K-State in the NFL - Week 13

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Each week throughout the 2014 season, k-statesports.com will highlight former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.


Arthur Brown, LB - Baltimore Ravens
A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown was in active for the Ravens' 34-33 home loss to San Diego on Sunday. Brown has played in two games this season for the 7-5 Ravens.

Bryce Brown, RB - Buffalo Bills
Brown, a seventh-round pick in 2012 by Philadelphia who was traded to Buffalo in the offseason, carried three times for 11 yards in the Bills' 26-10 home victory over Cleveland on Sunday. Brown pushed his season rushing total to 95 yards on 29 attempts, while he has also hauled in seven receptions for 57 yards. Buffalo improved to 7-5 with the win and is tied for second in the AFC East.

Jeromey Clary, OL - San Diego Chargers
An eighth-year offensive lineman for San Diego, Clary remains on the Chargers' physically unable to perform list. San Diego scored 14 points in the final three minutes at Baltimore to escape with a 34-33 win, which pushed the Chargers record to 8-4.
 
Zac Diles, LB - Cleveland Browns
In his second game this season for Cleveland, Diles recorded one tackle in the Browns' 26-10 loss at Buffalo on Sunday. Diles, who has also played for Houston this year, and the Browns fell to 7-5 and sit a in a three-way tie for second place in the AFC North.
 
Emmanuel Lamur, LB - Cincinnati Bengals
An undrafted rookie free agent signee in 2012, Lamur carded five tackles - including a tackle for loss - in Cincinnati's narrow 14-13 win at Tampa Bay on Sunday. The starting strongside linebacker now has 84 stops this season to go along with seven passes defended and two interceptions. The Bengals lead the AFC North with an 8-3-1 record.

Cornelius Lucas, OL - Detroit Lions
Lucas, an undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman, made his first career start at left tackle in Detroit's 34-17 Thanksgiving Day win over Chicago. He has played in 11 games this year for the Lions, who improved to 8-4 with the win.

Jordy Nelson, WR - Green Bay Packers
A seventh-year veteran, Nelson carded two receptions for 53 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown, in Green Bay's 26-21 home victory against New England on Sunday. A career 53-game starter, Nelson has topped the 1,000-yard mark for the third time in his career, including a second straight season, as he has 70 receptions for 1,119 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014. He is tied for third in the league in touchdowns, while he ranks seventh in yards and 10th in receptions. In his seven-year career, Nelson has 372 receptions for 5,709 yards and 46 touchdowns. The Packers lead the NFC North at 9-3.

Terence Newman, CB - Cincinnati Bengals
A 12-year NFL veteran, Newman carded his 170th career start as Cincinnati escaped Tampa Bay with a 14-13 victory. The cornerback recorded five tackles, an interception and two passes defended in the win. Newman now has 729 career tackles and 145 career passes defended, including season totals of 60 and 12, respectively. The Bengals improved to an AFC North-leading 8-3-1 record with the win.

Tavon Rooks, OL - New Orleans Saints
Rooks, a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, is on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad. The Saints won at Pittsburgh on Sunday, 35-32, to improve to 5-7 and tie for the NFC South lead.

Darren Sproles, RB/Returner - Philadelphia Eagles
A 10th-year pro, Sproles accounted for 64 all-purpose yards in the Eagles' 33-10 Thanksgiving Day win at Dallas. The running back carded 19 yards on three receptions, ran for 13 yards on his lone carry of the day and returned three punts for 32 yards. Traded to the Eagles from the Saints in the offseason, Sproles has 295 rushing yards and five touchdowns, 313 receiving yards and a 14.5-yard average on punt returns. He has also racked up 16,607 career all-purpose yards to rank 16th in NFL history. The Eagles improved to an NFC East-best 9-3 record with the win.

Daniel Thomas, RB - Miami Dolphins
A 2011 draft pick by Miami who was cut and then resigned by the Dolphins this year, Thomas rushed once for five yards and caught a three-yard pass in Miami's 16-13 comeback win Monday night at the New York Jets. In nine games this year, the fourth-year back has 162 rushing yards on 41 carries and 100 receiving yards on 10 catches for the 7-5 Dolphins, who are tied for second in the AFC East.

Justin Tuggle, LB - Houston Texans
A second-year linebacker, Tuggle earned the start and came away with one tackle in Houston's 45-21 win over Tennessee on Sunday. In 12 games this season, the former undrafted rookie free agent has 38 tackles to improve his two-year career total to 52. The Texans evened their record at 6-6.

Reggie Walker, LB - San Diego Chargers
A sixth-year pro, Walker recorded one tackle in San Diego's 34-33 come-from-behind win at Baltimore on Sunday. In his second season in San Diego, Walker has 12 tackles for the 8-4 Chargers.

Ty Zimmerman, S - New Orleans Saints
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by the New Orleans Saints, Zimmerman is on injured reserve for the 2014 season. New Orleans won a 35-32 contest at Pittsburgh on Sunday to see its record improve to 5-7 and tie for the NFC South lead.