Bears in the Pros

Name Year Position Team
Benjamin S. Webb ’92 1892-94 Center Orange A.C.
Frank A. “Big”  Smith ’96 1896-97 Guard Elizabeth A.C.
  1898-1900 Guard Duquesne A.C.
David L. Fultz ’98 1899 Halfback Duquesne A.C.
  1900-01    
Halfback Homestead A.C.
John A. “Daff” Gammons ’98 1898-99 Halfback Pittsburgh Pros
  1900-01 Halfback Homestead A.C.
  1902 Halfback Pittsburgh Stars
Willis B. Richardson ’99 1900 Quarterback Homestead A.C.
  1901-02 Quarterback Pittsburgh Stars
Irving O. “Hoppy” Hunt ’99      
1901 End Homestead A.C.
Henry S. Pratt ’00 1900 Quarterback Duquesne A.C.
Libe Washburn ’01 1901 Halfback Philadelphia Nationals
Russell G. Ashbaugh ’13 1915-18 End/Coach Youngstown Patricians
Edger G. “Spike” Staff ’15 1917 Guard Providence Steam Roller
  1925 Guard/Tackle Providence Steam Roller
Clair J. Purdy ’19 1920 Quarterback Rochester Kodaks
  1922 Quarterback Milwaukee Badgers
Ralph H. Nichols ’19 1921 Guard Rock Island Independents
  1926 Guard Rock Island Independents
Frederick D. “Fritz” Pollard ’19 1920-21 Halfback Akron Pros
  1922 Halfback Milwaukee Badgers
  1923-24 Halfback Hammond Pros
  1925 Halfback Providence Steam Roller
  1926 Halfback Akron Pros              
Andrew F. Hillhouse ’19 1920-21 Fullback Buffalo All-Americans
George W. Brace ’20 1920-22 Guard Buffalo All-Americans
Jay Mayo “Ink” Williams ’20 1921 End Canton Bulldogs
  1921-23 End Hammond Pros
  1924 End Dayton Triangles
  1925 End Cleveland Bulldogs
  1926 End Canton Bulldogs
Duncan C. Annan ’20 1920 Fullback Chicago Tigers
  1923-25 Fullback Hammond Pros
  1925 Fullback Akron Steels
Seneca G. Samson ’21 1925 Fullback Providence Steam Roller
Olaf G.H. “Curly” Oden ’21 1925-28 Halfback Providence Steam Roller
  1930-31 Halfback Providence Steam Roller
  1932 Halfback Boston Braves
Bertrand L. Shurtleff ’22 1928 Center Providence Steam Roller
  1929 Center Buffalo Bisons
    Center Boston Bulldogs
Mian “Mike” Gulian ’23 1923 Tackle Buffalo All-Americans
  1924 Tackle Frankfort Yellow Jackets
  1925 Tackle Providence Steam Roller
John F. Spellman ’24 1925-31 End Providence Steam Roller
  1932 Tackle Boston Braves
Quentin S. Reynolds ’24 1926 Tackle Brooklyn Horsemen
Adolph W. Eckstein ’25 1925-26 Center Providence Steam Roller
John T. Pohlman ’25 1925 Fullback Providence Steam Roller
James H. Sheldon ’25 1926 End Brooklyn Horsemen
Frederick Sweet ’25       
1925-28 Halfback Providence Steam Roller
Jackson M. Keefer '25 1928 Halfback Providence Steam Roller
    Halfback Dayton Triangles
John O. Talbot '26 1926 End Providence Steam Roller
James M. Stifler '26 1926-27 End Providence Steam Roller
Edgar V. F. McCrillis '26 1928 Guard Providence Steam Roller
  1929 Guard Boston Bulldogs
William A. Stevens '26 1926 Center Brooklyn Horsemen
Harold A. Broda '27 1927 End Cleveland Bulldogs
Dave Mishel '27 1927 Halfback Providence Steam Roller
  1931 Halfback Cleveland Indians
Orland F. Smith '27 1927-29   Providence Steam Roller
Edward J. Lawerence '28 1929 Halfback Boston Bulldogs
  1930 Halfback Staten Island Stapletons
Albert C. Cornsweet '29 1931 Fullback Cleveland Indians
Charles H. "Bud" Edwards '30 1929 Halfback Boston Braves
  1930-31 Halfback Providence Steam Roller
  1932 Halfback St. Louis Veterans
Joseph Schein '31 1931 Tackle Providence Steam Roller
Williams P. H. Battles '39 1939 Tackle Chicago Bears
I. A. "Shine" Hall '39 1942 Halfback Philadelphia Eagles
John J. McLaughry '40 1940 Quarterback New York Giants
Robert B. Priestley '42 1042 End Philadelphia Eagles
Henry H. "Bob" Margarita '44 1944-46 Halfback Chicago Bears
Donald R. Colo '50 1950 Tackle Baltimore Colts
  1951 Tackle New York Yankees
  1952 Tackle Dallas Cowboys
  1953-58 Tackle Cleveland Browns
Thomas Budrewicz '60 1961 Tackle New York Jets
Bob Hall '66 1966 Quarterback Minnesota Vikings
John Sinnott '80 1980 Tackle New York Giants
  1980-83 Tackle Baltimore Colts
John Prassas '81 1981 Linebacker Calgary Stampeders
  1982 Linebacker Montreal Concordes
John Woodring '81 1981-85 Linebacker New York Jets
Steve Jordan '82 1982-1994 Tight End Minnesota Vikings
Keiron Bigby '86 1987 Def. Back Washington Redskins
Greg Patrick '91 1991 Def. Back Detroit Lions
  1992 Def. Back Calgary Stampede
  1994-5 Def. Back Hamilton Tigercats
Jason McCullough '97 1997 Quarterback Hamilton Tigercats
Sean Morey '99 1999-2000 Wide Receiver New England Patriots
  2001, 2003 Wide Receiver Philadelphia Eagles
  2004-06 Wide Receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
  2007-09 Wide Receiver Arizona Cardinals
  2010 Wide Receiver Seattle Seahawks
Drew Izner '01 2001 Off. Line New England Patriots
  2002-03 Off. Line Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Malan '02 2002 Running Back New England Patriots
  2003 Running Back New England Patriots
Chas Gessner '03 2003 Wide Receiver New England Patriots
  2004 Wide Receiver New York Jets
  2005-07 Wide Receiver Tampa Bay Bucs
Kyle Rowley '02 2003-05 Quarterback Columbus Wardogs
  2006-10 Quarterback Spokane Shock
Nick Hartigan '06 2006 Running Back NY Jets
Zak DeOssie '07 2007-09 Linebacker New York Giants
Paul Raymond '08 2008-09 Wide Receiver New York Jets
  2008 Wide Receiver Detroit Lions
    Wide Receiver New York Giants
Colin Cloherty '09 2009 Tight End Indianapolis Colts
David Howard '10 2010 Defensive Tackle Tennessee Titans
Buddy Farnham '10 2010 Wide Receiver New England Patriots
Bobby Sewall '10 2010 Wide Receiver Tennessee Titans
James Develin '10 2010-11 Fullback Cincinnati Bengals
  2012-13 Fullback New England Patriots
Brown's Pro-Bowl Selections - Steve Jordan, Sean Morey and Zak DeOssie with Chris Berman

 

Brown football has a long tradition of players who have excelled in professional football. From Fritz Pollard ‘19, the first black quarterback and head coach in the NFL, to Steve Jordan, eight-time Minnesota Vikings All-Pro,  to Sean Morey ’99 (Seattle Seahawks) and Zak DeOssie ’07 (New York Giants), current NFL Pro Bowl selections, Brown football continues to leave its influence at the NFL.  Six recent Brown players – Sean Morey ’09 (Seattle Seahawks), Zak DeOssie ’07 (New York Giants), Colin Cloherty ’09 (Indianapolis Colts), David Howard ’10 (Tennessee Titans), Buddy Franham ’10 (New England Patriots), Bobby Sewall ‘10 (Tennessee Titans) and James Develin '10 (New England Patriots) were on NFL rosters in recent years.