Five former SC State football players are on National Football League teams participating in the NFL playoffs, which get underway Saturday with the Wildcard Round.
Former Bulldog All-American linebacker Darius Leonard, in his third season as a pro, is on the roster of the Indianapolis Colts, played the Buffalo Bills on Saturday; former All-MEAC tight end Temarrick Hemingway, also in his third season in the league, is on the roster of the Washington Football Team, hosted Tampa Bay, also on Saturday; and former All-MEAC offensive tackle Alex Taylor, an NFL Rookie, is on the roster of the Cleveland Browns, played at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
In the NFL Divisional Games, set for the second round, two Bulldogs are on the roster of defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City, who will host a team to be determined. They are cornerback Antonio Hamilton, a top reserve in his fifth season in the NFL, and Holly Hill native Alex Brown, also a cornerback who earned a ring last season with the chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. Brown, in his second season, sustained a preseason injury and is on Injured Reserved.
SC State alumni and other Bulldog supporters are hope one or more of the players participating in this year’s NFL playoffs, makes it to the Super Bowl again this season.