The history of #PackPros in the NFL

The history of #PackPros in the NFL

PUEBLO, Colo. (April 28, 2016) – There are more than a handful of former Colorado State University-Pueblo football student-athletes hoping to continue their career at the next level. Thursday, the National Football League Draft begins its three-days of selections and Pack players will be following closely.

Although there has only been one drafted player since the ThunderWolves restarted the program in 2008, Ryan Jensen in the 2013 draft, the 2015 class of CSU-Pueblo football players hope to hear their name called, or get that important call following the draft.

Here is a look at the history of CSU-Pueblo and the NFL:

NFL Draft

1972 Frank Grant (Washington - Drafted in 13th round)
1975 Glen Printers (San Diego - Drafted in 13th round)
1984 Herman Herad (Kansas City - Drafted in 3rd round)
2013 Ryan Jensen (Baltimore – Drafted in 6th round) 

Modern Era Year-by-Year NFL Invites

2010 Augustine Agyei (Cincinnati - Mini-Camp)
2012 Lee Meisner (Atlanta – Training Camp)
2013 Ryan Jensen (Baltimore – Drafted, 6th round – still with team)
2013 Ross Dausin (Tennessee – Rookie Mini–Camp)
2014 Mike Pennel (Green Bay – UDFA – made roster after training camp, still with team)
2014 Darius Millines (Oakland – UDFA)
2014 and 2015 Chase Vaughn (Denver – Training Camp; Currently with CFL's Winnipeg)
2015 Darius Allen (Baltimore – UDFA, cut after Mini-Camp; Currently with CFL's BC)
2015 C.J. Roberts (Arizona – UDFA, final cut of training camp; now on the Tampa Bay roster, signed after the 2015 season)
2015 Paul Browning (Cleveland – signed after Rookie Mini-Camp invite, cut in July; Added to Carolina Panthers Training Camp roster, 1st round of cuts; Currently with AFL's Orlando Predators)
2015 Chris Bonner (Carolina and Kansas City – Rookie Mini-Camps)
2015 Josh Bredl (Green Bay – Rookie Mini-Camp; won WWE Tough Enough)

 

In the NFL

Ryan Jensen (Baltimore - 2013-current)
Mike Pennel (Green Bay - 2014-current)
C.J. Roberts (Tampa Bay - 2016–current)

 

NFL Camp Invites

2010 Augustine Agyei (Cincinnati - Mini-camp)
2012 Lee Meisner (Atlanta – Training Camp)
2013 Ross Dausin (Tennessee – Rookie Mini–camp)
2014 Mike Pennel (Green Bay – UDFA)
2014 Darius Millines (Oakland – UDFA)
2014 and 2015 Chase Vaughn (Denver – Training Camp)
2015 Darius Allen (Baltimore – UDFA)
2015 C.J. Roberts (Arizona – UDFA)
2015 Paul Browning (Cleveland – signed after Rookie Mini-Camp, cut in July; Added to Carolina Panthers Training Camp roster)
2015 Chris Bonner (Carolina and Kansas City – Rookie Mini-Camps)
2015 Josh Bredl (Green Bay – Rookie Mini-Camp)

 

In the CFL

Chase Vaughn (Calgary – Training Camp 2012, Winnipeg – 2015 (played in 1 game)-current)
Darius Allen (BC – on roster for 2016)
C.J. Roberts (Winnipeg – 2015 Practice Squad)

 

In the AFL 

Paul Browning (Orlando – 2016-current)
Chase Vaughn (Spokane - 2013)

 

NFL Camp Invitees Prior to 1984

The following players were invited to an NFL/pro
training camp. This list may be incomplete. 
1966 Dan Cholas (Denver)
1966 Marty Collins (Saskatchewan – CFL)
1970 Jim Cain (N.Y. Jets)
1974 Mike Reppa (Kansas City)
1975 Glen Printers (Dallas)
Alan Webster (Kansas City)
1976 Del Bishop (Seattle)
1978 Mitch Johnson (Denver)
1979 Mick McCall (Detroit)
1981 Scott Gallas (Houston Oilers)
Bill Gower (Philadelphia)
1983 Dan DeRose (Denver)
Rich Perea (Denver)
1984 Jeff England (Dallas; Drafted by USFL)
Jeff Patterson (Denver)
John Wristen (Denver)

 

Former NFL Draftees and Players

Frank Grant (Washington Redskins (NFL) 1973-78; Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), 1978.  (Drafted in 13th round of 1972 NFL Draft by Washington)
Glen Printers (Drafted by San Diego Chargers in 13th round of 1975 NFL Draft)
Dan DeRose (New York Giants (NFL), 1987.  Replacement Player during 1987 NFL Players' Strike.  Was Giants' defensive captain.  Signed as free agent by Denver Broncos (NFL) in 1983, did not play
John Trahan (Kansas City Chiefs (NFL), 1987.  Replacement player during 1987 NFL Players' Strike
Herman Herad (Kansas City Chiefs (NFL), 1984-89.  (Drafted in 3rd round of 1984 NFL Draft by Kansas City)
Joe Taibi (New York Giants (NFL), 1987.  Replacement Player during 1987 NFL Players' Strike)

 

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.