UCLA Football: Former Players in the NFL Playoffs

Nine former UCLA Bruins are on NFL playoff team rosters for this years playoffs games.
Los Angeles Rams v New York Giants
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Let's take a look at all of the UCLA former players who will be participating with their teams in this year's NFL playoffs.

Defensive Tackle. 1. . . Osa Odighizuwa. . . Osa Odighizuwa. . 123

He has 26 solo tackles and three sacks this season. After his playing days at UCLA, in 2021, he was the 75th pick in the third round by the Cowboys in the NFL Draft.

2. Sean Rhyan. . . . 49. Sean Rhyan. . Offensive Guard.

He has played 183 snaps this season and has played in 12 regular season games this season at right guard for the Packers this season. After he was named First-team All-Pac-12 in 2021 as a UCLA Bruin, he was drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft in the third round with the 92nd pick by Green Bay.

3. 49. . Kenny Clark. . Defensive Tackle. . Kenny Clark . .

He is in his eighth season with Green Bay where he has excelled as being a two time Pro Bowl selection (2019, 2021) for the Packers. This season, he 22 solo tackles, seven and a half sacks, and two forced fumbles. At UCLA he was named Third-team All-American (2015) and First-team All-Pac-12 (2015) and he was selected by the Packers in the 2016 NFL Draft in the first round with the 27th overall pick.

Three former UCLA Bruins will play in the game between Green Bay and Dallas.

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Here are some other former UCLA Bruins participating in this weekend's NFL playoffs.

. Alec Anderson . . . 4. Offensive Tackle. . 16. Alec Anderson.

He has still not seen any regular season playing time this season but the young offensive tackle who played at UCLA went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, will be patiently waiting for his turn to help anchor the Bill's offensive line.

. 5. Myles Jack. . . . 55. . Myles Jack. Linebacker

He has not played at ton this season with 17 tackles and a sack, but he has experience with this being his eight season in the NFL as he was drafted in the second round with the 36 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. At UCLA he was named Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year (2013) and the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2013) as it was the first time a freshman won the offensive and defensive player of the year awards that were first awarded in 2008,

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Here are some more former UCLA players who are on teams for this year's NFL playoffs.

Quentin Lake. . . 6. . . . Quentin Lake. Safety. 51

He after being named Second-team All-Pac-12 (2021) at UCLA, was drafted in the 6th round with the 211th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He has been a pleasant surprise for the Rams as he this season has 53 tackles, six pass deflections, and a fumble recovery this season. Los Angeles travels to play Detroit on Sunday and Lake looks to make an impact and help the Rams defeat the Lions.

. Center. Jake Brendel. . 7. . . . . 42

He has an overall rating of 63.9 according to Pro Football Focus. He has played significant snaps for the No. 1 seed 49ers as he looks to help San Fransico make a run to the Super Bowl this year. At UCLA, he was named to the Second-team All-Pac-12 (2014, 2015) before he started his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins.

. 124. Defensive End. Matt Dickerson. 8. Matt Dickerson. . . .

He has not played a lot this season but he nine solo tackles and has played in eight regular season games this season. He started his career as an undrafted rookie for the Tennessee Titans in 2018. He played for UCLA from 2014–2017 and he hopefully plays some significant snaps against Miami.

. 9. . 10. . Ka'imi Fairbairn. . Field Goal Kicker. . Ka'imi Fairbairn

He played well and helped the Texans defeat the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the NFL Playoffs. He made his only field goal attempt and made six extra points to directly contribute to nine points for Houston. He went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft but was the NFL scoring leader in 2018. He has played his entire career with the Texans and prior to his playing days with Houston, at UCLA he was the Lou Groza Award winner in 2015 and a Consensus All-American (2015).

Dorian Thompson-Robinson was not included in this article because he is on the Injured Reserve List and last played Dec. 24.


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