Dec. 10, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Each week throughout the 2013 season, k-statesports.com will highlight former Kansas State football players currently in the NFL.
Arthur Brown, LB - Baltimore Ravens
A rookie linebacker for Baltimore, Brown made three tackles and forced his first-career fumble in the Ravens' 29-26 last-second win over Minnesota Sunday. The second-round selection in 2013 has 14 tackles in 11 games for the 7-6 Ravens.
Bryce Brown, RB - Philadelphia Eagles
A seventh-round pick by the Eagles in 2012, Brown rushed six times for 19 yards and also ran for a two-point conversion in Philadelphia's 34-20 victory over Detroit on a snowy Sunday afternoon. The second-year running back has 64 carries for 188 yards and eight catches for 84 yards. Philadelphia has won five-straight games to take over the top spot in the NFC East at 8-5.
Highlight: 17-yd run
Jeromey Clary, OL - San Diego Chargers
Clary, a seventh-year offensive lineman, played in his 100th career NFL game as the Chargers defeated the New York Giants, 37-14, Sunday. The right guard made his 90th career start as San Diego improved to 6-7.
Josh Freeman, QB - Minnesota Vikings
Freeman, a fifth-year quarterback for Minnesota, was active but did not play in the Vikings' 29-26 loss at Baltimore on Sunday. Combining his time in Tampa Bay to open the 2013 campaign with his one game for Minnesota, Freeman has thrown for 761 yards on 63-of-147 passing with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Minnesota fell to 3-9-1.
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' 22-21 victory over Atlanta on Sunday. The wide receiver made his NFL debut earlier this year for the Packers as he played mainly on special teams and recorded a tackle on kickoff coverage. Green Bay improved to 6-6-1.
Rob Jackson, LB - Washington Redskins
A sixth-year linebacker for the Redskins, Jackson played in Washington's 45-10 loss to Kansas City but did not record any statistics. In nine games this year, Jackson has nine tackles, including two sacks, and an interception. Washington fell to 3-10.
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 defeated Indianapolis, 42-28, Sunday and continues to lead the AFC North at 9-4.
Jeron Mastrud, TE - Oakland Raiders
Mastrud, a fourth-year tight end used mainly as a blocker, made his 10th start of the year in Oakland's 37-27 loss at the New York Jets on Sunday. In 13 games this year, Mastrud has five receptions for 76 yards for the 4-9 Raiders.
Jordy Nelson, WR - Green Bay Packers
Nelson, a sixth-year receiver for Green Bay, came away with four catches for 85 yards - including a long of 46 - in the Packers' 22-21 victory over Atlanta. With his performance against the Falcons, Nelson logged his second career 1,000-yard season as he has 1,046 yards on 67 receptions with seven touchdowns. He is now one reception and 217 yards shy of tying his career highs. The Packers improved to 6-6-1.
Highlight: 46-yd reception
Terence Newman, CB - Cincinnati Bengals
Newman, an 11-year NFL veteran, started and made four tackles in Cincinnati's 42-28 victory over Indianapolis Sunday afternoon. The cornerback now has 669 career tackles to go along with 136 career passes defended, which includes season totals of 52 and 14, respectively. The Bengals improved their lead in the AFC North with a 9-4 record, two games ahead of second-place Baltimore.
Darren Sproles, RB/Returner - New Orleans Saints
A ninth-year running back for New Orleans, Sproles caught three passes for 23 yards, rushed once for 38 yards and returned two punts for 17 yards in the Saints' 31-13 Sunday-night NFC South showdown win over Carolina. In 12 games, Sproles has 195 rushing yards and two touchdowns, 518 receiving yards on 58 receptions and another two touchdowns, while he has averaged 21.2 yards on 10 kickoff returns. New Orleans moved into first place in the NFC South at 10-3.
Highlight: 38-yd run
Daniel Thomas, RB - Miami Dolphins
A week after sitting out due to injury, Thomas rushed 16 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in Miami's 34-28 victory at Pittsburgh on Sunday. Thomas, who also caught a four-yard pass, was two rushing yards shy of his career high of 107 against Houston during his rookie year of 2011. In 12 games this year, Thomas has rushed for 384 yards and four scores on 93 carries while catching 13 passes for 58 yards and another touchdown. Miami remains in second place in the AFC East at 7-6 record.
Highlights: 4-yd TD run | 55-yd run
Justin Tuggle, LB - Houston Texans
Tuggle, an undrafted rookie free agent, played in Houston's 27-20 Thursday-night loss at Jacksonville but did not record any statistics. Tuggle has 11 tackles in 12 games for the Texans, which includes one start. Houston fell to 2-11.
Reggie Walker, LB - San Diego Chargers
A fifth-year linebacker who is in his first season with San Diego, Walker made a tackle and forced a fumble in the Chargers' 37-14 win against the New York Giants. In 13 games this year, Walker has 33 tackles with three sacks. The Chargers improved to 6-7.
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