24 Former Wildcats Make NFL Rosters
Wildcat Rookies set to Debut
Wildcat Rookies set to Debut

Posted Sep 7, 2004


As teams in the National Football League trimmed their rosters, 24 former Kansas State Wildcats had achieved roster positions, including three rookies.


24 Former Wildcats Make NFL Rosters

Three former Wildcats to make first appearance in NFL this season

MANHATTAN, Kan.
- As teams in the National Football League trimmed their rosters, 24 former Kansas State Wildcats had achieved roster positions, including three rookies.

The former Wildcats, which numbered 12 on the offensive side of the ball and 11 defensive players, who will be making their first appearance on an NFL field are center Nick Leckey with the Arizona Cardinals, defensive tackle Tank Reese of the Indianapolis Colts and strong safety Rashad Washington of the New York Jets. Reese’s Colts will open the 2004 NFL season on Thursday night against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The oldest Wildcat remaining on an NFL roster is offensive tackle Barrett Brooks of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Other former Wildcats of note on NFL rosters include sixth-year kicker Martin Gramatica of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, fifth-year defensive end Darren Howard of the New Orleans Saints, fourth-year wide receiver Quincy Morgan of the Cleveland Browns, second-year cornerback Terence Newman of the Dallas Cowboys and second-year fullback Rock Cartwright of the Washington Redskins. Gramatica is two years removed from winning the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers and Newman returns to the NFL’s number one ranked defense from a season ago.

Since 1999, the Wildcats have had the most NFL players in the Big 12 Conference selected in the NFL Draft with 23.

Player Team Position Year

Mario Fatafehi Denver DT 4th

Terry Pierce Denver LB 2nd

Quincy Morgan Cleveland WR 4th

Ben Lieber San Diego LB 3rd

Monty Beisel Kansas City LB 4th

Tank Reese Indianapolis DT 1st

Damion McIntosh Miami OT 5th

Rashad Washington NewYork Jets SS R

Barrett Brooks Pittsburgh OT 9th

DeMarcus Faggins Houston CB 3rd

Shad Meier Tennessese TE 4th

Martin Gramatica Tampa Bay K 6th

Josh Scobey Arizona RB 2nd

Nick Leckey Arizona C R

Terence Newman Dallas CB 2nd

Mark Simoneau Philadelphia LB 5th

Justin Swift Atlanta TE 4th

Todd Weiner Atlanta OT 7th

Jarrod Cooper Carolina S 4th

Jerametrius Butler St. Louis CB 3rd

Rock Cartwright Washington RB 2nd

Darren Howard New Orleans DE 5th

Kendyl Jacox New Orleans C 7th

-KSU-


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