Great news for UTEP athletics as Cornelius Brown and Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith both made opening day NFL Rosters. Brown, a cornerback, has made the practice squad with the Indianapolis Colts. Cromartie-Smith, was signed last week to be one of the 8 players on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad.
Brown and Cromartie-Smith bring the total number of Miners on NFL opening day rosters up to 8. The others are:
- Oniel Cousins (OT), Baltimore Ravens
- Jordan Palmer (QB), Bengals
- Jon Dorenbos, (LS), Philadelphia Eagles
- Johnny Lee Higgins (WR), Oakland Raiders
- Thomas Howard (LB), Raiders
- Robby Felix (C), New York Jets
Felix is also on the practice squad. One name Miner fans will notice missing is former Eagles safety Quintin Demps. Unfortunately, Demps didn't make the final roster cut in Philly even after playing in 25 games over 2 seasons there. I will update you when I find out where he lands. For now, on Sundays and Monday, you now know who to look out for with a UTEP connection.
For a complete list of C-USA players on opening day NFL rosters click here.