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Boise State has produced numerous outstanding football players, take a look at the top former Broncos that are currently in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs could draft Alabama or Ohio State football players early in 2021. Third-year pro Troy Apke is the starting free safety in Washington. Dozens of those players have reached the pinnacle of football: the NFL. He is also close with Redskins linebacker Cole Holcomb and 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, who he described as an older brother, dating back to their time in Oak Hill, Florida. The NFL app is packed with more video than ever. But he always finds a way to be in the right spot at the right time. With the 2020 NFL Draft underway, several Mountaineers are preparing to take their first step into professional careers. After the season, Satterfield was presented with a head coaching offer at the University of Louisville. Appalachian State welcomed them despite what many others might interpret as limitations. However, two of its former players are a game away from the Super Bowl. I was like, 'Yeah, I do.' "They took a chance on me," Evans said of Appalachian State. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nfl | pageType: stories | "That's all he was saying all week. No. "My town of Oak Hill is a very small city. I am working for something bigger than myself.". One camp in particular provided him with some motivation. K-State saw 12 former players make NFL rosters for the 2020 season, as the NFL trimmed its rosters to an active 53 players and an expanded 16-man practice squad. Downing, USA TODAY Sports). Although impressive, Evans knows that he could have done better. "I had to reset my priorities and look at my life as a father. Reed went from San Francisco to Seattle. ", The running back has had meetings with the Colts, Rams, Bills, Texans, Cowboys, 49ers, Jaguars, Falcons, Chargers, Eagles, Steelers, Chiefs, Buccaneers, Broncos, Jets, Cardinals, Bears and Lions. Air Force. The NFL playoffs begin this week, and New Jersey will be well-represented. "I would definitely stop Darrynton in the hole.". The longest-tenured former K-State players currently in the NFL? "Two weeks after my birthday in July, my mom found out that she had cancer," Evans said. That was her main thing is don't lose focus over my problems that I'm going through right now. The official source for Buckeyes in the NFL from the Official Athletic Site of the Ohio State Buckeyes. I am not an average football player on a team. He played almost every sport from baseball to basketball to football to track and field. Here’s a look at the former K-State players on NFL rosters for the 2020 season: Get two months of VIP content on GoPowercat.com for $1. That's not the case for Evans and Davis-Gaither. "I feel like I helped my draft stock during the week with my interviews. "Coming out of high school, I went to a North Carolina camp. Tyler Lockett and Cornelius Lucas. They said that I was too small and I didn't have the size that they were looking for at running back," Evans said. ", It was no coincidence that the Mountaineers' successful season coincided with remarkable individual performances from two of its stars and leaders. "As crazy as it sounds, I was looking to run somewhere in the 4.3s. There are some big guys out there [that don't have our speed and heart]," Davis-Gaither said. The first game that she was able to come back to after her last procedure was on Halloween night. Which App State football players can improve their NFL Draft stock most this season? He jumped 37 inches vertically and 125 inches broadly. Doctors expected him to be available for OTAs, but the timeline is all a bit hazy with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Â. He is hard to get down.". Players with ties to the state dot the rosters of the participating teams and several will have chances to make a big impact. Before the quarantine travel ban came down, he had taken a visit to the Titans' team headquarters.Â, Davis-Gaither sat out most of the drills at the combine while he was nursing a foot injury. The things that he does in the game, everyone is so amazed with it but that is only half of it. Ended up, I put 150 yards up on his defense. I remember him playing Pop Warner and me being 2, 3, 4 years old running around out there on the practice field during their practices," Evans told CBSSports.com. "It was tough but at the same time it was not that bad because her focus was on trying to see when she was going to be able to make it to my next game. When the season concluded, both had earned an invitation to the NFL combine held in February. Though it might surprise some fans, the state of Florida actually has the most current NFL players. NFL Draft - Players from Arizona State The following is a list of players that attended Arizona State who were drafted in the NFL Draft from 1960-present. Evans thought back to his camp experience with the Tar Heels. How did your favorite Nittany Lions fare in the first week of the NFL season? "It was kind of tough being 600 miles away from home while she's down here dealing with that and I was still having to focus on school and focus on athletics. She is cancer free.". NFL Players By College - A He is a linebacker but he is running with the skill group and beating half of the skill group -- stuff like that stood out. 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/draft/free/stories. Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. App State had already offered me. 2020 NFL Draft: App State's Darrynton Evans, Akeem Davis-Gaither explain their journeys, what sets them apart Appalachian State has had one season with seven wins or fewer since 2005. I remember coming in my freshman and sophomore year and him running with us during conditioning. They both offered me my junior year. Adams State. That’s because Darren Sproles retired after a celebrated 15-year NFL career. Select College. The most notable star to come from the Sunshine State is Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. I think I ran a 4.4 at that camp too. Their time playing together may have come to an end, but the respect that they carry for one another will not. All Rights Reserved. "One of the coaches at App State was working the camp. Penn State’s opening day NFL representation is at its most since at least 2006 and surpasses its high of the last 15 years of 34 (2018). I ended up being the best running back at the entire camp, but at the end of the camp, 'You're too small,' this and that. Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season saw multiple former Kansas State football players take the field for their teams. 38 - Chris Godwin In what will be his fourth season in the league, Chris Godwin will look to be one of the more impactful players on one of the most interesting teams in the NFC. "I'm winning," Evans said laughing, before I could finish the question. The running back has a story that resonates with many people coming from a small town.Â, "I worked too hard to get to where I'm at to not put my best foot forward," Evans said. I got other responsibilities at home. Entering his final season as a college football player, Evans received a phone call that no child, or person for that matter, wants to receive. The Sun Belt conference team tucked away in Boone, North Carolina has been one of the most consistent programs in college football across the last decade. "I really wanted them to know that I'm a competitor, a smart player," Evans said. We have a couple in the NFL right now.". "He is a freak of nature," Evans said of the linebacker. The Giants are the NFL team with the most Georgia players with nine. NFL Draft - Players from Appalachian State. We have had a lot of great players come through. You see you just put three touchdowns on them and just put a win on them,'" Evans said. Abilene Christian. The official app of the NFL is the best, pure football app for any fan, with live local and primetime games, exciting videos and highlights, and replays of every game with NFL Game Pass (subscription required). A total of 32 former Penn State players began the season on active NFL rosters. Davis-Gaither redshirted the first year while Evans used his in 2017. The NFL Draft and NFL Draft Logo are copyright of the National Football League and in no way are owned by Ourlads Scouting Services LLC. section: | slug: 2020-nfl-draft-app-states-darrynton-evans-akeem-davis-gaither-explain-their-journeys-what-sets-them-apart | sport: football | route: article_single_special | A total of 344 players from the Big Ten are currently on NFL active rosters. One of the coaches that was at South Florida has been recruiting my area for a long time now. They rattled off victories in 13 of their 14 games, including wins over Power 5 teams North Carolina and South Carolina. Former K-State players will face each once in week 1, as Duke Shelley and Cody Whitehair (Chicago Bears) go against Lee (Detroit Lions) at 12 p.m. Sunday on FOX. I did good in the field work but I still feel like I could have done better. Akron. The 2019 season was special for the players and the program. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports), (Photo: Isaiah J. In less than a week, linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither and running back Darrynton Evans are expected to be drafted into the NFL. ", After his sophomore season in 2017, Davis-Gaither received news that he would become a father.Â. K-State saw 12 former players make NFL rosters for the 2020 season, as the NFL trimmed its rosters to an active 53 players and an expanded 16-man practice squad. Next week, seven Penn State players will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in hopes of grabbing the eye of an NFL scout or coach. "It is really hard to describe him. Appalachian State. "I actually wasn't even happy with my workout," Evans said. She ended up missing about half of my season. It is a matter of us doing what we are coached to do and sticking together. Ohio State and Alabama meet in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday. Evans played some wide receiver while he waited his turn behind Marcus Cox and Jalin Moore, who is now with the Jets. The Kansas City Chiefs used their No. "I feel like the speed on offense started to increase the speed on defense as well," Davis-Gaither said. That same coach at USF ended up going to App State my senior year. "It does not matter who is calling the plays, who is on the sideline with us. "They care about speed and heart. Like most high school recruits, Evans played the game of going from camp to camp trying to gain notoriety. Davis-Gaither finished with 101 tackles, five sacks, an interception and eight pass deflections. © 2005-2021 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. "If my role for a team next year is to be a backup or a role player, third-down back, change-up back, I am fine with that. It helps me play a lot faster and slows the game down for me. The feeling of disrespect or being underrated is new to a lot of prospects during the draft process because their paths as four and five-star recruits were paved with praise and recognition. "A lot of guys coming from smaller schools, their game might be smaller than what the NFL is about. "Knowing that I was becoming a father at the end of my sophomore season and just going through my junior season as a new dad [was difficult]," Davis-Gaither said. That is my style of play to play in space and make plays. He was not looking to hit the camp circuit hard though.Â. "It definitely helped me grow as a man. "The bigger schools kind of backed off when I was coming out of high school because I was only 175 [pounds]," Davis-Gaither said. We are definitely going to play with a chip on our shoulder because if we were at another school, the situation would be a complete 180," Evans said. Every NFL team has at least one Georgia player. Same thing, 'You're too small, you don't meet our criteria.' CHARLOTTE, NC — App State’s dominant run in football continued into the 2020 NFL Draft. My older brother played. Then, he was only 5-foot-8. Through both opportunities, the players were able to get in front of teams and share why they should be drafted. 9:13 am ET. I'm going to do my best to get on the field and make the most out of every opportunity. Some of the greatest players and coaches in state history have called the Shore Conference home. NFL cut day didn't provide much shocking news for former Colorado State football players. It opened my eyes to a new life, a better life. A lot of teams are just looking at the name on the helmet or the last name. There are going to be some pads clacking but at the end of the day, I'm going to do whatever it takes to get that extra yard or two to get into the end zone. Four former K-State players found new NFL homes this year, as B.J. However, the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of App State’s pro day. He was not a heralded recruit or a player that could have played anywhere in the country, but he did find a home in Boone and that path led him to the NFL. 'Don't forget what they did to you in high school. Even against South Carolina, I went to a Florida camp when Will Muschamp was there. Here are all of them. "I've always been around the game. I was right there knocking on the door but I didn't hit it, so that's on me. In just eight starts, he was able to accumulate 1,187 yards and seven touchdowns on 179 carries as well as 12 receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown. "To see him on the field and then practicing against him, it was like yeah, I'm glad I do not have to play against him on Saturday. Indiana State hasn’t had anyone drafted in nearly a quarter-century. I won't have an issue learning the playbook and definitely know football.". 2020 could add to that history in a big way. On the vertical, I was trying to jump 38, 39, so that's on me. Apke's role began growing last season, when he started two games. Alabama A&M. We have one flashing light, one Dollar General, one gas station and a flea market, that's it. Evans, who said that he modeled his game after Percy Harvin growing up and Christian McCaffrey more recently, ran a 4.41 second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. We can’t report that former Ohio State players had the most snap counts in the NFL, but we can safely inform you that it was second behind — ahem, Alabama. Robinson spent three seasons at Penn State before being selected with the 61st overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Arizona State football team has a rich history of players in the NFL. The NFL app keeps fans fully updated all off-season long, with breaking NFL … The 2015 and 2016 seasons brought an average of 10.5 wins per season and two Camellia Bowl victories over MAC opponents. Alabama. I love playing against teams that overlook me. ", He mentioned that he has had a virtual interview with teams about every other day. During his junior season, Davis-Gaither was named a second-team All-Sun Belt selection after compiling 105 tackles, including 10 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. It was just the right fit.". After she made it to that game, she was at every game whether it was home or away; that really meant a lot to me. "You want to get him out in space so he can make guys miss. I am almost related to everyone in the city. © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. I feel like it definitely changed me in ways. NFL Players By College - V "It's something that we are kind of used to. There was some disagreement, however, on who would win should they meet in the gap at the next level. ", "I think he knows that answer," the linebacker said. From Abiliene Christian to Wyoming, find out where every active NFL pro football player spent his college days. Don't forget what they said about you.' But what if they played on Sundays instead? "I was the lowest rated recruit coming out of high school in my signing class. That really showed me that she is a tough woman. "It's going to be a dog fight. "After the North Carolina game, [recruiting coordinator and tight ends] coach [Justin] Watts came up to me and was like, 'You remember the North Carolina camp and they told you that you were too small? For many NFL-hopefuls, pro day workouts are crucial for showing NFL scouts what they have to offer. That is what we are going to do.". Evans had 255 carries for 1,480 yards and 18 touchdowns as well as 21 receptions for 198 yards and five touchdowns.Â. K-State fans will get to see Byron Pringle as the defending LIV Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs open their season against Houston at 7:20 p.m. Thursday on NBC. Why would I want to let them down and at the same time let myself down when I've been working too hard to get to where I'm at?". It was kind of a double positive with him going to App State. I have a lot of people behind me and a lot of people looking up to me. at Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. The third round seems like the sweet spot for him to land. She had her faith in something higher than her. From Abiliene Christian to Wyoming, find out where every active NFL pro football player spent his college days. Although Kansas State saw its Big 12 Conference-leading 24-year streak with at least one player taken in the NFL Draft come to an end this year, Reggie Walker secured a spot as a practice player with the Arizona Cardinals, becoming the latest K-State player to be a part of an NFL franchise. Davis-Gaither, who modeled his game after Devin Bush, knows there is an increasing need for linebackers capable of covering sideline to sideline. The Mountaineers were the first Group of Five program with two players picked in the draft. Once relatively unknown, the teammates now have a chance to make a name for themselves on the game's biggest stage.Â. Powered by WMT Digital. "I have a passion for it. The NFL rosters are out for week one of 2020 and there's a slew of former Ohio State players listed as starters. Evans' cousin, D'Cota Dixon, is a safety for the Buccaneers. I agree that CBS Sports can send me the "Pick Six Newsletter" newsletter. I knew his face because he had recruited my older cousin and some older guys at my school. Throughout the year, he was putting on more weight, more size and more muscle but he was maintaining speed. Finney went from Pittsburgh to Seattle, Elijah Lee went from San Francisco to Detroit, Lucas went from Chicago to Washington, and D.J. He was able to meet with several teams at the NFL combine but specifically mentioned the Browns, Bengals, Texans, Rams, 49ers, Giants and Raiders.Â, No one knows where Evans or Davis-Gaither will be selected next week, but we do know that they will remember every team that passes them up. As long as I'm doing what I need to do, more opportunities will come. This is a list of Appalachian State Mountaineers football players in the NFL Draft. My mom is doing good now. They were picking my brain, seeing what kind of player I am on the field and the kind of knowledge that I bring to the game. By me playing running back and wide receiver, I could tell them what all 11 players have to do. The Mountaineers went 11-2 with a convincing 45-13 New Orleans Bowl victory over Middle Tennessee State. I started to look at life a little differently because I have someone else depending on me other than myself. This is a list of Ball State Cardinals football players in the NFL Draft. 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