NFL Alumni

The following California Community Colleges alumni played in or coached in the National Football League. The NFL teams listed are those the player or coach is most closely affiliated with, be it by draft or most seasons in that organization. Those players and coaches are:


1. Aaron Rodgers – Butte College – Green Bay Packers
2. Akili Smith – Grossmont College – Cinncinnati Bengals
3. Al Carmichael – Santa Ana College – Green Bay Packers/Denver Broncos
4. Alex Van Dyke – Sac City – N.Y. Jets/Philadelphia Eagles
5. Alvin Walton – Mt. San Jacinto College – Washington Redskins
6. Andy Reid – Glendale Community College – Philadelphia Eagles head coach
7. Anthony Miller – Pasadena City College – Broncos/Cowboys/Chargers
8. Antonio Pierce – Mt. San Antonio College – NY Giants
9. Art Powell – San Diego City College – Oakland Raiders
10. Ben Davidson – East Los Angeles College – Packers/Chiefs/Raiders
11. Bennie Barnes – Contra Costa College – Dallas Cowboys
12. Bill Ring – College of San Mateo – San Francisco 49ers
13. Bill Walsh – College of San Mateo – San Francisco 49ers
14. Billy Kilmer – Citrus College – Washington Redskins
15. Bob Heintz – San Joaquin Delta College – Miami Dolphins
16. Brian Sipe – Grossmont College – Cleveland Browns
17. Brig Owens – Fullerton College – Washington Redskins
18. Carl Weathers – Long Beach City College – Oakland Raiders
19. Chad Ochocinco – Santa Monica College – Cincinnati Bengals
20. Booker Brown – Santa Barbara City College – Houston Oilers
21. Brad Daluiso – Grossmont College – NY Giants
22. Bryan Robinson – College of the Desert – Arizona Cardinals
23. Carl Littlefield – Sacramento City College – Pittsburgh Pirates (yes, the Pirates in 1939)
24. Charlie Ane – Compton College – Kansas City Chiefs
25. Chris Mimms – Los Angeles Southwest College – San Diego Chargers
26. Chris Thomas – Ventura College – San Francisco 49ers
27. Claudie Minor – Mt. San Antonio College – Mt. San Antonio College
28. Dante Scarnecchia – Taft Junior College – line coach N.E. Patriots
29. Darick Holmes – Sacramento City College – Buffalo Bills
30. Daryl Hobbs – Santa Monica College – Los Angeles Raiders
31. Darryl Rogers – Long Beach City College – former Detroit Lions head coach
32. Dave Kilson – Sacramento City College – Buffalo Bills
33. Dave Ogas – Fullerton College – Buffalo Bills
34. Dave Tipton – Gavilan College – N.Y. Giants
35. Dave Wilson – Fullerton College – New Orleans Saints
36. Deacon Turner – Bakersfield College – Cincinnati Bengals
37. Derek Ware – Sacramento City College – Arizona Cardinals
38. Derrick Deese – El Camino College – San Francisco 49ers
39. Derrick Rogers – Riverside City College – Miami Dolphins
40. Desmond Bishop – City College of San Francisco – Green Bay Packers
41. Dick Vermeil – Napa Valley College – former NFL head coach
42. Don Burroughs – Ventura College – Philadelphia Eagles
43. Don Shinnick – Los Angeles Valley College – Baltimore Colts
44. Don Warren – Mt. San Antonio – Washington Redskins
45. Doug Mayberry – Yuba College – Oakland Raiders
46. Earl McCullough – Long Beach City College – Detroit Lions
47. Ed Brown – Hartnell College – Chicago Bears
48. Eddie LeBaron - San Joaquin Delta College – Washington Redskins
49. Elton Veals – Merritt College – Pittsburgh Steelers
50. Eric Lane – Chabot College – Seattle Seahawks
51. Eric Yarber – L.A. Valley College – Washington Redskins
52. Ernie Zampese – Allan Hancock College – San Diego Chargers
53. Frank Corral – Riverside City College – Los Angeles Rams
54. Frank Gifford – Bakersfield College – NY Giants
55. Freddie Brown – Citrus College – Cincinnati Bengals
56. Fred Besana – Sierra College – Buffalo Bills
57. Fred Dryer – El Camino College – Los Angeles Rams
58. Fred Stennett – Ventura College – Chicago Bears
59. Gary Garrison – Long beach City College – San Diego Chargers
60. Gary Plummer – Ohlone College – S.D. Chargers/S.F. 49ers
61. Gino Marchetti – Modesto Junior College – Baltimore Colts
62. Glen Cadrez – Chaffey College – Denver Broncos
63. Greg Cox – Hartnell College – S.F. 49ers
64. Greg Fields – Hartnell College – Baltimore Colts
65. Greg Robinson – Bakersfield College – Denver Broncos coach
66. Greg Townsend – Long Beach City College – Oakland Raiders
67. Greg Wojcik – Orange Coast College – San Diego Chargers
68. Gunther Cunningham – Allan Hancock College – K.C. Chiefs/Detroit Lions
69. Hardiman Cureton – Los Angeles Valley College – Los Angeles Rams
70. Haven Moses – Los Angeles Harbor College – Denver Broncos
71. Henry Williams – Hartnell College – Oakland Raiders
72. Herman Edwards – Monterey Peninsula College – head coach/player Phil. Eagles
73. Hugh McElhenny – Compton College – S.F. 49ers
74. Isaac Booth – Sacramento City College – Cleveland Browns
75. Isaac Bruce – Santa Monica College – St. Louis Rams
76. Israel Ifeanyi – Orange Coast College – S.F. 49ers
77. J.C. Pearson – Fullerton College – K.C. Chiefs
78. Jahine Arnold – De Anza College – Pittsburgh Steelers
79. Jamal Anderson – Moorpark – Atlanta Falcons
80. James Campen – Sacramento City College – Green Bay Packers/Packers asst. coach
81. James Hundon – City College of San Francisco – Cincinnati Bengals
82. James Saxon – American River College – K.C. Chiefs
83. James Wilkes – Pasadena City College – New Orleans Saints
84. Jarrett Bush – American River College – Green Bay Packers
85. Jason Pierre-Paul – College of the Canyons – N.Y. Giants
86. Jason Sehorn – Shasta College – N.Y. Giants
87. Jeff Barnes – Chabot College – L.A./Oakland Raiders
88. Jeff Garcia – Gavilan College – S.F. 49ers
89. Jeff Winans – Modesto Junior College – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
90. Jim Cadile – San Jose City College – Chicago Bears
91. Jim Fassel – Fullerton College – former NFL head coach
92. Jim Merlo – Fresno City College – New Orleans Saints
93. Jim Obradovich – El Camino College – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
94. Jim Zorn – Cerritos College – Seattle Seahawks
95. Jimmy Johnson – Santa Monica College – Washington Redskins /Vikings coach
96. Joe Gibbs – Cerritos College – Washington Redskins head coach
97. Joe Perry – Compton College – San Francisco 49ers
98. John Becker – Los Angeles Valley College – former NFL asst. coach
99. John Madden – College of San Mateo – Oakland Raiders head coach
100. John Marshall – Allan Hancock College – Detroit Lions asst. coach
101. John Pease – Fullerton College – New Orleans Saints asst. coach
102. John Rade – Modesto Junior College – Atlanta Falcons
103. Jon Zogg – Hartnell College – Los Angeles Raiders
104. Julian Edleman – College of San Mateo – New England Patriots
105. Junior Tautalatasi – Chabot College – Philadelphia Eagles
106. Ken Harvey – Laney College – Washington Redskins
107. Kevin Johnson – Los Angeles Harbor College – Philadelphia Eagles
108. Kevin McLain – Fullerton College – Los Angeles Rams
109. Keyshawn Johnson – West Los Angeles College – New York Jets
110. Kim Bokamper – San Jose City College – Miami Dolphins
111. Larry Allen – Butte College – Dallas Cowboys
112. Larry Mac Duff- Fullerton College – N.Y. Giants asst. coach
113. Lee Grosscup – Santa Monica College – N.Y. Giants
114. Leonard Russell – Mt. San Antonio College – New England Patriots
115. Lorenzo Lynch – Chabot College – Arizona Cardinals
116. Louis Wright – Bakersfield College – Denver Broncos
117. Lynn Cain – East Los Angeles College – Atlanta Falcons
118. MacArthur Lane - Merritt College – Green Bay Packers
119. Mark Fields – Los Angeles Southwest College – New Orleans Saints
120. Marv Owens – Fullerton College – St. Louis Cardinals
121. Matt Kofler – San Diego Mesa College – Buffalo Bills
122. Max Montoya – Mt. San Antonio College – Cincinnati Bengals
123. Mel Farr – Santa Monica College – Detroit Lions
124. Mike Davis – East Los Angeles College – Oakland Raiders
125. Mike Horan – Fullerton – New York Giants
126. Mike Lansford – Pasadena City College – Los Angeles Rams
127. Mike Martz – San Diego City College – St. Louis Rams head coach
128. Nate Wright – Monterey Peninsula College – Minnesota Vikings
129. Norm Thompson – Laney College – St. Louis Cardinals
130. O.J. Simpson – City College of San Francisco – Buffalo Bills
131. Ollie Matson – City College of San Francisco – Chicago Bears
132. Otis Smith – Taft College – Philadelphia Eagles/ K.C Chiefs asst. coach
133. Paul Moyer – Fullerton College – Seattle Seahawks
134. Paul Wiggin – Modesto Junior College – Cleveland Browns
135. Pete Carroll – College of Marin – Seattle Seahawks head coach
136. Pete Rozelle – Compton College – former NFL commissioner
137. Randy Kirk – De Anza College – San Francisco 49ers
138. Randy Vataha – Golden West College – New England Patriots
139. Ray Ethridge – Pasadena City College – Baltimore Ravens
140. Ray May – Los Angeles City College – Pittsburgh Steelers
141. Ray Wersching – Cerritos College – San Francisco 49ers
142. Ray Willsey – Santa Ana College – Oakland Raiders asst. coach
143. Reggie Brown – College of the Desert – Seattle Seahawks
144. Reggie Rusk – Riverside College – San Diego Chargers
145. Rich Camarillo – Cerritos College – New England Patriots
146. Richard Smith – Rio Hondo College – Denver Broncos asst. coach
147. Rob Awalt – Sacramento City College – Arizona Cardinals
148. Rob Coons – Fullerton College – Buffalo Bills
149. Robert Jenkins – Chabot College – Los Angeles Rams
150. Rocky Thompson – Hartnell College – N.Y. Giants
151. Rod Dowhower – Santa Barbara City College - former head coach Indianapolis Colts
152. Rod Martin – Los Angeles City College – Oakland Raiders
153. Rod Sherman – Pasadena City College – Oakland Raiders
154. Ron Jessie – Imperial Valley College – Detroit Lions
155. Ron Yary – Cerritos College – Minnesota Vikings
156. Saladin Martin – San Diego City College – San Francisco 49ers
157. Sam Brown – Contra Costa College – Cleveland Browns
158. Sean Manuel – Laney College – San Francisco 49ers
159. Sam Rogers – West Los Angeles College – Buffalo Bills
160. Scott Miller – Saddleback College – Miami Dolphins
161. Sean Thomas – Sacramento City College – Atlanta Falcons
162. Sherman White – Laney College – Buffalo Bills
163. Stephone Paige – Saddleback College – Kansas City Chiefs
164. Steve DeBerg – Fullerton College – Kansas City Chiefs
165. Steve Smith – Santa Monica College – Carolina Panthers
166. T.J. Houshmanzadeh – Cerritos College – Cincinnati Bengals
167. Terry Donahue – Los Angeles Valley College – S.F. 49ers general manager
168. Tom Dempsey – Saddleback College – New Orleans Saints
169. Tom Flores – Fresno City College – Oakland Raiders
170. Tony Banks – San Diego Mesa – Houston Texans
171. Tony Eason – American River College – New England Patriots
172. Tony Reed – Antelope Valley College – Kansas City Chiefs
173. Tony Teresa – Hartnell College – San Francisco 49ers
174. Travis Williams – Contras Costa College – Green Bay Packers
175. Van Tuinei – Golden West College – Chicago Bears
176. Vernon Dean – Los Angeles Valley College – Washington Redskins
177. Vic Lindskog – Santa Ana College – Philadelphia Eagles
178. Vince Evans – Los Angeles City College – Chicago Bears
179. Warren Moon – West Los Angeles College – Houston Oilers
180. Webster Slaughter – San Joaquin Delta College – Cleveland Browns
181. Wendell Hayes – Merritt College – Kansas City Chiefs
182. Willie Buchanon – Mira Costa – Green Bay Packers
183. Willie Wood – West Hills College – Green Bay Packers
184. Woodley Lewis – Los Angeles City College – Los Angeles Rams
185. Wyman Henderson – Allan Hancock College – Denver Broncos
186. Zaven Yaralian – El Camino College – former NFL asst. coach

Sources: Foundation for California Community Colleges alumni list, California Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

NOTE: If you know of someone who played or coached in the NFL who is not on this list, please e-mail his name and community college affiliation to communications@cccco.edu.