Wildcats in the NFL – Week 11
Wildcats in the NFL – Week 11
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Each week
throughout the 2015 season, k-statesports.com will recap the week for
the 10 former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.
Arthur Brown, LB – Baltimore Ravens
A third-year linebacker for Baltimore, Brown played in the Ravens’ 16-13 last-second win over St. Louis on Sunday. A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown has played in 28 career games and made 16 tackles. Baltimore is now 3-7 this season.
Randall Evans, DB – Philadelphia Eagles
Evans, a 2015 sixth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, is on the Eagles’ practice squad. Philadelphia lost at home to Tampa Bay on Sunday, 45-17. Despite the loss, the Eagles are a game out of first place in the NFC East at 4-6.
B.J. Finney, OL – Pittsburgh Steelers
An undrafted rookie free agent, Finney is on Pittsburgh’s practice squad. The Steelers, who are 6-4 and two games out of first place in the AFC North, were idle last week.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB – Cincinnati Bengals
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, Lamur registered three tackles in the Bengals’ 34-31 last-second loss at Arizona on Sunday night. In three-plus years, Lamur has 141 tackles, a half sack, 10 passes defended and two interceptions. After starting the season 8-0, Cincinnati dropped its second-straight game to fall to 8-2 but still holds a two-game lead in the AFC North.
Tyler Lockett, WR/Returner – Seattle Seahawks
Lockett, a third-round selection in this year’s draft, hauled in four catches for 48 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle’s 29-13 victory over San Francisco on Sunday. Lockett has three receiving touchdowns this year, all against San Francisco. Just the second rookie in NFL history with touchdowns via a reception, kickoff return and punt return, Lockett has hauled in 25 passes for 308 yards, returned 19 kicks for 460 yards (24.2-yard average) and 29 punts for 196 yards (6.8-yard average). He ranks sixth in the NFL in total kickoff-return yards and eighth in average among players with 15 or more returns, while he ranks 11th with 970 all-purpose yards. The Seahawks remain in second place in the NFC West with a 5-5 record.
Highlights: 1st Touchdown | 2nd Touchdown
Cornelius Lucas, OL – Detroit Lions
Lucas, an undrafted rookie free agent signee last year, played in Detroit’s 18-13 victory over Oakland on Sunday. Lucas has played in nine games this year after playing in 15 games a year ago. Detroit improved to 3-7 with the win.
Jordy Nelson, WR – Green Bay Packers
Nelson, a Pro Bowler in 2014, is on injured reserve for the entire 2015 season after suffering an injury during the preseason. In his seven-year career, Nelson has totaled 400 receptions for 6,109 yards and 49 touchdowns, including 98 catches, 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014. The Packers picked up a big divisional win on Sunday with a 30-13 victory at Minnesota. It was Green Bay’s first win in nearly a month as the Packers are now 7-3 and tied for first place in the NFC North with Minnesota.
Terence Newman, CB – Minnesota Vikings
Newman, a 13-year veteran and first-year member of the Minnesota Vikings, recorded four tackles in Minnesota’s 30-13 home loss to Green Bay on Sunday. Newman, who has made 182 career starts in 184 games, has 780 career tackles, two sacks, 155 passes defended and 39 interceptions. The Vikings fell to 7-3 on the year and are tied with the Packers for first place in the NFC North.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner – Philadelphia Eagles
Sproles, in the midst of his 11th NFL season, came away with 65 all-purpose yards in Philadelphia’s 45-17 setback at home to Tampa Bay on Sunday. The running back caught three passes for 38 yards – featured by a 35-yard touchdown reception – rushed six times for 21 yards and returned two punts for six yards. He now has 17,422 career all-purpose yards, which ranks 12th in NFL history and second among active players. He is 226 all-purpose yards away from tying Marcus Allen for 11th and 746 yards away from tying Herschel Walker for 10th. The Eagles fell to 4-6 on the season but are only a game out of first place in the NFC East.
Highlight: 35-yd TD catch
Justin Tuggle, LB – Houston Texans
Tuggle, an undrafted rookie free agent signee by Houston prior to the 2013 season, came away with a special teams tackle in the Texans’ 24-17 home win over the New York Jets on Sunday. In his two-plus year career, Tuggle has made 70 tackles, two passes defended and one interception. Now sitting at 5-5 this season, Houston is tied for the AFC South lead with Indianapolis.
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