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21 different Syracuse Orangemen basketball players have played in the NFL, plus the late Ernie Davis, Heisman Trophy winner and 1st round draft pick. Jim Brown and John Mackey were inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

 
Player Years Seasons
Pos
Games
John Barsha
1
1920
RB
3
Reaves 'Ribs' Baysinger
1
1924
OL
1
Jim Brown
9
1957-1965
RB
118
Harlan 'Gotch' Carr
1
1927
QB
10
Ernie Davis
0
DNP
RB
0
Les Dye
2
1944-1945
WR
19
Bill Erwig
1
1920
OT
1
Russ Finsterwald
1
1920
WB
2
Ken Harris
1
1923
FB
6
Bill Kellogg
2
1924-1925
FB
9
John Mackey
10
1963-1972
TE
139
Paul McKee
2
1947-1948
WR
23
Donovan McNabb
13
1999-2011
QB
167
Vince Mulvey
1
1923
FB
3
Billy Rafter
2
1921,1924
WB
3
Herm Sawyer
1
1922
HB/QB
3
Melvin Tuten
6
1995-2002
OL
66
Larry Weltman
1
1922
FB
4
Mike Williams
5
2010-2014
WR
63
Maury Youmans
5
1960-1965
DE
56
Dave Ziff
2
1925-1926
WR
11
Giff Zimmerman
2
1924-1925
WB/TB
8

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