Nevada Wolf Pack Football: 7 Players Join the NFL

Michael PatmasCorrespondent IIIJuly 28, 2011

Vai Taua joins six other Nevada Players in the NFL this season
Vai Taua joins six other Nevada Players in the NFL this seasonEzra Shaw/Getty Images

The benefits of a record breaking 2010 season continue. A record seven Nevada players will make the leap to the NFL.

After a 13-1 season highlighted by a complete demolition of the PAC-10's CAL Bears, the dethroning of the Boise State Broncos and the thrashing of Boston College, the Nevada Wolf Pack joins the elite of college football by placing seven players in the NFL, three in the draft and four more as free agents.

Nevada's record setting quarterback, Colin Kaepernick was drafted early in the second round by the San Francisco 49ers.

Defensive end, Dontay Moch went in the third round to the Cincinnati Bengals while tight end Virgil Green went in the 6th round to the Denver Broncos.

Within the past few days, four more Nevada players signed as free agents.

Running back Vai Taua will join the Buffalo Bills as will cornerback Doyle Miller. Defensive end Ryan Coulson signed with the New England Patriots while offensive lineman Jose Acuna will join the Dallas Cowboys.

The success of the Nevada Wolf Pack in 2010 was extraordinary. One wonders what they will have left for 2011.

Most football watchers think it will be a tough year for Nevada as they are picked to finish third in the WAC behind Hawaii and Fresno State.