UGA players on Philadelphia Eagles are Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, D'Andre Swift, Kelee Ringo, Jalen Carter, Nolan Smith and Elijah Holyfield.
Currently, the Philadelphia Eagles are loaded with most of the standout former Georgia Bulldogs football players in the National Football League (NFL).
They have the most number of Georgia Bulldogs players on their playing roster list with five of them being brought by Philadelphia in the past two drafts in the NFL.
D'Andre Swift, a former Georgia top running back, was also brought by Philadelphia by trade during the draft. Six former Georgia Bulldogs are now on the roster of the Eagles. However, there have been quite a few Georgia Bulldogs on Philadelphia Eagles before too.
The list Of UGA Players On Philadelphia Eagles are:
- Jordan Davis
- Nakobe Dean
- D'Andre Swift
- Kelee Ringo
- Jalen Carter
- Nolan Smith
- Elijah Holyfield
- Jeff Owens
- Reggie Brown
- Jamie Newman
Jordan Davis - Defensive Tackle
Jordan Davis played college football for Georgia and joined the National Football League team Philadelphia Eagles in 2022.
With Georgia, in 2021 he won many titles like the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Outland Trophy as a senior. The following year he was a part of the team that went on to win the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Likewise, At the 2022 NFL Combine, Davis ran the 40-yard dash in just 4.78 seconds, which makes him just the 3rd player after Dontari Poe in 2012 as well as Greg Robinson in 2014 to do it above 330 pounds.
He made 13 appearances making 5 starts, as he finished his first season with 18 tackles and 1 pass clearance. He aided the Eagles in getting to Super Bowl LVII, where they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs 38–35. In the 2023 season's Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings, Davis recorded his first NFL sack.
Career highlights and awards
- PFWA All-Rookie Team (2022)
- CFP national champion (2021)
- Chuck Bednarik Award (2021)
- Outland Trophy (2021)
- Unanimous All-American (2021)
- First-team All-SEC (2021)
- Second-team All-SEC (2020)
Nakobe Dean - Linebacker
Nakobe Dean was chosen by the Eagles in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, he played collegiate football for Georgia and won the 2021 Butkus Award.
He had 25 total tackles for the Georgia Bulldogs football team as a true freshman despite suffering from ailments. He was chosen by the Eagles in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he made 17 appearances and mostly played on special teams.
His first season concluded with a visit to Super Bowl LVII, where the Philadelphia Eagles fell to the Kansas City Chiefs 38–35 score.
He started at middle linebacker for the Eagles in 2023. But unfortunately, he is now injured and is listed in the Injury Reserve.
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D'Andre Swift - Running back
D'Andre Swift started his footballing journey as a young player in Philadelphia. His impressive skill set continued to delight during his tenure at Georgia.
His over 1,000-yard rushing total during his 2nd season at Georgia made his status as a potent player. He was chosen in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. In his last season with the team, he completed 99 carries rushed 542 yards, and rushed five touchdowns for almost 390 receiving touchdowns.
After 3 seasons with the Lions, in an April 2023 NFL Draft deal, the Philadelphia Eagles acquired Swift in exchange for two 2023 seventh-round picks and a 2025 fourth-round pick. He became the 6th UGA players on Eagles team currently.
He ran for a career-high 175 yards in week 2 of the 2023–2024 season as the team defeated Minnesota by a 34–28 score line.
Kelee Ringo - Defensive Back
Kelee Ringo decided to play college football for the University of Georgia, refusing multiple offers from various teams for his acquisition.
His football career started taking shape after he figured out that it was his thing while at Scottsdale, Arizona's Saguaro High School.
His freshman season was wasted because of the labrum injury he sustained in 2020 at Georgia and was forced to take a redshirt. But he went on to become Georgia's starting Defensive Back on his redshirt freshman season.
With Georgia, he won the CFP National Championship twice, in year 2021 and 2022. The Eagles selected him in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Jalen Carter - Defensive Tackle
Jalen Carter is another Georgia player who is currently playing for the National Football League team Philadelphia Eagles as a Defensive Tackler.
He was a 5-star recruit, very lively, and was seen as the best-emerging player back then, he chose to represent Georgia in college.
Prior to the Eagles selecting him ninth overall in the 2023 NFL Draft, in his college days he was a 2022 All-American, two-time CFP national champion as well.
As a freshman, he managed to make match appearances in 8 games while registering 12 tackles and a touchdown catch. In 12 appearances he made during his second season, he recorded 31 tackles and 3 sacks.
He made his NFL Draft announcement following Georgia's victory in the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Nolan Smith - Linebacker
Nolan Smith's college career was acknowledged when he won the Defensive Most Valuable Player with Georgia in the Peach Bowl of 2021.
He attended Calvary Day School in Savannah, Georgia while playing for IMG Academy during his high school years. He made 15 appearances in his high school days, making a total of 88 tackles.
He made 11 appearances during his first year for Georgia, where he made 18 tackles and 2.5 sacks in these games, while in the Murray State match, he had 1.5 sacks and 3 tackles in the home opener.
The second-fastest defensive lineman since 2003, he completed the 40-yard sprint in 4.39 seconds at the 2023 NFL Combine, trailing only Amare Barno who made the record in 2022.
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Smith with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Philadelphia eagles bulldogs have developed a strong relation for trading of players it seems.
Elijah Holyfield - Running Back
Elijah Holyfield is the son of Evander Holyfield who was a heavyweight boxing champion. Elijah played football in Georgia during his time as a college student.
He developed into a crucial component of the Georgia attack as he was part of a strong partner of rushers in the backfield that also included Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, two other outstanding running backs.
Holyfield had a breakthrough year in 2018, amassing over 1,000 running yards and showcasing his capacity as an engine in the back.
He signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in April 2019 after the 2019 NFL Draft was over. At the end of the month, of 2019, he was added to the Philadelphia Eagles active roster. He then joined the Bengals' practice squad in 2021.
Jeff Owens - Defensive Tackle
Jeff Owens is one of many players who made their names in the National Football League coming in from the University of Georgia ranks in 2005.
He spent his high school days at Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida.
Playing football for a college team is one of the first steps for any player to get closer to their dream of playing for the NFL and when the Philadelphia Eagles came in for Owens in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft, his dreams of playing in the NFL actually came to reality.
On June 4, 2010, he was given a long-term 4-year deal, but just as early after little more than 3 months, on 4th September he was waived off the next day he was brought back to the team's practice squad and in December, he was elevated to the active roster.
In July 2011, after failing to get fit due to injury concerns and his inability to perform at a high level, he was released from his contract.
Reggie Brown - Wide Receiver
Reggie Brown is the cousin brother of Jamie Henderson, a former New York Jets player and current University of West Georgia defensive coach.
He played football for Georgia and was regarded highly as a receiver who was in his first college year. Unfortunately, in his college days, he couldn't unleash his best because of the injuries he kept sustaining as he was the third-choice receiver of the Bulldogs in the first and second years.
But that didn't stop him there, as he worked harder and showed many remarkable performances that caught the eye of some NFL teams.
The Philadelphia Eagles brought Brown in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He was given the starting wide receiver position after their starter was suspended in 2005. Brown caught 5 catches for 94 yards and a score in his debut start against the Washington Redskins on November 6, 2005.
Brown only had 9 catches for 155 yards and no touchdowns in the 2009 season. He then slowly lost his charm and was soon released by the Eagles.
Jamie Newman - Quarterback
Jamie Newman spent his first collegiate football season at Wake Forest University before switching to Georgia for his senior campaign.
Sadly, the quarterback's time at the University of Georgia was very short as he made the decision not to play in the 2020 collegiate football season because of the COVID-19 spread. He then decided to prepare for the NFL Draft by opting out.
But then his preparation didn't go in vain as he became another player to go from Georgia to Philadelphia.
His career in the 2021 NFL Draft changed significantly when he joined the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent. On June 9, 2021, he was released.
He then commenced playing for the Canadian Football League team Hamilton Tiger-Cats in February 2022.