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Five former CAA Football players were in the starting lineup for their respective teams during Week 1 of the NFL season.

The top performance was turned in my Washington Football Team cornerback Jimmy Moreland (James Madison), who made six tackles and recorded his first career interception in a 27-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Also making starts in the opening game were tight end Nick Boyle (Delaware) and fullback Patrick Ricard (Maine) for the Baltimore Ravens, defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon (Villanova) for the Kansas City Chiefs and nose tackle Bilal Nichols (Delaware) for the Chicago Bears. All five CAA Football alums who made starts were part of teams that won their opening game.

Below is a list of how the 24 former CAA Football players fared in Week 1 action. Congratulations to former Towson cornerback Tye Smith, who was promoted to the active roster for the Tennessee Titans.

CAA Football Players On Active NFL Rosters

  • Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware – Los Angeles Chargers – played, no stats
  • Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware – Baltimore Ravens – started at tight end, 2 receptions for 3 yards
  • Daniel Brown, TE, James Madison – New York Jets – played, no stats
  • Austin Calitro, LB, Villanova – Denver Broncos – played, no stats
  • Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island – Houston Texans – on injured reserve list
  • Jordan Dangerfield, S, Towson – Pittsburgh Steelers – played, no stats
  • Ben DiNucci, QB, James Madison – Dallas Cowboys – inactive
  • Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware – New York Jets – inactive
  • Raven Greene, S, James Madison – Green Bay Packers – inactive
  • Ethan Greenidge, OL, Villanova – New Orleans Saints – played, no stats
  • DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, William & Mary – Chicago Bears – played, 2 tackles
  • Zach Kerr, DT, Delaware – Carolina Panthers – played, 1 tackle
  • Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova – Kansas City Chiefs – started at defensive end – 1 QB hurry
  • Dean Marlowe, S, James Madison – Buffalo Bills – played, 1 tackle
  • Jimmy Moreland, DB, James Madison – Washington Football Team – started at cornerback, 6 tackles, 1 interception (32 yards), 1 pass deflection
  • Bilal Nichols, NT, Delaware – Chicago Bears – started at nose tackle, 1 tackle, 1 QB hurry
  • Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook – Atlanta Falcons – active, did not play
  • Luke Rhodes, LS, William & Mary – Indianapolis Colts – played, no stats
  • Troy Reeder, LB, Delaware – Los Angeles Rams – played, 1 tackle
  • Patrick Ricard, FB/DL, Maine – Baltimore Ravens – started at fullback, 1 reception, 9 yards
  • Tye Smith, CB, Towson – Tennessee Titans – played, no stats
  • Aaron Stinnie, OG, James Madison – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – inactive
  • Oli Udoh, OT, Elon – Minnesota Vikings – played, no stats
  • Josh Wells, OT, James Madison – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – active, did not play

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 – Arizona Cardinals
  • Kyle Murphy, OL, Rhode Island – New York Giants
  • Bill Murray, DL, William & Mary – New England Patriots
  • Aaron Parker, WR, Rhode Island – Dallas Cowboys
  • Jarren Williams, DB, UAlbany – New York Giants
  • Marcus Willoughby, LB, Elon - New Orleans Saints

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