K-State in the NFL - Week 17

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 played in Baltimore's 20-10 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, a win that put the Ravens into the playoffs with a 10-6 record. Sixth-seeded Baltimore travels to No. 3 seed Pittsburgh on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. (CT) in the Wild Card Round.

Bryce Brown, RB - Buffalo Bills
Brown, a seventh-round pick in 2012 by Philadelphia who was traded to Buffalo in the offseason, was inactive for the Bills' 17-9 win at New England on Sunday. In seven games this year, Brown totaled 126 rushing yards on 36 attempts, while he hauled in 16 receptions for 176 yards. Buffalo finished the season with a 9-7 record.

Jeromey Clary, OL - San Diego Chargers
An eighth-year offensive lineman for San Diego, Clary was out the entire 2014 season due to injury. San Diego lost at Kansas City, 19-7, on Sunday to see its season end with a 9-7 record.
 
Chris Harper, WR - New York Giants
A 2013 draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks, Harper has been on the practice squad for the New York Giants this season. The Giants lost their season finale to Philadelphia, 34-26, to finish the season at 6-10.

Emmanuel Lamur, LB - Cincinnati Bengals
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free agent signee in 2012, made two tackles in Cincinnati's 27-17 loss at Pittsburgh Sunday night. A 13-game starter in 2014, the linebacker has 91 tackles this season to go along with seven passes defended and two interceptions. Despite the loss, the Bengals are still in the playoffs as the No. 5 seed with a 10-5-1 record and will take on fourth-seeded Indianapolis on Sunday at 12:05 p.m. (CT) in the Wild Card Round.

Cornelius Lucas, OL - Detroit Lions
Lucas, an undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman, made his third start of the season - including his second straight a right tackle - in Detroit's 30-20 loss at Green Bay on Sunday. Lucas has played in 14 games this year for the Lions, who finished the season with an 11-5 record. The No. 6 seed in the NFC Wild Card Round, Detroit will play at third-seeded Dallas on Sunday at 3:40 p.m. (CT).

Jordy Nelson, WR - Green Bay Packers
A seventh-year veteran, Nelson carded six receptions for 86 yards in Green Bay's NFC North Division-clinching 30-20 victory over Detroit on Sunday. A career 57-game starter, Nelson finished the regular season 98 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. He became the first receiver in Packer history to eclipse the 1,500-yard mark in a season, breaking the 19-year old single-season record of 1,497 yards by Robert Brooks in 1995. Selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time this season, Nelson finished tied for second in the NFL in touchdowns, ranked fourth in yards and seventh in receptions. In his seven-year career, Nelson has 400 receptions for 6,109 yards and 49 touchdowns. Green Bay earned a first-round bye as the No. 2 seed and will play a home playoff game on Sunday, January 11, at 12:05 p.m. (CT).

Terence Newman, CB - Cincinnati Bengals
A 12-year NFL veteran, Newman was inactive for Cincinnati's 27-17 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday night. A career 172-game starter, the cornerback has 743 career tackles and 148 career passes defended, including season totals of 74 and 15, respectively. The Bengals finished with a 10-5-1 record and, despite the loss, are still in the playoffs as the No. 5 seed. Cincinnati plays at No. 4-seed Indianapolis Sunday at 12:05 p.m. (CT) in the Wild Card Round.

Tavon Rooks, OL - New Orleans Saints
Rooks, a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, has been on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad during the 2014 season. The Saints finished their season with a win at Tampa Bay, 23-20, to conclude the year with a 7-9 record.

Darren Sproles, RB/Returner - Philadelphia Eagles
A 10th-year pro and first-time Pro Bowler in 2014, Sproles tallied 43 all-purpose yards Philadelphia's 34-26 win at the New York Giants on Sunday. The running back carded five rushing yards on one carry, 23 yards on three receptions as well as 15 yards on punt returns. Traded to the Eagles from the Saints in the offseason, Sproles finished the year with 329 rushing yards and six touchdowns, 387 receiving yards and a 13.0-yard average on punt returns. He has also racked up 16,741 career all-purpose yards to rank 16th in NFL history. The Eagles finished the season with a 10-6 record.

Daniel Thomas, RB - Miami Dolphins
A 2011 draft pick by Miami who was cut and then resigned by the Dolphins this year, Thomas had a one-yard rushing touchdown and caught one pass for a yard in Miami's 37-24 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. In 12 games this year, the fourth-year back carded 168 rushing yards on 44 carries and two touchdowns to go along with 121 receiving yards on 13 catches for the 8-8 Dolphins.

Justin Tuggle, LB - Houston Texans
A second-year linebacker, Tuggle made one special teams tackle in Houston's 23-17 season-ending victory over Jacksonville on Sunday. In 16 games this season - including eight starts - the former undrafted rookie free agent carded 39 tackles to improve his two-year career total to 53. The Texans finished the year with a 9-7 record.

Reggie Walker, LB - San Diego Chargers
A sixth-year pro, Walker played in San Diego's 19-7 loss at Kansas City on Sunday but did not record any statistics. In his second season in San Diego, Walker finished with 12 tackles for the 9-7 Chargers.

Ty Zimmerman, S - New Orleans Saints
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by the New Orleans Saints, Zimmerman spent the 2014 season on injured reserve. New Orleans concluded its season with a 23-20 win at Tampa Bay on Sunday to finish with a 7-9 record.