Updated by Dan on Sep 1, 2022

Independent player salaries in the 2022 NFL season

What Independent schools had the most and highest paid NFL players in 2022?
How it works

College # Salary
1. Notre Dame 38 $128.9M
2. Brigham Young 11 $56.9M
3. Connecticut 5 $31.2M
4. Massachusetts 3 $3.2M
5. Army 2 $1.5M


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Brett Toth Army Eagles RT $850K
2. Jon Rhattigan Army Seahawks LB $660K

Brigham Young

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Fred Warner Brigham Young 49ers LB $19M
2. Taysom Hill Brigham Young Saints TE $10M
3. Zach Wilson Brigham Young Jets QB $8.8M
4. Michael Davis Brigham Young Chargers CB $8.4M
5. Jamaal Williams Brigham Young Lions RB $3M
6. Kyle Van Noy Brigham Young Chargers ILB $2.3M
7. Brady Christensen Brigham Young Panthers T $1.3M
8. Daniel Sorensen Brigham Young Saints SS $1.3M
9. Tyler Allgeier Brigham Young Falcons RB $998.5K
10. Sione Takitaki Brigham Young Browns LB $934K
11. Dax Milne Brigham Young Commanders WR $889.3K


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Byron Jones Connecticut Dolphins CB $16.5M
2. Foley Fatukasi Connecticut Jaguars DE $10M
3. Ryan Griffin Connecticut Bears TE $2.3M
4. Travis Jones Connecticut Ravens DT $1.3M
5. Matt Peart Connecticut Giants T $1.1M


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Elijah Wilkinson Massachusetts Falcons G $1.2M
2. Andy Isabella Massachusetts Cardinals WR $1.2M
3. Isaiah Rodgers Massachusetts Colts S $860K

Notre Dame

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Quenton Nelson Notre Dame Colts G $20M
2. Ronnie Stanley Notre Dame Ravens T $19.8M
3. Harrison Smith Notre Dame Vikings FS $16M
4. Zack Martin Notre Dame Cowboys G $14M
5. Romeo Okwara Notre Dame Lions DE $12.3M
6. Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame 49ers RT $4.6M
7. Kyle Hamilton Notre Dame Ravens S $4.1M
8. Durham Smythe Notre Dame Dolphins TE $3.5M
9. Jerry Tillery Notre Dame Chargers DT $2.9M
10. Liam Eichenberg Notre Dame Dolphins G $2M
11. Kyle Rudolph Notre Dame Buccaneers TE $2M
12. Cole Kmet Notre Dame Bears TE $1.9M
13. Aaron Banks Notre Dame 49ers G $1.8M
14. Chase Claypool Notre Dame Steelers WR $1.7M
15. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Notre Dame Browns LB $1.6M
16. J.J. Jansen Notre Dame Panthers LS $1.3M
17. Julian Okwara Notre Dame Lions LB $1.2M
18. Tommy Tremble Notre Dame Panthers TE $1.2M
19. Robert Hainsey Notre Dame Buccaneers T $1.2M
20. Kyren Williams Notre Dame Rams RB $992.6K
21. Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame Bears WR $965K
22. Daelin Hayes Notre Dame Ravens DE $943.3K
23. Adetokunbo Ogundeji Notre Dame Falcons DE $930K
24. Khalid Kareem Notre Dame Bengals DE $912.4K
25. Sam Mustipher Notre Dame Bears C $895K
26. Miles Boykin Notre Dame Steelers WR $893.7K
27. Ben Skowronek Notre Dame Rams WR $891.1K
28. Nick McCloud Notre Dame Giants CB $882.5K
29. Alohi Gilman Notre Dame Chargers S $870.8K
30. Kurt Hinish Notre Dame Texans DT $861.7K
31. Drew White Notre Dame Commanders LB $855.8K
32. Jamir Jones Notre Dame Steelers LB $825K
33. Julian Love Notre Dame Giants FS $822.7K
34. Drue Tranquill Notre Dame Chargers LB $794.7K
35. Brock Wright Notre Dame Lions TE $660K
35. Scott Daly Notre Dame Lions LS $660K
35. Tommy Kraemer Notre Dame Lions G $660K
35. Tony Jones Notre Dame Saints RB $660K