Washington State's fall camp isn't set to begin until Thursday, but that doesn't mean a handful of Cougs aren't already in training camp. More than a dozen former WSU football players are currently in training camp with NFL teams.
A couple of players find themselves on new teams this season, while one player from WSU's 2011 roster is trying to make his way into the NFL. Here is the full rundown of Cougs currently on NFL rosters.
- Marcus Trufant, Seattle Seahawks
- Brandon Gibson, St. Louis Rams
- Alex Hoffman-Ellis, St. Louis Rams
- Jason Hill, Denver Broncos
- Ropati Pitoitua, Kansas City Chiefs
- Eric Frampton, Minnesota Vikings
- Erik Coleman, Detroit Lions
- Jerome Harrison, Detroit Lions
- Jason Hanson, Detroit Lions
- Zack Williams, Carolina Panthers
- Rian Lindell, Buffalo Bills
- Jed Collins, New Orleans Saints
- Chris Ivory, New Orleans Saints
Counting Ivory, 13 former WSU players are currently in NFL training camps. Harrison will not play in 2012 after he was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list in May. Two other Cougs, Husain and Hamza Abdullah, are taking the year off from the NFL.
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Washington State started out the year strong going 3-1 in its first four games, but that’s when things went downhill as they won just one game the rest of the way. They ended the year with just a 4-8 record. Despite the putrid end to the season, it was actually a step forward from the 2-10 record it had in 2010. With head coach Mike Leach at the helm, expect for more victories for the Cougars moving forward. Examine the odds on the Cougars this season and find picks on every game over at College Football Free Picks.
Washington State coach Mike Leach is getting his own bobblehead - CBSSports.com
Are you a Washington State football fan? Do you like Mike Leach? Do you like bobbleheads? If you answered ‘yes' to all three of these questions, then you're going to want to circle Oct. 13 on your calendar. If you don't own a calendar, you're probably going to want to go buy one just so you can circle Oct. 13. Why? It's Mike Leach Bobblehead Day at Martin Stadium.