Congratulations to the 250-plus NFLPA Collegiate Bowl alumni who suited up in the 103rd NFL regular season. There were plenty of players who hail from the NFLPA Bowl event who stood out throughout the year but none more than those below. We honor the top standouts from the 2022 campaign! The 11th Annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl airs on Sunday, January 28th, 2023 on NFL Network at 6:00pm Eastern time. Be sure to tune-in!
QB GJ Kinne, Texas State: After guiding Incarnate Ward to the FCS semifinals, the 34-year-old Kinne was recently named head coach of Texas State.
RB Deon Jackson, Indianapolis Colts: An undrafted free agent in 2021, the second-year backup filled in admirably when needed, totaling 476 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns.
WR Marcus Valdes-Scantling, Kansas City Chiefs: In his first season with the Chiefs, ‘MVS’ registered a career-high 42 catches, for 687 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns.
WR Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears: Despite missing five games, Mooney had more catches (40) and receiving yards (493) than any Bears wideout, while adding two touchdowns.
WR Russell Gage, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A shrewd offseason signing, Gage appeared in 13 games, making four starts, while grabbing 51 balls, for 426 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
TE Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks: A five-year veteran, Dissly finished with 34 catches, for 349 receiving yards, both career highs, to go along with three scores.
OL Kelvin Beachum, Arizona Cardinals: Completed his 11th season, starting all 17 games. Beachum now has started 147-of-152 games played, across four different organizations.
OL Jermaine Eluemunor, Las Vegas Raiders: Filled in at multiple spots, making 17 starts in his second year with the Raiders after stints with the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.
OL Hjalte Froholdt, Cleveland Browns: Appeared in 17 games, making six starts and contributing on special teams in his third season of action.
OL Will Fries, Indianapolis Colts: The Penn State product emerged as a key cog during his second season, starting nine of sixteen games played for the Colts in 2022.
OL Foster Sarell, Los Angeles Chargers: Was a key backup called upon to step into the starting lineup down the stretch of the season, appearing in seven games, making three starts.
DE Sam Williams, Dallas Cowboys: Became highest drafted player in NFLPA Bowl history (56th overall) in April and followed it up with 22 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and four sacks.
DT Grover Stewart, Indianapolis Colts: Finished his sixth season (fourth as a starter) by racking up 70 tackles, including nine tackles for loss and four sacks from the interior.
DT Teair Tart, Tennessee Titans: Demonstrated vast improvement, starting 16 games, making 34 tackles, including five tackles for loss and one-and-a-half sacks.
DE James Houston, Detroit Lions: While he only appeared in seven games, Houston made his case for Defensive Rookie of the Year, compiling 12 tackles and eight sacks in limited action.
LB Frankie Luvu, Carolina Panthers: The most improved player in the NFL, Luvu finished with 111 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and a pick-six interception return for touchdown.
LB Quincy Williams, New York Jets: A disruptor for the Jets, Williams finished with his second consecutive 100-plus tackle season (106), to go along with 12 tackles for loss and three sacks.
LB Elandon Roberts, Miami Dolphins: A seven-year pro Roberts completed year three with the Dolphins, setting career highs in tackles (107), tackles for loss (10), and sacks (four and a half).
CB L’Jarius Sneed, Kansas City Chiefs: One of the premier slot cornerbacks in the NFL, Sneed made his presence known, collecting 108 tackles, 11 pass deflections, and three interceptions.
CB DaRon Bland, Dallas Cowboys: A day three rookie draft gem, Bland started the final eight games of the season and finished with 54 tackles, seven pass deflections, and five interceptions.
S Duron Harmon, Las Vegas Raiders: Finishing up his tenth season, Harmon registered a career-high 86 tackles, to go along with two interceptions (23 for his career) and first NFL touchdown.
S Darrick Forrest, Washington Commanders: Made vast development, starting 11 of 17 games, with 88 tackles, nine pass deflections, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.
PK Cairo Santos, Chicago Bears: Connected on 91.3% of his field goal attempts, making 21-of-23, including four-of-five attempts from beyond 50 yards and 57.1% touchback percentage.
P Drue Chrisman, Cincinnati Bengals: A field position weapon, Chrisman averaged 47.8 yards per punt, with a net of 42.6, including 13 punts pinned inside the 20 in just seven games.
KR/PR Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville Jaguars: Had 547 kick return yards, averaging 26 yards per return, along with 205 punt return yards, averaging 8.2 per return; had 1,025 all-purpose yards.