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Jimmy Graham: Miami
Before he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2010, TE Jimmy Graham had only played one season of football at Miami, but spent four years on the basketball team and went to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and 2009.
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Donovan McNabb: Syracuse
Quarterback Donovan McNabb played two seasons as a reserve guard at Syracuse.
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Antwaan Randle El: Indiana
A former WR for the Steelers and Redskins, Antwaan Randle El played one season for the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team.
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Connor Barwin: Cincinnati
Philadelphia Eagles DE Connor Barwin played for the Cincinnati Bearcats from 2005-2007.
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Terrell Owens: Tennessee-Chattanooga
Wide receiver Terrell Owens played basketball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and also had a brief career in the United States Basketball League with the Adirondack Wildcats in 2002.
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Tony Gonzalez: California
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez averaged 6.8 points per game with the California Golden Bears and advanced to the Sweet 16 in the 1997 NCAA Tournament.
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Julius Peppers: North Carolina
Before he was drafted second overall by the Carolina Panthers, DE Julius Peppers averaged 7.1 points per game for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
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Antonio Gates: Kent State
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was a standout forward at Kent State, where he led his team to the Elite Eight in the 2002 NCAA Tournament.
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Vincent Jackson, Northern Colorado
Vincent Jackson is now known as a high-flying wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he also utilized his vertical leap as a forward at Northern Colorado, earning Division I All-Independent second-team honors in 2004.
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Martellus Bennett, Texas A&M
Before Martellus Bennett was a threat down the middle as a tight end for the Chicago Bears, he was a force in the middle as a backup post player for two seasons at Texas A&M.
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Julius Thomas, Portland State
For four seasons, Julius Thomas roamed the hardwood for Portland State, leading the Vikings to their first two NCAA Tournament berths in school history in 2008 and 2009. The current Denver Broncos tight end also concluded his basketball career as the program's all-time leader in field goal percentage (.663).
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