Gators in the NFL- Week Three

There were 23 former Florida players in action this weekend during NFL games. Of the 23 players who saw action, 15 of them were starters. The touchdowns for former Gators were down this week, as Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman was the only former Florida player to score a touchdown.

The Redskins duo from Florida was on display during Monday Night Football. Rex Grossman went 22-for-37, throwing for 250 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Former teammate Jabar Gaffney caught five of those passes for 60 yards.

The Oakland Raiders also got plenty of contributions from former Florida players. Cooper Carlisle started at right guard and now has 105 career starts. The big impact came from defensive end Jarvis Moss, who had two sacks, four tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass defended and three quarterback hurries.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin caught three passes for 47 yards and had two rushes for 41 yards. Harvin continued to return kicks, bringing back two for 47 yards.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Nelson caught six passes for 84 yards as the Bills started the season 3-0 with a comeback victory over the New England Patriots. Linebacker Brandon Spikes recorded five tackles for the Patriots.

The Cincinnati Bengals had a trio of former Florida players contribute. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap had one tackle and a quarterback hurry. Wide receiver Andre Caldwell led the team with six receptions and 53 yards. Safety Reggie Nelson started at free safety and led the team with ten total tackles.

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden had four tackles and one pass deflection in a win over the Miami Dolphins. Center Mike Pouncey started his third straight game to begin his NFL career for the Dolphins. The Pittsburgh Steelers started two former Florida players on their offensive line. Second-year center Mike Pouncey made his 19th straight regular season start at center for the Steelers and rookie offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert made his second career start.

Denver Broncos defensive end Derrick Harvey recorded a fumble against the Tennessee Titans. Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mike Peterson recorded a season-high five tackles.

Philadelphia Eagles punter Chas Henry had two punts that totaled 90 yards, including one that landed inside the 20-yard line.

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