Represent Your FCS School: Former Standouts on NFL Championship Game Rosters
Cordell Volson or Jerick McKinnon?
Kyle Juszczyk (and Company) or Dallas Goedert?
Who you got from FCS college football on Sunday?
As is often the case, there is a solid representation of former FCS players across the rosters of teams in the two NFL conference championship games.
It’s particularly the case with the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC, but former FCS players on the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs also are primed for an impact in their rematch of last year’s AFC title game.
The Missouri Valley Football Conference flexes its muscles with seven players, more than twice as many as any other FCS conference and one or more on each of the four rosters.
NFC Championship Game
3 p.m. EST Sunday (FOX)
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
TE Ross Dwelley (San Diego)
DE Samson Ebukam (Eastern Washington)
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois)
QB Josh Johnson (San Diego)
FB Kyle Juszczyk (Harvard)
S George Odum (Central Arkansas)
OL Nick Zakelj (Fordham)
QB Trey Lance (North Dakota State)
OG Jason Poe (Mercer)
CB James Bradberry (Samford)
LB Christian Elliss (Idaho)
TE Dallas Goedert (South Dakota State)
DT Javon Hargrave (South Carolina State)
TE Dalton Keene (Illinois State)
DB Tristan McCollum (Sam Houston)
CB Mac McCain (North Carolina A&T)
OG Sua Opeta (Weber State)
AFC Championship Game
6:30 p.m. EST Sunday (CBS)
OG Cordell Volson (North Dakota State)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
LB Jack Cochrane (South Dakota)
RB Jerick McKinnon (Georgia Southern)
DT Khalen Saunders (Western Illinois)
WR Justin Watson (Penn)
QB Chris Oladokun (Samford/South Dakota State)
(At the start of the 2022 season, nearly 200 former FCS players were on NFL rosters)