Big 12 alumni in NFL playoff games

I’ll be the first to admit that my viewership of the NFL is usually a hit or miss proposition. I might catch the second half of the Sunday night game during the season or maybe some of "Monday Night Football." I’m usually too busy to watch more than that on a weekly basis.

But I do make time to watch the games of this weekend. The NFL’s elite eight showcase what makes playoff football so special -- though I still don’t like the professional version nearly as much as the college game.

I also like to keep up with former Big 12 players. I’ll be interested in watching some of the conference’s former players.

Here’s a list of the Big 12 players scattered across the remaining playoff teams.


Arizona at New Orleans:

Arizona: 50 Monte Beisel LB (backup), Kansas State; 20 Ralph Brown CB (backup), Nebraska; 63 Lyle Sendlein C (starter), Texas; 55 Reggie Walker LB (backup), Kansas State.

New Orleans: 92 Remi Ayodele DT (starter), Oklahoma; 70 Jammal Brown T (injured reserve), Oklahoma; 89 Dan Campbell TE (injured reserve), Texas A&M; 10 Chase Daniel QB (backup), Missouri; 5 Garrett Hartley K (starter), Oklahoma; 60 Nick Leckey C (backup), Kansas State; 77 Carl Nicks G (starter), Nebraska; 58 Scott Shanle LB (starter), Nebraska; 53 LB Mark Simoneau (injured reserve), Kansas State; 85 David Thomas TE (backup), Texas; 84 D’Juan Woods (injured reserve), Oklahoma State.

Baltimore at Indianapolis:

Baltimore: 94 Justin Bannan DE (backup), Colorado; 65 Chris Chester G (starter), Oklahoma; 89 Mark Clayton WR (starter), Oklahoma; 97 Kelly Gregg NT (starter), Oklahoma; 35 Corey Ivy DB (backup), Oklahoma; 4 Sam Koch P (starter), Nebraska; 88 Quinn Sypniewski TE (physically unable to perform list), Colorado; 31 Fabian Washington CB (injured reserve), Nebraska.

Indianapolis: 33 Melvin Bullitt SS (starter), Texas A&M; 96 Keyunta Dawson DE (backup), Texas Tech; 52 Cody Glenn LB (backup), Nebraska; 74 Charlie Johnson T (starter), Oklahoma State; 27 Jacob Lacey (reserve), Oklahoma State; 65 Ryan Lilja G (starter), Kansas State; 48 Justin Snow LS (starter), Baylor.


Dallas at Minnesota:

Dallas: 80 Martellus Bennnett TE (backup), Texas A&M; 70 Leonard Davis G (starter), Texas; 65 Andre Gurode C (starter), Colorado; 7 Stephen McGee QB (backup), Texas A&M; 41 Terence Newman (starter), Kansas State; 53 Steve Octavien LB (backup), Nebraska; 11 Roy Williams WR (starter), Texas; 59 Brandon Williams LB (injured reserve), Texas Tech; 15 Manny Johnson WR (practice squad), Oklahoma; 50 Donovan Woods LB (practice squad), Oklahoma State.

Minnesota: 68 Jon Cooper C (backup), Oklahoma; 23 Cedric Griffin CB (starter), Texas; 51 Ben Leber (starter), Kansas State; 71 Phil Loadholt T (starter), Oklahoma; 46 Cullen Loeffler LS (starter), Texas; 28 Adrian Peterson RB (starter), Oklahoma; 96 Brian Robison DE (backup), Texas; 2 Sage Rosenfels QB (backup), Iowa State; 93 Kevin Williams DT (starter), Oklahoma State; 94 Pat Williams DT (starter), Texas A&M.

New York Jets at San Diego:

New York Jets: 68 Matt Slauson OL (backup), Nebraska; 16 Brad Smith WR (backup), Missouri; 27 Donald Strickland (backup), Colorado; 71 Dan Gay T (practice squad), Baylor; 14 Marcus Henry WR (practice squad), Kansas; 61 Ty Steinkuhler DL (practice squad), Nebraska.

San Diego: 97 Ryon Bingham DT (injured reserve), Nebraska; 66 Jeromey Clary T (injured reserve), Kansas State; 51 Tim Dobbins LB (backup), Iowa State; 53 James Holt LB (injured reserve), Kansas; 23 Quentin Jammer CB (starter), Texas; 43 Darren Sproles RB (backup), Kansas State; 65 Louis Vasquez G (starter), Texas Tech; 76 Jamal Williams NT (injured reserve), Oklahoma State.