Former Players


Gateway to College and the Pros

Coaches Dave Brown, Joel Hicks, and Jack Turner have all been very successful in getting their players onto the next level once their Cougar football playing days are over.  Pulaski County football fans have seen many of their Cougar players make their way from Kenneth J. Dobson Stadium into different college stadiums around the country and even into stadiums at the professional level.  Former Cougar players have played at every level of college football including the Football Bowl Subdivision, the Football Championship Subdivision, Div. II, Div. III, and even NAIA.  They are as follows:

Mike Alderman—East Tennessee State University

Brandon Anderson—Akron University.


Trey Angle—Emory and Henry College 


Adam Adkins—Glenville State College


Shawn Branscome—Morehead State University.


Charlie Bryant—Ohio University


Adam Brockmeyer—Ferrum College


Ryan Brockmeyer—Began his career at Marshall University before transferring to Ferrum College to play alongside his brother, Adam.


J.R. Brown—Virginia Military Institute


Jackie Bruce - William and Mary


Derrick Burks—Played at Virginia Tech before transferring to Morehead State University



Dewayne Burks—Ferrum College



Gary Clark—Would enjoy a very successful career at James Madison University before going onto have a long NFL career with the Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals.  With the Redskins, Clark would win a pair of Super Bowls.


Jawan ClarkN.C. State, Western Carolina, Montreal Alouettes (CFL)



Frank Cobbs—James Madison University (on 2004 I-AA Championship Team), Albany Conquest (Arena Football League 2)


Brian Clymer—United States Military Academy


Bruce Coleman—Hampden-Sydney


Steven Cobbs—Lenoir-Rhyne University


Joey Davis—Virginia Military Institute


Ben Davidson—University of Richmond


Brian Dalton—Virginia Military Institute


Tim Davis—Boston College


Danny Dodson—William and Mary.  Currently the Head Football Coach at Woodside High School in Newport News, Virginia.


Ryan Dean—James Madison University


John Myers, Brian Golden, Jack Turner—Ferrum College


Randy Dunnigan—West Virginia University


Lee Gooch—Virginia Military Institute



Shayne Graham—Attended Virginia Tech where he would break and set numerous Big East and school records during his career.  Played for the Cincinnati Bengals where he was selected to his first Pro Bowl following the 2005 season.  Currently plays for the New England Patriots.


Todd Grantham—Virginia Tech.  After working as an NFL assistant coach with the Colts, Texans, Browns and Cowboys, Todd is now the Defensive Coordinator at the University of Georgia.


David Hale—University of Virginia


John Hedge—Virginia Tech


King Harvey—West Virginia University


Robbie Hoback—Lenoir-Rhyne University


T.J. Hicks—Catawba College


Ernie Hodge—currently plays for Ohio University.


Scott HughesVirginia Tech


Matt Hull—Ferrum College


Robbie Hudson—Virginia Tech


Josh Hurst—University of Virginia at Wise


Caleb Hurd—Virginia Tech


Jay James—Emory and Henry College



Dickie Johnson—Virginia Tech



Todd Jones—Emory and Henry College
Currently the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director
at Essex High School in Tappahannock, Virginia.


Jeff King—Would have an outstanding career at Virginia Tech earning all-ACC honors two years.  Currently plays for the Carolina Panthers.


Chris Kinzer—Virginia Tech


Rodney Landreth—East Tennessee State University


Jon Lilly—Would prep for one season at Fork Union Military Academy before attending Middle Tennessee State University where he played alongside former Cougar teammate, Eric Webb.


Mike Lindsey—James Madison University


Eric Madly—Hampden-Sydney


Kasey McCambridge—Played at West Virginia University before transferring to the University of Virginia at Wise where he currently plays.


Joe McClellan—Emory and Henry College


Danny McNeil—Liberty University


Randy Meredith—East Tennessee State University


Billy Myers—Virginia Tech


Bryan MyersMarshall University (1 year); transferred to Virginia Tech


Trey Parris—University of Virginia at Wise


Brent Osborne—Harvard University (the first Cougar ever to play at an Ivy League school)


Bobby Peaslee—Virginia Tech


Jimmy Patterson—University of Richmond


Randy Queen—Emory and Henry College


Benji PoindexterUniversity of Virginia at Wise


Jack Preston—James Madison University


Perry Reese—Ferrum College


Adam Roop—Virginia Tech


Zach Quesenberry—University of Virginia at Wise


Derrick Sartin—Concord College


Matt “Tater” Roan—Would prep for one season at Hargrave Military Academy before enrolling at Virginia Tech.  Later transferred to Southern Utah University.  Signed as a Free Agent by the Minnesota Vikings


Kelly Stoots—Concord College


Philip Rupprecht—Emory and Henry College


Curtis Trail—Lenoir-Rhyne University


Kwasi Scott—University of Virginia at Wise


Timmy Venable—University of Richmond


Matt Tilley—Virginia Tech


Eric Webb—Middle Tennessee State University


Wayne Viers—Concord College


Anthony Young—Concord College


Travis Williams—Bridgewater College




Alan Wheeling—William and Mary


Not Pictured:

Tony Carden Concord College
Ricky Casey Virginia Tech
B.C. Clark James Madison University
Rick Clark Ferrum College and Murray State
Robbie Cox Emory & Henry College
Ronnie Dalton Lees-McRae
Randy Grubb East Tennessee State University
Willie Hale Virginia Military Institute
Kenny Hall Ferrum College
Kirk Hendricks Concord College
Craig Hodge Eastern Michigan University
James McClanahan West Virginia University
Ronnie McClanahan St. Paul College
Tony Powell Ferrum College and Roanoke Rush (Semi-Pro)
Kevin Sidwell Ferrum College and Clemson University
J.W. Smith Concord College
Mickey Thomas Virginia Tech
Ron Tyree Concord College
Tim Venable Richmond University
James Whitaker Virginia Military Institute
Roscoe Young Ferrum College