Jan. 6, 2014
MANHATTAN, Kan. - This week, k-statesports.com highlights former Kansas State football players that played on Wild Card Weekend. For final season statistics of those who did not qualify for the playoffs, click here.
Bryce Brown, RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Brown, a seventh-round pick by the Eagles in 2012, played in Philadelphia's 26-24 home loss to New Orleans but did not record any statistics. Brown helped the Eagles win an NFC East championship with a 10-6 regular-season record by rushing for 314 yards and two touchdowns on 75 carries and catching eight passes for 84 yards.
Jeromey Clary, OL - San Diego Chargers
Clary, a seventh-year offensive lineman, started at right guard in San Diego's 27-10 victory at Cincinnati Sunday afternoon. It was his sixth career playoff game, while he has played in 103 regular-season games during his career. San Diego will travel to Denver to face the Broncos in the divisional round on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. (CT).
Chris Harper, WR - Green Bay Packers
Harper, a 2013 draft pick by Seattle who was later signed by the 49ers and then claimed off waivers by Green Bay, was inactive for the Packers' 23-20 last-second loss to San Francisco Sunday afternoon. The wide receiver, who made his NFL debut earlier this year for the NFC North Champion Packers, finished the regular season with a tackle on kickoff coverage in four games.
Emmanuel Lamur, LB - Cincinnati Bengals
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, suffered a season-ending injury and was placed on injured reserve by the Bengals prior to the start of the season. Cincinnati, the AFC North Division champion with an 11-5 record, fell to San Diego, 27-10, on Sunday.
Jordy Nelson, WR - Green Bay Packers
Nelson, a sixth-year receiver for Green Bay, made seven catches for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' 23-20 last-second loss to San Francisco on Sunday. Nelson scored Green Bay's first touchdown of the day, a five-yard reception in the second quarter. The Riley, Kan., product finished the regular season with career highs in receptions (85) and yardage (1,314), while he had his second highest touchdown output (8) as he helped Green Bay capture the NFC North title. Nelson now has 4,590 career receiving yards with 36 touchdowns on 302 receptions in the regular season, while he has totaled 495 yards on 40 receptions and four touchdowns in eight career playoff games.
Highlight: 5-yd TD reception
Terence Newman, CB - Cincinnati Bengals
Newman, an 11-year NFL veteran, was inactive with a knee injury during Cincinnati's 27-10 loss to San Diego on Sunday. The cornerback logged 52 tackles, two interceptions and 14 passes defended this year for the AFC North Division Champion Bengals, who compiled an 11-5 regular-season record.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner - New Orleans Saints
A ninth-year running back for the Saints, Sproles accounted for 189 all-purpose yards in New Orleans' 26-24 last-second win at Philadelphia on Sunday. Sproles rushed four times for 29 yards, caught four passes for 31 yards, returned three punts for 31 yards and four kickoffs for 98 yards. In 15 regular-season games, Sproles rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns on 53 carries, caught 71 passes for 604 yards and two more scores, and averaged 21.3 yards on kickoff returns and 6.7 yards on punt returns. Sproles has now totaled 1,580 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns in nine career playoff games, including 411 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions. The Saints, who finished the regular season with an 11-5 record, will play at Seattle on Saturday at 3:35 p.m. (CT).
Reggie Walker, LB - San Diego Chargers
Playing in just his second career playoff game, Walker notched five tackles and batted away a pass in the Chargers' 27-10 victory Sunday at Cincinnati. Walker, who is a fifth-year pro and in his first season with San Diego, came away with 36 tackles, including three sacks, during the regular season. The Chargers' victory set up a divisional-round matchup at Denver Sunday at 3:15 p.m. (CT).
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