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STACK's NFL All-Undrafted Team: Defense and Special Teams

November 1, 2012

The odds are stacked against undrafted college free agents even before they sign with an NFL team. Heck, if the final player chosen in the NFL Draft is affectionately known as Mr. Irrelevant, what does that say about the chances of making it, and succeeding, in the NFL for those whose names are never called during the seven-round draft?

Yet, each year, a handful of undrafted players defy the odds and break through with an NFL team. Many others continue to develop and eventually become Pro Bowlers, All Pros and Super Bowl champions. STACK is honoring these overachievers with its first NFL All-Undrafted Team. Now that we've named the All-Undrafted Offensive Team, it's time to give props to the defense and special teamers.

DE: Chris Clemons

College: University of Georgia
Pro Career: Signed by Washington Redskins (2003-05); Oakland Raiders (2007); Philadelphia Eagles (2008-09); Seattle Seahawks (2010-present)
Career Highlights: 3-time NFC Defensive Player of the Week; recorded consecutive 11-sack seasons in 2010-11

DE: Michael Bennett

College: Texas A&M University
Pro Career: Signed by Seattle Seahawks in 2009; Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-present)
Career Highlights: Led Buccaneers defense in tackles for loss (9) in 2011

DT: Cullen Jenkins

College: Central Michigan University
Pro Career: Signed by Green Bay Packers (2003-10); Philadelphia Eagles (2011-present)
Career Highlights: Super Bowl XLV champion (Green Bay Packers)

DT: Tommy Kelly

College: Mississippi State University
Pro Career: Signed by Oakland Raiders (2004-present)
Career Highlights: Tied for most sacks (7.5) among defensive tackles in 2011

OLB: James Harrison

College: Kent State University
Pro Career: Signed by Pittsburgh Steelers (2002-present)
Career Highlights: 4-time Pro Bowl selection; 2-time First-Team All-Pro and Super Bowl champion; 2008 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year

MLB: London Fletcher

College: John Carroll University
Pro Career: Signed by St. Louis Rams (1998-2001); Buffalo Bills (2002-2006); Washington Redskins (2007-present)
Career Highlights: 2-time Pro Bowl selection; Super Bowl XXXIV champion (St. Louis Rams); 2012 Bart Starr Man of the Year Award

FROM AROUND THE WEB

OLB: Cameron Wake

College: Penn State University
Pro Career: Signed by New York Giants in 2005; Miami Dolphins (2009-present)
Career Highlights: 2010 Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection

CB: Tramon Williams

College: Louisiana Tech University
Pro Career: Signed by Houston Texans (2006); Green Bay Packers (2006-present)
Career Highlights: 2010 Pro Bowl selection; Super Bowl XLV champion

CB: Brent Grimes

College: Shippensburg University
Pro Career: Signed by Atlanta Falcons (2006-present)
Career Highlights: 2010 Pro Bowl selection; 2011 NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year

S: Ryan Clark

College: Louisiana State University
Pro Career: Signed by New York Giants (2002-03); Washington Redskins (2004-05); Pittsburgh Steelers (2006-present)
Career Highlights: 2011 Pro Bowl selection; Super Bowl XLIII champion (Pittsburgh Steelers)

S: Quintin Mikell

College: Boise State University
Pro Career: Signed by Philadelphia Eagles (2003-10); St. Louis Rams (2011-present)
Career Highlights: 2009 Pro Bowl selection; 2-time All-Pro selection

KR/PR: Josh Cribbs

College: Kent State University
Pro Career: Signed by Cleveland Browns (2005-present)
Career Highlights: 2-time Pro Bowl selection; 2009 First-Team All-Pro;  NFL All-Time Kickoff Return TD leader (8); NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

K: David Akers

College: University of Louisville
Pro Career: Signed by Washington Redskins (1998); Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2010); San Francisco 49ers (2011-present)
Career Highlights: 6-time Pro Bowl selection; 2-time First-Team All-Pro; NFL 2000s All-Decade Team; tied for longest field goal in NFL history (63 yards)

P: Brian Moorman

College: Pittsburg State University (Kansas)
Pro Career: Signed by Buffalo Bills (2001-12); Dallas Cowboys (2012-present)
Career Highlights: 2-time Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro selection; NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

Topics: FOOTBALL
Zac Clark
- Zac Clark is STACK Media's Custom Content Manager. Prior to joining STACK in September 2008, he served as an editorial assistant for USA Hockey Magazine...
Zac Clark
- Zac Clark is STACK Media's Custom Content Manager. Prior to joining STACK in September 2008, he served as an editorial assistant for USA Hockey Magazine...
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