Record number of Wolf Pack players selected in NFL Draft

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Updated: 4/29/2012 7:09 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – A record number of four Nevada Wolf Pack football players were selected in the NFL draft this year. One player was picked in rounds 4, 5, 6 and 7.

The first pick was Linebacker James-Michael Johnson at #120 overall in the 4th round by the Cleveland Browns. Next was another Linebacker, Brandon Marshall, he was picked #142 overall in the 5th round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Defensive Back Isaiah Frey was drafted #184 overall in the 6th round by the Chicago Bears. In the 7th round Wide Receiver Rishard Matthews was picked #227 overall by the Miami Dolphins.

Two players went undrafted but are expected to likely get signed as free agents. They are Defensive Lineman Brett Roy and Running Back Mike Ball. Roy had a break-out 2011 season with a team leading 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. Ball, a Junior, was cut from the Wolf Pack in the middle of last season for violating team rules and decided to turn pro. Ball was the Wolf Pack’s leading rusher when cut.  Quarterback Tyler Lantrip may also have a chance to get a camp invite.


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(From Wolf Pack Athletics Media Services)
Nevada’s NFL Draft History
Year Rd. Pick Player Pos. Team
2011 2 36 Colin Kaepernick QB San Francisco 49ers
2011 3 66 Dontay Moch LB Cincinnati Bengals
2011 7 204 Virgil Green TE Denver Broncos
2009 7 243 Marko Mitchell WR Washington Redskins
2007 5 151 Jeff Rowe QB Cincinnati Bengals
2006 5 165 Tony Moll G Green Bay Packers
2004 3 86 Jorge Cordova LB Jacksonville Jaguars
2004 5 149 Maurice Mann WR Cincinnati Bengals
2003 3 71 Nate Burleson WR Minnesota Vikings
1998 4 108 DeShone Myles MLB Seattle Seahawks
1998 6 172 John Dutton QB Miami Dolphins
1998 6 175 James Cannida DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1996 2 31 Alex Van Dyke WR New York Jets
1993 5 117 Forey Duckett CB Cincinnati Bengals
1993 7 196 Brock Marion DB Dallas Cowboys
1991 7 189 Bernard Ellison CB Kansas City Chiefs
1991 9 233 Treamelle Taylor WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1990 12 331 Demetrius Davis TE Los Angeles Raiders
1989 8 196 Charvez Foger RB Dallas Cowboys
1989 9 230 Patrick Egu RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1987 5 135 Henry Rolling LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1986 3 68 Patrick Hunter DB Seattle Seahawks
1984 Derek Kennard G St. Louis Cardinals
1984 Tony Zendejas K Washington Redskins
1984 Al Williams WR Detroit Lions
1983 3 84 Charles Mann DE Washington Redskins
1981 5 136 Eric Sanders T Atlanta Falcons
1981 10 276 Frank Hawkins RB Oakland Raiders
1978 6 163 Doug Betters DE Miami Dolphins
1952 13 Pat Brady QB New York Giants
1951 16 Dick Afflis OT Green Bay Packers
1949 1 Stan Heath QB Green Bay Packers
1949 8 Dan Orlich DE Green Bay Packers
1947 2 Bill Mackrides QB Philadelphia Eagles
1947 23 Tom Kalmanir HB Pittsburgh Steelers
1946 3 Bob McClure G Boston Yanks
1945 24 Don Talcott T Philadelphia Eagles
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