2012 Trojans in the NFL


The NFL kicks its season off Wednesday night with the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, including USC alums LB Keith Rivers and CB Terrell Thomas (injured reserve), hosting the Dallas Cowboys featuring OT Tyron Smith.

Here is the complete list of 47 Trojans on NFL rosters (not practice squad) as the 2012 season begins:

nick-perry-packers.jpgOakland Raiders (4) - QB Carson Palmer, QB Matt Leinart, TE David Ausberry and OL Alex Parsons
New York Jets (3) - QB Mark Sanchez, RB Joe McKnight and WR Patrick Turner
Minnesota Vikings (3) - LT Matt Kalil, TE Rhett Ellison and DE Everson Griffen
Cleveland Browns (3) - LB Kaluka Maiava, DE Frostee Rucker and TE Jordan Cameron
Tennessee Titans (3) - DT Jurrell Casey, WR Damian Williams and DT DaJohn Harris
Philadelphia Eagles (3) - FB Stanley Havili, DT Mike Patterson and WR Ronald Johnson
Seattle Seahawks (3) - TE Anthony McCoy, LB Michael Morgan and LB Malcolm Smith
Houston Texans (2) - LB Brian Cushing and DT Shaun Cody
Cincinnati Bengals (2) - LB Rey Maualuga and S Taylor Mays
New Orleans Saints (2) - OL Charles Brown and DT Sedrick Ellis
Indianapolis Colts (2) - OT Winston Justice and DT Fili Moala
New York Giants (2) - LB Keith Rivers and CB Terrell Thomas
Green Bay Packers (2) - LB Clay Matthews and LB Nick Perry
Carolina Panthers (2) - OL Ryan Kalil and OL Jeff Byers
Pittsburgh Steelers (1) - S Troy Polamalu
Buffalo Bills (1) - DE Kyle Moore
Atlanta Falcons (1) - OT Sam Baker
Washington Redskins (1) - Fred Davis
St. Louis Rams (1) - Steve Smith
Miami Dolphins (1) - RB Reggie Bush
Kansas City Chiefs (1) - QB Matt Cassel
San Diego Chargers (1) - CB Shareece Wright
Dallas Cowboys (1) - OT Tyron Smith
Chicago Bears (1) - OL Chilo Rachal
Detroit Lions (1) - DE Lawrence Jackson


There are several former Trojans who are coaches in the NFL.

Jeff Fisher-St.Louis Rams
Jack Del Rio-Denver Broncos
Bradford Banta-Detroit Lions
Chad Morton-Green Bay Packers
Kris Richard-Seattle Seahawks
Rocky Seto-Seattle Seahawks
Bruce Matthews-Tennessee Titans
Joe Barry-San Diego Chargers
Mark Carrier-Cincinnati Bengals
Dennis Thurman-New York Jets
Kenechi Udeze-Seattle Seahawks

No Trojans on either Harbaugh team? Curious.

Leave a comment