The University of North Alabama has four former Lions on preseason National Football League rosters.
Linebacker Michael Johnson, who played at UNA from 2006-09, has signed and is in camp with the Seattle Seahawks. Another Lion from the 2009 team is Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Preston Parker. He played with Tampa Bay last season and resigned for 2011. Two members of UNA's 2010 team have also been invited to NFL camps. Former Lions' tight end Thor Merror is in camp with the Atlanta Falcons and former UNA defensive end Steven Wesley is with the Jacksonville Jaguars.