NFL Alumni

Fork Union Military Academy has a long history of alumni in the National Football League:

- over 70 players drafted or signed by teams

- at least 30 players making their way into the starting lineup of a regular season game

- 12 players have been selected in the First Round of the NFL Draft since 1954

- 7 players have been selected to one or more Pro Bowl appearances

- at least 12 players have been on teams that played in SuperBowl games.

The list of players below remains a work in progress. If you know of players who have been drafted, signed, or otherwise spent time with an NFL team, please e-mail us at webmaster@fuma.org with that information.

 


 

Gaines Adams  

DE | 6-5 | 258
Born 06-08-1983 in Greenwood, SC
Cambridge Academy

FUMA, Class of 2003, PG
Clemson

2007 - Drafted, 1st Round (4th Pick Overall) by the Tampa Bay Bucs

2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 


Maurice Anderson

DT | 6-3 | 296
Born 01-19-1975 in Nottoway County, VA
Nottoway High School

FUMA, Class of 1994, PG
University of Virginia

2000 - Rookie Free Agent signed by New England Patriots

2000 New York Jets
2001 New England Patriots - won Super Bowl XXXVI
2002 New England Patriots - released in September, 2002
2003 Miami Dolphins

Also played for:
Amsterdam Admirals (NFL Europe)

 


 

Duane Ashman

DE
Born 12/29/1973

FUMA, Class of 1993, PG
University of Virginia

1997 - Drafted, 5th Round (168), Detroit Lions

1997 Detroit Lions - released on waivers, picked up by Saints
1997 New Orleans Saints
1998 Denver Broncos - won Super Bowl
1999 Oakland Raiders - traded to Chiefs
1999 Kansas City Chiefs

Also played for:
1998 Rhein Fire (NFL Europe) - won the World Bowl
Montreal Allouettes (CFL)
2005 Louisville Fire (AFL)

 

 


 

Michael Barber

LB | 6-0 | 254
Born 11/09/1971 in Edgemoor, SC

FUMA, Class of 1991, PG
Clemson

1995 - Rookie Free Agent signed by Seattle Seahawks

1995 Seattle Seahawks
1996 Seattle Seahawks
1997 Seattle Seahawks
1998 Indianapolis Colts
1999 Indianapolis Colts

 


 

Charlie Bauman

LB

FUMA, Class of 1976, PG
Clemson

No, Charlie Bauman may not have played in the NFL, but you will remember him. He played a role as a footnote in a sad piece of college football history.

Bauman has the distinction of playing in the Gator Bowl as a sophomore linebacker for Clemson facing Ohio State University coached by Woody Hayes. OSU was trailing Clemson 17-15 but in the final minute was threatening to score, 3rd and five on the Clemson 24 yard line, until an errant pass was intercepted by linebacker Bauman. As Bauman was forced out of bounds on the OSU sidelines, Coach Woody Hayes ran up and punched him in the head or shoulder. It was this unfortunate moment that ended Hayes' long coaching career, as Hayes was fired the next day.

 

Video of this infamous moment can be found on YouTube.com:

 

 


 

Charles Bearoff

 

FUMA, Class of 1940, PG
William & Mary

1946 - Signed by the Washington Redskins

1946 Washington Redskins
1947 Washington Redskins

 


 

Darryl Blackstock

LB | 6-3 | 240
Born 05/30/1983

FUMA, Class of 2002, PG
University of Virginia

2005 - Drafted in 3rd Round (31) by Arizona Cardinals

2005 Arizona Cardinals
2006 Arizona Cardinals
2007 Arizona Cardinals
2008 Cincinatti Bengals

 


 

Ken Brown

LB | 6-1 | 235
Born 05/05/1971

FUMA, Class of 1991, PG
Virginia Tech

1995 - Drafted in the 4th Round (124) by the Denver Broncos

1995 Denver Broncos

 


 

Tom Brown

E | 6-2 | 216
Born 05/22/1921 in Pittsburgh, PA

FUMA
William & Mary

1942 - Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers

1942 Pittsburgh Steelers

 


Dorien Bryant

WR | 5-10 | 175
Born 03/19/1985 in Swedesboro, NJ

FUMA
Purdue

2008 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers

2008 Pittsburgh Steelers (released in May 2008)


 

Mike Bulino

DB

FUMA, Class of 1971, PG
Pittsburgh

1975 - Drafted in the 17th Round (424) by Kansas City Chiefs

 


Plaxico Burress

WR
Born 08/12/1977 in Norfolk, VA

FUMA, Class of 1996, PG
Michigan State

2000 - Drafted in the 1st Round (8) by Pittsburgh Steelers

2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
2001 Pittsburgh Steelers
2002 Pittsburgh Steelers
2003 Pittsburgh Steelers
2004 Pittsburgh Steelers
2005 New York Giants
2006 New York Giants
2007 New York Giants
2008 New York Giants
2011 New York Jets
2012 Pittsburgh Steelers

 


Clen Capriola

RB

FUMA, Class of 1973, PG
Boston College

1977 - Drafted in the 9th Round (247) by Baltimore Colts

 


Erik Christensen

E | 6-4 | 235
Born 10/20/1931 in Elizabeth, NJ

FUMA, Class of 1951, PG
University of Richmond

1955 - Drafted in the 7th Round (76) by Washington Redskins

1956 Washington Redskins
1957 Calgary Stampeders (CFL)

 


Orman "Topper" Clemons

RB | 5-11 | 205
Born 09/16/1963 in Riverside, NJ

FUMA, Class of 1982, PG
Wake Forest

1986 - Drafted in the 8th Round (212) by the Dallas Cowboys

1986 Dallas Cowboys
1987 Philadelphia Eagles

Played on same team as Chris Gerhard, fellow FUMA alumnus.

 


John Alexander "Johnny" Clowes

G/T | 6-0 | 240
Born 12/15/1921 in Williamsburg, VA

FUMA, Class of 1944
William & Mary

1948 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)
1949 Chicago Hornets (AAFC)
1950 New York Yanks (NFL)
1951 New York Yanks (NFL)

 

Johnny Clowes started out playing in the All-American Football Conference. The AAFC was the brainchild of Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward and challenged the NFL's football supremacy briefly from 1946 to 1949, attracting many top players. Arch Ward also started baseball's All-Star Game and football's College All-Star Game, but the AAFC was not to be as long-lasting as those and folded in 1949.

Clowes then moved to the New York Yanks in 1950. The Yanks were formed as a new NFL team in 1949 and played that year at the Polo Grounds. In 1950, they moved to Yankee Stadium for their games and picked up many top players, including Clowes, after the AAFC folded in 1949. The Yanks had a winning season (7-5) in 1950 but fell back to only one win (1-9) in 1951.

A group in Texas acquired the rights to the New York Yanks franchise and the team became the Dallas Texans in 1952. In 1953, the team was moved to Baltimore where they became the Baltimore Colts.

 


 

Dexter Coakley

OLB | 5-10 | 230
Born 10/20/1972

FUMA, Class of 1993, PG
Appalachian State

1997 - Drafted in the 3rd Round (65) by the Dallas Cowboys

1997 Dallas Cowboys
1998 Dallas Cowboys
1999 Dallas Cowboys
2000 Dallas Cowboys
2001 Dallas Cowboys
2002 Dallas Cowboys
2003 Dallas Cowboys
2004 Dallas Cowboys
2005 St. Louis Rams
2006 St. Louis Rams

Pro Bowl - 1999, 2001, 2003

Dexter Coakley becames the first rookie to start a season opener for the Dallas Cowboys since Robert Jones did so in 1992. Robert Jones is also a FUMA alumnus.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Albert Lee Crow

DT | 6-6 | 260
Born 08/20/1932 in Norfolk, VA

FUMA
William & Mary

1960 Boston Patriots (AFL)

The Boston Patriots began in the American Football League and Crow was on their innaugural roster. The team continued as an AFL team until 1969, then joining the National Football League and ultimately becoming the New England Patriots.

 


James Edwards "Jim" Davis, Jr.

DE | 6-3 | 275
Born 10/04/1981

FUMA
Virginia Tech

2005 - Rookie Free Agent signed by Jacksonville Jaguars

2005 Jacksonville Jaguars
2006 Jacksonville Jaguars

 


Josh Davis

WR | 6-0 | 188
Born 12/11/1980 in Hickory Grove, SC

FUMA
Marshall

2005 - Rookie Free Agent signed by Miami Dolphins

2005 Miami Dolphins
2006 New Orleans Saints
2006 Minnesota Vikings
2007 Carolina Panthers (Injured Reserve)
2008 Carolina Panthers (Injured Reserve)

 


Tyrone Davis

TE | 6-4 | 250
Born 06/30/1972

FUMA
University of Virginia

1995 - Drafted in the 4th Round (107) by the New York Jets

1995 New York Jets
1996 New York Jets
1997 Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl XXXII
1998 Green Bay Packers
1999 Green Bay Packers
2000 Green Bay Packers
2001 Green Bay Packers
2002 Green Bay Packers

 


Antonio Dingle

DT | 6-2 | 315
Born 10/07/1976 in Fayetteville, NC

FUMA, Class of 1995, PG
University of Virginia

1999 - Drafted in the 7th Round (214) by the Pittsburgh Steelers

1999 Green Bay Packers
1999 Carolina Panthers
2000 Scottish Claymores (NFL Europe)
2001 Scottish Claymores (NFL Europe)

 


Ernest Dixon

LB | 6-1 | 250
Born 10/17/1971

FUMA
South Carolina

1994 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the New Orleans Saints

1994 New Orleans Saints
1995 New Orleans Saints
1996 New Orleans Saints
1997 New Orleans Saints
1998 Carolina Panthers
1998 Oakland Raiders
1998 Kansas City Chiefs

 


John Dorsey

LB | 6-3 | 240
Born 08/30/1960 in Leonardtown, MD

FUMA, Class of 1980, PG
Connecticut

1984 - Drafted in the 4th Round (99) by the Green Bay Packers

1984 Green Bay Packers
1985 Green Bay Packers
1986 Green Bay Packers
1987 Green Bay Packers
1988 Green Bay Packers
1989 Green Bay Packers

John Dorsey's playing days were cut short by a freak knee injury during pre-game warm-ups before the Packers' season opener in 1989.

Since his days as a player, Dorsey has continued to work in the NFL, beginning as a college scout for the Packers in 1991 and promoted in 1997 to head up the college scouting department. He was hired as the Director of Player Personnel for the Seattle Seahawks in 1999 and left that post in 2000 to return to the Green Bay Packers as Director of College Scouting where he remains today.

He is on the board of directors for National Football Scouting and has served as a member of the NFL College Advisory Committee.

 


Tyronne Drakeford

CB | 5-11 | 185
Born 06/21/1971 in Camden, SC

FUMA, Class of 1990, PG
Virginia Tech

1994 - Drafted in the 2nd Round (62) by the San Francisco 49ers

1994 San Francisco 49ers - won SuperBowl XXIX
1995 San Francisco 49ers
1996 San Francisco 49ers
1997 San Francisco 49ers
1998 New Orleans Saints
1999 New Orleans Saints
2000 Washington Redskins
2001 San Francisco 49ers

 


Darren Drozdov

DL | 6-4 | 270
Born 04/07/1969 in Mays Landing, NJ

FUMA
Maryland

1993 - Rookie Free Agent signed by Denver Broncos

1993 Denver Broncos

Darren Drozdov cut a striking figure in his rookie year with the Denver Broncos. His tattoos, mohawk hair cut, and habit of vomiting prior to each game was immortalized on film during a Monday Night Football game against the Dolphins.

Drozdov's colorful football career was cut short by a mid-season knee injury, but Droz "Puke" Drozdov soon emerged in the rings of Worldwide Wrestling in 1998. He was featured in the documentary film "Beyond The Mat."

Sadly, in 1999 his pro wrestling career was ended by an unfortunate ring accident injuring his neck and rendering Drozdov a quadriplegic.

 

 


Jim Druckenmiller

QB | 6-4 | 223
Born 09/19/1972 in Northhampton, PA

FUMA
Virginia Tech

1997 - Drafted in the 1st Round (26) by the San Francisco 49ers

1997 San Francisco 49ers
1998 San Francisco 49ers
1999 Miami Dolphins
2003 Indianapolis Colts

 


Rickey Dudley

TE | 6-6 | 255
Born 07/15/1972 in Henderson, TX

FUMA, Class of 1992, PG
Ohio State

1996 - Drafted in the 1st Round (9) by the Oakland Raiders

1996 Oakland Raiders
1997 Oakland Raiders
1998 Oakland Raiders
1999 Oakland Raiders
2000 Oakland Raiders
2001 Cleveland Browns
2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - won SuperBowl XXXVII (vs. Raiders)
2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2005 Oakland Raiders

 


Florentino "Frank" Fontes

K | 5-6 | 155
Born in Perth Amboy, NJ

FUMA, Class of 1968, PG
Florida State University (Ferrum Junior College)

1972 - Signed by the Houston Oilers

1972 Houston Oilers

 


Will Furrer

QB | 6-3 | 212
Born 02/05/1968 in Danville, PA

FUMA, Class of 1987, PG
Virginia Tech

1992 - Drafted in the 4th Round (107) by the Chicago Bears

1992 Chicago Bears
1993 Chicago Bears
1994 Denver Broncos
1995 Houston Oilers
1996 Houston Oilers
1997 St. Louis Rams
1998 St. Louis Rams

 


Eddie George

RB | 6-3 | 240
Born 09/24/1973 in Philadelphia, PA

FUMA, Class of 1991
Ohio State

1995 - Winner of the Heisman Trophy

1996 - Drafted in the 1st Round (14) by the Houston Oilers

1996 - AP Offensive Player of the Year

1996 Houston Oilers
1997 Tennessee Oilers
1998 Tennessee Oilers
1999 Tennessee Titans
2000 Tennessee Titans - Superbowl XXXIV
2001 Tennessee Titans
2002 Tennessee Titans
2003 Tennessee Titans
2004 Dallas Cowboys

Pro Bowl: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

 


Chris Gerhard

DB | 5-10 | 185
Born 07/06/1964 in Allentown, PA

FUMA
East Stroudsburg

1987 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Philadelphia Eagles

1987 Philadelphia Eagles

Played on same team with Topper Clemons, fellow FUMA alumnus.

 


DeMingo Graham

OL | 6-3 | 310
Born 09/10/1973 in Newark, NJ

FUMA
Hofstra

1999 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the San Diego Chargers

1999 San Diego Chargers
2000 San Diego Chargers
2001 San Diego Chargers
2002 Houston Texans
2003 San Francisco 49ers
2004 Dallas Cowboys

 


Dru Grigson

LB | 6-1 | 238
NFL Scout

FUMA, PG in 1997
New Mexico State
Northern Iowa
William Penn University

2003 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Minnesota Vikings

2003 - Minnesota Vikings
2004 - Ottawa Renegades (CFL)

2008 - Scout, Arizona Cardinals

 


Marques Hagans

WR | 5-10 | 205
Born 12/29/1982 in Newport News, VA

FUMA
University of Virginia

2006 - Drafted in the 5th Round (144) by the St. Louis Rams

2006 St. Louis Rams
2007 St. Louis Rams
2008 Kansas City Chiefs

 


Jay Hagood

OT | 5-4 | 306
Born 8/9/1973 in Easley, SC

FUMA
Virginia Tech

1997 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the New York Jets

1997 New York Jets
1998 New York Jets
1998 Miami Dolphins

Jay also played three seasons in NFL Europe with the Frankfurt Galaxy and Berlin Thunder.

 


Steve Hamilton

DE/DT/NT | 6-4 | 255
Born 09/28/1961 in Niagara Falls, NY

FUMA
East Carolina

1984 - Drafted in the 2nd Round (55) by the Washington Redskins

1985 Washington Redskins
1986 Washington Redskins
1987 Washington Redskins
1988 Washington Redskins - won SuperBowl XXXII

 


John Hilton

TE | 6-5 | 225
Born 03/12/1942

FUMA
University of Richmond

1964 - Drafted in the 6th Round (76) by the Detroit Lions

1964 Detroit Lions
1965 Pittsburgh Steelers
1966 Pittsburgh Steelers
1967 Pittsburgh Steelers
1968 Pittsburgh Steelers
1969 Pittsburgh Steelers
1970 Green Bay Packers
1971 Minnesota Vikings
1972 Detroit Lions
1973 Detroit Lions

In an interesting bit of trivia, John Hilton caught the last touchdown pass of quarterback Bart Starr's career in 1970, making Hilton one of the great quarterbacks last tight end targets.

One of Starr's earliest tight end targets was another FUMA alumnus, Steve Meilinger, catching Starr's passes in 1958, the quarterback's third year in the league.

Hilton also caught Starr's first touchdown pass on Monday Night Football in the fourth Monday Night game to be broadcast.

 

 

 

 


Carlos Hyde 

RB | 6-0 | 235
Born 09/20/1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio

FUMA '09
Ohio State

 

2014 - Drafted in the 2nd Round (57) by the San Francisco 49ers

2014 San Francisco 49ers

 


James Jackson

RB | 5-10 | 213
Born 08/04/1976 in Belle Glade, FL

FUMA
University of Miami

2001 - Drafted in the 3rd Round (65) by the Cleveland Browns

2001 Cleveland Browns
2002 Cleveland Browns
2003 Cleveland Browns
2004 Cleveland Browns
2004 Green Bay Packers
2005 Arizona Cardinals

 


Robert Jones

LB | 6-3 | 245
Born 09/27/1969 in Blackstone, VA

FUMA
East Carolina

1992 - Drafted in the 1st Round (24) by the Dallas Cowboys

1992 NFC Rookie of the Year

1992 Dallas Cowboys - won SuperBowl XXVII
1993 Dallas Cowboys - won SuperBowl XXVIII
1994 Dallas Cowboys
1995 Dallas Cowboys - won SuperBowl XXX
1996 St. Louis Rams
1997 St. Louis Rams
1998 Miami Dolphins
1999 Miami Dolphins
2000 Miami Dolphins
2001 Washington Redskins
2002 Houston Texans
2002 Green Bay Packers

 


Dave Kadela

OT | 6-6 | 304
Born 05/06/1978 in Dublin, OH

FUMA, Class of 1997, PG
Virginia Tech

2001 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Atlanta Falcons

2001 Atlanta Falcons
2002 Jacksonville Jaguars
2003 Jacksonville Jaguars
2004 Carolina Panthers
2005 Carolina Panthers
2006 Carolina Panthers

 


Jeff Komlo

QB | 6-2 | 202
Born 07/30/1956 in Cleverly, MD

FUMA
University of Delaware

1979 - Drafted in the 9th Round (231) by the Detroit Lions

1979 Detroit Lions
1980 Detroit Lions
1981 Detroit Lions
1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 


Brian Kozlowski

TE | 6-3 | 265
Born 10/04/1970 in Rochester, NY

FUMA
University of Connecticut

1994 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the New York Giants

1994 New York Giants
1995 New York Giants
1996 New York Giants
1997 Atlanta Falcons
1998 Atlanta Falcons - SuperBowl XXXIII
1999 Atlanta Falcons
2000 Atlanta Falcons
2001 Atlanta Falcons
2002 Atlanta Falcons
2003 Atlanta Falcons
2004 Washington Redskins
2005 Washington Redskins
2006 Washington Redskins
2007 Washington Redskins

 


Pasquale C. "Pat" Lamberti

T/LB
Born 09/01/1937 Woodbridge, NJ

FUMA
University of Richmond

1959 - Drafted in the 13th Round (146) by the Chicago Cardinals

1959 Chicago Cardinals
1960 St. Louis Cardinals
1961 Denver Broncos
1961 New York Titans

 


Johnny Lascari

E | 6-2 | 210
Born 03/05/1918 in Lodi, NJ

FUMA
Georgetown

Rookie Free Agent signed by the New York Giants

1942 New York Giants

 


Brandon London

WR | 6-4 | 210
Born 10/16/1984 in Charlottesville, VA

FUMA, Class of 2003, PG
Massachusetts

Rookie Free Agent signed by the New York Giants

2007 New York Giants
2008 Miami Dolphins

 


Don Majkowski

QB | 6-2 | 197
Born 02/25/1964 in Buffalo, NY

FUMA, Class of 1983, PG
University of Virginia

1987 - Drafted in the 10th Round (255) by the Green Bay Packers

1987 Green Bay Packers
1988 Green Bay Packers
1989 Green Bay Packers
1990 Green Bay Packers
1991 Green Bay Packers
1992 Green Bay Packers
1993 Indianapolis Colts
1994 Indianapolis Colts
1995 Detroit Lions
1996 Detroit Lions

Pro Bowl: 1989


Jimmy Martin

OL | 6-4 | 303
Born 10/19/1982

FUMA
Virginia Tech

2006 - Drafted in the 7th Round (227) by the San Diego Chargers

2006 San Diego Chargers
2006 Minnesota Vikings
2007 Minnesota Vikings
2008 New England Patriots (released Sept 2008)

 


LeRon McCoy

WR | 6-1 | 219
Born 01/24/1982 in Harrisburg, PA

FUMA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2005 - Drafted in the 7th Round (226) by the Arizona Cardinals

2005 Arizona Cardinals
2006 Arizona Cardinals
2007 San Francisco 49ers
2008 Houston Texans (released Sept 2008)

 


Douglas E. McDougald

DE | 6-5 | 271
Born 02/06/1957 in Fayetteville, NC

FUMA
Virginia Tech

1980 - Drafted in the 5th Round by the New England Patriots

1980 New England Patriots

 


Dick McElwee

HB | 5-11 | 163

FUMA, Class of 1940
West Virginia

1944 - Drafted in the 28th Round (288) by the Detroit Lions

1944 Detroit Lions

 


Billy McMullen

WR | 6-4 | 210
Born 03/08/1980 in Richmond, VA

FUMA
University of Virginia

2003 - Drafted in the 3rd Round (95) by the Philadelphia Eagles

2003 Philadelphia Eagles
2004 Philadelphia Eagles
2005 Philadelphia Eagles
2006 Minnesota Vikings
2007 Minnesota Vikings
2008 Washington Redskins
2008 Seattle Seahawks

 


Steve Meilinger

TE | 6-2 | 227
Born 12/12/1930 in Bethlehem, PA

FUMA, Class of 1950
Kentucky

1954 - Drafted in the 1st Round (8) by the Washington Redskins

1956 Washington Redskins
1957 Washington Redskins
1958 Green Bay Packers
1959 Green Bay Packers (injured)
1960 Green Bay Packers
1961 Dallas Cowboys
1961 Pittsburgh Steelers

Known as Kentucky's "One Man Gang," Steve Meilinger was an All-American college star on Coach Bear Bryant's Kentucky team.

Although drafted as the 8th overall pick in the first round of the 1954 NFL Draft, Meilinger completed his military service obligations before entering the NFL in 1956.

Injury sidelined him in 1959 and cut short his career in football.

In the NFL, he became perhaps the only player to play under three of football's greatest coaches during his college and pro career: Bear Bryant at Kentucky, Vince Lombardi in Green Bay, and Tom Landry in Dallas.

 

 

 


Phillip Merling

DE | 6-4 | 290
Born 04/19/1985 in Portsmouth, VA

FUMA
Clemson

2008 - Drafted in the 2nd Round (32) by the Miami Dolphins

2008 Miami Dolphins

Merling was selected with the 32nd pick of the 2008 NFL Draft, which ordinarily would place him in the first round of the draft, but because the New England Patriots had their draft pick taken from them by the NFL as a disciplinary action, the 32nd pick fell into the 2nd Round in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thomas M. "Tom" Miller

E | 6-2 | 202
Born 05/22/1918 in Milton, PA

FUMA
Hampden-Sydney

1942 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Philadelphia Eagles

1942 Philadelphia Eagles
1943 Philadelphia/Pittsburgh Steagles
1944 Philadelphia Eagles
1945 Pittsburgh Steelers
1945 Washington Redskins
1946 Green Bay Packers

Tom Miller's career in football spans four decades and covers much history.

His playing days began in 1942 with the Philadelphis Eagles. He spent 1943 on a team popularly known as the "Steagles." With World War II raging and the population of NFL athletes depleted by armed service commitments, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadephia Eagles combined their teams to play the 1943 season. Miller finished his playing career at the Green Bay Packers.

He then rejoined the Packers in 1956 as Director of Publicity. He became Assistant General Manager under Vince Lombardi. He headed up business operations for the Packers from 1967 to 1987, becoming Assistant to the President in 1981. He retired in 1988.

Miller was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in honor of his service to the Packers organization.

Miller died in December, 2005 at the age of 87.

 


Josh Morgan

WR | 6-0 | 219
Born 06/20/1985 in Washington, DC

FUMA
Virginia Tech

2008 - Drafted in the 6th Round (174) by the San Francisco 49ers

2008 San Francisco 49ers
2012 Washington Redskins
2014 Chicago Bears


Morgan Moses 

OT | 6-6 | 318
Born 03/03/1991 in Richmond, VA

FUMA '09
University of Virginia

 

2014 - Drafted in the 3rd Round (66) by the Washington Redskins

2014 Washington Redskins


Eric Moss

OL | 6-4 | 327
Born 09/25/1974 in Belle, WV

FUMA
Ohio State University

1997 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Minnesota Vikings

1997 Minnesota Vikings
1998 Minnesota Vikings (injured)
1999 Minnesota Vikings
2000 Jacksonville Jaguars

Eric Moss, the older brother of NFL wide receiver Randy Moss, played tight end at FUMA, catching 28 passes and scoring 7 touchdowns. He played several positions including tight end, fullback, defensive tackle, and offensive line while at Ohio State.

Moss returned to football in 1997 and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an offensive lineman where he was soon joined by his younger brother, Randy. Injury sidelined Moss for the 1998 season.

 


Don Oakes

OT | 6-3 | 253
Born 07/22/1938 in Roanoke, VA

FUMA
Virginia Tech

1961 - Drafted in the 3rd Round (42) by the Philadelphia Eagles

1961 Philadelphia Eagles
1962 Philadelphia Eagles
1963 Boston Patriots
1964 Boston Patriots
1965 Boston Patriots
1966 Boston Patriots
1967 Boston Patriots
1968 Boston Patriots

Pro Bowl: 1967

 


Roman Oben

OT | 6-4 | 305
Born 10/09/1972 in Cameroon, West Africa

FUMA
Louisville

1996 - Drafted in the 3rd Round (66) by the New York Giants

1996 New York Giants
1997 New York Giants
1998 New York Giants
1999 New York Giants
2000 Cleveland Browns
2001 Cleveland Browns
2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - won SuperBowl XXXVII
2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2004 San Diego Chargers
2005 San Diego Chargers
2006 San Diego Chargers
2007 San Diego Chargers

 


Chris Perry

RB | 6-0 | 224
Born 12/27/1981 in Advance, NC

FUMA
Michigan

2003 - Heisman Trophy Finalist, finished 4th in voting

2004 - Drafted in the 1st Round (26) by the Cincinnati Bengals

2004 Cincinatti Bengals
2005 Cincinatti Bengals
2006 Cincinatti Bengals
2007 Cincinatti Bengals
2008 Cincinatti Bengals

 


Bobby Phillips

RB | 5-9 | 194
Born 12/08/1969 in Richmond, VA

FUMA
Virginia Union

1995 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Minnesota Vikings

1995 - Minnesota Vikings

 


Robbie Powell

C | 6-4 | 307
Born 08/21/1984 in Roanoke, VA

FUMA
Purdue

2008 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Cleveland Browns

2008 Cleveland Browns (released May 2008)

 


Mike Quick

WR | 6-2 | 190
Born 05/14/1959 in Hamlet, NC

FUMA
North Carolina State

1982 - Drafted in the 1st Round (20) by the Philadelphia Eagles

1982 Philadelphia Eagles
1983 Philadelphia Eagles
1984 Philadelphia Eagles
1985 Philadelphia Eagles
1986 Philadelphia Eagles
1987 Philadelphia Eagles
1988 Philadelphia Eagles
1989 Philadelphia Eagles
1990 Philadelphia Eagles

Pro Bowl: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

 


Sonny Randle

WR | 6-2 | 189
Born 01/06/1936 in Cohasset, VA

FUMA
University of Virginia

1958 - Drafted in the 19th Round (218) by the Chicago Cardinals

1958 Chicago Cardinals
1959 St. Louis Cardinals
1960 St. Louis Cardinals
1961 St. Louis Cardinals
1962 St. Louis Cardinals
1963 St. Louis Cardinals
1964 St. Louis Cardinals
1965 St. Louis Cardinals
1966 St. Louis Cardinals
1967 San Francisco 49ers
1968 San Francisco 49ers
1968 Dallas Cowboys

Pro Bowl: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965

 


Morgan Roane

DE

FUMA
Virginia Tech

1987 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Cleveland Browns

1987 Cleveland Browns

 


Merrill Robertson

LB/FB | 6-1 | 248
Born 01/26/1980 in Richmond, VA

FUMA
University of Virginia

2003 - Rookie Free Agent signed by Philadelphia Eagles

2003 Philadelphia Eagles
2004 Minnesota Vikings

 


Tyrone Robertson

DT | 6-4 | 295
Born 08/15/1979

FUMA
University of Georgia

2001 - Drafted in the 7th Round (238) by the Buffalo Bills

2001 Buffalo Bills
2002 Buffalo Bills

DT Tyrone Robertson (#92) of the Bills sacks QB Tom Brady.

 


Ashley Sheppard

LB | 6-3 | 243
Born 01/21/1969 in Greenville, SC

FUMA
Clemson

1993 - Drafted in the 4th Round (106) by the Minnesota Vikings

1993 Minnesota Vikings
1994 Minnesota Vikings
1995 Jacksonville Jaguars
1995 St. Louis Rams

 


James Wesley "Bud" Sherrill

DB

FUMA, Class of 1947
University of Tennessee

1951 - Drafted in the 10th Round (120) by the Chicago Bears

1951 Chicago Bears
1952-1953 - On active duty military in Korea
1954 Washington Redskins
1954 New York Giants

"Bud" Sherrill was FUMA's Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 1946-1947, having excelled in football, basketball and track. He won a number of medals in track and field. Sherrill was awarded a scholarship to the University of Tennessee in 1947. He played football there for four years - primarily as a defensive half-back. In 1949, he set a single season pass interception record (12), which held for many years.He was also chosen to be on the 1951 All-Stars Team. He reported to the Bears' training camp that summer, and later to the "All-Stars" Camp. While with the All-Stars, his right shoulder was injured, and as a result he was unable to play during 1951.

Bud was called to active duty in 1952 and served in Korea. In 1954 he hoped to resume his pro career when he asked to be traded from the Bears to the Redskins, but after a coaching change at Washington he asked to return to Chicago. George Hallas agreed but, before they could execute their option, he was picked up by the New York Giants. Vince Lombardi was the offensive coordinator for the Giants when "Bud" suffered a career-ending knee injury.

In 1958 "Bud" coached the Norfolk Navy Tars and from 1983-1986 he coached the punters and kickers at FUMA as a volunteer.

 


Jay Sherrill

K

FUMA
North Carolina State University

1978 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Dallas Cowboys

1978 Dallas Cowboys

 


Jack Simcsak

K

FUMA
Virginia Tech

1971 - Drafted in the 17th Round (425) by the Denver Broncos

1971 Denver Broncos

 


Lamar Slade

WR | 6-4 | 210
Born 08/11/1980

FUMA, Class of 1999
Pittsburgh

2003 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers

2003 Pittsburgh Steelers

 


Akil Smith

OL | 6-4 | 301
Born 12/28/1979

FUMA
Clemson

2002 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Washington Redskins

2002 Washington Redskins
2003 Washington Redskins

 


Terrance Stubbs

WR | 5-11 | 190
Born 03/25/1980

FUMA
Temple

2004 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the New York Jets

2004 New York Jets
2005 New York Jets
2006 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 


Jon Eric Sullivan

College Scout
Born 08/10/1976 in Columbia, SC

FUMA
University of South Carolina
Gardner-Webb University

2003 Scouting Intern, Green Bay Packers
2004 to present - College Scout, Green Bay Packers

Jon Eric Sullivan works with John Dorsey, another FUMA alumnus, who is the director of scouting for the Packers.

Jon was a wide receiver in college and was named to the all-conference team his senior year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shannon Taylor

LB | 6-3 | 247
Born 02/16/1975

FUMA
University of Virginia

2000 - Drafted in the 6th Round (184) by the San Diego Chargers

2000 San Diego Chargers
2001 Baltimore Ravens
2002 Baltimore Ravens
2003 Jacksonville Jaguars

 


Vinny Testaverde

QB | 6-5 | 235
Born 11/13/1963 in Brooklyn, NY

FUMA
University of Miami

1986 - won the Heisman Trophy

1987 - Drafted in the 1st Round (1) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1990 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1993 Cleveland Browns
1994 Cleveland Browns
1995 Cleveland Browns
1996 Baltimore Ravens
1997 Baltimore Ravens
1998 New York Jets
1999 New York Jets
2000 New York Jets
2001 New York Jets
2002 New York Jets
2003 New York Jets
2004 Dallas Cowboys
2005 New York Jets
2006 New England Patriots
2007 Carolina Panthers

Pro Bowl: 1996, 1998

 


Art Thomas

CB | 6-3 | 214
Born 09/24/1979

FUMA
University of Virginia

2004 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the New York Jets

2004 New York Jets
2004 New York Giants
2005 New York Jets
2006 Miami Dolphins
2007 Miami Dolphins

 


Stacy Tutt

RB/HB | 6-2 | 235
Born 08/08/1982

FUMA
University of Richmond

2006 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the New York Jets

2006 New York Jets
2007 New York Jets (placed on injured reserve Nov 2007)

 


Lowell Vaught

T

FUMA
Southwest Louisiana

1963 - Drafted in the 20th Round by the Kansas City Chiefs (AFL)

1963 Kansas City Chiefs

 


Carter Warley

K | 6-0 | 195
Born 02/14/1980 in Newport News, VA

FUMA
Virginia Tech

2005 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Cincinnati Bengals

2005 Cincinnati Bengals

 


Joe Wessell

Coach

FUMA
Florida State University

1994-1996 Coach, Defense & Special Teams, Cincinnati Bengals
1997 Coach, Special Teams, Philadelphia Eagles

 


Ernest Wilford

WR | 6-4 | 223
Born 01/14/1979 in Richmond, VA

FUMA
Virginia Tech

2004 - Drafted in the 4th Round (120) by the Jacksonville Jaguars

2004 Jacksonville Jaguars
2005 Jacksonville Jaguars
2006 Jacksonville Jaguars
2007 Jacksonville Jaguars
2008 Miami Dolphins

 


Lee Williamson

QB
Born 08/10/1968

FUMA
Presbyterian College

1993 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the Houston Oilers

1993 Houston Oilers
1994 Houston Oilers
1995 Houston Oilers
1996 Houston Oilers

 


Jamaine Winborne

CB | 5-10 | 202
Born 12/26/1980

FUMA
University of Virginia

2004 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the New York Giants

2004 New York Giants
2004 Baltimore Ravens
2005 Baltimore Ravens
2006 Baltimore Ravens
2007 Baltimore Ravens

 


Bill Wood

DB | 5-11 | 190
Born 04/17/1939 in Allentown, PA

FUMA
West Virginia Wesleyan

1963 - Rookie Free Agent signed by the New York Jets

1963 New York Jets

The New York Jets had their innaugural season in 1963, rising from the ashes of the failed New York Titans franchise. Bill Wood was signed to the original roster as a free agent, cut briefly from the team, and then returned to the team during the 1963 season.

 


Ryan Wood

RB/FB

FUMA
Arizona State

1996 - Drafted in the 7th Round (243) by the Dallas Cowboys

1996 Dallas Cowboys
1996 Philadelphia Eagles

Currently, Ryan Wood is the president of UnderArmour's European operations, working with his former FUMA teammate, Kevin Plank, the founder of UnderArmour.