Our Bayou Bowl players are the future of the NFL! Check out this list of 22 Bayou Bowl players who have since gone pro, including five who went to the Super Bowl or were All-Pro players in the NFL. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the roster of this year’s Bayou Bowl lineup and tomorrow’s NFL champions! For more information, visit the Bayou Bowl website.
Bayou Bowl Players in the Super Bowl and NFL All-Pro Players:
Bennett is a 2004 Bayou Bowl Alumni. Bennett attended Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas where he earned first-team All-District honors as a defensive lineman in his senior year, after compiling 110 tackles and four sacks. In 2006 he was the Texas A&M’s top tackler among defenders that did not start a game—he posted 27 tackles, including two sacks and 6 tackles for loss, while seeing action in every game. Bennett signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 as an undrafted free agent. He played on the 2014 Super Bowl 48 Champion and 2013 NFC Champion Seahawks.
Danny Amendola is a 2004 Bayou Bowl Alumni. Amendola finished his high school senior season with 1,045 receiving yards, 129 rushing yards, 8 touchdowns and a trip to the state championship. He was a force to be reckoned with on the Texas Tech University football team, and in 2008 he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. Amendola was also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, and St. Louis Rams before being picked up by the New England Patriots as a wide receiver and punt returner in 2013, and also played for the Miami Dolphins. With the Patriots, Amendola won an AFC Championship, Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI rings, and also played in Super Bowl LII.
Brandon LaFell is a 2005 Bayou Bowl Alumni. LaFell played high school football for Lamar High School where he showed early promise scoring 16 touchdowns his senior year. LaFell was one of the top receivers in the country for college ball when he played for LSU. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers in 2010, and then signed a $9 million contract with the New England Patriots. He helped the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX in 2014. Brandon LaFell also played with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Oakland Raiders.
Chykie Brown is a 2006 Bayou Bowl Alumni. He played high school football at North Shore High and then went on to play college ball for the University of Texas at Austin. He started his football career with the Baltimore Ravens in 2011, winning Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens in 2012. Brown also played for the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Elandon Roberts is a 2012 Bayou Bowl Alumni. Roberts played high school football for Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas. He went on to Morgan State University in Baltimore, then transferred to the University of Houston after his freshman year and played football there until 2015. Elandon was selected by the New England Patriots in the 2016 NFL Draft. With the Patriots, he went to Super Bowl LI in 2016 and won, and returned to play in Super Bowl LII in 2017. Roberts played with the New England Patriots until he was signed to the Miami Dolphins in 2020.
Here are 22 former Bayou Bowl players who went pro:
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marissa Skidmore is a student at the University of Houston – Clear Lake, a Public Affairs Intern for the City of Baytown and an active duty Coastie; after graduation, she will attend Officer Candidate School to earn her commission as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. She loves learning, problem-solving, and spending time on the water.