Gators in the NFL: Week 13

The Denver Broncos-Minnesota Vikings game Sunday was an easy display of why the Gators were successful with Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin on campus. The two went back-and-forth with impressive plays in the second half. Tebow and Harvin were the two former Florida players that scored touchdowns in an NFL game this weekend. There were 28 former Gators active in the NFL and 21 started.

Tim Tebow started at quarterback for the Denver Broncos and went 10-for-15 through the air for 202 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. He ran the ball four times for 13 yards. Marcus Thomas started at defensive tackle for the Broncos and made three tackles.

Percy Harvin started at wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings and led the team with 156 yards through the air and two touchdowns on eight catches. Harvin also ran the ball five times for 19 yards.

Reggie Nelson started at free safety for the Cincinnati Bengals and made six tackles, including one for loss. Nelson also recorded a quarterback hurry.

Chicago Bears safety Major Wright started and had five tackles and a quarterback hurry.

Rex Grossman started at quarterback for the Washington Redskins and went 19-for-46 through the air for 221 yards and one interception. Jabar Gaffney started and didn't catch a pass. Maurice Hurt started at left guard for the Redskins.

Ray McDonald started at defensive tackle and recorded three tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble in a San Francisco 49ers win.

Riley Cooper started his third straight game at wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. He led the team with five receptions for 94 yards. Chas Henry had four punts for 185 yards and a long of 54. Henry dropped one punt inside the 20-yard line.

Jeremy Mincey started at defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars and made two tackles while adding a quarterback hurry and a tackle for a loss.

Aaron Hernandez started at tight end and caught seven passes for 43 yards for the New England Patriots. Gerard Warren made two tackles.

Joe Haden started at cornerback for the Cleveland Browns and made three tackles and defended one pass.

David Nelson started at wide receiver and caught three passes for 34 yards for the Buffalo Bills.

Lito Sheppard had three tackles for the Oakland Raiders, while Cooper Carlisle started at right guard and now has 113 career starts. Louis Murphy caught two passes for 15 yards.

Center Mike Pouncey started his 12th consecutive game to start his career for the Miami Dolphins.

The Pittsburgh Steelers gave Marcus Gilbert his tenth career start as a rookie at right tackle. Maurkice Pouncey started at center. Max Starks started at left tackle and made his 76th career start.


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