NFL Cougar Highlights: Week Five

SCORING ON his first-ever NFL run—as New Orleans fullback Jed Collins did last week—would seem a tough feat to top. Not so for the Washington State great Cougfans affectionately dubbed "Jedzilla."

His maiden professional catch, a one-yard pass from Drew Brees, started the scoring for the Saints on their way to an eventual 30-27 victory against Carolina, Sunday.

Here's how all of the NFL Cougars performed in week five:

Hamza Abdullah, S, Arizona, 7th season: Assisted on one special teams tackle in the Cardinals' loss to brother Husain and Minnesota.

Husain Abdullah, S, Minnesota, 4th season: Posted five tackles (4 solo) in the Vikings' first win of the year, a 34-10 victory against brother Hamza and Arizona.

Erik Coleman, S, Detroit, 8th season: The Spokane native was declared inactive (ankle) for the Lions' Monday night win against Chicago.

Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 3rd season :Caught his first big league pass for a one-yard touchdown and ran the ball once for no gain in the Saints' 30-27 win against Carolina.

Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, 5th season: Tallied two special teams tackles in the Vikings' take down of Arizona.

Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, 3rd season: Did not play; bye week.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 20th season: Appearing in his 300th game,the Spokane native was true on his lone field goal attempt(from 31 yards) and 3 extra-point tries in the undefeated Lions' 24-13 defeat of Chicago on Monday night. He also made a tackle.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Detroit, 6th season: Declared inactive for the Lions' Monday night take down of the Bears.

Jason Hill, WR, Jacksonville, 5th season :Caught five passes for 118 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown, in the Jags' 30-20 loss to Cincinnati.

Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans, 2nd season :Did not play; on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list due to a slow recovery from off-season foot and sports hernia surgery. Reports indicate a week seven return.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 12th season: The Vancouver, Wash. was perfect on four extra-point attempts and a field goal (from 25 yards) in the Bills' 31-24 defeat of Philadelphia.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, New York Jets, 3rd season: The Lakewood native registered his first professional quarterback sack during the Jets' 30-21 loss to New England. Finished the day with two tackles (one solo).

Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 9th season: The Tacoma native was declared inactive (back) for the Seahawks' 36-25 victory against the Giants.

Zack Williams, G, Carolina, rookie: Did not play; on injured reserve (ACL).


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