The 2012 NFL season opens tonight, when the New York Giants play the Dallas Cowboys.
Three former Razorbacks — Dallas running back Felix Jones and New York guard Mitch Petrus and cornerback Michael Coe — are on the 53-man rosters for both teams. They're among 17 former Razorbacks who made 53-man rosters. The list includes rookies Jake Bequette (New England), Jarius Wright (Minnesota) and Joe Adams (Carolina).
Early next week we'll kick off our weekly "Razorbacks in the NFL" blog post, recapping how former Hogs performed on the field in the opener. Before we get there, let's find out who made teams the 53-man rosters (according to NFL.com). The list below doesn't include players who are still with their organizations, but on injured reserve lists (like Philadelphia OL Jason Peters, Minnesota WR Greg Childs and OL DeMarcus Love). It also doesn't count practice squad players.
Here's what we compiled. If we missed anyone, please let us know:
RAZORBACKS IN THE NFL
George Wilson – Buffalo Bills
Tarvaris Jackson - Buffalo Bills
Nate Garner – Miami Dolphins
Jake Bequette – New England Patriots
Ryan Mallett – New England Patriots
Bobbie Williams – Baltimore Ravens
Jamaal Anderson – Cincinnati Bengals
Peyton Hillis – Kansas City Chiefs
Darren McFadden – Oakland Raiders
Felix Jones – Dallas Cowboys
Mitch Petrus – New York Giants
Michael Coe - New York Giants
Chris Houston – Detroit LIons
Brett Goode – Green Bay Packers
D.J. Williams – Green Bay Packers
Jarius Wright – Minnesota Vikings
Joe Adams – Carolina Panthers
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau