A record 11 alumni of the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl were selected in this year’s NFL Draft, surpassing the previous total of nine draftees in a single year (2017). The 2019 NFL Draft closed on Saturday and another 21 CBRB alumni signed undrafted free agent agreements with teams since. The players were spread over all five years of the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, also a new high.

Northern Illinois offensive tackle Max Scharping was the first to be selected, going in the second round to the Houston Texans. As the 55th pick in this year’s draft, he becomes the fourth-highest pick among all CBRB alums.

With two players picked in this year’s draft (Ryquell Armstead and Michael Dogbe), the 2015 Temple University team is the leader with the most total drafted players (nine) among all CBRB teams. Temple’s Haason Reddick remains as the only CBRB alum to be picked in the first round as the 13th pick in 2017.

Thirteen players from the 2015 game have now been drafted, with the nine from Temple and four from Western Kentucky.

The 2019 drafted players and undrafted free agent signees* are as follows (listed by school):

Northern Illinois (2014)

Albert Smalls, CB – Oakland Raiders (Undrafted Free Agent)

University of Toledo (2015)

Diontae Johnson, WR – Pittsburgh Steelers (Round 3, Pick 66)

Ka’Dar Hollman, DB – Green Bay Packers (Round 6, Pick 185)

Cody Thompson, WR – Kansas City Chiefs (Undrafted Free Agent)

Jon’vea Johnson, WR – Dallas Cowboys (Undrafted Free Agent)

Temple University (2015)

Ryquell Armstead, RB – Jacksonville Jaguars (Round 5, Pick 140)

Michael Dogbe, DE – Arizona Cardinal (Round 7, Pick 249)

University of Memphis (2016)

Darrell Henderson, RB – Los Angeles Rams (Round 3, Pick 70)

Tony Pollard, RB – Dallas Cowboys (Round 4, Pick 128)

Curtis Akins, LB – Cincinnati Bengals (Undrafted Free Agent)

Trevon Tate, OL – Oakland Raiders (Undrafted Free Agent)

Florida Atlantic University (2017)

Devin Singletary, RB – Buffalo Bills (Round 3, Pick 74)

Kerrith Whyte Jr., RB – Chicago Bears (Round 7, Pick 222)

Azeez Al-Shaair, LB – San Francisco 49ers (Undrafted Free Agent)

University of Akron (2017)

Ulyssees Gilbert, LB – Pittsburg Steelers (Round 6, Pick 207)

UAB (2018)

Xavier Ubosi, WR – New England Patriots (Undrafted Free Agent)

Jamell Garcia-Williams, OL – San Francisco 49ers (Undrafted Free Agent)

Anthony Rush, DL – Philadelphia Eagles (Undrafted Free Agent)

Tre’ Crawford, LB – Atlanta Falcons (Undrafted Free Agent)

Andre Wilson, WR – Detroit Lions (Undrafted Free Agent)

Broderick Thomas, S – Kansas City Chiefs (Undrafted Free Agent)

Mar’Sean Diggs, S – Minnesota Vikings (Undrafted Free Agent)

Rishard Cook, OL – Indianapolis Colts (Undrafted Free Agent)

James Davis, OL – Los Angeles Rams (Undrafted Free Agent)

Justice Powers, OL – Atlanta Falcons (Undrafted Free Agent)

Logan Scott, TE – Atlanta Falcons (Undrafted Free Agent)

Quindarius Thagard, DL – Buffalo Bills (Undrafted Free Agent)

Stacy Keely, DL – Minnesota Vikings (Undrafted Free Agent)

Northern Illinois University (2018)

Max Scharping, OT – Houston Texans (Round 2, Pick 55)

Sutton Smith, LB – Pittsburg Steelers (Round 6, Pick 175)

Josh Corcoran, DE – Los Angeles Chargers (Undrafted Free Agent)

Jalen Embry, CB- Houston Texans (Undrafted Free Agent)

*Teams listed above may have other draftees/signees from the 2019 NFL Draft. The list above solely reflects those who participated in the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl.


All-time Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl drafted alumni, round-by-round

Round (Pick) Year Team Name, Position School (Year in CBRB)
1 (13) 2017 Arizona Cardinals Haason Reddick, LB Temple (2015)
2 (38) 2017 Los Angeles Chargers Forrest Lamp, G Western Kentucky (2016)
2 (51) 2018 Chicago Bears Anthony Miller, WR Memphis (2016)
2 (55) 2019 Houston Texans Max Sharping, OT Northern Illinois (2018)
2 (63) 2017 Buffalo Bills Dion Dawkins, G Temple (2015)
3 (66) 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Diontae Johnson, WR Toledo (2015)
3 (70) 2019 Los Angeles Rams Darrell Henderson, RB Memphis (2016)
3 (72) 2017 Tennessee Titans Taywan Taylor, WR Western Kentucky (2016)
3 (74) 2019 Buffalo Bills Devin Singletary, RB Florida Atlantic (2017)
3 (86) 2017 Kansas City Chiefs Kareem Hunt, RB Toledo (2015)
4 (104) 2016 Baltimore Ravens Tavon Young, CB Temple (2015)
4 (115) 2018 Chicago Bears Joel Iyiegbuniwe, LB Western Kentucky (2016)
4 (127) 2017 Detroit Lions Michael Roberts, TE Toledo (2015)
4 (128) 2019 Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard, RB Memphis (2016)
5 (140) 2019 Jacksonville Jaguars Ryquell Armstead, RB Temple (2015)
5 (150) 2018 Cleveland Browns Genard Avery, LB Memphis (2016)
5 (152) 2016 Washington Redskins Matthew Ioannidis, DT Temple (2015)
5 (153) 2017 Cincinnati Bengals Jake Elliott, K Memphis (2016)
5 (158) 2017 Indianapolis Colts Nate Hairston, CB Temple (2015)
5 (171) 2018 Dallas Cowboys Mike White, QB Western Kentucky (2016)
6 (175) 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Sutton Smith, DE Northern Illinois (2018)
6 (185) 2019 Green Bay Packers Ka’dar Hollman, CB Toledo (2015)
6 (186) 2018 Seattle Seahawks Jacob Martin, LB Temple (2015)
6 (207) 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Ulysees Gilbert, LB Akron (2017)
7 (222) 2019 Chicago Bears Kerrith Whyte Jr., RB Florida Atlantic (2017)
7 (233) 2015 Kansas City Chiefs Da’Ron Brown, WR Northern Illinois (2014)
7 (244) 2017 Oakland Raiders Treyvon Hester, DT Toledo (2015)
7 (246) 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers Tyler Matakevich, OLB Temple (2015)
7 (247) 2015 New England Patriots Darryl Roberts, CB Marshall (2014)
7 (249) 2018 Cincinnati Bengals Logan Woodside, QB Toledo (2015)
7 (249) 2019 Arizona Cardinals Michael Dogbe, DE Temple (2015)

All-time Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl drafted alumni, by year

Round (Pick) Team Name, Position School (Year in CBRB)
2015      
7 (233) Kansas City Chiefs Da’Ron Brown, WR Northern Illinois (2014)
7 (247) New England Patriots Darryl Roberts, CB Marshall (2014)
2016      
4 (104) Baltimore Ravens Tavon Young, CB Temple (2015)
5 (152) Washington Redskins Matthew Ioannidis, DT Temple (2015)
7 (246) Pittsburgh Steelers Tyler Matakevich, OLB Temple (2015)
2017      
1 (13) Arizona Cardinals Haason Reddick, LB Temple (2015)
2 (38) Los Angeles Chargers Forrest Lamp, G Western Kentucky (2016)
2 (63) Buffalo Bills Dion Dawkins, G Temple (2015)
3 (72) Tennessee Titans Taywan Taylor, WR Western Kentucky (2016)
3 (86) Kansas City Chiefs Kareem Hunt, RB Toledo (2015)
4 (127) Detroit Lions Michael Roberts, TE Toledo (2015)
5 (153) Cincinnati Bengals Jake Elliott, K Memphis (2016)
5 (158) Indianapolis Colts Nate Hairston, CB Temple (2015)
7 (244) Oakland Raiders Treyvon Hester, DT Toledo (2015)
2018      
2 (51) Chicago Bears Anthony Miller, WR Memphis (2016)
4 (115) Chicago Bears Joel Iyiegbuniwe, LB Western Kentucky (2016)
5 (150) Cleveland Browns Genard Avery, LB Memphis (2016)
5 (171) Dallas Cowboys Mike White, QB Western Kentucky (2016)
6 (186) Seattle Seahawks Jacob Martin, LB Temple (2015)
7 (249) Cincinnati Bengals Logan Woodside, QB Toledo (2015)
2019      
2 (55) Houston Texans Max Sharping, OT Northern Illinois (2018)
3 (66) Pittsburgh Steelers Diontae Johnson, WR Toledo (2015)
3 (70) Los Angeles Rams Darrell Henderson, RB Memphis (2016)
3 (74) Buffalo Bills Devin Singletary, RB Florida Atlantic (2017)
4 (128) Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard, RB Memphis (2016)
5 (140) Jacksonville Jaguars Ryquell Armstead, RB Temple (2015)
6 (175) Pittsburgh Steelers Sutton Smith, DE Northern Illinois (2018)
6 (185) Green Bay Packers Ka’dar Hollman, CB Toledo (2015)
6 (207) Pittsburgh Steelers Ulysees Gilbert, LB Akron (2017)
7 (222) Chicago Bears Kerrith Whyte Jr., RB Florida Atlantic (2017)
7 (249) Arizona Cardinals Michael Dogbe, DE Temple (2015)

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