Tribe Football in the Pros
Updated: Wednesday 08/15/2000 (ET)
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The following lists and links are intended to provide Tribe football fans with information on W&M alumni and former coaches who are currently playing, coaching or working within the ranks of professional football. This page is a work in progress, please check back frequently for updates. Please direct omissions via email to

As of Sept. 9, 2015


Mike Tomlin ('95) - Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
Tomlin's Steelers Bio

Headlining the list of coaches and players with ties to the College is 1995 graduate Mike Tomlin, head coach of the 2009 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tomlin, who was named the 16th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 22, 2007, is the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl in NFL history. Tomlin was also named Motorola Coach of the Year for the 2008 season.

Tomlin, who was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at receiver for the Tribe, is just the third Steelers Head Coach since the 1969 season.

The last W&M alum to lead an NFL team was Dan Henning, who had two head coaching stints, one with the Atlanta Falcons (1983-1986) and another with the San Diego Chargers (1989-91).

Tomlin was named the head coach in Pittsburgh after spending the 2006 season as the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. The position was both his first with the team and as a coordinator, but showed immediate results as he oversaw a unit that ranked eighth in the NFL in total defense.

Brent Caprio ('14) - Indianapolis Colts Scout
Caprio's Bio - Coming Soon

Michael "Pinball" Clemons ('87) - Toronto Argonauts (CFL) Vice Chair
Clemons' Argos Bio

Brian Daboll (Former Assistant Coach, 1998-99) - New England Patriots Tight Ends Coach
Daboll's Patriots Bio

Mark Duffner ('75) - Miami Dolphins Linebackers Coach
Duffner's Dolphins Bio

Ivan Fears ('76) - New England Patriots Running Backs Coach
Fears' Patriots Bio

Hal Hunter (Former Outside Linebackers/Strength Coach, 1982) - Indianapolis Colts Assistant OL Coach
Hunter's Colts Bio

Robert Livingston ('10) - Cincinnati Bengals Assistant Secondary Coach
Livingston's Bengals Bio - Coming Soon

Sean McDermott ('98) - Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator
McDermott's Panthers Bio

Dan Quinn (Former Assistant Coach, 1994) - Atlanta Falcons Head Coach
Quinn's Falcons Bio

Mike Potts ('08) - Cincinnati Bengals Player Personnel Scout

Danny Smith (Former Assistant Coach, 1980-83) - Pittsburgh Steelers Special Teams Coordinator
Smith's Steelers Bio

Alan Williams ('92) - Detroit Lions Defensive Backs Coach
Williams' Lions Bio


Click here to view's Statistics for former William and Mary players in the NFL

David Caldwell ('10) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Caldwell's Tiger-Cats Bio

Jerome Couplin III ('14) - Philadelphia Eagles
Couplin's Eagles Bio

Jonathan Grimes ('12) - Houston Texans
Grimes' Texans Bio

Mike Leach ('00) - Arizona Cardinals
Leach's Cardinals Bio

Sean Lissemore ('10) - San Diego Chargers
Lissemore's Chargers Bio

Tre McBride ('15) - Tennessee Titans
McBride's Titans Bio

Billy Parker ('04) - Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
Parker's Alouette Bio

B.W. Webb ('13) - Tennessee Titans
Webb's Titans Bio

Recent NFL Draft Picks    
Name Year Team Round Pick
Tre McBride 2015 Tennessee Titans 7th 245
B.W. Webb 2013 Dallas Cowboys 4th 114
Adrian Tracy 2010 New York Gians 6th 184
Sean Lissemore 2010 Dallas Cowboys 7th 234
Derek Cox 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars 3rd 73

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