FB: Big Ten in the NFL -- Notes of Interest

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The National Football League (NFL) released a breakdown of opening day rosters today which included some interesting nuggets about Big Ten programs. A total of 250 colleges were represented on the opening day rosters of NFL teams, and Michigan and Ohio State were two of only eight schools to boast 29 or more former players. The Buckeyes were tied for fourth with 36 former standouts in the league, while the Wolverines rated eighth with 29 former student-athletes in the NFL. The league also broke down the players by position, and Big Ten schools led the way at four spots in the lineup. Ohio State topped all intercollegiate programs with seven wide receivers and 10 defensive backs playing in the NFL. Iowa tied for the lead with five offensive guards on NFL rosters, while Michigan State tied for the top spot with five defensive tackles in the league.

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