Miami football seventh in career earnings among active NFL players

Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

A study by 247 Sports using Spotrac shows that the 41 Miami football alums active in the NFL rank seventh in the league with career earnings of $594,503,460. Miami is seventh in career earnings despite being tied for 14th with Mississippi State and Texas A&M with the 41 active players in the NFL.

The 41 active Miami football alums in the NFL have average career earnings of $14,500,084.3902. Alabama as to be expected leads the list with 81 active players and $958,028,048 in earnings. The Crimson Tide alums earned $11.8275068 million in average career earnings. Miami players earned about $300,000 more per player.

The list from Spotrac includes transfers at their former schools. That largely helps Miami who has quite a few alums who transferred after beginning their collegiate careers at other schools. That number will be added to in 2021 with former transfers Jaelan Phillips and Quincy Roche beginning their NFL careers.

Spotrac lists Calais Campbell as the active leader among Miami alums with career earnings of $118,091,393 in 13 seasons. Campbell has earned $71,750,000 in salary during his career with the rest spread out over option, signing and workout bonuses and incentives. Campbell will earn $13 million in 2021.

"7. MIAMIActive players in league: 41Overall earnings: $594,503,460Ah, yes … The U. While the Hurricanes don’t put as many players in the league as they did in the 1990s and 2000s, Miami’s presence in the NFL is still felt, especially in terms of dollars and cents. Despite having just 30 active players, Miami is approaching $600 million in combined active earnings.Topping the list is Baltimore Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell, who will have made just north of $118 million once the upcoming season is complete."

After tying the 2004 Miami draft with six first-round picks in 2021, Alabama will continue to pad its number in earnings during the upcoming season. With Phillips and Greg Rousseau being selected in the first round the Miami football program will continue to stack earnings from their alums in 2021.

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Tight end Brevin Jordan was a fifth-round pick of the Houston Texans and Roche in the sixth round to Pittsburgh. Kicker Jose Borregales signed with the defending Superbowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent. Miami will continue sending players to the NFL for the foreseeable future.