Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, January 4, 2016

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The NFL playoffs are set, and former Big Ten standouts litter the 12 teams' active rosters.

A total of 80 players find themselves on active rosters, paced by Ohio State (14), and every Big Ten team has at least one representative. To be clear, the number does not include players currently on injured reserve or Maryland, Nebraska and Rutgers players who played before the schools entered the Big Ten.

See the team-by-team breakdown below.

Jeff Allen, OL, Kansas City Chiefs
Whitney Mercilus, DE, Houston Texans
Pierre Thomas, RB, Washington Redskins
Tavon Wilson, DB, New England Patriots

Cody Latimer, WR, Denver Broncos

IOWA (8)
Bryan Bulaga, T, Green Bay Packers
Scott Chandler, TE, New England Patriots
Mike Daniels, DT, Green Bay Packers
James Ferentz, C, Denver Broncos
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans
Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings
Micah Hyde, DB, Green Bay Packers
Brandon Scherff, OL, Washington Redskins

Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Darius Kilgo, NT, Denver Broncos

Jason Avant, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
Alan Branch, DL, New England Patriots
Frank Clark, DE, Seattle Seahawks
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers
Leon Hall, CB, Cincinnati Bengals
Jake Ryan, LB, Green Bay Packers
Michael Schofield, T, Denver Broncos
Fitz Toussaint, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Max Bullough, LB, Houston Texans
Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
Kurtis Drummond, S, Houston Texans
Bennie Fowler, WR, Denver Broncos
Brian Hoyer, QB, Houston Texans
Keshawn Martin, WR, New England Patriots
Keith Mumphery, WR, Houston Texans
Domata Peko, DT, Cincinnati Bengals
Drew Stanton, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Trae Waynes, CB, Minnesota Vikings

Marcus Sherels, CB, Minnesota Vikings
Matt Spaeth, TE, Pittsbugh Steelers

Rex Burkhead, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Will Compton, LB, Washington Redskins
Jared Crick, DE, Houston Texans
Spencer Long, G, Washington Redskins
Jeremiah Sirles, OL, Minnesota Vikings

Brian Peters, LB, Houston Texans
Trevor Siemian, QB, Denver Broncos

Will Allen, S, Pittsburgh Steelers
Philly Brown, WR, Carolina Panthers
Kurt Coleman, S, Carolina Panthers
Nate Ebner, DB, New England Patriots
Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Carolina Panthers
Doran Grant, CB, Pittsburgh Steelers
A.J. Hawk, LB, Cincinnati Bengals
Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Corey Linsley, C, Green Bay Packers
Mike Nugent, K, Cincinnati Bengals
Bradley Roby, CB, Denver Broncos
Ryan Shazier, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers
John Simon, LB, Houston Texans
Andrew Norwell, G, Carolina Panthers

Garry Gilliam, OL, Seattle Seahawks
Tamba Hali, LB, Kansas City Chiefs
Jordan Hill, DT, Seattle Seahawks
Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jordan Norwood, WR, Denver Broncos
Andrew Quarless, TE, Green Bay Packers
A.Q. Shipley, OL, Arizona Cardinals

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks
Akeem Hunt, RB, Houston Texans
Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington Redskins
Mike Neal, LB, Green Bay Packers
Rob Ninkovich, DE, New England Patriots
Kawann Short, DT, Carolina Panthers

Tyler Kroft, TE, Cincinnati Bengals

Jared Abbrederis, WR, Green Bay Packers
Owen Daniels, TE, Denver Broncos
Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans
Brad Nortman, P, Carolina Panthers
Scott Tolzien, QB, Green Bay Packers
J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans
James White, RB, New England Patriots
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Kevin Zeitler, G, Cincinnati Bengals