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.

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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

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.

Mike on 8/17/2014 @ 5:47pm EDT Said:

Hey Jeff, Rutgers ranks 3rd in academics among big 10 schools, isn’t that what’s really important ? . In 2012 Rutgers had 13 players go to the NFL,(that’s more than any other school that year, including Alabama. Just wait til we get that money, this year we spent a little over $4 million on Football, by comparison PSU spent $26 million. Watch how much we can do with so little and then give us about 6 or 7 years when the money comes rolling in. Does the phrase sleeping giant mean anything to you? First college football game Rutgers vs. Princeton 1869.
You will eat your words.