Michigan football has seven former players in the NFL starting Sunday

The NFL is only among the bottom four teams. On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will play the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC and the Cincinnati Bengals will play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC.

At the start of the season, 35 former Michigan football players were on the NFL’s 53-man active roster. The Wolverines have seven former players playing in Sunday’s conference championship round.

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In fact, Michigan has the second most list of former players this weekend behind Oklahoma.

In this article, we show you which former Michigan soccer players you can watch on Sunday. We also provide a brief description of how they have fared this season with their respective stats.


Daxton Hill – Cincinnati Bengals

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Dax Hill was the 31st pick in the 2022 NFL draft last spring. The Bengals’ safety totaled 145 snaps on defense this season while they started two games against the New York Jets and Tampa Bay.

For the season, Hill had 16 tackles through Sunday.


Chris Evans – Cincinnati Bengals

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The former sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft played quite a bit in 2021, playing 107 snaps on offense. But in 2022, he was limited to 18 total snaps on offense. The former Wolverines running back has three catches for 38 yards and one touchdown this season.

Evans also had 10 kick returns for 211 yards through Sunday.


Ambry Thomas-San Francisco 49ers

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Ambry Thomas was a third-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

The former Michigan cornerback played heavily during his rookie campaign last season and registered 483 snaps. But injuries hampered his 2022 season.

Thomas has played in six games this year, scoring a total of 13 tackles. He has already been ruled out for Sunday’s competition.


Mo Hurst – San Francisco 49ers

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Hurst was a fifth-round pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2018. He played with the Raiders for three seasons before the 49ers brought him in in 2021.

But injuries derailed most of his 2021 season with the 49ers, and after tearing a bicep in August 2022, the former Michigan defenseman has not played a down this season.


Frank Clark – Chiefs of Kansas City

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Frank Clark, a former second-round pick in 2015, has started all 16 games this season. He began his career with the Seattle Seahawks before joining Kansas City in 2019.

Clark, a fixture on the defensive line, had 39 tackles and five sacks on Sunday.


Mike Danna – Chiefs of Kansas City

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Mike Danna began his career in Central Michigan before ending in Michigan. He was a fifth-round pick by Kansas City in the 2020 NFL draft.

Danna is a key gear in the fringe rotation in Kansas City. He has played over 500 snaps in consecutive seasons. He had 27 tackles and five sacks for the Chiefs this year.


Chad Henne – Chiefs of Kansas City

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Chad Henne has been in the league since 2008. He began his career with the Miami Dolphins as a second-round pick before going to Jacksonville for five years. Now in his fourth year with Kansas City, Henne is a key addition to Patrick Mahomes.

Henne led a 98-yard touchdown drive last weekend as the Chiefs defeated the Jaguars.


Brandon Graham – Philly Eagles

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Brandon Graham, a first-round pick in 2010, is still going strong. Graham is still a key component on the Eagles’ defensive line.

Graham has played in every game this season, recording 35 tackles and 11 sacks on Sunday. This season is the most sacks he had in a full season during his 13-year tenure with the Eagles.


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