The Big Ten will be heavily represented when the 2013 National Football League (NFL) season kicks off Thursday night, with 221 players appearing on rosters of the 32 NFL teams. Former student-athletes from all 12 Big Ten programs appear on an NFL roster, led by 30 players from Ohio State. The Buckeyes are one of 10 college football programs to boast at least 30 players on the NFL's 53-man rosters. In all, nine Big Ten teams feature at least 16 former players on NFL rosters, including Ohio State, Penn State (26), Iowa (24), Wisconsin (24), Illinois (23), Michigan (23), Nebraska (22), Purdue (18) and Michigan State (16).
More Than 220 Big Ten Players Set for NFL Season
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