The trio former Gators returned to the New England Patriots as Aaron Hernandez was back from an ankle injury. He had six receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown—the only touchdown scored by a former Florida player in the NFL. Brandon Spikes started at linebacker and recorded five tackles, including two for a loss. He also had a quarterback hit. Jermaine Cunningham started at defensive end and made two tackles.
Reggie Nelson started at free safety for the Cincinnati Bengals and tied for the team lead with nine tackles, adding one tackle for a loss and a forced fumble. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap made two tackles, one quarterback hit and recorded one interception.
Riley Cooper was active for the first time this season and made two catches for 18 yards.
Mike Pouncey started at center for the Miami Dolphins. The Pittsburgh Steelers started three former Florida players on their offensive line—Marcus Gilbert (right tackle), Maurkice Pouncey (center), Max Starks (left tackle). Maurice Hurt saw time at guard and tackle for the Washington Redskins.
Chris Rainey made one catch for 12 yards for the Steelers. He added a punt return for seven yards and three kick returns for 97 yards.
Played but no stats: Denver Broncos wide receiver Andre Caldwell, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Brandon Siler, San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald, Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ahmad Black.