NFL Alumni Update

We'll keep track of former Mountaineers in NFL action each week with our NFL Alumni Update! Check out their performances from the exhibition games of the past weekend right here.

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Aaron Beasley Def. Back
Class of 1995
Aaron saw playing time Friday night (8/20) in a Falcons 27-24 win over the Vikings, but did not break into the stat column.
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Anthony Becht Tight End
Class of 1999
Anthony started for the Jets Saturday night (8/21), but did not have any receptions in the 31-7 pounding of the Colts.
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Rich Braham Off Lineman
Class of 1993
Rich anchored the Bengals' offensive line to 155 yards rushing in a 31-3 victory over the returning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (8/21).
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Antonio Brown Wide Receiver
Class of 2001
Brown worked primarily with the 3rd team Saturday night (8/21) and did not see any passes his way in a 16-15 loss to the Tennessee Titans.  Antonio also did not handle any of the kickoff or punt return duties.
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John Browning Def. Lineman
Class of 1995
Browning and the Chiefs front line held the St. Louis Rams to 74 yards rushing in a 24-7 preseason win on Monday Night Footbal (8/23). John recorded one tackle on the evening as the Chiefs won at home.
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Marc Bulger Quarterback
Class of 1999
Marc had a rough night against a blitzing Chiefs defense that poured through the Rams' hideous offensive line. Marc was 8 of 15 for only 67 yards. He was also picked off once in the Rams 24-7 loss to Kansas City on Monday Night football.
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Avon Cobourne Running Back
Class of 2002
Avon rushed 7 times for 28 yards and pulled in three receptions for 20 yards to lead the Lions in offensive output Saturday night (8/21).  Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Lions fell to the Browns in Cleveland 17-10.
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Mike Compton Off. Lineman
Class of 1992
Compton was inactive this week as the Jaguars beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-6 in early preseason action (8/20).
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James Davis Linebacker
Class of 2002
"Dirty" started at weakside linebacker for the Lions Saturday night (8/21).  Davis recorded 3 tackles and one of Detroit's 2 sacks in a 17-10 loss at Cleveland.
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Jason Davis Def. Lineman
Class of 2002
Jason saw action in Houston's 38-3 loss at Pittsburgh Saturday night (8/21). Davis recorded a solo tackle and also assisted on 2 others.
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Lance Frazier Cornerback
Class of 2003
Lance handled punt return duties for the Ravens this week (8/20) in a 26-17 loss to the Eagles.  Frazier had 3 returns for a 10.3 yard per return average.  His long return of 17 yards in the 2nd quarter was the beginning of the Ravens first scoring drive.  Lance did not break into the stat column on defense this week.
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Barrett Green Linebacker
Class of 1999
A combination of minor injuries kept Barrett out of New York's 27-20 loss to Carolina in week 3 of preseason (8/19).
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Antwan Lake Def. Lineman
Class of 2001
Antwan got onto the field but not into the stat sheet Friday night (8/20) in a Falcons victory over the Vikings, 27-24.
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Mike Logan Def. Back
Class of 1996
Mike recorded one tackle in the Steelers' 38-3 blowout of the Texans in Pittsburgh Saturday night (8/21).  The Steelers' defensive secondary only allowed 143 yards passing versus the Texans, and no touchdowns.
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Corey McIntyre Running Back
Class of 2001
Corey saw action on the field Saturday night (8/21) in Cleveland's 17-10 preseason victory over the Jets.  Unfortunately McIntyre didn't break into the stat column either rushing the ball or on special teams.
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Lance Nimmo Off. Lineman
Class of 2002
Lance got action with the 2nd team line Saturday night during the Jets' 31-7 preseason win over the Colts.  The line protected Chad Pennington and Ray Lucas to 17 of 19 passing and only allowed two sacks.
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Solomon Page Off. Lineman
Class of 1998
Solomon saw action at guard late in Saturday's (8/21) preseason 17-10 loss to Cleveland.
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Jerry Porter Wide Receiver
Class of 1999
Jerry led the Raiders in receptions with 3, but his 53 yards weren't enough in the Raiders 21-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Saturday night (8/21).
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Todd Sauerbrun Punter
Class of 1994
Todd had an excellent night Thursday (8/19) vs. the New York Giants in a 27-20 Carolina victory. He boomed 5 punts for an average of 49.4 yards. Three of Sauerbrun's 5 kicks sailed 50+ yards, including a 56 yarder that pushed the Giants near their own 20 with under 2:00 to go in the first half. He also handled two kickoffs, splitting the duties with John Kasay.
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Gary Stills Linebacker
Class of 1998
Gary recorded a tackle and a sack of Marc Bulger in the Chiefs 24-7 Monday Night Football win over the Rams (8/23). The Chiefs held the Rams to a mere 73 rushing yards on the evening.
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John Thornton Def. Lineman
Class of 1998
JT started at defensive tackle for the Bengals Saturday night (8/20), but did not break into the stat column.  The Bengals defense forced 4 sacks and held the Patriots to 77 yards rushing in a 31-3 preseason win.
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David Upchurch Def. Lineman
Class of 2002
David got into the stat column recording a tackle in Pittsburgh's 38-3 preseason victory over the Texans Saturday night (8/21).  The Steelers were solid up front, only allowing a meager 54 yards rushing.
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Mike Vanderjagt Kicker
Class of 1992
Mike's only point last night came on an extra point in the 2nd quarter.  Vanderjagt also had a flashback to his collegiate days as he handled the punting duties in the Colt's 31-7 loss to the Jets on Saturday night (8/21).  He punted 7 times for an average of 36.0 yards, with a long kick of 44 yards.
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Quincy Wilson Running Back
Class of 2003
Quincy got banged up with a mild concussion on special teams and did not get playing time in the backfield during a Falcons preseason 27-24 win over the Vikings (8/20).
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Amos Zereoue Running Back
Class of 1998
Amos did not get onto the field Saturday night (8/21) as the Raiders fell in a close contest to the Dallas Cowboys, 21-20.
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Dan Estep is a 2000 graduate of West Virginia University and a valued member of the BlueGoldNews.com online community. He will provide updates on Mountaineers in the NFL thoroughout the season.


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