Gators in the NFL: Week Three

There were 23 former Florida players active during week three of the NFL season. There were 12 of them that started for their respective team over the weekend.

Major Wright started at strong safety for the Chicago Bears and made two tackles and had one pass breakup. The big play for Wright came when he intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown.

Percy Harvin continued his strong start to the season. He started at wide receiver and caught nine passes for 89 yards and added one rush for nine yards.

Reggie Nelson started at free safety for the Cincinnati Bengals and was second on the team with ten tackles. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap made three tackles and forced one fumble.

Brandon Spikes started at linebacker and made four tackles for the New England Patriots. Jermaine Cunningham also saw time at linebacker and made four tackles. Aaron Hernandez was inactive with a high ankle sprain suffered during week two.

Cornerback Janoris Jenkins recorded six tackles and one pass deflections for the St. Louis Rams.

Deonte Thompson continued his duties as kick returner, taking three for 81 yards with a long of 36. Thompson also saw time at wide receiver.

Chas Henry had five punts for 246 yards and an average of 49.2 with a long of 62. He had one punt inside the 20-yard line for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jeremy Mincey started at defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars and deflected one pass.

Louis Murphy started at wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers and caught one pass for seven yards.

Ray McDonald started at defensive tackle and made two tackles as the San Francisco 49ers lost their first game of the season.

Will Hill saw time at safety and made one tackle on defense and one tackle on special teams.

Tim Tebow started the game at fullback and had two rushes for zero yards.

Brandon Siler saw time at linebacker and on special teams for the Kansas City Chiefs. He made one special teams tackle.

Chris Rainey got in at running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and had two rushes for seven yards. He added two receptions for 23 yards.

Mike Pouncey started at center for the Miami Dolphins. Marcus Gilbert started at right tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers with Maurkice Pouncey at center and Max Starks at left tackle on the same line. Cooper Carlisle started at left guard for the Oakland Raiders. Maurice Hurt played on the offensive line for the Washington Redskins.

Saw action but didn't record a stat: Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mike Peterson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ahmad Black.

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