Updated by Dan on Sep 1, 2023

Independent player salaries in the 2023 NFL season

What Independent schools had the most and highest paid NFL players in 2023?
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College # Salary
1. Notre Dame 39 $167.6M
2. Connecticut 6 $13.2M
3. Army 2 $1.6M
4. Massachusetts 2 $1.2M


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Andre Carter II Army Vikings DE $911.7K
2. Elijah Riley Army Steelers CB $695K


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Foley Fatukasi Connecticut Jaguars DE $10M
2. Travis Jones Connecticut Ravens DT $1.3M
3. Matt Peart Connecticut Giants T $1.1M
4. Ryan Van Demark Connecticut Bills T $837K
5. Andrew Adams Connecticut Titans S N/A
5. Ryan Griffin Connecticut Bears TE N/A


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Elijah Wilkinson Massachusetts Cardinals G $1.2M
2. Isaiah Rodgers Massachusetts Eagles CB N/A

Notre Dame

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Quenton Nelson Notre Dame Colts G $20M
2. Ronnie Stanley Notre Dame Ravens LT $19.8M
3. Zack Martin Notre Dame Cowboys G $18.4M
4. Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame Broncos RT $17.5M
5. Harrison Smith Notre Dame Vikings FS $16M
6. Cole Kmet Notre Dame Bears TE $12.5M
7. Romeo Okwara Notre Dame Lions DE $12.3M
8. Julian Love Notre Dame Seahawks FS $6M
9. Kyle Hamilton Notre Dame Ravens S $4.1M
10. Durham Smythe Notre Dame Dolphins TE $3.9M
11. Jerry Tillery Notre Dame Raiders DT $3.4M
12. Drue Tranquill Notre Dame Chiefs LB $3M
13. Michael Mayer Notre Dame Raiders TE $2.3M
14. Isaiah Foskey Notre Dame Saints DE $2.2M
15. Liam Eichenberg Notre Dame Dolphins G $2M
16. Aaron Banks Notre Dame 49ers G $1.8M
17. Chase Claypool Notre Dame Bears WR $1.7M
18. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Notre Dame Browns LB $1.6M
19. J.J. Jansen Notre Dame Panthers LS $1.3M
20. Julian Okwara Notre Dame Lions LB $1.2M
21. Tommy Tremble Notre Dame Panthers TE $1.2M
22. Robert Hainsey Notre Dame Buccaneers T $1.2M
23. Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame Bears WR $1.2M
24. Miles Boykin Notre Dame Steelers WR $1.1M
25. Khalid Kareem Notre Dame Bears DE $1M
26. Jarrett Patterson Notre Dame Texans C $1M
27. Kyren Williams Notre Dame Rams RB $992.6K
28. Brock Wright Notre Dame Lions TE $940K
28. Scott Daly Notre Dame Lions LS $940K
30. Adetokunbo Ogundeji Notre Dame Falcons DE $930K
31. Blake Grupe Notre Dame Saints K $899.2K
32. Brandon Aubrey Notre Dame Cowboys K $898.3K
33. Ben Skowronek Notre Dame Rams WR $891.1K
34. Nick McCloud Notre Dame Giants CB $882.5K
35. Alohi Gilman Notre Dame Chargers S $870.8K
36. Kurt Hinish Notre Dame Texans DT $861.7K
37. Drew White Notre Dame Commanders LB $855.8K
38. Matthias Farley Notre Dame Raiders SS N/A
38. Nick Martin Notre Dame Commanders C N/A