ATLANTA -- An all-time high five former Georgia State Panthers are on National League Football rosters as the 2018 opens, led by Miami Dolphins receiver Albert Wilson and New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz.
Two Panther alumni are on injured reserve in offensive lineman Ulrick John of the New England Patriots and wide receiver Robert Davis, while 2017 Panther Chandon Sullivan is on the practice squad for the world champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Two more Panthers are north of the border in the Canadian Football League in Calgary Stampeders quarterback Nick Arbuckle and British Columbia LIons defensive lineman Julien Laurent.
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ALBERT WILSON, WR, MIAMI DOLPHINS (Georgia State 2010-13)
Wilson is the most experienced #PantherPro with 55 NFL games under his belt. He enters his first season with the Miami Dolphins, with whom he signed a four-year contract after four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He collected 124 receptions for 1,544 yards and seven touchdown receptions, plus one rushing TD. After a record-setting career at Georgia State, Wilson originally signed with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent in 2014.
ULRICK JOHN, OL, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (Georgia State 2010-13)
John is also entering his fifth NFL season. He joined the Patriots, his fifth NFL team, in the offseason but suffered a foot injury in the preseason. John was the second Panther ever to be drafted, selected in the seventh round in 2014 by the Indianapolis Colts. He has also played for Miami, Arizona and Green Bay.
WIL LUTZ, PK, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (Georgia State 2012-15)
Entering his third season as the Saints' placekicker, Lutz has hit 31-of-36 field goals and scored 189 points in his first two years. Georgia State's all-time leading scorer was signed by the Saints as a free agent just days before the start of the 2016 season.
ROBERT DAVIS, WR, WASHINGTON REDSKINS (Georgia State 2013-16)
After a prolific four-year career for the Panthers, Davis was drafted in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Redskins. He made the roster as a practice squad player before being activated late in the 2017 season. But he suffered a leg injury in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve.
CHANDON SULLIVAN, DB, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (Georgia State 2014-17)
Sullivan signed with the Super Bowl champions as an undrafted free agent and begins the season on the practice squad.
NICK ARBUCKLE, QB, CALGARY STAMPEDERS (Georgia State 2014-15)
The 2015 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year is the backup quarterback for the CFL's top team, the Calgary Stampeders.
JULIEN LAURENT, DT, BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS (Georgia State 2015-17)
The Ontario, Canada native was a first-round draft pick by the BC Lions in 2018.