HBCU Money™ Presents: 2015’s HBCU Alumni NFL Players’ & Salaries


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In our 3rd annual installment of tracking the highest paid HBCU alumni who are NFL players, St. Paul’s College alum, Greg Toler leads the way. For the third year in a row, a member of the Indianapolis Colts is the highest paid HBCU alum NFL player. Toler unseats Robert Mathis who led the way the previous two years.

HBCU Money™ FACTS:

  • HBCU NFL players combine for $51.44 million down almost 10 percent when HBCU NFL players earned $57.1 million in salaries in 2014.
  • Hampton University leads the way with 3 NFL players.
  • 14 HBCUs are represented in the NFL. Down from 15 in 2014.
  • Average salary for HBCU NFL players is $2 million, a decrease from $2.1 million in 2013. In 2011, the average NFL salary was $1.9 million according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Median salary for HBCU NFL players is $1 135 000, a 27 percent increase from 2013. In 2011, the median NFL salary was $777 000 according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

1 – Greg Toler  / CB / Indianapolis Colts – $5 500 000

(ST. PAUL’S)

2 – D. Rodgers-Cromartie / CB / Denver Broncos – $5 250 000

(TENNESSEE STATE)

3 – Kendall Langford / DE / St. Louis Rams – $5 000 000

(HAMPTON) 

4 – Sammie Hill / DT / Tennessee Titans – $4 000 000

(STILLMAN)

5 – Robert Mathis / DE / Indianapolis Colts – $4 000 000

(ALABAMA A&M) 

6 – Antoine Bethea / S / San Francisco 49ers – $3 500 000

(HOWARD)        

7 – William Hayes / DE / St. Louis Rams – $3 230 000

(WINSTON-SALEM STATE)  

8 – Jason Durant / LB / Atlanta Falcons – $3 043 759

(HAMPTON)  

9 – Jason Hatcher / DE / Washington Redskins – $2 953 125

(GRAMBLING STATE)  

10 – Jacoby Jones / WR / San Diego Chargers – $2 500 000

(LANE)  

11 – Rashean Mathis / CB / Detroit Lions – $2 000 000

(BETHUNE-COOKMAN)    

12 – Chris Baker / DL / Washington Redskins – $1 984 375

(HAMPTON)    

13 – Rafael Bush / S / New Orleans Saints – $1 950 000

(SOUTH CAROLINA STATE)    

14 – Marquette King / P / Oakland Raiders – $1 542 000

(FORT VALLEY STATE)  

15 – Tarvaris Jackson / QB / Seattle Seahwaks – $1 500 000

(ALABAMA STATE)  

16 – Eric Weems / WR / Atlanta Falcons – $1 345 000

(BETHUNE-COOKMAN)    

17 – Anthony Levine / S / Baltimore Ravens – $1 200 000

(TENNESSEE STATE)    

18 – Rodney Gunter / DE / Arizona Cardinals – $944 917

(DELAWARE STATE)  

Sources: NFL.com, The Guardian, Spotrac

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