SJ Players in the NFL

Former Salem star Jonathan Taylor was an All-Pro running back last season for the Indianapolis Colts (photo: courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts)

South Jersey Flavor in the NFL

South Jersey has enjoyed a rich tradition when it comes to producing top-flight football talent. Below is our ever-expanding list of NFL players who competed for South Jersey high schools. This list consists of players who appeared in an actual game.

It doesn’t include South Jersey products who are set to be rookies this season.

Special thanks go to historian Chuck Langerman who has provided several new updates over the last few years.

The players are listed below with at least one of the NFL teams that they played for. In order to be included on this list, the players had to perform in at least one (non-strike) NFL game.

That doesn’t include this year’s rookies such as former Rutgers standouts – wide receiver Bo Melton (of Cedar Creek), a seventh round pick of Seattle and running back Isiah Pecheco (Vineland) a seventh round choice of the Kansas City Chiefs.

If there are any names that you feel are omitted, please contact us at

NFL Players from South Jersey
Flipper Anderson – Paulsboro (LA Rams, Indianapolis WR)
Clifton Anderson-Cape May City (NY Giants, Chicago Cardinals, OE)
Ryquell Armstead – Millville (Jacksonville, RB)
Anthony Averett – Woodbury (Baltimore Ravens DB)
Eli Apple – Eastern (NY Giants, New Orleans CB)
John Aveni – Glassboro (Chicago K)
Rashad Baker – Woodrow Wilson (Buffalo DB)
Brandon Bell – Oakcrest (Cincinnati LB)
Bob Bell – Bordentown Military (Detroit, St. Louis Cardinals DL)
Randy Beverly – Wildwood (NY Jets DB)
Cory Bird – Oakcrest (Indianapolis DB)
Gary Brackett – Glassboro (Indianapolis LB)
Shaun Bradley – Rancocas Valley (Eagles LB)
A.B. Brown – Salem (NY Jets RB)
John Brown – Camden (Cleveland T)
George Burrell – Kingsway (Denver DB)
Greg Buttle – Mainland (NY Jets LB)
Damiere Byrd – Timber Creek (Carolina, Arizona WR)
Joe Callahan – Holy Spirit (Green Bay QB)
Chris Canty – Eastern (New England, Seattle, New Orleans DB)
Sean Chandler – Camden (NY Giants DB)
Deron Cherry – Palmyra (K.C. DB)
Stan Clayton – Cherry Hill East (Atlanta OL)
Corey Clement – Glassboro (Eagles RB)
Avon Cobourne – Holy Cross (Detroit RB)
Andre Collins – Cinnaminson (Washington, Cincinnati LB)
Doug Colman – Ocean City (NY Giants, Tennessee LB)
Wayne Colman – Atlantic City (Saints, Eagles DB)
Bill Conaty – Camden Catholic – Buffalo C)
Paul Costa – Bordentown Military (Buffalo TE-T)
Phil Costa – Holy Cross (Dallas OL)
Brad Costello – Holy Cross (Cincinnati P)
Damien Covington – Overbrook (Buffalo LB)
Jack Crawford – St. Augustine (Oakland, Dallas, Atlanta DL)
Dave Crossan – Collingswood (Washington C)
Mike Curcio – Oakcrest (Eagles LB)
Mike Daniels – Highland (Green Bay DL)
Donovin Darius – Woodrow Wilson (Jacksonville S)
Jul’ien Davenport – Paulsboro (Houston OL)
Ron Davis- Deptford (St. Louis Cardinals DE)
Ron Dayne – Overbrook (NJ Giants, Denver RB)
Jamil Demby – Vineland (LA Rams OL)
Lee DeRamus – Edgewood (New Orleans WR)
Mike Devlin – Cherokee (Buffalo, Arizona C)
Ryan D’Imperio – Washington Township (Minnesota FB)
Darren Drozdov – Oakcrest (Denver DL)
Willie Drewrey – N.Burlington (Houston, T.Bay WR)
Joe Duckworth- Bordentown Military (Washington O-end)
Bill Duff – Delran (Cleveland DL)
Doug Easlick – Cherokee (Miami FB)
Chuck Faucette – Willingboro (San Diego LB)
Joe Fields – Glo. Catholic (NY Jets C)
Joe Flacco – Audubon (Baltimore, Denver, NY Jets, Eagles QB)
Glenn Foley – C.H. East (NY Jets, Seattle QB)
Geane Foster – Pennsville (San Diego RB)
Lorenzo Freeman – Woodrow Wilson (Steelers DL)
Walter French- Moorestown (Pottsville, Rochester, RB)
Irving Fryar – Ran. Valley (N. England, Miami, Eagles, Wash. WR)
Ron Gassert – Rancocas Valley, Bordentown Military Institute (Green Bay T)
Ka’Lial Glaud – Winslow Township (Tampa Bay LB)
Matt Gono – Cinnaminson (Atlanta OL)
Bubba Green – Millville (Baltimore DL)
Jamaal Green – Woodrow Wilson (Eagles, DE)
William Green – Holy Spirit (Cleveland RB)
Shonn Greene – Winslow Township (NY Jets RB)
Anthony Griggs – Kennedy (Eagles, Browns LB)
Billy Griggs – Pennsauken (NY Jets TE)
David Griggs – Pennsauken (Miami, S. Diego LB)
Jonathan Grimes – Paul VI (NY Jets, Houston RB)
Chris Hall – Pemberton (Dallas S)
Dino Hall – Pleasantville (Cleveland RB)
Roscoe Hansen – Holy Spirit (Eagles T)
Kelvin Harmon – Palmyra (Washington WR)
Marvin Hargrove – Willingboro (Eagles WR)
Al Harris – Rancocas Valley (Chicago, Eagles DL)**
Franco Harris – Rancocas Valley (Pittsburgh RB)
Mike Haynes – Northern Burlington (Chicago DL)
George Hegamin – Camden (Dallas, Eagles, Tampa Bay OL)
Nate Hemsley – Delran (Dallas, Carolina LB)
Dwayne Hendricks – Millville (N.Y. Giants DL)
Kevin Hickman – Holy Cross (Detroit TE)
Dwight Hicks – Pennsauken (San Francisco DB)
Wesley Hills – Wildwood (Detroit RB)
Gerald Hodges – Paulsboro (Minnesota LB)
Ka’Dar Hollman, Burlington Township (Green Bay Packers DB)
Derek Holloway – Palmyra (Wash, T. Bay WR)
Bill Hunter – Delaware Twp. (Wash, Miami DB)
Pete Hunter – Atlantic City (Dallas DB)
Ron Israel – Haddon Heights (Minnesota DB)
Steve Israel – Haddon Hts (LA Rams, N. England, N. Orleans DB)
Ben Ijalana – Rancocas Valley (Indianapolis OL)
Mike Jarmoluk – Bordentown Military Institute (Chicago Bears, Eagles, Boston Yanks, and NY Bulldogs OT-DL).
George Jamison – Bridgeton (Detroit LB)
Austin Johnson – St. Augustine (Tennessee LB)
George Johnson – Glassboro (Tampa Bay DL)
Harvey Johnson -Bridgeton (NY Yankees RB)
Juwan Johnson – Glassboro (New Orleans WR)
Antony Jordan – Washington Twp. (Indianapolis LB)
Tom Knight – Cherokee (Arizona DB)
Andy Kowalski – Gloucester (Brooklyn WR-DE)
Pete Kugler – C.H. East (San Francisco DL)
John Kuzman-Bordentown Military Institute (Chicago Cardinals OT)
Kevin Landolt – Holy Cross (Jacksonville DL)
Ted Laux – Collingswood (Eagles QB)
Reggie Lawrence-Camden (Eagles WR)
Alex Lewis – Delran (Detroit LB)
Floyd Little – Bordentown Military Institute (Denver RB)
Tom Longo – Bordentown Military (NY Giants, Cards, DB)
Wali Lundy – Florence/Holy Cross (Houston Texans RB)
Brison Manor – Bridgeton (Denver DL)
Greg Mark – Pennsauken – (Miami, Eagles DL)
Mike McBath – Woodbury (Buffalo LM)
Turk McBride – Woodrow Wilson (KC, Detroit, New Orleans DL)
Don McComb – Camden Catholic (Boston Patriots DE)
Todd McNair – Pennsauken (K.C. RB)
Kareem McKenzie – Willingboro (NJ Jets OL)
Bryant McKinnie – Woodbury (OL Minnesota, Baltimore)
Jeromy Miles – Winslow Township (DB Cincinnati)
Lydell Mitchell – Salem (Baltimore RB)
Dezman Moses, Willingboro (Green Bay, Kansas City LB)
Tony Munford – Overbrook (St. Louis Cardinals RB)
Calvin Murray – Millville (Eagles RB)
Rick Newbill – Clearview (Seattle LB)
Dennis Norman – Cherokee (Seattle OL)
Walt Nowak – Camden (Eagles, WR-DB)
Vic Obeck – Audubon (Chicago Cardinals OG)
Tom Palmer – Collingswood (Pittsburgh T)
Shaun Phillips – Willingboro (San Diego, Denver LB)
Lou Piccone – Vineland (NY Jets, Buffalo WR)
Milt Plum – Woodbury (LA Rams, Detroit QB)
Chris Pressley – Woodbury (Cincinnati FB)
Greg Rakoczy – Shawnee (Cleveland OL)
Derrick Ramsey – Camden (Oakland, New England TE)
Isaac Redman – Paulsboro (Pittsburgh RB)
Haason Reddick – Haddon Heights (Arizona, Carolina, Eagles LB)
Dave Robinson – Moorestown (Green Bay LB)
John Roman – Holy Spirit (NY Jets OL)
Steve Romanik – Millville (Chicago Cardinals QB)
Kevin Ross – Paulsboro (K.C, Atlanta DB)
Dave Rowe – Deptford (Oakland DL)
Mike Rozier – Woodrow Wilson (Houston, Atlanta RB)
#Cesar Ruiz – Camden (New Orleans C)
Jim Ryan – Bishop Eustace (Denver LB)
Logan Ryan – Eastern (New England, Tennessee, NY Giants DB)
Tony Sacca – Delran (Phoenix QB)
George Savitsky-Camden (Eagles, OT)
Skip Singletary – Woodrow Wilson (NY Giants OL)
Alex Silvestro – Paulsboro (New England DL)
Ed Smith – Pemberton (Atlanta TE)
Irv Smith – Pemberton (N. Orleans, San Fran, Cleve. TE)
Alonzo Spellman – Rancocas Valley (Chicago, Dallas DL)
John Stone – Mainland (Oakland WR)
Art Still – Camden (KC, Buffalo DL)
Rod Streater – Burlington Township (Oakland WR)
John Taylor – Pennsauken (San Francisco WR)
Keith Taylor – Pennsauken (Ind. N. Orleans, Wash. DB)
Jonathan Taylor – Salem (Indianapolis RB)
Jullian Taylor – Williamstown (San Francisco DE)
Phil Trautwein – Eastern (St. Louis Rams, Cleveland OL)
Johnnie Troutman – Pemberton (San Diego OL)
Stan Walters- Bordentown Military Institute (Eagles, OT)
Tex Warrington – Bordentown Military Institute (Brooklyn Dodgers football, C-LB)
Darrell Wilson – Pennsauken (N. England DB)
Earl Wilson-Atlantic City (SD Chargers, DE)
Bo Wood – Haddon Heights (Atlanta DE)
Albert Young – Moorestown (Minnesota RB)
Anthony Young – Pemberton (Indianapolis DB)

** – played his first two seasons at Rancocas Valley
#transferred from Camden after his sophomore season

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