Published by Dan on Sep 14, 2015

2016 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 14 $25.7M
2. ACC 15 $21.8M
3. SEC 16 $17.5M
4. C-USA 8 $12.4M
5. PAC-12 9 $12.3M
6. Big East 7 $11.6M
7. FCS 9 $10.6M
8. Division II 4 $8.6M
9. Big Ten 6 $5.6M
10. MAC 1 $2.7M
11. WAC 3 $2.6M
12. Sun Belt 2 $2.2M
13. MWC 2 $1.8M
14. Independent 2 $1.6M
15. International 1 $1.6M
16. NAIA 1 $932.5K
17. Division III 1 $525K
18. AAC 1 $450K

Top Colleges

College Players Salaries
1. FSU 5 $10.2M
2. Tennessee 5 $7.8M
3. Texas 2 $6.6M
4. Fort Valley State University 1 $5.1M
5. Baylor 3 $4.4M
6. Memphis 1 $4.1M
7. California 3 $4.1M
8. Cincinnati 2 $3.9M
9. UCF 2 $3.7M
10. NC State 1 $3.5M
11. Texas A&M 4 $3.5M
12. Arizona 1 $3.3M
13. Miami (FL) 2 $3.3M
14. Oklahoma St 1 $3.3M
15. Colorado 2 $3.3M
16. S Dakota St 1 $3.3M
17. Nebraska 1 $3.1M
18. SMU 1 $3.1M
19. Pittsburgh 1 $2.8M
20. Toledo 1 $2.7M
20. West Virginia 1 $2.7M
22. LSU 2 $2.7M
23. Oregon St 1 $2.6M
24. Montana 1 $2.6M
25. South Carolina 1 $2.5M
26. Ohio State 2 $2.4M
27. UCLA 4 $2.3M
28. Wisconsin 1 $2.2M
29. Maryland 2 $1.9M
30. LA Tech 1 $1.7M
31. Regina 1 $1.6M
32. Rutgers 2 $1.6M
33. Carson-Newman College 1 $1.5M
34. Oklahoma 2 $1.4M
35. Auburn 2 $1.4M
36. UNC 2 $1.3M
37. Missouri Western 1 $1.3M
38. App State 1 $1.2M
39. BYU 1 $1.2M
40. Clemson 2 $1.2M
41. Brown 1 $1.1M
42. UTEP 1 $1.1M
43. Missouri 1 $1.1M
44. Notre Dame 1 $1M
45. New Mexico St 1 $970K
46. Baker 1 $932.5K
47. Western Washington 1 $800K
48. Alabama 1 $675K
48. Florida 1 $675K
50. Houston 2 $661.8K
51. Tulane 1 $600.7K
52. UC Davis 1 $600K
52. Temple 1 $600K
52. Arkansas 1 $600K
55. Navy 1 $587.5K
56. San Diego St 1 $555.9K
57. E Kentucky 1 $525K
57. Rice 1 $525K
57. Utah State 1 $525K
57. Marist 1 $525K
57. RPI 1 $525K
62. Syracuse 1 $470K
63. Sam Houston St 1 $468.9K
64. Iowa 1 $450K
64. Georgia St 1 $450K
66. Penn State 1 $388.2K
67. Fordham 1 $368.8K
68. Georgia 1 $277.9K
69. Old Dominion 1 $185.3K
70. Michigan 1 $158.8K

AAC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Nolan Frese Houston Seahawks LS $450K

ACC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Sebastian Janikowski FSU Raiders K $4M
2. Graham Gano FSU Panthers K $3.9M
3. Steven Hauschka NC State Seahawks K $3.5M
4. Matt Bosher Miami (FL) Falcons P $2.7M
5. Jon Condo Maryland Raiders LS $1.2M
6. Garrison Sanborn FSU Bills LS $1.1M
7. Roberto Aguayo FSU Buccaneers K $736.8K
8. Nick Novak Maryland Texans K $680K
9. Greg Warren UNC Steelers LS $680K
10. Pat O'Donnell Miami (FL) Bears P $626.3K
11. Chandler Catanzaro Clemson Cardinals K $600.5K
12. Connor Barth UNC Bears K $600K
13. Dustin Hopkins FSU Redskins K $600K
14. Bradley Pinion Clemson 49ers P $573.6K
15. Riley Dixon Syracuse Broncos P $470K

Big 12

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Justin Tucker Texas Ravens K $3.5M
2. Dan Bailey Oklahoma St Cowboys K $3.3M
3. Matt Bryant Baylor Falcons K $3.2M
4. Phil Dawson Texas 49ers K $3.1M
5. Sam Koch Nebraska Ravens P $3.1M
6. Mason Crosby Colorado Packers K $2.4M
7. Shane Lechler Texas A&M Texans P $1.8M
8. Beau Brinkley Missouri Titans LS $1.1M
9. Justin Drescher Colorado Saints LS $890K
10. Jon Weeks Baylor Texans LS $875K
11. Tress Way Oklahoma Redskins P $850K
12. Don Muhlbach Texas A&M Lions LS $680K
13. James Winchester Oklahoma Chiefs LS $525K
14. Jimmy Landes Baylor Lions LS $358.1K

Big East

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Kevin Huber Cincinnati Bengals P $3M
2. Andy Lee Pittsburgh Panthers P $2.8M
3. Pat McAfee West Virginia Colts P $2.7M
4. Clark Harris Rutgers Bengals LS $950K
5. Mike Windt Cincinnati Chargers LS $897.5K
6. Brandon McManus Temple Broncos K $600K
7. Andrew DePaola Rutgers Buccaneers LS $600K

Big Ten

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Brad Nortman Wisconsin Jaguars P $2.2M
2. Mike Nugent Ohio State Bengals K $1.6M
3. Jake McQuaide Ohio State Rams LS $875K
4. Casey Kreiter Iowa Broncos LS $450K
5. Robbie Gould Penn State Giants K $388.2K
6. Matt Wile Michigan Falcons P $158.8K

C-USA

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Stephen Gostkowski Memphis Patriots K $4.1M
2. Matt Prater UCF Lions K $3.2M
3. Thomas Morstead SMU Saints P $3.1M
4. Cairo Santos Tulane Chiefs K $600.7K
5. Charley Hughlett UCF Browns LS $525K
6. Chris Boswell Rice Steelers K $525K
7. Thomas Gafford Houston Broncos LS $211.8K
8. Rick Lovato Old Dominion Redskins LS $185.3K

Division II

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Marquette King Fort Valley State University Raiders P $5.1M
2. Chris Jones Carson-Newman College Cowboys P $1.5M
3. Greg Zuerlein Missouri Western Rams K $1.3M
4. Matt Overton Western Washington Colts LS $800K

Division III

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

FCS

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Adam Vinatieri S Dakota St Colts K $3.3M
2. Dan Carpenter Montana Bills K $2.6M
3. Sam Martin App State Lions P $1.2M
4. Zak DeOssie Brown Giants LS $1.1M
5. Colton Schmidt UC Davis Bills P $600K
6. Jason Myers Marist Jaguars K $525K
7. Jordan Berry E Kentucky Steelers P $525K
8. Lac Edwards Sam Houston St Jets P $468.9K
9. Patrick Murray Fordham Browns K $368.8K

Independent

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. J.J. Jansen Notre Dame Panthers LS $1M
2. Joe Cardona Navy Patriots LS $587.5K

International

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Jon Ryan Regina Seahawks P $1.6M

MAC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Brett Kern Toledo Titans P $2.7M

MWC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. John Denney BYU Dolphins LS $1.2M
2. Aaron Brewer San Diego St Cardinals LS $555.9K

NAIA

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Tanner Purdum Baker Jets LS $932.5K

PAC-12

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Nick Folk Arizona Jets K $3.3M
2. Johnny Hekker Oregon St Rams P $2.6M
3. Bryan Anger California Buccaneers P $1.8M
4. L.P. Ladouceur California Cowboys LS $1.2M
5. Nick Sundberg California Redskins LS $1.2M
6. Kevin McDermott UCLA Vikings LS $775K
7. Jeff Locke UCLA Vikings P $721K
8. Ka'imi Fairbairn UCLA Texans K $450K
9. Kai Forbath UCLA Vikings K $312.9K

SEC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Dustin Colquitt Tennessee Chiefs P $4.5M
2. Ryan Succop South Carolina Titans K $2.5M
3. Donnie Jones LSU Eagles P $2.1M
4. Britton Colquitt Tennessee Browns P $1.7M
5. Morgan Cox Tennessee Ravens LS $940K
6. Josh Harris Auburn Falcons LS $860K
7. Caleb Sturgis Florida Eagles K $675K
8. Carson Tinker Alabama Jaguars LS $675K
9. Brett Goode Arkansas Packers LS $600K
10. Brad Wing LSU Giants P $600K
11. Josh Lambo Texas A&M Chargers K $526.7K
12. Matt Darr Tennessee Dolphins P $525.3K
13. Cody Parkey Auburn Browns K $494.1K
14. Drew Kaser Texas A&M Chargers P $488.5K
15. Drew Butler Georgia Cardinals P $277.9K
16. Michael Palardy Tennessee Panthers K $185.3K

Sun Belt

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Allen LA Tech Patriots P $1.7M
2. Will Lutz Georgia St Saints K $450K

WAC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Jon Dorenbos UTEP Eagles LS $1.1M
2. Kyle Nelson New Mexico St 49ers LS $970K
3. Patrick Scales Utah State Bears LS $525K

Alabama

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Carson Tinker Jaguars LS $675K

App State

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Sam Martin FCS Lions P $1.2M

Arizona

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Nick Folk Jets K $3.3M

Arkansas

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brett Goode Packers LS $600K

Auburn

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Josh Harris Falcons LS $860K
2. Cody Parkey Browns K $494.1K

Baker

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Tanner Purdum Jets LS $932.5K

Baylor

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Bryant Falcons K $3.2M
2. Jon Weeks Texans LS $875K
3. Jimmy Landes Lions LS $358.1K

BYU

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

Brown

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Zak DeOssie Giants LS $1.1M

California

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Bryan Anger Buccaneers P $1.8M
2. L.P. Ladouceur Cowboys LS $1.2M
3. Nick Sundberg Redskins LS $1.2M

UC Davis

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Colton Schmidt Bills P $600K

UCLA

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Kevin McDermott Vikings LS $775K
2. Jeff Locke Vikings P $721K
3. Ka'imi Fairbairn Texans K $450K
4. Kai Forbath Vikings K $312.9K

Carson-Newman College

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Chris Jones Cowboys P $1.5M

UCF

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Prater C-USA Lions K $3.2M
2. Charley Hughlett C-USA Browns LS $525K

Cincinnati

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Kevin Huber Big East Bengals P $3M
2. Mike Windt Big East Chargers LS $897.5K

Clemson

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Chandler Catanzaro Cardinals K $600.5K
2. Bradley Pinion 49ers P $573.6K

Colorado

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Mason Crosby Big 12 Packers K $2.4M
2. Justin Drescher Big 12 Saints LS $890K

E Kentucky

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

Florida

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Caleb Sturgis Eagles K $675K

FSU

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Sebastian Janikowski Raiders K $4M
2. Graham Gano Panthers K $3.9M
3. Garrison Sanborn Bills LS $1.1M
4. Roberto Aguayo Buccaneers K $736.8K
5. Dustin Hopkins Redskins K $600K

Fordham

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Patrick Murray Browns K $368.8K

Fort Valley State University

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Marquette King Raiders P $5.1M

Georgia

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Drew Butler Cardinals P $277.9K

Georgia St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Will Lutz Saints K $450K

Houston

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Nolan Frese AAC Seahawks LS $450K
2. Thomas Gafford C-USA Broncos LS $211.8K

Iowa

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Casey Kreiter Broncos LS $450K

LSU

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Donnie Jones Eagles P $2.1M
2. Brad Wing Giants P $600K

LA Tech

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Allen Sun Belt Patriots P $1.7M

Missouri Western

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Greg Zuerlein Rams K $1.3M

Marist

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

Maryland

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Jon Condo ACC Raiders LS $1.2M
2. Nick Novak ACC Texans K $680K

Memphis

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Stephen Gostkowski C-USA Patriots K $4.1M

Miami (FL)

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Bosher ACC Falcons P $2.7M
2. Pat O'Donnell ACC Bears P $626.3K

Michigan

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Wile Falcons P $158.8K

Missouri

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Beau Brinkley Big 12 Titans LS $1.1M

Montana

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Dan Carpenter Bills K $2.6M
Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Joe Cardona Patriots LS $587.5K

Nebraska

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Sam Koch Big 12 Ravens P $3.1M

New Mexico St

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Kyle Nelson WAC 49ers LS $970K

UNC

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Greg Warren Steelers LS $680K
2. Connor Barth Bears K $600K

NC State

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Steven Hauschka Seahawks K $3.5M

Notre Dame

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. J.J. Jansen Panthers LS $1M

Ohio State

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Mike Nugent Bengals K $1.6M
2. Jake McQuaide Rams LS $875K

Oklahoma

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Tress Way Redskins P $850K
2. James Winchester Chiefs LS $525K

Oklahoma St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Dan Bailey Cowboys K $3.3M

Old Dominion

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Rick Lovato Redskins LS $185.3K

Oregon St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Johnny Hekker Rams P $2.6M

Penn State

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Robbie Gould Giants K $388.2K

Pittsburgh

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Andy Lee Big East Panthers P $2.8M

Regina

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Jon Ryan Seahawks P $1.6M

RPI

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

Rice

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Chris Boswell Steelers K $525K

Rutgers

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Clark Harris Big East Bengals LS $950K
2. Andrew DePaola Big East Buccaneers LS $600K

Sam Houston St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Lac Edwards Jets P $468.9K

San Diego St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Aaron Brewer Cardinals LS $555.9K

South Carolina

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Succop Titans K $2.5M

S Dakota St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Adam Vinatieri Colts K $3.3M

SMU

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Thomas Morstead C-USA Saints P $3.1M

Syracuse

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Riley Dixon ACC Broncos P $470K

Temple

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Brandon McManus Big East Broncos K $600K

Tennessee

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Dustin Colquitt Chiefs P $4.5M
2. Britton Colquitt Browns P $1.7M
3. Morgan Cox Ravens LS $940K
4. Matt Darr Dolphins P $525.3K
5. Michael Palardy Panthers K $185.3K

Texas

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Justin Tucker Ravens K $3.5M
2. Phil Dawson 49ers K $3.1M

Texas A&M

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Shane Lechler Big 12 Texans P $1.8M
2. Don Muhlbach Big 12 Lions LS $680K
3. Josh Lambo SEC Chargers K $526.7K
4. Drew Kaser SEC Chargers P $488.5K

UTEP

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

Toledo

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brett Kern Titans P $2.7M

Tulane

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Cairo Santos C-USA Chiefs K $600.7K

Utah State

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Patrick Scales WAC Bears LS $525K

West Virginia

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Pat McAfee Big East Colts P $2.7M

Western Washington

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Overton Colts LS $800K

Wisconsin

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brad Nortman Jaguars P $2.2M
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