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#ProBigRed: Huskers in the NFL - Week 17

By NU Athletic Communications

Several former Huskers made an impact in the NFL this weekend.

On the offensive side of the ball, Andy Janovich (Broncos) was the most productive Husker in the NFL this weekend. He hauled in two receptions for 30 yards against the Chargers. One of Janovich's catches was a 20-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, good for the fourth longest play for Denver on Sunday.

Rex Burkhead (Patriots) also notched a touchdown grab over the weekend. He caught an 18-yard pass for a touchdown in the beginning of the second quarter against the Jets. Burkhead also had one tackle on special teams.

Lavonte David (Buccaneers) led the former Blackshirts over the weekend. David accounted for nine tackles against the Falcons. Randy Gregory (Cowboys) was the next most productive defensive player with five tackles, one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry.

Ndamukong Suh (Rams) and Prince Amukamara (Bears) both recorded three tackles apiece on Sunday. Suh had three tackles and a quarterback hurry, while Amukamara piled up three tackles and a pass deflection.

Sam Koch (Ravens) was a special team’s standout. He punted four times for 196 yards and averaged 49.0 yards per boot. His longest punt of the day was 56 yards and he landed one punt inside the 20.

A complete list of statistics by former Huskers in the NFL is below.


HUSKERS IN THE AFC

AFC EAST




Buffalo Bills (W, 42-17 vs. Dolphins)
G Jeremiah Sirles: Appeared
 in 42 percent of the plays on special teams and also saw time during five offensive snaps.

   
   

Miami Dolphins (L, 42-17 at Bills)
T Zach Sterup: Did Not Play (Inactive)

   
   

New England Patriots (W, 38-3 vs. Jets)
RB Rex Burkhead: Caught an 18-yard pass for a touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter and had one tackle on special teams. He participated in 60 percent of the plays on special teams and also saw the field for 17 offensive snaps.

   

   

New York Jets (L, 38-3 at Patriots)
OL Spencer Long: Started at center and played the entire game, assisting the Jets in racking up 135 yards passing and 104 yards rushing.

OL Brent Qvale: Started at right tackle and played the entire game, helping the Jets pile up 135 yards through the air 104 yards on the ground.

WR Quincy Enunwa: Did Not Play (IR)

AFC WEST
   

   

Denver Broncos (L, 23-9 vs. Chargers)
FB Andy Janovich: Hauled in two receptions for 30 yards. Janovich had a 20 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, good for the fourth longest play for Denver on Sunday.

   
AFC NORTH
   

   

Baltimore Ravens (W, 26-24 vs. Browns)
P Sam Koch: Punted four times for 196 yards and averaged 49.0 yards per punt. His longest punt of the day was 56 yards and he landed one punt inside the 20.

CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste: Did Not Play (IR)

OL Alex Lewis: Did Not Play (Inactive)

   

   
Cincinnati Bengals (L, 16-13 at Steelers)
TE Cethan Carter: Did Not Play (IR)
AFC SOUTH

   

   

Indianapolis Colts (W, 33-17 at Titans)
OL Matt Slauson: Did Not Play (IR)


   

Jacksonville Jaguars (L, 20-3 at Texans)
TE Niles Paul: Did Not Play (IR)

QB Tanner Lee: (Practice Squad)

   

   

Tennessee Titans (L, 33-17 vs. Colts)
LB Will Compton: Played in 75 percent of the plays on special teams and recorded one tackle.

CB Joshua Kalu: (Practice Squad)

   

HUSKERS IN THE NFC

NFC EAST
   
   

Dallas Cowboys (W, 36-35 at Giants)
DT Maliek Collins: Started at defensive tackle and recorded two tackles. He appeared in 65 percent of the plays on defense and participated in five special team opportunities.

DE Randy Gregory: Started at defensive end and accounted for five tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry. Gregory participated in 69 percent of the team's defensive plays and was also in for two opportunities on special teams.

PK Brett Maher: Successfully converted all four of his extra point attempts. Maher also attempted one field goal for 34 yards, which was wide right.

   
   

Philadelphia Eagles (W, 24-0 at Redskins)
LB Nathan Gerry: Appeared in 59 percent of the special team opportunities and accounted for one tackle.

  
   

New York Giants (L, 36-35 vs. Cowboys)
OL Nick Gates: Did Not Play (IR)

   
NFC WEST

   

   

Arizona Cardinals (L, 27-24 at Seahawks)
DB Chris Jones: Appeared in 39 percent of the plays on special teams.

DT Vincent Valentine: (Practice Squad)

   

   

Los Angeles Rams (W, 48-32 vs. 49ers)
DT Ndamukong Suh: Started at nose tackle and recorded three tackles to go with one quarterback hurry. Suh appeared in 87 percent of the plays on defense and also saw action in five special team opportunities.

NFC NORTH
   

   

Chicago Bears (W, 24-10 at Vikings)
CB Prince Amukamara: Started at corner and recorded three tackles and a pass deflection. Amukamara was in for 79 percent of the team's defensive opportunities and also appeared in one play on both offense and defense.

   

   

Minnesota Vikings (L, 24-10 vs. Bears)
RB Ameer Abdullah: Participated in 73 percent of the plays on special teams.

   
NFC SOUTH
   
   

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (L, 34-32 vs. Falcons)
LB Lavonte David: Started at will linebacker and played the entire game, while also appearing in 22 percent of the Buccaneer special team opportunities. David piled up nine tackles in the contest.

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