More than 50 players from Uplifting Athletes chapter network taken in NFL Draft


With 25 chapters run by current college football student-athletes nationwide, Uplifting Athletes had plenty of players from its network of chapters drafted at the recently completed NFL Draft.

Jadeveon ClowneyAnchored by the No. 1 overall pick, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the 2014 NFL Draft featured no fewer than 51 players who were drafted from our network of chapters.

Clowney, who went to the Houston Texans, was part of the inaugural South Carolina Chapter Lift For Life last summer.

Notre Dame led the way eight players drafted, followed by Florida State with seven.

Ohio State came in third among the Uplifting Athletes chapter network with six players drafted while Wisconsin and Clemson tied at fourth each with five players drafted. Nebraska, Penn State and Arizona all had three players drafted.

Joining Clowney as first-round picks from our network of schools were: Sammy Watkins of Clemson, Kelvin Benjamin from Florida State, Notre Dame’s Zack Martin and Ryan Shazier and Bradley Roby from Ohio State.

Another 54 players from the Uplifting Athletes Chapter network were signed over the weekend by NFL teams as undrafted free agents. For a full list of chapter members drafted and signed to NFL teams, click here.

Best of luck to all 105 players from the Uplifting Athletes chapter network in the next step of their careers. Together … We Are … Stronger!

 

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