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Top 5 Most Successful Oregon State Beavers in the NFL

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A total of 170 players from Oregon State Beavers have been drafted into the NFL with 14 of them having been selected for the Pro Bowl. From college football to career success and field dominance is what most players aim to achieve. The record of the top five speaks volumes of the NFL potential the OSU provides. Here are the notable successes.

Jacquizz Rodgers

At 5 feet and 6 inches, this petite running back arrived on the NFL scene in 2011. He was picked in the 5th round of the NFL draft. He immediately displayed his speed and durability.

During his rookie season, he ran 205 yards and a touchdown. He had 21 passes, and 57 carries with his peak performance being in 2012 with the Falcons. He had a career-high of 53 passes, rushed 402 yards, and a touchdown.

Nicknamed Mr. Touchdown by his teammates, he’s been one of the most honored players in Texas. Rodgers is currently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in his 6th NFL season.

Mike Remmers

Mike Remmers is a Jets offensive who has proven to be a thriving tackle in the NFL. He was an undrafted agent for the Denver Cross in 2012. 10 out of the 100 games in the NFL he has started were playoffs.

His college football career was propelled in 2008 when he replaced a suspended teammate allowing him to start in seven games and gained a full scholarship. This was when it was clear where to put your college football wagers because his success shows how talent and determination can overturn the odds for eagle-eyed punters. True to form, he became a one-time All-Pac 12 honorable mention, following his start in 37 games in the following three years of his scholarship.

He spent time with the Broncos, Buccaneers, and San Diego Chargers in his first two seasons and later moved to the Vikings and St. Louis Rams. Finally, he settled with the Panthers.

He started in every game with the Panthers throughout his career with them. He played in the Super Bowl 50 in 2015, which was his best season. He then moved to the Vikings in 2017 and the Chiefs in 2021.

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson was an NFL receiver, who was selected in the 2001 NFL draft during the 2nd round selections. He had an off-the-charts rookie season in 2002 with 69 receptions for 1,166 yards and 5 touchdowns.

He played 6 seasons back to back averaging 1,000 yards each season. Johnson received 6 Pro Bowl honors, was a first-team All-Pro four times, and was the 2011 AFC Champion.

By the end of the 2020 season, Johnson held a minimum of 10 Bengals franchise records. These included 1000+ receiving yard seasons, touchdown receptions, all-purpose yards, and 66 receiving touchdowns.

Nick Barnett

After playing college football for Oregon State University, Nick Barnett was drafted into the NFL in 2003. He was enlisted in the first round by the Green Bay Packers.

In his professional career, he also played for the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. His most successful year was with the Packers when they won Super Bowl 45.

He stayed with the team for 8 seasons. In 2005, he finished the season with the most tackles (194). He was ranked 4th with 128 unassisted tackles in 2005. He was also rated 3rd all-time for the most tackles -1,014.

Kyle Devan

Kyle Devan started his professional career as a free agent in 2008 with the Washington Redskins. He started in 25 games for the Colts as a right guard in 2009 and played in the Super Bowl with Colts against New Orleans Saints, in that same year.

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A total of 170 players from Oregon State Beavers have been drafted into the NFL with 14 of them having been selected for the Pro Bowl. From college football to career success and field dominance is what most players aim to achieve. The record of the top five speaks volumes of the NFL potential the OSU provides. Here are the notable successes.


Jacquizz Rodgers


At 5 feet and 6 inches, this petite running back arrived on the NFL scene in 2011. He was picked in the 5th round of the NFL draft. He immediately displayed his speed and durability.


During his rookie season, he ran 205 yards and a touchdown. He had 21 passes, and 57 carries with his peak performance being in 2012 with the Falcons. He had a career-high of 53 passes, rushed 402 yards, and a touchdown.


Nicknamed Mr. Touchdown by his teammates, he’s been one of the most honored players in Texas. Rodgers is currently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in his 6th NFL season.


Mike Remmers


Mike Remmers is a Jets offensive who has proven to be a thriving tackle in the NFL. He was an undrafted agent for the Denver Cross in 2012. 10 out of the 100 games in the NFL he has started were playoffs.


His college football career was propelled in 2008 when he replaced a suspended teammate allowing him to start in seven games and gained a full scholarship. This was when it was clear where to put your college football wagers because his success shows how talent and determination can overturn the odds for eagle-eyed punters. True to form, he became a one-time All-Pac 12 honorable mention, following his start in 37 games in the following three years of his scholarship.

He spent time with the Broncos, Buccaneers, and San Diego Chargers in his first two seasons and later moved to the Vikings and St. Louis Rams. Finally, he settled with the Panthers.


He started in every game with the Panthers throughout his career with them. He played in the Super Bowl 50 in 2015, which was his best season. He then moved to the Vikings in 2017 and the Chiefs in 2021.


Chad Johnson


Chad Johnson was an NFL receiver, who was selected in the 2001 NFL draft during the 2nd round selections. He had an off-the-charts rookie season in 2002 with 69 receptions for 1,166 yards and 5 touchdowns.


He played 6 seasons back to back averaging 1,000 yards each season. Johnson received 6 Pro Bowl honors, was a first-team All-Pro four times, and was the 2011 AFC Champion.


By the end of the 2020 season, Johnson held a minimum of 10 Bengals franchise records. These included 1000+ receiving yard seasons, touchdown receptions, all-purpose yards, and 66 receiving touchdowns.


Nick Barnett


After playing college football for Oregon State University, Nick Barnett was drafted into the NFL in 2003. He was enlisted in the first round by the Green Bay Packers.


In his professional career, he also played for the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. His most successful year was with the Packers when they won Super Bowl 45.


He stayed with the team for 8 seasons. In 2005, he finished the season with the most tackles (194). He was ranked 4th with 128 unassisted tackles in 2005. He was also mes for the Colts as a right guard in 2009 and played in the with the New York Jets, Eagles, and Boise Burn. As a right guard, he started in 21 out of the 31 games he played during the 2009-2010 season.


He ended his professional career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and Tennessee Titans in 2012. In total, he started in 30 games for the 2 teams. with the New York Jets, Eagles, and Boise Burn. As a right guard, he started in 21 out of the 31 games he played during the 2009-2010 season.

He ended his professional career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and Tennessee Titans in 2012. In total, he started in 30 games for the 2 teams.

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