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BYU football is a great place to launch an NFL career. Over the past 27 years BYU has had 68 players taken in the NFL Draft, including 23 from 2000-2011. BYU also had has 11 first-round draft picks. Forty former Cougars have played or coached in the Super Bowl over the years. This year 16 former Cougars are on NFL rosters. BYU has had a player drafted in 18 of the past 20 NFL drafts and had four players sign free agent contracts (Daniel Sorensen, Spencer Hadley, Eathyn Manumaleuna and Cody Hoffman) in 2014.


  • 16 Cougars currently play in the NFL
  • 68 NFL draft picks in the last 27 years 
  • 11 NFL first-round draft picks
  • 40 Cougars have played or coached in the Super Bowl
  • Former Cougars who are serving or have recently served as NFL head coaches include Andy Reid, Mike Holmgren and Brian Billick
  • BYU's highest drafted position is offensive line (30)
  • The Cougars have had players drafted at every position
  • Since 2000, BYU has had five linebackers, five defensive lineman, four tight ends, three running backs, three offensive lineman, two quarterbacks, two wide receivers and one kicker selected in the NFL Draft
  • Four Cougars signed rookie contracts to play in the NFL in 2014, including Daniel Sorensen (Kansas City Chiefs), Spencer Hadley (New Orleans Saints), Eathyn Manumaleuna (New York Giants) and Cody Hoffman (Washington Redskins)