With the start of the NFL season tonight, let's take a look at the former Huskies who are playing in the league. It wasn't that long ago that there were hardly any UConn players in the NFL. Now there are a few who even have name recognition.
The program has come a long way.
Dan Orlovsky, QB, Houston Texans
Deon Anderson, FB, Dallas Cowboys
Tyvon Branch, S, Oakland Raiders
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Darius Butler, CB, New England Patriots
William Beatty, OT, New York Giants
Marcus Easley, WR, Buffalo Bills
Robert McClain, S, Carolina Panthers
Larry Taylor, WR, and Cody Brown, DE, are both on the New York Jets' practice squad.
Last weekend, Donald Thomas, OG; Julius Williams, DE; and Tyler Lorenzen, QB, were released by the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints, respectively.