Gators in the NFL: Week 17

There were 22 former Gators in action during the last week of the NFL regular season with 13 of them earning starts.

Matt Elam started at free safety for the Baltimore Ravens and led the team with 10 tackles, including one tackle for a loss.

Carlos Dunlap started at defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals and made two tackles with three quarterback hits and one pass breakup. Reggie Nelson started at free safety and made six tackles with two pass breakups and a special teams tackle.

Will Hill started at free safety for the New York Giants and made five tackles with one on special teams. Louis Murphy saw time at receiver and made one catch for eight yards.

David Nelson started at tight end for the New York Jets and made five catches for 66 yards.

Major Wright started at strong safety and made eight tackles for the Chicago Bears.

Andre Caldwell started at receiver for the Denver Broncos and made three catches for 42 yards.

Riley Cooper saw time at receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles and made three catches for 39 yards.

Jaye Howard started at defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs and ended with six tackles.

Sharrif Floyd saw time at defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings and made two tackles, including one for a loss. Justin Trattou saw time at defensive end and added one special teams tackle.

Josh Evans made the start at safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars and collected four tackles.

Brandon Spikes started at linebacker for the New England Patriots and made one assisted tackle.

Ray McDonald started at defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers and made three tackles.

Mike Pouncey started at center for the Miami Dolphins. Jelani Jenkins saw time at linebacker and made one tackle. Caleb Sturgis handled kickoffs but didn't attempt a field goal.

Xavier Nixon saw time at offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts.

Marcus Gilbert started at right tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

SAW ACTION BUT DIDN'T RECORD A STAT: Chicago Bears linebacker Jon Bostic, Denver Broncos defensive end Jeremy Mincey.

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