Jacksonville University Alumni in Professional Football

Andy Jones '15 playing for the Dallas Cowboys

The following is a list of former Jacksonville University football players who have gone on to play football at the professional level. To report any discrepancies or to add a JU alum not listed below who has played professionally, please email jmixie@ju.edu.

Former 'Phins in Professional Football

Name Signed By Teams  Years at JU

Brandon Behr (K) Jacksonville Sharks, 2018 (FA)

Jacksonville Sharks (National Arena League) 2018-Present



Justin Horton (LB) Jacksonville Jaguars, April 2017 (UFA)

Jacksonville Jaguars (National Football League) 2017

Saskatchewan Roughriders (Canadian Football League) 2018


Dallas Jackson (DB) Tampa Bay Storm, August 5, 2016 (UFA)

Tampa Bay Storm (Arena Football League) 2016-17

Florida Tarpons (American Arena League) 2018

Washington Valor (AFL) 2018

Jacksonville Sharks (NAL) 2018-Present


Andy Jones (WR) Dallas Cowboys, May 6, 2016 (UFA)

Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 2016-17

Houston Texans (NFL) 2017

Detriot Lions (NFL) 2017-Present


Chris Kuck (TE) Jacksonville Sharks, 2011 (UFA)

Jacksonville Sharks (AFL) 2011


Patrick McCain (QB) Tri-Cities Fever, 2015 (UFA)

Tri-Cities Fever (Indoor Football League) 2015

Nebraska Danger (IFL) 2016-17

Jacksonville Sharks (NAL) 2017-Present


Montavis Mack (OL/DL) Jacksonville Sharks, February 2017 (FA)

Jacksonville Sharks (NAL) 2017-Present


E. J. Nduka (DE/OLB) Allen Wranglers, 2012 (UFA)

Allen Wranglers/Texas Revolution (Champions Indoor Football) 2012-13

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 2013

Tri-Cities Fever (IFL) 2014

San Antonio Talons (AFL) 2014



Leonard Payton (OL) Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 2011 (UFA)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) 2011


Billy Peach (OL)

Calgary Stampeders 19th overall, 3rd round, 2012


Calgary Stampeders (CFL) 2012-15
2014 Grey Cup Champion



Josh Philpart (WR)

Jacksonville Sharks, 2012 (UFA)

Jacksonville Sharks (AFL) 2012-13



Andrew Robustelli (WR)

Jaksonville Sharks, 2016 (FA)

Philadelphia Soul, 2017 AFL draft

Jacksonville Sharks (AFL) 2016

Philadelphia Soul (AFL) 2017


Micah Ross (WR)

Jacksonville Tomcats, 2000 (FA)

Jacksonville Tomcats (AF2) 2000

Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) 2001-03

San Diego Chargers (NFL)


Carolina Panthers (NFL) 


1998 (football)

1995-98 (basketball)

Jacksonville Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee

Lin-J Shell (DB) Orlando Predators, 2004 (FA)

Orlando Predators (AFL) 2004

Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) 2005

Orlando Predators (AFL) 2006-07

New Orleans VooDoo (AFL) 2008

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 2009-11
2010,11 CFL East All-Star

BC Lions (CFL) 2012-13

Calgary Stampeders (CFL) 2014
2014 Grey Cup Champion

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) 2015



Jacksonville Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee

Schonn Thomas (DB) Jacksonville Sharks, 2017 (FA)

Jacksonville Sharks (NAL) 2017


Ryan Walker (QB) Florida Tarpons, 2015 (FA) 

Florida Tarpons (American Indoor Football) 2015

Central Florida Jaguars (AIF) 2016

Jacksonville Sharks (NAL) 2018-Present


Mike Williams (DL/OL) Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, January 16, 2018 (UFA)

Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (NAL) 2018-Present