WVU Alumni NFL Update

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Aaron Beasley Def. Back
Class of 1995
Aaron again got the start as the Falcons rebounded this week to improve their record to 5-1. Beasley had a forced fumble and five tackles to go along with a crucial pass breakup. With San Diego trailing 21-17 but driving late in the 4th, Beasley broke up a Drew Brees pass on 3rd and three that forced the Chargers to settle for a field goal. Atlanta held on to win the game 21-20. This week they travel to Kansas City.
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Anthony Becht Tight End
Class of 1999
Anthony more than doubled his year's production with 4 catches for 47 yards in a 22-14 win over the 49ers. In the 4th quarter with the Jets trailing, Anthony's fourth reception set up first and goal at the one. A plunge from Curtis Martin put the Jets up for good. At a surprising 5-0, New York gets its toughest test of the year at New England this week.
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Rich Braham Off Lineman
Class of 1993
The Bengals offense sputtered to only 58 yards on 18 carries in a 34-17 loss at Cleveland. Cincinnati falls to 1-4 and last place in the AFC North. They host a hot Denver team this week.
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John Browning Def. Lineman
Class of 1995
John returned to his defensive tackle position in the Chiefs 22-16 late loss at Jacksonville. John recorded a tackle, a pass defense and his second sack of the year in the contest. Kansas City (1-4) hosts the Atlanta Falcons this week.
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Marc Bulger Quarterback
Class of 1999
The Rams beat Tampa Bay, pushing their record to 4-2 and jumping over Seattle into first place in the NFC West. Bulger led the Rams with 18 of 30 passing for 264 yards. He threw for 2 touchdowns and one interception. Despite a fumble that led to a game-tying Tampa Bay touchdown in the second half, Marc maintained his composure and hit Torry Holt for a 36-yard strike that proved to be the difference in the 28-21 contest. Marc continues to have solid second halves, going 8 of 9 for 117 yards, with the touchdown to Holt coming early in the fourth quarter. For the year, Marc trails only Daunte Culpepper for in passing yardage. This week, the Rams play at Miami.
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Avon Cobourne Running Back
Class of 2002
Avon remains on the Lions practice squad.
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Mike Compton Off. Lineman
Class of 1992
Jacksonville's offensive line only freed Fred Taylor for 66 yards rushing and allowed four sacks, but it was enough to lead the Jags to a 4-2 record. This week Jacksonville travels to Indianapolis in a pivotal division matchup.
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James Davis Linebacker
Class of 2002
Davis has two tackles and two assists, all in the first half of the Lions 38-10 loss to Green Bay. The Lions fall to 3-2 and travel to the Meadowlands this week to face the Giants.
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Jason Davis Def. Lineman
Class of 2002
Jason remains on the Texans practice squad.
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Lance Frazier Cornerback
Class of 2003
Lance saw some time in the Dallas nickel and dime packages, but didn't record a tackle in the 24-20 loss to the Steelers. The Cowboys are 2-3 and play at Green Bay this week.
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Barrett Green Linebacker
Class of 1999
The Giants were idle last week. They play host to Detroit this week, looking to up their 4-1 mark.
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Brian King Def. Back
Class of 2003
Brian has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his back, and is rehabilitating the injury at the Panthers' practice facility.
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Antwan Lake Def. Lineman
Class of 2001
Antwan again saw reserve action but recorded no tackles in the Falcons 21-20 win over the Chargers. Atlanta is 5-1 and looks to improve that record this week at Kansas City.
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Mike Logan Def. Back
Class of 1996
Mike was a scratch from the lineup with an injured hamstring. The Steelers beat the Cowboys in Dallas 24-20. This week Pittsburgh has a bye.
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Corey McIntyre Running Back
Class of 2001
Corey remains on the Browns practice squad.
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Lance Nimmo Off. Lineman
Class of 2002
Lance was released from the Browns practice squad on 10/6.
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Jerry Porter Wide Receiver
Class of 1999
The Raiders suffered a miserable offensive game in their 31-3 humiliating loss to the Broncos. Porter caught only three balls for 21 yards. He also fumbled inside the Bronco five-yard line with Oakland driving late in the second quarter. The Raiders dropped to 2-4 and host the Saints this weekend.
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Todd Sauerbrun Punter
Class of 1994
Todd continues to be the lone bright spot for the struggling Panthers. Sauerbrun punted six times for a 35.2 yard average. While on the surface these aren't spectacular numbers, consider that two punts found the endzone for touchbacks and the other 4 pushed the Eagles inside their own 20. The 30-8 loss drops Carolina to 1-4. They host San Diego this week.
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Gary Stills Linebacker
Class of 1998
Gary had two tackles and an assist in Kansas City's 22-16 loss at Jacksonville. The Chiefs are a shocking 1-4 and in last place in the AFC West. They play the Falcons this week, as it doesn't get any easier in their hopes of making the playoffs.
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John Thornton Def. Lineman
Class of 1998
Thornton had three tackles and two assists in the Bengals 34-17 loss to Cleveland. The Bengals are struggling at 1-4 and host the Broncos this week.
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Mike Vanderjagt Kicker
Class of 1992
The Colts had a bye and will return to action against the Jaguars this week. Mike has had a chance to rest his hamstring and insists he will play this week.
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Grant Wiley Linebacker
Class of 2003
Wiley continues to rehabilitate his surgically-repaired shoulder in Minnesota. He expects to be ready to compete for a roster spot with the Vikings again next year.
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Quincy Wilson Running Back
Class of 2003
Quincy remains with the Falcons practice squad.
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Amos Zereoue Running Back
Class of 1998
Amos continues to perform admirably in light of Oakland's struggles to move the ball. Zereoue had 34 yards on 15 carries and caught four passes for 17 yards in the 31-3 loss to Denver. Amos is averaging just over 50 yards rushing per game this season. Oakland plays New Orleans this week.
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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 is providing updates on Mountaineers in the NFL throughout the season.


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