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Where Does Pitt Rank Amongst Programs With Most Active NFLers?



Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner.

Pitt has had 18 players selected over the last five NFL Drafts, including three in the 2024 NFL Draft (and a few undrafted free agent signings), so the Pitt to the Pros pipeline is still going strong.

Pitt has 31 active players in the NFL, which is tied for the 25th most in all of college football. The Panthers are tied for the third most in the ACC, trailing Clemson (42) and Miami (34) and tied with Florida State.

So, despite a few prominent former Panthers deciding to hang it up in recent seasons, including the legendary Aaron Donald in March, the Panthers are represented well. There are 19 teams currently rostering former Panthers, and while that will change as the offseason wraps up with training camp and the preseason slate, Pitt will have some star power across the league.

And of course, Pitt has produced some of the finest NFL players in the league’s history. There have been 300 NFL Draft picks, 26 first round picks, 127 Pro Bowler selections and 48 All-Pro selections. Pitt’s success in the professional ranks is nearly unmatched. And that’s true regarding the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Pitt in the Pros — pre-season

James Conner — Arizona Cardinals, running back,

Jaryd Jones-Smith — Atlanta Falcons, offensive tackle

Damar Hamlin — Buffalo Bills, safety

Shayne Simon — Buffalo Bills, linebacker

Dane Jackson — Carolina Panthers, cornerback

Cal Adomitis — Cincinnati Bengals, long snapper

Lucas Krull — Denver Broncos, tight end

Damarri Mathis — Denver Broncos, cornerback

Deslin Alexandre — Green Bay Packers, defensive end

Brandon Hill — Houston Texans, safety

Jared Wayne — Houston Texas, wide receiver

Matt Goncalves — Indianapolis Colts, offensive lineman

Erick Hallett II — Jacksonville Jaguars, safety

M.J. Devonshire — Las Vegas Raiders, cornerback

DJ Turner — Las Vegas Raiders, wide receiver

Pat Jones II — Minnesota Vikings, defensive end

Brian O’Neill — Minnesota Vikings, offensive lineman

Bub Means — New Orleans Saints, wide receiver

Nathan Peterman — New Orleans Saints, quarterback

Jimmy Morrissey — New York Giants, center

Jason Pinnock — New York Giants, cornerback

Israel Abanikanda — New York Jets, running back

Carter Warren — New York Jets, offensive lineman

Avonte Maddox — Philadelphia Eagles, cornerback

Kenny Pickett — Philadelphia Eagles, quarterback

SirVocea Dennis — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Calijah Kancey — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jordan Whitehead — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tyler Boyd — Tennessee Titans

Rashad Weaver — Tennessee Titans

A.J. Woods — Washington Commanders

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