Yeah, you remember Randal Cunningham, at least if you're older enough to be president. He was a star in the NFL — four-time Pro Bowl pick and 1st-Team All-Pro in 1998 — and by far the best UNLV player to play in the NFL. He's the football equivalent to Larry Johnson. You know, GrandMama.
The rest of the above group pales in comparison but Keenan McCardell was a very good receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Ickey Woods is best known for the shuffle.
UNLV in the NFL
Joe Hawley has had a solid career and the other three are just getting started. Hawley has started 52 games in seven seasons with Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
Jacobson (6-5/292) and Polu (6-3/320) each figure to be late-round picks down the road.
Cunningham was the first QB selected in the 1985 draft… the other QBs selected that year were Frank Reich, Steve Bono, Joe Shield, Doug Flutie, Rusty Hilger, Scott Barry, Steve Calabria, Paul Berner, Buddy Funck and John Conner… the '85 class also includes Hall of Fame inductees Jerry Rice (No. 16 overall), Chris Doleman (No. 4), Bruce Smith (No. 1), Andre Reed (No. 86) and Kevin Greene (No. 113), as well as Herschel Walker, Jack Del Rio and Refrigerator Perry.
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