Currently, 10 former Minnesota Gophers are on either an active roster or practice squad of an NFL team (none are on injured reserve). Here's a capsule summary of every ex-Minnesota player in the league.
Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Cleveland Browns
Now in his third season with Cleveland -- he was undrafted in 2016 and signed with Jacksonville -- Boddy-Calhoun has been moved from cornerback to safety, listed as a backup on the Browns' depth chart. In 2017, Boddy-Calhoun started seven games and saw a lot of time as a nickel corner, recording 39 tackles and six passes defensed in 13 games. As a rookie, he had 43 tackles, 11 PD and three interceptions.
Tramaine Brock, CB, Denver Broncos
Brock spent seven years with San Francisco after being signed as an undrafted free agent. However, Brock was cut by the 49ers before the 2017 season following an arrest for felony domestic violence. That case was eventually dismissed and Brock signed with Seattle, then dealt to Minnesota. He played in a reserve role for the Vikings, compiling just eight tackles and one pass defensed in 11 games. Brock signed with Denver in the offseason and is listed as a backup corner, although he got in a lot of work as the No. 3 CB with the Broncos in training camp.
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De’Vondre Campbell, OLB, Atlanta Falcons
A fourth-round pick by the Falcons in 2016, Campbell has emerged as a key player in Atlanta's defense. After playing in 11 games as a rookie with 10 starts, recording 48 tackles, Campbell started all 16 regular-season games for the Falcons in 2017. He finished with 92 tackles, four passes defensed, his first two NFL sacks and a forced fumble. Campbell also started both of Atlanta's playoff games, recording a combined eight tackles with a sack. He is once again slated to be a starting outside linebacker for the Falcons.
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MarQueis Gray, TE, Miami Dolphins
A career backup, Gray was finally slated to be a starter -- and then he tore his Achilles in practice and was placed on injured reserve days before Miami's first game. The former Minnesota quarterback spent his rookie year in 2013 with Cleveland, then two seasons with Buffalo and the previous two with Miami. In 53 career games, Gray has just 26 catches for 312 yards and has rushed 11 times for 57 yards. He is still looking for his first NFL touchdown. The collegiate QB also threw a pass last season, becoming the first Dolphins tight end since 1969 to catch a pass, rush the ball and attempt a pass in the same season.
Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota Vikings
Myrick dropped to the seventh round in the 2017 draft but stuck in Jacksonville. However, the Jaguars had a strong secondary, including A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey, and Myrick appeared in just five games with no tackles and one pass defensed. Myrick didn't make Jacksonville's 53-man roster this year, but was picked up on Wednesday by the Vikings, who signed him to their practice squad.
Steven Richardson, DT, Los Angeles Chargers
Signed as an undrafted free agent following four seasons with the Gophers in which he had 103 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss, Richardson was signed to the Chargers' practice squad after impressing in training camp and preseason, where he recorded eight tackles.
Marcus Sherels, CB/KR/PR, Minnesota Vikings
Despite being mainly just a kick and punt returner, Sherels continues to hold down a roster spot on the Vikings. This will be his ninth year with the team. Sherels played in all 16 games last year and had six tackles -- he hasn't recorded more than eight in a season since 2013. But he did average 24.6 yards on 11 kick returns and 9.5 yards on 39 punt returns. While he didn't take any to the house in 2017, Sherels holds the Vikings franchise record with five career punt return touchdowns. Sherels is once again listed as Minnesota's top returner, although rookie Mike Hughes looms as a future threat.
Maxx Williams, TE, Baltimore Ravens
A second-round pick in 2015, Williams' career has never lived up to his draft standing thanks in large part to injuries. He did play in 11 games in 2017, with eight starts, with 15 receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown. It was Williams' first catches since his rookie season, having appeared in four games in 2016 but without a reception. Williams now finds himself second string behind Nick Boyle, a fifth-round pick in '15, and with the Ravens having selected Hayden Hurst in the first round of this year's draft, although Hurst is sidelined after having foot surgery.
Damien Wilson, LB, Dallas Cowboys
Since being drafted in the fourth round (127th overall) by the Cowboys in 2015, Wilson has played in all 48 regular-season games in his three seasons. Wilson started nine games last year and recorded career highs in tackles (35) and sacks (1). Wilson is listed as Dallas' starting strongside linebacker to open the 2018 season.
Nate Wozniak, OT, New Orleans Saints
After catching 28 passes as a tight end for the Gophers from 2015-17, Wozniak went undrafted. Signed by New Orleans, the Saints converted the 6-foot-10, 280-pound Wozniak to offensive tackle. The conversion apparently went well enough for the Saints to sign Wozniak to their practice squad. If Wozniak can appear in a regular-season game, he'd be the tallest offensive tackle in NFL history. Currently there are three active tackles who are 6-9. According to pro-football-reference.com, only two players in league history have stood 6-10 or taller.