CAA Has 35 Players On NFL Rosters As 2020 Season Kicks Off

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As the 2020 NFL season gets underway on Thursday night, CAA Football will once again be well-represented.

There are currently 23 former CAA Football players spread across the opening day rosters of 20 different NFL teams. In addition, there are 12 players from the conference who are part of NFL practice squads.

James Madison leads all FCS schools with seven players on active NFL rosters, while Delaware is tied for second among FCS members with six players on active rosters.

Former Maine standout Patrick Ricard earned a spot in the Pro Bowl last season as a fullback with the Baltimore Ravens, while former Villanova defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon is a returning starter for the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

There are also three NFL head coaches who are graduates of CAA Football schools – Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills (William & Mary), Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears (Delaware) and Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers (William & Mary).

CAA Football Players On Active NFL Rosters

  • Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware – Los Angeles Chargers
  • Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware – Baltimore Ravens
  • Daniel Brown, TE, James Madison – New York Jets
  • Austin Calitro, LB, Villanova – Denver Broncos
  • Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island – Houston Texans
  • Jordan Dangerfield, S, Towson – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Ben DiNucci, QB, James Madison – Dallas Cowboys
  • Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware – New York Jets
  • Raven Greene, S, James Madison – Green Bay Packers
  • Ethan Greenidge, OL, Villanova – New Orleans Saints
  • DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, William & Mary – Chicago Bears
  • Zach Kerr, DT, Delaware – Carolina Panthers
  • Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova – Kansas City Chiefs
  • Dean Marlowe, S, James Madison – Buffalo Bills
  • Jimmy Moreland, DB, James Madison – Washington Football Team
  • Bilal Nichols, NT, Delaware – Chicago Bears
  • Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook – Atlanta Falcons
  • Luke Rhodes, LS, William & Mary – Indianapolis Colts
  • Troy Reeder, LB, Delaware – Los Angeles Rams
  • Patrick Ricard, FB/DL, Maine – Baltimore Ravens
  • Aaron Stinnie, OG, James Madison – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Oli Udoh, OT, Elon – Minnesota Vikings
  • Josh Wells, OT, James Madison – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CAA Football Players On NFL Practice Squads

  • Ron’Dell Carter, DE, James Madison – Dallas Cowboys
  • Jamil Demby, OL, Maine – Los Angeles Rams
  • Juwan Green, WR, UAlbany – Atlanta Falcons
  • Gavin Heslop, CB, Stony Brook – Seattle Seahawks
  • Ishmael Hyman, WR, James Madison – Carolina Panthers
  • Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond – Atlanta Falcons
  • Alex Light, OL, Richmond – Green Bay Packers
  • Kyle Murphy, OL, Rhode Island – New York Giants
  • Bill Murray, DL, William & Mary – New England Patriots
  • Aaron Parker, WR, Rhode Island – Dallas Cowboys
  • Tye Smith, CB, Towson – Tennessee Titans
  • Jarren Williams, DB, UAlbany – New York Giants

The CAA Coaching Cradle Has Established A Significant NFL Presence

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Just call the Colonial Athletic Association the new Cradle of Coaches.

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Roll Tide: IMG-Duncanville Looks Like A Miniature 'A-Day'

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Nick Saban should consider temporary residency in Bradenton, Fla., with as many inroads to IMG Academy as he’s built from Alabama. 

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How to Watch: Hurst L.D. Bell vs. Euless Trinity

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Hurst L.D. Bell is seeking a major upset victory when it meets Poukesi Vakauta and Euless Trinity on Thursday at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. 

Michigan-Bound JJ McCarthy Leads IMG Into Showdown With Duncanville

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Big Ten football doesn’t kick off for another few weeks, but the entirety of the Michigan football fan base will want to keep its eyes on the gridiron on Oct. 10. 

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Duncanville Poses Biggest Threat To IMG's Undefeated Title Run

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For all you've seen and heard about IMG Academy, the sixth-ranked team in the country may feel like an afterthought. But if you're writing off Duncanville based on paper depth charts, that's a mistake. 

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IMG's Senior Class Is Arguably The Best Of All-Time

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The senior class at IMG Academy has — and I stress, this is not a typo — 18 players rated at three stars-or-better. Eighteen. 

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How To Watch: No. 1 IMG Academy vs. No. 6 Duncanville

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The stage is set for what figures to be the game of the year at the high school level, as top-ranked IMG Academy (FL) prepares to make the trip west to Arlington, Texas, to take on No. 6 Duncanville (TX) at Globe Life Park.

Top-Ranked IMG, No. 6 Duncanville Set To Face Off In Game Of The Year

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The stage is set for what figures to be the game of the year at the high school level, as top-ranked IMG Academy (FL) prepares to make the trip west to Arlington, Texas, to take on No. 6 Duncanville (TX) at Globe Life Park.

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The Spring FCS Playoff Race Will Be A Sprint, Not A Marathon

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The scene just before James Madison kicked off its national championship encounter with North Dakota State in January, where a thin layer of snow covered the Toyota Stadium turf, will not repeat itself this season — not with Frisco’s average temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s during the month of May. 

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CAA Announces Scheduling Format For Spring 2021 Football Season

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The CAA is making plans to play a six-game conference schedule that includes the option for institutions to add up to two non-conference contests during the spring 2021 season.

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