NFL Cougar Highlights: Week 17

DESPITE BEING SOMEWHAT "slowed" by a bum hip, former Washington State running back Jerome "The Ghost" Harrison put in his third consecutive three-figure rushing performance on Sunday. Harrison ran for 127 yards, caught two passes for another 20 and scored a touchdown in Cleveland's win against Jacksonville.

A Heisman trophy finalist at Wazzu, Harrison ran for 561 yards and five touchdowns in the Browns' final three games, breaking Cleveland records for single game rushing yards (286, week 15) and rushing attempts (39, week 16) in the process.

You can see highlights of the Ghost's final performance of the season here.(You may need to click directly on the third video listed, "Week 17: Jerome Harrison highlights.)

Be sure to check back next week for our NFL Cougar Highlights: Season in Review.

Here's how all of the NFL Cougars performed in week 17 :

Hamza Abdullah, S, Arizona, 6th season: Just signed by the Cardinals two weeks ago, he led all Zona defenders with eight tackles (7 solo) in their loss to Green Bay. Also contributed one special teams tackle.

Husain Abdullah, S, Minnesota, 2nd season: Recorded three solo special team tackles in the Vikings' 44-7 squeaker over the Giants.

Tyron Brackenridge, CB, Jacksonville, 3rd season: Posted two solo tackles in Jags' loss to Cleveland.

Erik Coleman, S, Atlanta, 6th season: The Spokane native led in the Falcons with seven stops (5 solo) in their victory over Tampa Bay.

Jed Collins, FB, Cleveland, 2nd season :Did not play; assigned to the Browns' practice squad.

Devard Darling, WR, Kansas City, 6th season: Did not play; out for the season with a knee injury.

Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, 3rd season: Tallied two special teams tackles (one solo) in the Vikings' win against the Giants.

Devin Frischknecht, TE, Green Bay, rookie : Did not play; on injured reserve (knee).

Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, rookie: Caught three passes for 18 yards in the Rams' loss to San Fran.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 18th season: The Spokane native was perfect on three field goal tries (long of 48) and two extra-point attempts in the Lions loss Chicago.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Cleveland, 4th season: Carried the ball 33 times for 127 yards and one TD. He also caught two passes for 20 yards in the Browns' defeat of Jacksonville.

Jason Hill, WR, San Francisco, 3rd season: Caught two passes for 17 yards and recorded a solo special teams tackle in the 49ers' defeat of St. Louis.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 10th season: The Vancouver native was true on three field goal attempts (long of 38) and three PATs in the Bills' beat down of the Counterfeit Colts.

Rob Meier, DE/DT, Jacksonville, 10th season: Did not play; out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Karl Paymah, CB, Minnesota, 5th season: Declared a scratch due to a lingering knee ailment for the Vikings' defeat of the Giants.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, New York Jets, 1st year: Declared inactive for the Jets' Sunday night matchup against Cincinnati.

Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 7th season: Posted six tackles (5 solo) in Seagals' loss to Tennessee.


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