Pro sports draftees from Long Island

A look at every Long Island high school player that has been drafted by an MLB, NFL, AFL, NBA, ABA, NHL or WNBA team.

Use the database below to see specific info on each player such as the college they attended, their draft round, how long they played in their sport's highest level and more.

Note: This database is about players who were drafted, so it will not include those who signed as undrafted free agents and made the big leagues. If we're missing someone, please email sports@newsday.com
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Name League Position High school Class College Drafted Round Pick Team Yrs Notes
Lyle Alzado NFL Defensive lineman Lawrence 1967 Yankton 1971 4 79 Denver Broncos 15
Bob Avellini NFL Quarterback New Hyde Park 1971 Maryland 1975 6 135 Chicago Bears 9
Gary Baldinger NFL Defensive lineman Massapequa 1982 Wake Forest 1986 9 229 Kansas City Chiefs 6
Rich Baldinger NFL Guard/tackle Massapequa 1978 Wake Forest 1982 10 270 New York Giants 12
Roy Barker NFL Defensive lineman Central Islip 1987 North Carolina 1992 4 98 Minnesota Vikings 9
Hank Bjorklund NFL Running back North Shore 1968 Princeton 1972 12 299 New York Jets 3
Stephen Boyd NFL Linebacker Valley Stream Central 1990 Boston College 1995 5 141 Detroit Lions 7
Gary Brown NFL Tackle Brentwood 1989 Georgia Tech 1994 5 148 Pittsburgh Steelers 3
Jim Brown NFL Running back Manhasset 1953 Syracuse 1957 1 6 Cleveland Browns 9
Mike Buck NFL Quarterback Sayville 1986 Maine 1990 6 156 New Orleans Saints 4
Rob Burnett NFL Defensive end Newfield 1985 Syracuse 1990 5 129 Cleveland Browns 14
Tommy Campbell NFL Defensive back Uniondale Iowa State 1973 7 170 Atlanta Falcons 3
Carl Capria NFL Defensive back Carey 1969 Purdue 1974 5 117 Detroit Lions 2
Rob Carpenter NFL Wide receiver Amityville 1986 Syracuse 1991 4 109 New England Patriots 5
Mike Catapano NFL Defensive end/linebacker Chaminade 2008 Princeton 2013 7 207 Kansas City Chiefs Active
Sean Clancy NFL Linebacker Chaminade Amherst 1978 8 217 Miami Dolphins 2
Henry Clement NFL Tight end Westbury North Carolina 1961 11 146 Pittsburgh Steelers 1
George Colton NFL Offensive guard Lindenhurst 1980 Maryland 1986 9 248 New England Patriots 2
Canute Curtis NFL Linebacker Farmingdale 1992 West Virginia 1997 6 176 Cincinnati Bengals 6
Mike Denimarck NFL Linebacker Newfield 1970 Emporia State 1974 8 195 Detroit Lions 1
Chris Dieterich NFL Guard/tackle Ward Melville 1976 North Carolina State 1980 6 140 Detroit Lions 7
Quinn Early NFL Wide receiver Great Neck South 1984 Iowa 1988 3 60 San Diego Chargers 12
Jumbo Elliott NFL Tackle Sachem 1983 Michigan 1988 2 36 New York Giants 14
Boomer Esiason NFL Quarterback East Islip 1979 Maryland 1984 2 38 Cincinnati Bengals 14
Sean Farrell NFL Guard/tackle Westhampton 1978 Penn State 1982 1 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11
D'Brickashaw Ferguson NFL Tackle Freeport 2002 Virginia 2006 1 4 New York Jets Active
Melvin Fowler NFL Center/guard Half Hollow Hills West 1997 Maryland 2002 3 76 Cleveland Browns 7
Tony Garbarczyk NFL Defensive end Hauppauge Wake Forest 1986 11 278 Buffalo Bills 1
Bruce Gehrke NFL End Sewanhaka 1942 Columbia 1948 4 24 New York Giants 1
Les Goodman NFL Running back Port Jefferson Yankton 1972 3 67 Atlanta Falcons 2
Scottie Graham NFL Running back Long Beach 1987 Ohio State 1992 7 188 Pittsburgh Steelers 6
Morlon Greenwood NFL Linebacker Freeport 1996 Syracuse 2001 3 88 Miami Dolphins 8
Ted Gregory NFL Nose tackle East Islip 1983 Syracuse 1988 1 26 Denver Broncos 1
Jon Harris NFL Defensive end Kellenberg 1992 Virginia 1997 1 25 Philadelphia Eagles 2
Lloyd Harrison NFL Defensive back Sewanhaka 1995 North Carolina State 2000 3 64 Washington Redskins 3
Clayton Heath NFL Running back Roosevelt 1968 Wake Forest 1974 13 338 Miami Dolphins 1
Ron Heller NFL Tackle Farmingdale 1980 Penn State 1984 4 112 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12
Dan Jiggetts NFL Guard/tackle Westhampton 1972 Harvard 1976 6 161 Chicago Bears 7
Andre Johnson NFL Tackle Southampton 1992 Penn State 1996 1 30 Detroit Lions 2
Clarence Jones NFL Tackle Central Islip 1986 Maryland 1991 4 111 New York Giants 10
Carl Karilivacz NFL Defensive back/halfback Glen Cove Syracuse 1953 23 277 Detroit Lions 8
Pete Koch NFL Defensive lineman New Hyde Park 1980 Maryland 1984 1 16 Cincinnati Bengals 5
Warren Koegel NFL Center Seaford 1967 Penn State 1971 3 73 Oakland Raiders 3
Terry Kosens NFL Defensive back Chaminade 1959 Hofstra 1963 10 128 Minnesota Vikings 1
Paul Lankford NFL Defensive back Farmingdale 1977 Penn State 1982 3 80 Miami Dolphins 10
Phil LaPorta NFL Tackle Valley Stream Central 1970 Penn State 1974 9 217 New Orleans Saints 2
Joe Levelis NFL Guard Lindenhurst Iowa 1984 6 166 Dallas Cowboys 0
John Levelis NFL Linebacker Lindenhurst C.W. Post 1990 7 188 Minnesota Vikings 0
John Mackey NFL Tight end Hempstead 1959 Syracuse 1963 2 19 Baltimore Colts 10 Also taken in NFL's 5th round (35th overall) by Jets
Don McAulay NFL Kicker East Islip 1982 Syracuse 1986 12 332 New England Patriots 0
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