List of UAB Blazers players in the NFL Draft

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Roddy White was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) UAB Blazers football team has had ten players drafted into the National Football League (NFL) since Dainon Sidney was selected in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft.[1] Each NFL franchise seeks to add new players through the annual NFL Draft. The draft rules were last updated in 2009. The team with the worst record the previous year picks first, the next-worst team second, and so on. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record with any remaining ties broken by strength of schedule. Playoff participants are sequenced after non-playoff teams, based on their round of elimination (wild card, division, conference, and Super Bowl).[2]


* Selected to an all-star game (AFL All-Star game, NFL All-Star game or Pro Bowl)
dagger Won a league championship (AFL championship, NFL championship, or Super Bowl)
double-dagger Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame


Year Round Pick Overall Player name Position NFL team Notes
1998 3 16 77 Sidney, DainonDainon Sidney Defensive back Tennessee Oilers
6 35 188 Reese, IzellIzell Reese Defensive back Dallas Cowboys
1999 7 45 251 Davis, PernellPernell Davis Defensive tackle Philadelphia Eagles
2000 7 32 238 Brooks, RodregisRodregis Brooks Defensive back Indianapolis Colts
2001 6 24 187 Leverette, OtisOtis Leverette Defensive end Miami Dolphins
2002 1 22 22 Thomas, BryanBryan Thomas Defensive end New York Jets
2 11 43 Freeman, EddieEddie Freeman Defensive tackle Kansas City Chiefs
2005 1 27 27 White, RoddyRoddy White* Wide receiver Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
2010 6 30 199 Webb, JoeJoe Webb Quarterback Minnesota Vikings
2012 6 32 201 McCants, MattMatt McCants Tackle New York Giants


  1. ^ Sports Reference, LLC: Alabama Drafted Players/Alumni
  2. ^ Clayton, John (March 26, 2009). "Draft order to change for playoff teams". Retrieved September 29, 2012.