Published by Dan on Sep 14, 2015

2015 NFL Special Teams by College

What colleges and conferences have the highest paid NFL players at special team?

Top Conferences

Conference Players Salaries
1. Big 12 16 $27.1M
2. SEC 16 $22.6M
3. ACC 11 $17.7M
4. FCS 10 $13.4M
5. C-USA 6 $12.9M
6. PAC-12 9 $12M
7. Big East 7 $11.9M
8. Big Ten 4 $6.9M
9. MAC 3 $6.7M
10. WAC 3 $5.5M
11. Division II 4 $4.5M
12. MWC 3 $3.1M
13. Independent 3 $2M
14. Sun Belt 1 $1.8M
15. International 1 $1.5M
16. Division III 2 $1.1M
17. NAIA 1 $905K

Top Colleges

College Players Salaries
1. Tennessee 4 $9M
2. FSU 3 $8M
3. Texas 2 $5.4M
4. LA Tech 2 $5.3M
5. Nebraska 2 $4.5M
6. Memphis 1 $4.3M
7. Texas A&M 4 $4M
8. Baylor 2 $3.8M
9. Colorado 2 $3.8M
10. Georgia 2 $3.8M
11. Penn State 1 $3.8M
12. SMU 1 $3.6M
13. Cincinnati 2 $3.6M
14. W Illinois 1 $3.6M
15. UCF 2 $3.5M
16. Pittsburgh 1 $3.4M
17. Oklahoma St 1 $3.2M
18. Bowling Green 1 $3.2M
19. Miami (FL) 2 $3.1M
20. Oregon St 1 $3M
20. Toledo 1 $3M
20. Arizona 1 $3M
23. West Virginia 1 $2.9M
24. NC State 1 $2.9M
25. California 3 $2.8M
26. UCLA 3 $2.8M
27. Ohio State 2 $2.6M
28. S Dakota St 1 $2.5M
29. Montana 1 $2.5M
30. South Carolina 1 $2.4M
31. LSU 2 $2.3M
32. Oklahoma 3 $1.8M
33. Fort Valley State University 1 $1.5M
34. Regina 1 $1.5M
35. Rutgers 2 $1.5M
36. Notre Dame 2 $1.4M
37. Carson-Newman College 1 $1.4M
38. Kentucky 1 $1.4M
39. Auburn 2 $1.4M
40. Arkansas 2 $1.3M
41. BYU 1 $1.2M
42. Missouri 1 $1.2M
42. Brown 1 $1.2M
44. Clemson 2 $1.1M
45. Maryland 1 $1.1M
46. UTEP 1 $1.1M
47. William & Mary 1 $1.1M
47. UNC 1 $1.1M
49. New Mexico St 1 $1M
50. San Diego St 1 $1M
51. Western Washington 1 $1M
52. Houston 1 $950K
53. Baker 1 $905K
54. TCU 1 $901.7K
55. Navy 1 $620K
56. App State 1 $580.1K
57. Missouri Western 1 $568.9K
58. Centre 1 $555K
59. Wisconsin 1 $544.7K
60. Marist 1 $525K
60. E Kentucky 1 $525K
60. RPI 1 $525K
63. Tulane 1 $510.7K
64. Fordham 1 $510K
65. Alabama 1 $495.8K
66. Boston College 1 $495K
67. Buffalo 1 $480K
68. UC Davis 1 $465K
68. Temple 1 $465K
70. Washington 1 $435K

ACC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Sebastian Janikowski FSU Raiders K $3.8M
2. Graham Gano FSU Panthers K $3.1M
3. Steven Hauschka NC State Seahawks K $2.9M
4. Matt Bosher Miami (FL) Falcons P $2.5M
5. Garrison Sanborn FSU Bills LS $1.1M
6. Jon Condo Maryland Raiders LS $1.1M
7. Greg Warren UNC Steelers LS $1.1M
8. Bradley Pinion Clemson 49ers P $618.6K
9. Pat O'Donnell Miami (FL) Bears P $581.3K
10. Chandler Catanzaro Clemson Cardinals K $510.5K
11. Ryan Quigley Boston College Jets P $495K

Big 12

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Sam Koch Nebraska Ravens P $3.3M
2. Dan Bailey Oklahoma St Cowboys K $3.2M
3. Phil Dawson Texas 49ers K $3.1M
4. Mason Crosby Colorado Packers K $3M
5. Matt Bryant Baylor Falcons K $2.8M
6. Justin Tucker Texas Ravens K $2.4M
7. Shane Lechler Texas A&M Texans P $1.8M
8. Josh Brown Nebraska Giants K $1.3M
9. Beau Brinkley Missouri Titans LS $1.2M
10. Don Muhlbach Texas A&M Lions LS $1.1M
11. Jon Weeks Baylor Texans LS $975K
12. Garret Hartley Oklahoma Steelers K $870K
13. Justin Drescher Colorado Saints LS $846.3K
14. Randy Bullock Texas A&M Texans K $550.8K
15. James Winchester Oklahoma Chiefs LS $480K
16. Tress Way Oklahoma Redskins P $465K

Big East

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Andy Lee Pittsburgh Browns P $3.4M
2. Pat McAfee West Virginia Colts P $2.9M
3. Kevin Huber Cincinnati Bengals P $2.8M
4. Clark Harris Rutgers Bengals LS $990K
5. Mike Windt Cincinnati Chargers LS $841.3K
6. Brandon McManus Temple Broncos K $465K
7. Andrew DePaola Rutgers Buccaneers LS $465K

Big Ten

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Robbie Gould Penn State Bears K $3.8M
2. Mike Nugent Ohio State Bengals K $1.8M
3. Jake McQuaide Ohio State Rams LS $861.3K
4. Brad Nortman Wisconsin Panthers P $544.7K

C-USA

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Stephen Gostkowski Memphis Patriots K $4.3M
2. Thomas Morstead SMU Saints P $3.6M
3. Matt Prater UCF Lions K $3M
4. Thomas Gafford Houston Bears LS $950K
5. Cairo Santos Tulane Chiefs K $510.7K
6. Charley Hughlett UCF Browns LS $465K

Division II

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Marquette King Fort Valley State University Raiders P $1.5M
2. Chris Jones Carson-Newman College Cowboys P $1.4M
3. Matt Overton Western Washington Colts LS $1M
4. Greg Zuerlein Missouri Western Rams K $568.9K

Division III

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Jordan Gay Centre Bills K $555K
2. Andrew Franks RPI Dolphins K $525K

FCS

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Mike Scifres W Illinois Chargers P $3.6M
2. Adam Vinatieri S Dakota St Colts K $2.5M
3. Dan Carpenter Montana Bills K $2.5M
4. Zak DeOssie Brown Giants LS $1.2M
5. Mike Leach William & Mary Cardinals LS $1.1M
6. Sam Martin App State Lions P $580.1K
7. Jordan Berry E Kentucky Steelers PR $525K
8. Jason Myers Marist Jaguars K $525K
9. Patrick Murray Fordham Buccaneers K $510K
10. Colton Schmidt UC Davis Bills P $465K

Independent

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. J.J. Jansen Notre Dame Panthers LS $901.3K
2. Joe Cardona Navy Patriots LS $620K
3. Kyle Brindza Notre Dame Buccaneers K $527.5K

International

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Jon Ryan Regina Seahawks P $1.5M

MAC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Shaun Suisham Bowling Green Steelers K $3.2M
2. Brett Kern Toledo Titans P $3M
3. Jake Schum Buffalo Buccaneers P $480K

MWC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. John Denney BYU Dolphins LS $1.2M
2. Aaron Brewer San Diego St Broncos LS $1M
3. Clint Gresham TCU Seahawks LS $901.7K

NAIA

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Tanner Purdum Baker Jets LS $905K

PAC-12

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Johnny Hekker Oregon St Rams P $3M
2. Nick Folk Arizona Jets K $3M
3. Kai Forbath UCLA Redskins K $1.5M
4. L.P. Ladouceur California Cowboys LS $1.1M
5. Nick Sundberg California Redskins LS $1M
6. Bryan Anger California Jaguars P $719.3K
7. Kevin McDermott UCLA Vikings LS $630K
8. Jeff Locke UCLA Vikings P $586K
9. Travis Coons Washington Browns K $435K

SEC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Britton Colquitt Tennessee Broncos P $3.9M
2. Dustin Colquitt Tennessee Chiefs P $3.8M
3. Blair Walsh Georgia Vikings K $3.3M
4. Ryan Succop South Carolina Titans K $2.4M
5. Donnie Jones LSU Eagles P $1.8M
6. Tim Masthay Kentucky Packers P $1.4M
7. Brett Goode Arkansas Packers LS $905K
8. Josh Harris Auburn Falcons LS $851.3K
9. Morgan Cox Tennessee Ravens LS $825K
10. Drew Butler Georgia Cardinals P $540K
11. Josh Lambo Texas A&M Chargers K $526.7K
12. Matt Darr Tennessee Dolphins P $525.3K
13. Cody Parkey Auburn Eagles K $510K
14. Brad Wing LSU Giants P $510K
15. Carson Tinker Alabama Jaguars LS $495.8K
16. Zach Hocker Arkansas Saints K $435K

Sun Belt

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Allen LA Tech Patriots P $1.8M

WAC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Josh Scobee LA Tech Steelers K $3.5M
2. Jon Dorenbos UTEP Eagles LS $1.1M
3. Kyle Nelson New Mexico St 49ers LS $1M

Alabama

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Carson Tinker Jaguars LS $495.8K

App State

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Sam Martin FCS Lions P $580.1K

Arizona

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Nick Folk Jets K $3M

Arkansas

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brett Goode Packers LS $905K
2. Zach Hocker Saints K $435K

Auburn

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Josh Harris Falcons LS $851.3K
2. Cody Parkey Eagles K $510K

Baker

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Tanner Purdum Jets LS $905K

Baylor

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Bryant Falcons K $2.8M
2. Jon Weeks Texans LS $975K

Boston College

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Quigley ACC Jets P $495K

Bowling Green

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Shaun Suisham Steelers K $3.2M

BYU

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. John Denney MWC Dolphins LS $1.2M

Brown

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Zak DeOssie Giants LS $1.2M

Buffalo

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Jake Schum Buccaneers P $480K

California

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. L.P. Ladouceur Cowboys LS $1.1M
2. Nick Sundberg Redskins LS $1M
3. Bryan Anger Jaguars P $719.3K

UC Davis

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Colton Schmidt Bills P $465K

UCLA

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Kai Forbath Redskins K $1.5M
2. Kevin McDermott Vikings LS $630K
3. Jeff Locke Vikings P $586K

Carson-Newman College

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Chris Jones Cowboys P $1.4M

UCF

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Prater C-USA Lions K $3M
2. Charley Hughlett C-USA Browns LS $465K

Centre

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Jordan Gay Bills K $555K

Cincinnati

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Kevin Huber Big East Bengals P $2.8M
2. Mike Windt Big East Chargers LS $841.3K

Clemson

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Bradley Pinion 49ers P $618.6K
2. Chandler Catanzaro Cardinals K $510.5K

Colorado

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Mason Crosby Big 12 Packers K $3M
2. Justin Drescher Big 12 Saints LS $846.3K

E Kentucky

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Jordan Berry Steelers PR $525K

FSU

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Sebastian Janikowski Raiders K $3.8M
2. Graham Gano Panthers K $3.1M
3. Garrison Sanborn Bills LS $1.1M

Fordham

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Patrick Murray Buccaneers K $510K

Fort Valley State University

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Marquette King Raiders P $1.5M

Georgia

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Blair Walsh Vikings K $3.3M
2. Drew Butler Cardinals P $540K

Houston

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Thomas Gafford C-USA Bears LS $950K

Kentucky

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Tim Masthay Packers P $1.4M

LSU

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Donnie Jones Eagles P $1.8M
2. Brad Wing Giants P $510K

LA Tech

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Josh Scobee WAC Steelers K $3.5M
2. Ryan Allen Sun Belt Patriots P $1.8M

Missouri Western

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Greg Zuerlein Rams K $568.9K

Marist

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Jason Myers Jaguars K $525K

Maryland

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Jon Condo ACC Raiders LS $1.1M

Memphis

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Stephen Gostkowski C-USA Patriots K $4.3M

Miami (FL)

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Bosher ACC Falcons P $2.5M
2. Pat O'Donnell ACC Bears P $581.3K

Missouri

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Beau Brinkley Big 12 Titans LS $1.2M

Montana

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Dan Carpenter Bills K $2.5M
Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Joe Cardona Patriots LS $620K

Nebraska

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Sam Koch Big 12 Ravens P $3.3M
2. Josh Brown Big 12 Giants K $1.3M

New Mexico St

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Kyle Nelson WAC 49ers LS $1M

UNC

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Greg Warren Steelers LS $1.1M

NC State

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Steven Hauschka Seahawks K $2.9M

Notre Dame

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. J.J. Jansen Panthers LS $901.3K
2. Kyle Brindza Buccaneers K $527.5K

Ohio State

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Mike Nugent Bengals K $1.8M
2. Jake McQuaide Rams LS $861.3K

Oklahoma

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Garret Hartley Steelers K $870K
2. James Winchester Chiefs LS $480K
3. Tress Way Redskins P $465K

Oklahoma St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Dan Bailey Cowboys K $3.2M

Oregon St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Johnny Hekker Rams P $3M

Penn State

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Robbie Gould Bears K $3.8M

Pittsburgh

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Andy Lee Big East Browns P $3.4M

Regina

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Jon Ryan Seahawks P $1.5M

RPI

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Andrew Franks Dolphins K $525K

Rutgers

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Clark Harris Big East Bengals LS $990K
2. Andrew DePaola Big East Buccaneers LS $465K

San Diego St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Aaron Brewer Broncos LS $1M

South Carolina

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Succop Titans K $2.4M

S Dakota St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Adam Vinatieri Colts K $2.5M

SMU

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Thomas Morstead C-USA Saints P $3.6M

Temple

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Brandon McManus Big East Broncos K $465K

Tennessee

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Britton Colquitt Broncos P $3.9M
2. Dustin Colquitt Chiefs P $3.8M
3. Morgan Cox Ravens LS $825K
4. Matt Darr Dolphins P $525.3K

Texas

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Phil Dawson 49ers K $3.1M
2. Justin Tucker Ravens K $2.4M

Texas A&M

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Shane Lechler Big 12 Texans P $1.8M
2. Don Muhlbach Big 12 Lions LS $1.1M
3. Randy Bullock Big 12 Texans K $550.8K
4. Josh Lambo SEC Chargers K $526.7K

TCU

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Clint Gresham MWC Seahawks LS $901.7K

UTEP

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Jon Dorenbos WAC Eagles LS $1.1M

Toledo

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brett Kern Titans P $3M

Tulane

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Cairo Santos C-USA Chiefs K $510.7K

Washington

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Travis Coons Browns K $435K

West Virginia

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Pat McAfee Big East Colts P $2.9M

W Illinois

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Mike Scifres Chargers P $3.6M

Western Washington

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Overton Colts LS $1M

William & Mary

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Mike Leach Cardinals LS $1.1M

Wisconsin

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brad Nortman Panthers P $544.7K
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