These game changers have contributed to the history of the Valero Alamo Bowl with both skills and passion for the game. The game has seen over 500+ alumni selected in the NFL draft with over 100 of those athletes being selected in the first two rounds.
Gardner Minshew II, Washington State
Drafted in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2018 he led the Cougars to record number of wins in 2018 and won Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and 2018 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP honors.
James Washington, Oklahoma State
Drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's best wide receiver. 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP.
DeForest Buckner, Oregon
Drafted #7 overall in 2016 NFL Draft. 2016 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and two-time Valero Alamo Bowl alumnus.
Bram Kohlhausen, TCU
Walk-on senior quarterback who led TCU to an NCAA record 31 point comeback triple overtime win the 2015 Valero Alamo Bowl in his only NCAA start. 2015 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP.
Eric Kendricks, UCLA
Drafted in the second round of 2015 NFL Draft. 2014 Butkus Award Winner and 2014 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP.
Marcus Mariota, Oregon
Drafted #2 overall in 2015 NFL Draft. 2014 Heisman Trophy Winner and 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP.
Robert Griffin III, Baylor
Drafted #2 overall in 2012 NFL Draft. 2011 Heisman Trophy winner.
Nick Foles, Arizona
Drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. 2017 Super Bowl MVP.
Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
Drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Two-time All-American and 2008 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP.
Colt McCoy, Texas
Drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Four-time team MVP at Texas and 2006 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP.
Jamaal Charles, Texas
Drafted in third round of 2008 NFL Draft. Ranked #4 all-time in Texas history for total rushing yards.
Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State
Drafted #9 overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. First team All-Big Ten in 2006 and 2005 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP.
Eric Crouch, Nebraska
Drafted in 2002 NFL Draft. 2001 Heisman Trophy winner and two-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.
LaVar Arrington, Penn State
Drafted #2 overall in 2000 NFL Draft. Two-time All-American and 1999 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP.
Drew Brees, Purdue
Drafted in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. All-time Big Ten and NFL record holder in completions and passing yards. 2009 Super Bowl MVP, 13 time NFL Pro Bowler and 1998 Valero Alamo Bowl MVP.