Meet Rutgers' notable NBA and NFL alumni

Soon enough, Maryland and Rutgers will be official members of the Big Ten. The big day is July 1, to be exact. To get Big Ten fans ready for the schools’ arrivals, we’re taking a look at each of the school’s notable NBA and NFL alumni. Today, we’re looking at Rutgers. See the Scarlet Knights’ top basketball and football pros in this post.

 Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports

RUTGERS BASKETBALL
John Battle (1985-1995) 46%; 8.7 ppg; 1.3 rpg; 2.1 apg
James Bailey (1979-1988) 48%; 8.8 ppg; 5 rpg; 0.8 apg; 0.5 spg; 0.9 bpg
Roy Hinson (1983-1991) 50%, 14.2 ppg; 6.8 rpg; 1 apg; 0.6 bpg
Eddie Jordan (1977-1984) 8.1 ppg; 1.9 rpg; 3.8 apg; 1.8 spg
Bobby Lloyd (1967-69) 9 ppg; 1.8 rpg; 1.8 apg
Current NBA players: None

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Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

RUTGERS FOOTBALL
Gary Brackett (2003-11) 707 tackles; 4 sacks; 12 INT
Deron Cherry (1981-1991) 50 INT; 1 TD
Shaun O’Hara (2000-10)
Bill Pickel (1983-1994) 570 tackles; 56 sacks; 2 FF; 11 FR
Top current NFL players: Kenny Britt; Brian Leonard; Devin McCourty; Ray Rice; Mohamed Sanu

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Coy on 4/20/2014 @ 4:04pm EDT Said:

You are missing Ray Rice in Football.

Jeff on 4/21/2014 @ 2:44am EDT Said:

Woof. At some point, potential TV sets should be secondary to geography and quality of the institution. Penn St was far enough, but at least they were a good school with a great football program. Nebraska has fit right in. Friggin’ Rutgers, though? I’d be willing to pay an extra $10/ticket in perpetuity to offset any financial loss and rescind the invitation.

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