Gators in the NFL: Week Nine

Five former Florida players got into the end zone for their NFL teams this weekend. There were 25 former Gators that played in NFL games this weekend, while 14 of them got starters for their professional teams.

Tim Tebow rebounded from a rough start last week to the lead the Denver Broncos to a win over the Oakland Raiders. Tebow went 10-for-21 through the air for 124 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran the ball 12 times for 118 yards.

The trio of former Florida players on the Cincinnati Bengals continued to play well. Andre Caldwell had five receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown. Carlos Dunlap continued to play well, recording two sacks, two quarterback hurries and one pass defended. Reggie Nelson started at free safety and made four tackles.

Major Wright started at free safety for the Chicago Bears and made four tackles while also recording his first career interception in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football.

David Nelson started at wide receiver and caught four passes for 36 yards and a touchdown for the Buffalo Bills.

Brandon Spikes started at linebacker for the New England Patriots and recorded five tackles. Tight end Aaron Hernandez caught four passes for 35 yards and one touchdown.

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden started and registered seven tackles.

Jabar Gaffney started at wide receiver for the Washington Redskins and caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. Maurice Hurt made his first career start at left guard for the Redskins.

The Pittsburgh Steelers again started a trio of Florida offensive linemen. Marcus Gilbert started at right tackle while Max Starks made his 73rd career start, all of which have come as a Steeler, at left tackle. Center Maurkice Pouncey made his 25th consecutive regular season start.

Chas Henry had two punts for 71 yards with a long of 44. He dropped one punt inside the 20-yard line. Henry also threw an incomplete pass on a fake punt.


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