Wildcats in the NFL – Week 1
Wildcats in the NFL – Week 1
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Each week throughout the 2015 season, k-statesports.com will recap the week for the 12 former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.
Arthur Brown, LB – Baltimore Ravens
In his third year in Baltimore, Brown played in the Ravens’ 19-13 loss Sunday at Denver but did not record any statistics. A second-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown has played in 18 career games with 15 tackles.
Bryce Brown, RB – Buffalo Bills
A seventh-round pick in 2012 by Philadelphia who was traded to Buffalo last offseason, Brown was inactive for the Bills’ 27-14 victory over Indianapolis on Sunday.
Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
Evans, a 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, is on the Eagles’ practice squad. Philadelphia fell at Atlanta, 26-24, on Monday night.
Chris Harper, WR – New York Giants
Harper, a 2013 draft pick by Seattle who has also played for San Francisco and Green Bay, is on injured reserve for the New York Giants. The Giants lost at Dallas, 27-26, Sunday night.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, Lamur made a pair of tackles – including one special-teams stop – in the Bengals’ 33-13 win at Oakland on Sunday. In three years, Lamur has totaled 113 tackles, eight passes defended and two interceptions.
Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
Lockett shined in his NFL debut as the 2015 third-round pick carded 153 all-purpose yards – featured by a 57-yard punt return touchdown – but it wasn’t enough as Seattle fell, 34-31, at St. Louis in overtime. Lockett, who had touchdowns via a kickoff return, punt return and reception in the preseason, caught all four passes intended for him for 34 yards, while he averaged 28 yards on two kickoff returns. His 153 all-purpose yards during week one was the fifth-most in the NFL, just two yards ahead of another former Wildcat, Darren Sproles.
Video Highlight: 57-yd punt-return TD (TV Call) | Seahawks Radio Call
Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
An undrafted rookie free agent signed by Detroit last year, Lucas started at right tackle in the Lions’ 33-28 last-minute loss at San Diego on Sunday. Lucas played in 15 games and made three starts during the regular season in 2014, while he also started the Lions’ playoff game at Dallas.
Ryan Mueller, OLB – San Diego Chargers
An undrafted free agent signee by San Diego in 2015, Mueller is on the Chargers’ practice squad. San Diego came from behind to defeat Detroit, 33-28, on Sunday.
Jordy Nelson, WR – Green Bay Packers
A Pro Bowler in 2014, Nelson will be out the entire 2015 season after suffering an injury during the preseason. Nelson has totaled 400 receptions for 6,109 yards and 49 touchdowns in his seven-year career, including a 98-reception, 1,519-yard, 13-touchdown effort in 2014.
Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota Vikings
Playing in his 13th NFL season and his first as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Newman started and made seven tackles in Minnesota’s 20-3 Monday-night loss at San Francisco. It was Newman’s 175th career game played, including his 173rd career start, as he plays for his third team (Dallas: 2003-11, Cincinnati: 2012-14). Newman now has 748 tackles, two sacks, 147 passes defended and 37 interceptions in his career.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
Entering his 11th NFL season and his second with Philadelphia, Sproles carded 151 all-purpose yards – including 76 receiving yards on seven catches – but the Eagles lost at Atlanta, 26-24, on Monday night. Sproles was also Philadelphia’s leading rusher with 50 yards on five carries – featured by a 27-yard burst – and 25 punt-return yards on three returns. In his 10-plus seasons, Sproles has 16,883 career all-purpose yards to rank 16th in NFL history and second among active players.
Video Highlights: 27-yd run | 14-yd catch
Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, Tuggle played in the Texans’ 27-20 home loss to Kansas City on Sunday but did not record any statistics. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 53 tackles, two passes defended and recorded one interception.
Video Highlights from NFL.com