New Orleans Saints
Kerwin Cook thrived in the high-octane Tulane offense during his four-year career with the Wave from 1997-2000. In 36 career games, Cook caught 111 passes for 1,533 yards, an average of 13.8 yards per catch, ninth in school history. One of his 14 receiving touchdowns was an 80-yard bomb from Patrick Ramsey in 1999 against Syracuse, the third-longest pass play in school history.
The Ferriday, La., was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2001 and joined the New Orleans Saints last season.
One of Tulane’s all-time great receivers, JaJuan Dawson played from 1996 to 1999. He is the Green Wave’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions and receptions per game, while ranking second in pass receptions, receiving yards and 100-yard receiving games. He set a school record with 16 receptions against SMU in 1999.
After two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Dawson was signed by the Houston Texans in 2002 and is preparing for his fourth season in the league.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The star of Tulane’s undefeated 1998 team, Shaun King owned nearly all of the Green Wave’s passing records upon graduation and still ranks second in passing yardage and touchdowns. During the perfect 1998 season, he set an NCAA I-A record for passing efficiency with a rating of 183.3.
In his first four years in the NFL, King has passed for 25 touchdowns and close to 4,000 yards with the Buccaneers.