kennesaw State, Lamar, Lehigh, Murray State, Northern Colorado, North Carolina Central, Presbyterian, Robert Morris, Southeast Missouri State, St. Francis (PA), Stephen F. Austin, Stetson, Texas Southern, Texas State*, UC Davis, UTSA*, Weber State, Western Illinois