Wednesday, September 9, 2020
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Forty-seven former Gators landed on 21 NFL rosters heading into Week 1 of the 2020 regular season.
In total, 37 will suit up on the 53-man active roster for the opening slate of games. This tally is the fourth-most in the country.
A primetime Thursday night matchup between the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans will feature four Gators as Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson will go head-to-head with 2014 First Team All-American and Texans cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. 2020 third round pick Jonathan Greenard (Houston) and Tommy Townsend (Kansas City) will both make their pro debut inside Arrowhead. Kickoff is slated for 8:20 p.m.
The New York Jets possess the most Florida representatives on their Week 1 roster as four former Gators will travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills for their Week 1 matchup. Atlanta and Jacksonville both feature three former Gators on their active roster.
Seven Gators would make their dreams a reality and be selected in the 2020 draft, the most since 2017. CJ Henderson became Florida’s 53rd First Rounder after Jacksonville selected him ninth overall last April.
Josh Hammond (Jaguars) would join Townsend as undrafted free agents who earned contracts with their respective teams at the conclusion of training camp.
Stay tuned for updates to see how the Gators fared each week.
Arizona Cardinals (at San Francisco)
D.J. Humphries- OL- 6th year
Max Garcia- G- 6th year
Marcus Gilbert- OT- 10th year (Opted Out)
Jonathan Bullard- DE- 5th year (Practice Squad)
Atlanta Falcons (vs. Seattle)
Keanu Neal- S- 5th year
Brandon Powell– WR- 3rd year
Dante Fowler Jr.- DE – 6th year
Buffalo Bills (vs. New York Jets)
Bryan Cox Jr.- DL- 4th year (Practice Squad)
Chicago Bears (at Detroit)
Eddy Pineiro– K- 3rd year- (Injured Reserve)
Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Los Angeles Chargers)
Carlos Dunlap- DE- 10th year
Fred Johnson– OG- 2nd year
Detroit Lions (vs. Chicago)
Jarrad Davis– LB- 4th year
Houston Texans (at Kansas City)
Vernon Hargreaves III- CB- 4th year
Jonathan Greenard– LB- Rookie
Indianapolis Colts (at Jacksonville)
Trey Burton- TE- 7th year (Injured Reserve)
Chaz Green- OL- 4th year
Kansas City Chiefs (vs. Houston)
Demarcus Robinson- WR- 5th year
Tommy Townsend– P- Rookie
Miami Dolphins (at New England)
Antonio Callaway– WR- 3rd season (Suspended)
Las Vegas Raiders (at Carolina)
Trent Brown- OT- 6th year
Los Angeles Chargers (at Cincinnati)
Mike Pouncey- C- 10th year
New Orleans Saints (vs. Tampa Bay)
Alex Anzalone – LB – 4th year
CJ Gardner-Johnson- S- 2nd year
Janoris Jenkins- CB- 9th year
Pittsburgh Steelers (at New York Giants)
Joe Haden – CB – 11th year
Maurkice Pouncey – C – 11th year
Seattle Seahawks (at Atlanta)
Freddie Swain– WR- Rookie
Quinton Dunbar- CB- 6th year
San Francisco 49ers (vs. Arizona)
Marcell Harris– S- 3rd year
Jordan Reed- TE- 8th year