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Twenty-Three Former Gamecocks Earn Spots on NFL Opening Day Rosters
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Twenty-Three Former Gamecocks Earn Spots on NFL Opening Day Rosters

Twenty-three former University of South Carolina football players earned their way onto the 53-man opening day NFL rosters.

The list features six players from the Gamecocks’ 2022 squad, including Nate Adkins (Broncos), Jalen Brooks (Cowboys), Jovaughn Gwyn (Falcons), Zacch Pickens (Bears), Darius Rush (Chiefs) and Cam Smith (Dolphins).

Dallas has the most former Gamecocks on their 53-man roster, with four, as Brooks, Rico Dowdle, Stephon Gilmore and Israel Mukuamu all made the Cowboys’ roster.

In addition to the 23 players on active rosters, Zach Bailey (Chargers), Kevin Harris (Patriots) and Taylor Stallworth (Panthers) have been signed to their respective team’s practice squad.

Here is the entire list of Gamecocks in the NFL:
Name Team Position
Nate Adkins Denver Broncos Tight End
Zach Bailey* Los Angeles Chargers Offensive Guard
Jalen Brooks Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver
Jadeveon Clowney Baltimore Ravens Defensive End
Dennis Daley Arizona Cardinals Offensive Tackle
Rico Dowdle Dallas Cowboys Running Back
Kingsley Enagbare Green Bay Packers Edge
Rashad Fenton Arizona Cardinals Cornerback
Stephon Gilmore Dallas Cowboys Cornerback
Jovaughn Gwyn Atlanta Falcons Offensive Guard
Kevin Harris* New England Patriots Running Back
Jaycee Horn Carolina Panthers Cornerback
Hayden Hurst Carolina Panthers Tight End
Ernest Jones Los Angeles Rams Linebacker
Javon Kinlaw San Francisco 49ers Defensive Tackle
Chris Lammons Indianapolis Colts Cornerback
Israel Mukuamu Dallas Cowboys Defensive Back
Nick Muse Minnesota Vikings Tight End
Keisean Nixon Green Bay Packers Cornerback
Zacch Pickens Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle
Adam Prentice New Orleans Saints Fullback
Darius Rush Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback
Deebo Samuel San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver
Cam Smith Miami Dolphins Cornerback
Taylor Stallworth* Carolina Panthers Defensive Tackle
D.J. Wonnum Minnesota Vikings Defensive End

*-Practice Squad