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Notre Dame and IU: Who's in the NFL?

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 16:05:54-04

With both IU and Notre Dame undefeated in 2015, the excitement is beginning to grow for the two Indiana colleges' football programs. With both schools having apparent success in the early stages of the 2015 college football season, let's take a look at the former players for both teams who have moved on to the pros.

While Notre Dame leads the state in current NFL players with 31, there are six former IU players who are currently on NFL rosters. 

The Ohio State - IU game will be broadcasted at 3:30 on RTV6, followed by an expanded edition of The News at 7. After the news will be the Notre Dame - Clemson game.

Former Notre Dame players on NFL rosters:

Robert Blanton -- safety -- drafted in the fifth round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012

Kyle Brindza -- kicker -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions in 2015 -- now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sergio Brown -- safety -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the New England Patriots in 2010 -- now plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars

David Bruton Jr. -- safety -- drafted in the fourth round by the Denver Broncos in 2009

Jimmy Clausen -- quarterback -- drafted in the second round by the Carolina Panthers in 2010 -- now with the Chicago Bears

Tyler Eifert -- tight end -- drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013

Anthony Fasano -- tight end -- drafted in the second round by the Dallas Cowboys in 2006

Michael Floyd -- wide receiver -- drafted in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals in 2012

Jonas Gray -- running back -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2012 -- now in his second stint with the Dolphins

Ryan Harris -- tackle -- drafted in the third round by the Denver Broncos in 2009 -- now in his third stint with the Broncos

Bennett Jackson -- safety -- drafted in the sixth round by the New York Giants in 2014

J.J. Jansen -- long snapper -- signed as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2008 -- now with the Carolina Panthers

TJ Jones -- wide receiver -- drafted in the sixth round by the Detroit Lions in 2014

Kapron Lewis-Moore -- defensive end -- drafted in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2013

Zack Martin -- guard -- drafted in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys in 2014

Troy Niklas -- tight end -- drafted in the second round by the Arizona Cardinals in 2014

Louis Nix III -- defensive tackle -- drafted in the third round by the New York Giants in 2014

Theo Riddick -- running back -- drafted in the sixth round by the Detroit Lions in 2013

Cody Riggs -- cornerback -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans in 2015

Trevor Robinson -- center -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012 -- now with the San Diego Chargers

Kyle Rudolph -- tight end -- drafted in the second round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2011

Harrison Smith -- safety -- drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012

John Sullivan -- center -- drafted in the sixth round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2008

Golden Tate -- wide receiver -- drafted in the second round by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 -- now with the Detroit Lions

Manti Te’o -- linebacker -- drafted in the second round by the San Diego Chargers in 2013

Justin Tuck -- defensive end -- drafted in the third round by the New York Giants in 2005 -- now with the Oakland Raiders

Stephon Tuitt -- defensive end -- drafted in the second round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014

Darrin Walls -- cornerback -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2011 -- now with the New York Jets

Chris Watt -- center -- drafted in the third round by the San Diego Chargers in 2014

Ian Williams -- defensive tackle -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers in 2011

Sam Young -- tackle -- drafted in the sixth round by the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 -- now with the Jacksonville Jaguars

Former Indiana University players on NFL rosters:

Tevin Coleman -- running back -- drafted in the third round by the Atlanta Falcons in 2015

Cody Latimer -- wide receiver -- drafted in the second round by the Denver Broncos in 2014

Tracy Porter -- cornerback -- drafted in the second round by the New Orleans Saints in 2008 -- now plays for the Chicago Bears

Bobby Richardson -- defensive end -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints in 2015

Rodger Saffold -- guard -- drafted in the second round the by the St. Louis Rams in 2010

Marcus Thigpen -- wide receiver -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 -- now plays for the Buffalo Bills

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