Former FCS Players on NFL Championship Game Rosters
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Former FCS Players on NFL Championship Game Rosters

Most of the FCS conferences will be represented across the rosters of teams in the NFL conference championship games on Sunday.

Leading the way in the NFC title game are three of the eight most-recent Walter Payton Award recipients – San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois, 2013) and his backup Trey Lance (North Dakota State, 2019), and Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington, 2015). Kupp, who achieved a rare receiving Triple Crown (most receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches) during the NFL regular season, will compete against his former Eastern Washington and Rams teammate Samson Ebukam, now a starting defensive end for the 49ers.

Delaware also will have a pair of its former players in action, inside linebacker Troy Reeder of the Rams plus Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Zach Kerr in the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

NFL Championship Game Rosters – Former FCS Players

AFC (3 p.m. EST Sunday, CBS)

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Active

NT Zach Kerr (Delaware)

Practice Squad

CB John Brannon (Western Carolina)

LB Austin Calitro (Villanova)

DE Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Active

WR Daurice Fountain (Northern Iowa)

RB Jerick McKinnon (Georgia Southern)

DT Khalen Saunders (Western Illinois)

Reserve/Injured

WR Chad Williams (Grambling State)

NFC (6:30 p.m. EST Sunday, FOX)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Active

OT Tom Compton (South Dakota)

TE Ross Dwelley (San Diego)

DE Samson Ebukam (Eastern Washington)

QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois)

FB Kyle Juszczyk (Harvard)

QB Trey Lance (North Dakota State)

CB Josh Norman (Coastal Carolina)

SS Jaquiski Tartt (Samford)

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Active

DT Michael Hoecht (Brown)

WR Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington)

SS Kareem Orr (Chattanooga)

ILB Troy Reeder (Delaware)

LB Christian Rozeboom (South Dakota State)

Reserve/Injured

OG Jamil Demby (Maine)

Reserve/Injured – Designated for Return

CB Robert Rochell (Central Arkansas)

Practice Squad

WR J.J. Koski (Cal Poly)

DE Jonah Williams (Weber State)