25. Tim Worley, Georgia, RB (No. 7 overall, 1989): Injuries and off-the-field issues cut short a career with a promising start. Worley has turned his life around and launched Worley Enterprises, a business based on Christian motivation speaking. He resides in Atlanta.
24. Tony Sacca, Penn State, QB (No. 46 overall, 1992): Played in just two games and never started in the NFL. He owns Sacca’s Pourhouse Pub in Pennsauken, NJ, and resides in Delran, NJ.
23. Kelly Stouffer, Colorado State, QB (No. 6 overall, 1987): Sat out his entire rookie season and then started just 16 games over four years. He currently resides on a farm in Rushville, NE.
22. Blair Thomas, Penn State, RB (No. 2 overall, 1990): Never rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a season. He currently resides in Prussia, PA, is an instructor with Football University, volunteering in Alaska.
21. Steve Niehaus, Notre Dame, DT/DE (No. 2 overall, 1976): Started just 20 games in three seasons with Seattle and now resides in Fairfield, OH.
20. Curtis Enis, Penn State, RB (No. 5 overall, 1998): In three NFL seasons, his longest run was 29 yards. He’s now a junior high track coach in Ohio.
19. Tim Couch, Kentucky, QB (No. 1 overall, 1999): Went 22-37 as a starter and never connected with the fans in Cleveland. He resides in Lexington, KY, and is now a Kentucky football analyst with the Big Blue Sports Network.
18. Derek Brown, Notre Dame, TE (No. 14 overall, 1992): Caught just 11 passes in 45 NFL games. Runs three Quiznos Sub Shops and resides in upstate Rexford, NY.
17. David Klingler, Houston, QB (No. 6 overall, 1992): Went 4-20 as a starter with 20 interceptions to 15 touchdowns. Now has a master’s in theology and helps with Sunday school at Katy First Baptist Church in Katy, TX.
16. Peter Warrick, Florida State, WR (No. 4 overall, 2000): Had five mediocre years in the NFL then bounced around other pro leagues, most recently cut in the UFL last fall. Now lives in Atlanta, GA, and owns an Applebee’s in Sarasota, FL. He hasn’t ruled out another comeback attempt. [UPDATE: Warrick is now an assistant at his old high school in Bradenton, FL.]
15. Huey Richardson, Florida, LB (No. 15 overall, 1991): Kicked to the curb after just one season in Pittsburgh, now a VP U.S. Institutional Sales with the Permal Group in New York.
14. Joe Profit, Louisiana Monroe, RB (No. 7 overall, 1971): Ran just 197 yards in two seasons and retired after his third. Profit earned his doctorate and is in the business of building information technology firms.
13. Reggie Rogers, Washington, DT (No. 7, 1987): Lasted just two seasons in Detroit, recording one sack, and then returned briefly before retiring in 1992. Now serving two years in prison for two DUI incidents.
12. Andre Ware, Houston, QB (No. 7 overall, 1990): Just six starts in four seasons with eight interceptions. He now works on Houston Texans radio broadcasts and ESPN regional college football.
11. Jim Druckenmiller, Virginia Tech, QB (No. 26 overall, 1997): Notched just one start in two seasons and was gone. Now works as a sales manager with Cross Markets WPS in the Memphis area.
10. Jerry Tagge, Nebraska, QB (No. 11 overall, 1972): Threw 17 interceptions in 18 games in just three seasons with Green Bay. Works as a financial advisor in Omaha, NE, and recently discovered he had prostate cancer.
9. Bo Matthews, Colorado, RB (No. 2 overall, 1974): He ran for 1,372 yards and 11 touchdowns in six seasons. He resides in Denver, CO, and runs The Matthews Center, LLC, a non-profit community development center.
8. Mike Junkin, Duke, LB (No. 5 overall, 1987): Lasted just three seasons in the NFL and effectively dropped off the face of the Earth. He now resides in Doylestown, PA.
7. Johnny “Lam” Jones, Texas, WR (No. 2 overall, 1980): Had blazing speed but stone hands, Jones is now residing in Austin, TX, where he’s battling cancer and is an avid photographer.
6. Keith McCants, Alabama, DE (No. 4 overall, 1990): Tallied just 13.5 sacks in six NFL seasons and is now unemployed and residing in Mobile, AL. He was arrested in December on drug charges. [UPDATE: McCants was most recently arrested in December 2010.]
5. Charles Rogers, Michigan State, WR (No. 2 overall, 2003): Rogers played just two seasons in the NFL and currently has been ordered by a court to pay the Lions back $6.1 million of his rookie signing bonus. He recently served 93 days in jail for violating his probation. [UPDATE: Rogers is now facing a foreclosure on his Michigan home]
4. Heath Shuler, Tennessee, QB (No. 3 overall, 1994): After throwing 21 picks to just five touchdowns over three seasons, Shuler eventually left the league and became a Democratic congressman from North Carolina.
3. Art Schlichter, Ohio State, QB (No. 4 overall, 1982): After gambling away most of his contract money and playing in just 13 games, Schlichter was in and out of prisons until he turned his life around and founded the non-profit Gambling Prevention Awareness in Washington Court House, OH. [UPDATE: Schlichter is currently in jail and accused of scamming an Ohio woman out of over $1 million to feed his gambling addiction.]
2. Lawrence Phillips, Nebraska, RB (No 6. overall, 1996): After a shortened career due to major character issues, Phillips was arrested and eventually sentenced to 31 years in prison for domestic violence and assault with his car in a bizarre incident in which he tried to run over kids with his car after a pickup football game in Los Angeles.
1. Ryan Leaf (No. 2 overall, 1998): Tossing 36 picks in four disastrous NFL seasons, Leaf recently settled a drug charge against him and now works at a Vancouver fishing resort. He was recently in the news for calling himself a “punk” as a player. [UPDATE: Leaf has moved back to his native Montana and was arrested twice in the span of four days in March 2012.]
Note: This is ESPN’s list, not ours, and it was compiled in 2008
Note #2: Current whereabouts as of April 2010 with updates as of April 2011 in parentheses
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