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January 19, 2009

46 Granted Special Eligibility for NFL Draft


The NFL announced today the names of 46 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25-26.


Each of the 46 players met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was January 15.


In 2008, 53 players were granted special eligibility for the draft.


The players declared eligible are:

Player

Pos.

College

Allen, Asher

DB

Georgia

Britt, Kenny

WR

Rutgers

Britton, Eben

T

Arizona

Brown, Donald

RB

Connecticut

Brown, Everette

DE

Florida State

Butler, Carson

TE

Michigan

Byrd, Jairus

DB

Oregon

Casey, James

TE

Rice

Childs, Jeremy

WR

Boise State

Coffee, Glen

RB

Alabama

Cook, Emanuel

DB

South Carolina

Cook, Jared

TE

South Carolina

Crabtree, Michael

WR

Texas Tech

Davie, Andrew

TE

Arkansas

Davis, Nate

QB

Ball State

Davis, Vontae

DB

Illinois

Evans, Maurice

DE

Penn State

Freeman, Josh

QB

Kansas State

Goodson, Mike

RB

Texas A&M

Greene, Shonn

RB

Iowa

Hartline, Brian

WR

Ohio State

Harvin, Percy

WR

Florida

Heyward-Bey, Darrius

WR

Maryland

Hill, P.J.

RB

Wisconsin

Isdaner, Greg

G

West Virginia

Jean-Francois, Ricky

DT

Louisiana State

Maclin, Jeremy

WR

Missouri

Marks, Sen’Derrick

DT

Auburn

Maybin, Aaron

DE

Penn State

McCoy, LeSean

RB

Pittsburgh

Means, Andrew

WR

Indiana

Moore, D.J.

DB

Vanderbilt

Moreno, Knowshon

RB

Georgia

Morrah, Cameron

TE

California

Munnerlyn, Captain

DB

South Carolina

Nicks, Hakeem

WR

North Carolina

Ogletree, Kevin

WR

Virginia

Powers, Jerraud

DB

Auburn

Quinn, Richard

TE

North Carolina

Sanchez, Mark

QB

Southern California

Smith, Andre

T

Alabama

Smith, Sean

DB

Utah

Stafford, Matt

QB

Georgia

Washington, Donald

DB

Ohio State

Wells, Chris

RB

Ohio State

Williams, Brandon

DE

Texas Tech

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