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Tar Heels in the NFL Draft

There have been 224 Tar Heels drafted into the NFL or AFL since 1938.

YearPlayerPositionRoundTeam
2014Eric EbronTE1Detroit Lions
2014Kareem MartinDE3Arizona Cardinals
2014Russell BodineC4Cincinnati Bengals
2014Tre BostonFS4Carolina Panthers
2014Jabari PriceCB7Minnesota Vikings
2013Jonathan CooperOG1Arizona Cardinals
2013Sylvester WilliamsDT1Denver Broncos
2013Giovani BernardRB2Cincinnati Bengals
2013Brennan WilliamsOT3Houston Texans
2013Travis BondOG7Minnesota Vikings
2012Quinton CoplesDE1New York Jets
2012Zach BrownLB2Tennessee Titans
2011Robert QuinnDE1St. Louis Rams
2011Bruce CarterLB2Dallas Cowboys
2011Marvin AustinDT2New York Giants
2011Greg LittleWR2Cleveland Browns
2011Da'Norris SearcySS4Buffalo Bills
2011Johnny WhiteRB5Buffalo Bills
2011T.J. YatesQB5Houston Texans
2011Quan SturdivantMLB6Arizona Cardinals
2011Ryan TaylorTE7Green Bay Packers
2010E.J. WilsonDE4Seattle Seahawks
2010Cam ThomasDT5San Diego Chargers
2009Hakeem NicksWR1New York Giants
2009Richard QuinnTE2Denver Broncos
2009Brandon TateWR3New England Patriots
2009Garrett ReynoldsT5Atlanta Falcons
2009Brooks FosterWR5St. Louis Rams
2008Kentwan BalmerDT 1San Francisco 49ers
2008Hilee TaylorDE 7Carolina Panthers
2006Chase PageDT 7San Diego Chargers
2005Jason BrownC 4Baltimore Ravens
2005Gerald SensabaughS 5Jacksonville Jaguars
2005Madison HedgecockFB7St. Louis Rams
2004Dexter ReidFS 4New England Patriots
2004Michael WaddellCB 4Tennessee Titans
2004Jeb TerryOG 5Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2003Sam AikenWR 4Buffalo Bills
2002Julius PeppersDE 1Carolina Panthers
2002Ryan SimsDT 1Kansas City Chiefs
2002David ThorntonLB 4Indianapolis Colts
2002Joey EvansDE 7Cincinnati Bengals
2002Ronald CurryQB 7Oakland Raiders
2002Quincy MonkLB 7New York Giants
2001Alge CrumplerTE 2Atlanta Falcons
2001Sedrick HodgeLB 3New Orleans Saints
2001Brandon SpoonLB 4Buffalo Bills
2001Dauntae’ FingerTE 7Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2000Deon DyerFB 4Miami Dolphins
1999Ebenezer EkubanDE 1Dallas Cowboys
1999Dre’ BlyCB 2St. Louis Rams
1999Russell DavisDT 2Chicago Bears
1999Keith NewmanLB 4Buffalo Bills
1999Na BrownWR 4Philadelphia Eagles
1999Mike PringleyDE 7Detroit Lions
1998Greg EllisDE 1Dallas Cowboys
1998Vonnie HollidayDT 1Green Bay Packers
1998Brian SimmonsLB 1Cincinnati Bengals
1998Omar BrownSS 4Atlanta Falcons
1998Kivuusama MaysLB 4Minnesota Vikings
1998Robert WilliamsCB 5Kansas City Chiefs
1998Jonathan LintonTB 5Buffalo Bills
1997Rick TerryDT 2New York Jets
1997Freddie JonesTE 2San Diego Chargers
1997James HamiltonLB 3Jacksonville Jaguars
1997Leon JohnsonTB 4New York Jets
1997Andre PurvisDT 5Cincinnati Bengals
1996Marcus JonesDT 1Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1996Sean BoydDB 5Minnesota Vikings
1995William HendersonFB 3Green Bay Packers
1995Jimmy HitchcockDB 3New England Patriots
1995Mike MortonLB 4Los Angeles Raiders
1995Eddie MasonLB 6New York Jets
1995Oscar SturgisDE 7Dallas Cowboys
1994Bucky BrooksWR 2Buffalo Bills
1994Austin RobbinsDE 4Los Angeles Raiders
1994Bracey WalkerDB 4Kansas City Chiefs
1994Sean CrockerDB 4Buffalo Bills
1993Thomas SmithDB 1Buffalo Bills
1993Natrone MeansRB 2San Diego Chargers
1993Rondell JonesDB 3Denver Broncos
1993Tommy ThigpenLB 5New York Giants
1992Brian BollingerOT 3San Francisco 49ers
1992Dwight HollierLB 4Miami Dolphins
1992Roy BarkerDT 4Minnesota Vikings
1992Deems MayTE 7San Diego Chargers
1992Eric BlountWR 8Phoenix Cardinals
1991Kevin DonnalleyOT 3Houston Oilers
1990Torin DornDB 4Los Angeles Raiders
1990Cecil GrayDT 9Philadelphia Eagles
1989Derrick FennerRB 10Seattle Seahawks
1989Darrell HamiltonOT 3Denver Broncos
1989Antonio GossLB 12San Francisco 49ers
1988Tim GoadNT 4New England Patriots
1988Carlton BaileyNT 9Buffalo Bills
1988Reuben DavisDT 9Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1987Harris BartonOT 1San Francisco 49ers
1986Larry GriffinDB 8Houston Oilers
1986Tommy BarnhardtP 9New Orleans Saints
1986Carl CarrLB 10New York Jets
1986Arnold FranklinTE 11Miami Dolphins
1985Ethan HortonRB 1Kansas City
1985Brian JohnsonC 3New York Giants
1985Greg NaronOG 4Philadelphia Eagles
1985Micah MoonLB 9Atlanta Falcons
1984Brian BladosOT 1Cincinnati Bengals
1984Tyrone AnthonyRB 3New Orleans Saints
1984Mark SmithWR 7Washington Redskins
1984Aaron JacksonLB 10Cincinnati Bengals
1983Dave DrechslerOG 2Green Bay Packers
1983Mike WilcherLB 2Los Angeles Rams
1983Kelvin BryantRB 7Washington Redskins
1982Calvin DanielsLB 2Kansas City Chiefs
1982Darrell NicholsonLB 6New York Giants
1982Bill JacksonDB 8Cleveland Browns
1981Lawrence TaylorLB 1New York Giants
1981Donnell ThompsonDT 1Baltimore Colts
1981Rick DonnalleyOL 3Pittsburgh Steelers
1981Amos LawrenceRB 4San Diego Chargers
1981Harry StanbackDT 6Atlanta Falcons
1981Ron WootenOG 6New England Patriots
1980Buddy CurryLB 2Atlanta Falcons
1980Doug PaschalRB 5Minnesota Vikings
1980Phil FarrisWR 11Denver Broncos
1979Bob HukillG 5Dallas Cowboys
1979Dave SimmonsLB 6Green Bay Packers
1979Mike SalzanoG 6Dallas Cowboys
1978Dee HardisonDE 2Buffalo Bills
1978Brooks WilliamsTE 8New Orleans Saints
1978Walker LeeWR 8Washington Redskins
1977Mike VoightRB 3Cincinnati Bengals
1977Mark GriffinT 8Detroit Lions
1977Mark CantrellC 9Dallas Cowboys
1977Tom BurkettT 10Cleveland Browns
1975Ken HuffG1Baltimore Colts
1975Charles WaddellTE 5San Diego Chargers
1975Chris KupecQB 15Buffalo Bills
1974Robert PrattG 3Baltimore Colts
1974Sammy JohnsonRB 4San Francisco 49ers
1974Phil LammDB 14Buffalo Bills
1973Bob ThorntonG 14Dallas Cowboys
1972Lewis JolleyRB 3Houston Oilers
1972John BuntingLB 10Philadelphia Eagles
1971Don McCauleyRB 1Baltimore Colts
1971Tony BlanchardTE 12Cleveland Browns
1969Mike RicheyT 4Buffalo Bills
1968Jeff BeaverQB 15Baltimore Colts
1967Bo WoodLB 6New Orleans
1967Danny TalbottQB 17San Francisco 49ers
1966Bill DarnallB 6Miami Dolphins
1965Ken WillardFB 1San Francisco 49ers
1965Chris HanburgerC 18Washington Redskins
1964Bob LaceyE 6Minnesota Vikings
1964Ed KeslerFB 16Pittsburgh Steelers
1963Joe CraverLB 12New York Titans
1962Jim LeCompteG 7Buffalo Bills
1962Bob ElliottFB 31Oakland Raiders
1961Rip HawkinsLB 2Minnesota Vikings
1961Harry ClementB 11Pittsburgh Steelers
1961Bob ElliottFB 14St. Louis Cardinals
1961Rip HawkinsC 2Boston Patriots
1961Milam WallHB 11Buffalo Bills
1960Jack CummingsQB 4Philadelphia Eagles
1960Don StallingsT 5Washington Redskins
1960Earl ButlerT 12Pittsburgh Steelers
1959Ron KoesC 3Detroit Lions
1959Al GoldsteinE 10Los Angeles Rams
1959Emil DeCantissB 10Chicago Cardinals
1959John SchroederE 15Chicago Cardinals
1959Don ReddingT 16Chicago Bears
1959Fred SwearingenG 21New York Giants
1959Rabe WaltonB 30Chicago Cardinals
1958Phil BlazerT 8Detroit Lions
1958Buddy PayneE 8Washington Redskins
1958Leo RussavageT 10Cleveland Browns
1957Eddie SuttonB 3Washington Redskins
1957Don KlochakB 12Los Angeles Rams
1957Jack StillwellE 20Cleveland Browns
1956Bill KomanG 8Baltimore Colts
1956Stew PellT 11San Francisco 49ers
1956Kenny KellerB 11Philadelphia Eagles
1955Larry ParkerB 11Washington Redskins
1954Ken YarboroughE 27Washington Redskins
1953Tom HigginsT 6Chicago Cardinals
1953Bud WallaceB 16Philadelphia Eagles
1951Irv HoldashC 7Cleveland Browns
1951Roscoe HansenE 29Philadelphia Eagles
1950Art WeinerE 2New York Bulldogs
1950Charlie JusticeB 16Washington Redskins
1950Ken PowellE 18Pittsburgh Steelers
1949Len SzafarynT 3Washington Redskins
1949Bob KennedyB 8Washington Redskins
1949Mike RubishE 8Boston Yanks
1949Bob MittenG 19Chicago Bears
1949Joe RomanoT 20Detroit Lions
1949Bob CoxE 23Chicago Cardinals
1949Stan MarczykT 25Chicago Bears
1948Bill SmithT 2Chicago Cardinals
1948Jim CampB 6Chicago Cardinals
1947Ernie WilliamsonT 8Washington Redskins
1947Jack FitchB 10Pittsburgh Steelers
1947Walt PupaB 16Chicago Bears
1947Baxter JarrellT 26Green Bay Packers
1946Hosea RodgersB 3New York Giants
1946Ted HazelwoodT 16Chicago Bears
1946Howard WeldonG 28Chicago Bears
1946Bill VorisB 30New York Giants
1945Chan HighsmithC 15Boston Yanks
1945Ralph StrayhornG 18Chicago Cardinals
1944Hugh CoxB 16Green Bay Packers
1944Ray JordanB 24Green Bay Packers
1943Tank MarshallG 19New York Giants
1942Carl SuntheimerC 18Chicago Cardinals
1941Paul SeverinE 10Pittsburgh Steelers
1941Jim LaLanneB 12Chicago Bears
1941Gates KimballT 16Chicago Cardinals
1940George StirnweissB 2Chicago Cardinals
1940Charley SlagleB 17Washington Redskins
1939Steve MaronicT 3Detriot Lions
1939George WatsonB 12New York Giants
1939Jack KraynickB 12Philadelphia Eagles
1938Andy BershakE 3Detroit Lions
1938Tom BurnetteB 6Pittsburgh Pirates
1938Henry BartosG 10Washington Redskins

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