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John Carroll University has a rich tradition of success in the NFL. For decades, alumni coaches, players, and front office members have made an impact on football’s biggest stage. 

John Carroll has been represented by alumni in 22 of 53 Super Bowls, dating back to Super Bowl III in 1969. Most recently, six alumni helped lead New England to a Super Bowl LIII win in 2019. 

Today, John Carroll alumni are employed by 10 NFL teams, or more than 30% of the league. 

Current NFL Personnel

Jesse Ackerman ’02

  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Atlanta Falcons

David Caldwell ’96

  • General Manager, Jacksonville Jaguars

Nick Caley ’06

  • Tight Ends Coach, New England Patriots
  • Super Bowl Champion (XLIX, LI)

Nick Caserio ’98

  • Director of Player Personnel, New England Patriots
  • Super Bowl Champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII)

Scott DiBenedetto ’13

  • Scouting Assistant, Cleveland Browns

D.J. Debick ’13

  • Midwest Area Scout, New England Patriots
  • Super Bowl Champion (LI, LIII)

Jacob Hirschmann ’16

  • Intern, Miami Dolphins

Danny Markino ’18

  • Seasonal Communications Assistant, Kansas City Chiefs

Josh McDaniels ’99

  • Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach, New England Patriots
  • Super Bowl Champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII)

Joe Micca '10

  • Physical Therapist, Buffalo Bills

Ben Milsom ’01

  • Chief Ticketing Officer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pat Moriarty ’93

  • Senior VP of Football Administration, Baltimore Ravens

Jalen Myrick ’19

  • Scouting Assistant, Kansas City Chiefs

Chris Polian ’93

  • Director of Player Personnel, Jacksonville Jaguars

Greg Roman ’94

  • Offensive Coordinator, Baltimore Ravens

Frank Ross ’10

  • Assistant Special Teams Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • Super Bowl Champion (LI)

Jerry Schuplinski ’99, ’02G

  • Assistant Quarterbacks Coach, Miami Dolphins
  • Super Bowl Champion (LI)

Tom Telesco ’95

  • General Manager, Los Angeles Chargers

David Ziegler ’01, ’07G

  • Director of Pro Personnel, New England Patriots
  • Super Bowl Champion (XLIX, LI, LIII)
London Fletcher and his teammates surround a framed jersey and smile for the camera.

"You’re going to face obstacles in life and on the field. There are 100 people everyday ready to tell you what you can’t do. You’re too small. You played at a small school. Don’t pay attention to them. Don’t pay attention to the roadblocks. You’re in the way or you’re on the way." - London Fletcher '97

Retired NFL Personnel

Graham Armstrong ’41 (1941, 1945, 1947-48)

  • Offensive Tackle / Kicker, Cleveland Rams and Buffalo Bills
  • NFL Champion (1945)

Tom Arth ’03 (2003-06)

  • Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers

Sil Cornachione ’51

  • Assistant Personnel Director, Miami Dolphins
  • Super Bowl Champion (VII, VIII)

Ed Ecker ’43 (1947, 1950-52)

  • Defensive Tackle, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, and Washington Redskins

Joe Fagan '53 (1954)

  • Tackle, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 1954 draft pick

London Fletcher ’97 (1998-2013)

  • Super Bowl Champion (XXXIV)
  • Linebacker, St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Redskins

Chuck Priefer '63, '67G (1984-85, 1992-96, 1997-2006)

  • Special Teams Coach, Green Bay Packers, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions)

Burrell Shields ’52 (1954-55)

  • Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Colts

Don Shula ’51, '73H (1951-57, 1960-95)

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1997
  • Super Bowl Champion (VII, VIII)
  • Defensive Back, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts, and Washington Redskins
  • Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions
  • Head Coach, Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins

Gary Stevens ’65 (1989-97)

  • Offensive Coordinator, Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders
  • Wide Receivers Coach, Atlanta Falcons

Gene Stringer ’25 (1925)

  • Fullback / Linebacker, Cleveland Bulldogs

Carl Taseff '51 (1951-62, 1964-93)

  • Super Bowl Champion (VII, VIII)
  • Defensive Back / Halfback, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Colts
  • Assistant Coach, Boston Patriots and Detroit Lions
  • Offensive Backs / Kickers / Special Teams Coach, Miami Dolphins

Dick Walker ’55 (1977-81)

  • Defensive Backs Coach, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Super Bowl Champion (XIII, XIV)

Larry Wanke ’92 (1991)

  • Quarterback, New York Giants
  • 1991 draft pick
Don Shula poses with two Lombardi Trophies

Tradition of Excellence: John Carroll has been represented by alumni in 22 of 53 Super Bowls, dating back to Super Bowl III in 1969. Most recently, six alumni helped lead New England to a Super Bowl LIII win in 2019.