August 3, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Aqib Talib (25) during training camp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Aqib Talib and fellow Jayhawks in the NFL


Here is a rundown of former Kansas Jayhawks in the NFL.

Aqib Talib: Talib continues to be a leader at Tampa Bay, and a likely starter for the team. This is Talib’s fifth year in the NFL, and fourth as a member of the Buccaneers. The former first round pick from Kansas has recorded 161 tackles.

Dezmon Briscoe: Former Kansas Jayhawk wide receiver, Briscoe is currently playing for the Washington Redskins after being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. Briscoe is making strides in his quest to be a starting wideout for the team.

Chris Harris: Harris went undrafted last season out of Kansas, yet starred for the Denver Broncos. The cornerback made 72 tackles, and had one interception as a rookie. He has played in both preseason games for the Broncos so far this preseason.

Moran Norris: This NFL vet has been in the league for 12 seasons. He is currently playing fullback for the Houston Texans.

Mike Rivera: This offensive lineman is currently in his fourth season in the league. Rivera has played sparingly for the Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins and now the New England Patriots.

Kerry Meier: Meier starred as a quarterback then a wide receiver at Kansas. He is fighting for a job as a wide receiver with the Atlanta Falcons. Meier saw most of his time last season on special teams.

Steven Johnson: Johnson, an undrafted free agent signed with Denver out of Kansas this last off-season. He is one of 13 linebackers on the Broncos roster fighting for a job.

Anthony Collins: Collins has played five seasons in the NFL, all with the Cincinnati Bengals. The offensive lineman has started 18 games out of 39 he has appeared in.


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