In 2002 Texas Football had the #1 recruiting class. Where are they all now?

The 2002 recruiting class was a major reason for the 2005 national championship win over USC. In 2005 Texas also won the Big-12 Championship against Colorado by a score of 70-3.

The 2002 recruiting class had 17 4/5 star players.

5 star recruits (from 2002):

Vince Young QB (#1 national)

Rodrique Wright DT (#6 national, #1 position)

Justin Blalock OG (#18 national, #2 position)

Bryan Pickryl WDE (#28 national, #1 position)

4 star recruits (from 2002):

Aaron Harris ILB (#51 national, #3 position)

Edorian McCullough CB (#57 national, #3 position)

Chase Pittman DT (#70 national, #7 position)

Selvin Young RB (#78 national, #10 position)

Neale Tweedie OG (#87 national, #3 position)

Larry Dibbles SDE (#93 national, #5 position)

Robert Timmons WR (#96 national, #11 position)

Marco Martin DT (#102 national, #12 position)

Albert Hardy FB (#116 national, #1 position)

Aaron Ross CB (#158 national, #9 position)

David Thomas TE (#218 national, #15 position)

Tully Janszen DT (#223 national, #23 position)

Michael Williams OLB (#224 national, #13 postion)

Source: SI.com

2002 recruiting class post-Texas career’s

Vince Young: 2006 NFL Draft (1st round, 3rd overall by Titans). 6 years, 2x Pro Bowler, 2006 Rookie of the Year, 31-19 record, 57.9% completion percentage, 46 TD, 51 INT

Rodrique Wright: 2006 NFL Draft (7th round, 226 overall by Dolphins). 2 years, 1.5 sacks, 38 tackles.

Justin Blalock: 2007 NFL Draft (2nd round, 39th overall by Falcons). 8 years, 125 games (125 starts). 8 years for Falcons, never switched teams.

Bryan Pickryl: undrafted, never played in NFL

Aaron Harris: undrafted, never played in NFL

Edorian McCullough: undrafted, signed as a free agent with the Jaguars in 2006 but got cut before the season started. Went on to play in Europe and indoor football.

Chase Pittman: transferred to LSU after not playing at Texas his freshman year. 2007 NFL Draft (7th round, 213th overall by Browns). Never played in NFL

Selvin Young: undrafted, signed as a free agent with Broncos in 2007. 2 years, 23 games (13 starts), 201 rushing attempts, 1032 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns.

Neale Tweedie: undrafted, never played in NFL

Larry Dibbles: undrafted, never played in NFL

Marco Martin: undrafted, never played in NFL

Albert Hardy: undrafted, never played in NFL

Aaron Ross: 2007 NFL Draft (1st round, 20th overall by Giants). 8 years, 2x Super Bowl Champion (2007 & 2011 both with Giants), 83 games (52 starts), 11 INT (2 pick-6), 41 pass deflections, 2.5 sacks. In 2007 Super Bowl (2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss). In 2011 Super Bowl (3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss).

David Thomas: 2006 NFL Draft (3rd round, 86th overall by Patriots). 7 years, 1x Super Bowl Champion (2009 with Saints), 80 games (38 starts), 102 receptions, 938 yards, 8 TDs. In 2009 Super Bowl (1 reception 9 yards).

Tully Janszen: undrafted, never played in NFL

Michael Williams: undrafted, never played in NFL

Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com

Out of 17 4/5 star recruits:

6 were drafted (Chase Pittman was drafted from LSU)

7 played in the NFL

2 were Super Bowl Champions (Aaron Ross & David Thomas)

1 was a Pro Bowler (Vince Young 2x)

Longest career: 8 years (Justin Blalock & Aaron Ross)

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