Oct. 21, 2005
UCLA has produced more 2005 National Football League players than any other school in the Pacific-10 conference, according to information distributed by the NFL.
There were 25 Bruins on NFL rosters during opening weekend, more than any other Pac-10 school. USC was second with 24, followed by Washington (22), California (21) and Arizona State (20).
Overall, UCLA ranked 15th nationally among Division IA schools with its 25 NFL players. Florida State led the list with 42 players on NFL opening weekend rosters.
The Bruins on opening weekend rosters included: Marques Anderson, Denver; Brendon Ayanbadejo, Chicago; Dave Ball, San Diego; Jason Bell, Houston; Drew Bennett, Tennessee; Ryan Boschetti, Washington; Brandon Chillar, St. Louis; Kenyon Coleman, Dallas; Donnie Edwards, San Diego; Mike Flanagan, Green Bay; Bryan Fletcher, Indianapolis; DeShaun Foster, Carolina; Travis Kirschke, Pittsburgh; Chris Kluwe, Minnesota; Rodney Leisle, New Orleans; Tommy Maddox, Pittsburgh; Ricky Manning Jr., Carolina; Ryan Nece, Tampa Bay; Ryan Neufeld, Buffalo; Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore; Tab Perry, Cincinnati; Mike Seidman, Carolina; Robert Thomas, Green Bay; Matt Ware, Philadelphia; Shaun Williams, New York Giants.