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Former Husker Alex Henery was perfect in his pro debut.
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          Release: 09/13/2011
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Huskers in the NFL - Week 1

Rookie kicker and former Husker All-American Alex Henery led a group of 25 former Nebraska football players on NFL active rosters during the league's opening weekend. Henery, a fourth-round selection fo the Philadelphia Eagles, was perfect in his professional debut connecting on a 34 yard field goal and all four PAT attempts for the Eagles, who posted a 31-13 victory.

Barrett Ruud, who moved to the Tennessee Titans after six seasons with Tampa Bay, recorded 14 tackles against the Jacksonville Jaguars and former Husker defensive end Zach Potter, who played at tight end for the Jaguars. Ruud is tied with Green Bays' Morgan Burnett for the league lead in tackles after amassing 118 last season. 
Playing at Lambeau Field against the defending NFL champions Green Bay, Scott Shanle was credited with seven tackles for the New Orleans Saints.

Four former offensive linemen got the starting nod in the opening week, including Matt Slauson (Jets), Carl Nicks (Saints), Dominic Raiola (Lions) and Richie Incognito (Dolphins). Slauson helped the Jets in their dramatic come-from-behind 27-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, while Raiola, Nicks and Incognito were all part of offenses that are ranked in top five of the league after the opening weekend of action.

A total of five Huskers, including Henery, from last year's squad made their pro debut this week. Roy Helu, Niles Paul and Dejon Gomes all played in the Redskins' 28-14 win over the New York Giants, with Helu recording one run for two yards. After going undrafted, Mike McNeill saw playing time in the Colts loss to the Texans.

Offense

 

Rushing

Receiving

Player, Team

Opp.

ATT

YDS

AVG

LNG

TD

Rec

Yards

AVG

LNG

TD

Brooks, Chris (PS), Indianapolis

DNP-PS

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Helu, Roy, Washington N.Y. Giants 1 2 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0  

Jackson, Brandon (IR), Cleveland

DNP-IR

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

McNeill, Mike, Indianapolis Houston  0
Paul, Niles, Washington N.Y. Giants

Potter, Zach, Jacksonville

Tennessee

 0

0

Linemen

                     
Henry, Ricky, Bears DNP-PS                    

Hochstein, Russ, Denver

 Played at guard vs. Okland

Incognito, Richie, Miami

Started at guard vs. New England

Jones, DJ, Miami DNP-PS

Murtha, Lydon, Miami

DNP-IR

Nicks, Carl, New Orleans

Started at guard vs. Green Bay

Raiola, Dominic, Detroit

Started at center vs. Tampa Bay

Slauson, Matt, New York Jets

Started at guard vs. Dallas


Defense
  Defensive Stats Special Teams
Player, Team Opp. TKL AST CMB SK YDS IN YDS PD FF FR TKL AST CMB FF BL FR
Amukamara, Prince, New York Giants DNP-INJ

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Asante, Larry, Tampa Bay
Lions

 0

 0

 0

 0

 0

0

 0

0

0

0

 0

 0

 0

0

 0

 0

Bowman, Zack, Chicago

Atlanta

 0

 0

 0

 0

 0

0

 0

0

0

0

0

0

 0

0

0

 0

Bradley, Stewart, Arizona
Carolina

0

0

0

 0 

 0 

 0

 0 

 0 

 0 

 0 

0

0

Carriker, Adam, Washington New York Giants

1

0

1

1

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

 0

0

0

0

0

Gomes, Dejon, Washington
New York Giants

0

 0 

 0 

 0 

Hagg, Eric, Cleveland DNP-NA

Kelsay, Chris, Buffalo Kansas City

 1

0

Ruud, Barrett, Tennessee
Jacksonville

 8

14 

Shanle, Scott, New Orleans Green Bay

 5

Suh, Ndamukong, Detroit Tampa Bay

 1 

Vanden Bosch, Kyle, Detroit Tampa Bay

 3

0

1

Washington, Fabian, New Orleans
DNP-IR

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

Williams, Demorrio, Kansas City Buffalo

 2


Special Teams
. Returns Field Goals Ex. Pts Punts
Player, Team Opp. KR YDS PR YDS TD ATT Made YDS ATT Made No. YDS AVG TB i20 LNG
Brown, Josh, St. Louis Philadelphia

-

-

-

-

-

 3

 2

49, (47), 23 

 1

 1

-

-

-

-

- -
Henery, Alex, Philadelphia St. Louis

-

-

-

-

-

  34

 4

 4

-

-

-

-

-

-
Koch, Sam, Baltimore Pittsburgh

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 5

 236

 47.2

 1

 0

 62


() missed field goal; DNP - Did Not Play; NA - Not Active; INJ - Injured; IR - Injured Reserve; PS - Practice Squad; S-Suspended

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