WVU Alumni NFL Update

Another big performance by Marc Bulger was wasted by Mad Mike Martz, while Jerry Porter broke out in a big way for the Raiders.

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Aaron Beasley Defensive Back
Class of 1995
Aaron had 2 tackles in a dramatic 24-21 Falcons win over the Saints. For the season, Aaron has recorded 15 tackles on the season for the 27th rated pass defense in the NFL.
Record: 9-2, 1st NFC South    Next: @ Tampa Bay (12/5)
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Anthony Becht Tight End
Class of 1999
The Jets scraped together another win, besting Arizona 13-3. Tony again had no catches, but New York rushed for 146 yards, and are currently 4th in the NFL in rushing.
Record: 8-3, 2nd AFC East    Next: vs. Houston (12/5)
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Rich Braham Offensive Lineman
Class of 1993
In a game that was more basketball than football, Cincinnati rushed for 253 yards and allowed no sacks in a 58-48 shootout with the Browns. Rudi Johnson has now rushed for more than 1,000 yards behind the Bengals' O-line.
Record: 5-6, 3rd AFC North    Next: @ Baltimore (12/5)
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Antonio Brown Wide Receiver
Class of 2001
Antonio was not active in the Redskins' 17-6 loss to the Steelers.
Record: 3-8, 4th NFC East    Next: vs. New York Giants (12/5)
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John Browning Defensive Lineman
Class of 1995
John and the Chiefs again got torched in a 34-31 loss to the Chargers. Browning recorded two tackles in the game. The Chiefs now rank 30th in the NFL in total defense.
Record: 3-8, 4th AFC West    Next: @ Oakland (12/5)
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Marc Bulger Quarterback
Class of 1999
Marc had his second best passing night of his career, going 35-53 for 448 yards, but it wasn't enough as turnovers and poor defense led to a 45-17 loss to the Packers on Monday Night Football. Bulger had two touchdowns and also threw an interception in the game. Marc is now the NFL's leading passer for the season with 3,267 yards. He has thrown 17 touchdowns against 12 interceptions.
Record: 5-6, 2nd NFC West    Next: vs. San Francisco (12/5)
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Avon Cobourne Running Back
Class of 2002
Avon remains on the Lions practice squad.
Record: 4-7, T-3rd NFC North    Next: vs. Arizona (12/5)
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Mike Compton Offensive Lineman
Class of 1992
Jacksonville rushed for 147 yards and yielded only two sacks, but fell to the Vikings 27-16. The Jags have rushed for an average of 115.9 yards per game this season.
Record: 6-5, 2nd AFC South    Next: vs. Pittsburgh (12/5)
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James Davis Linebacker
Class of 2002
The Lions defense was torched for six Peyton Manning touchdowns in a 41-9 loss. James recorded five tackles, giving him 51 on the season - good enough for fifth on the team.
Record: 4-7, T-3rd NFC North    Next: vs. Arizona (12/5)
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Jason Davis Defensive Lineman
Class of 2002
Jason remains on the Texans practice squad.
Record: 5-6, 3rd AFC South    Next: @ New York Jets (12/5)
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Lance Frazier Cornerback
Class of 2003
Lance returned five punts for an average of 7.4 yards per return in a 21-7 Thanksgiving Day win over the Bears. Frazier also recorded two tackles. On the day, Dallas allowed only 181 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers.
Record: 4-7, 3rd NFC East    Next: @ Seattle (12/6)
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Barrett Green Linebacker
Class of 1999
In Barrett's first game back after lingering injuries, he recorded nine tackles in a 27-6 loss to the Eagles. However, it was some fourth quarter extracurricular activities that got Green noticed. After a questionable late hit by Jeremiah Trotter on Eli Manning, Barrett took exception and gave Trotter the forearm shiver, whihc resulted in Barrett's ejection from the game. This will quite likely land Barrett back in Tom Coughlin's doghouse.
Record: 5-6, 2nd NFC East    Next: @ Washington (12/5)
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Antwan Lake Defensive Lineman
Class of 2001
The Falcons held on for a big win over the Saints, 24-21. Antwan did not record a tackle. The Falcons are currently sixth in the NFL against the run.
Record: 9-2, 1st NFC South    Next: @ Tampa Bay (12/5)
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Mike Logan Defensive Back
Class of 1996
Mike is on IR (hamstring) foir the remainder of the season. Pittsburgh defeated the Redskins 17-6 to keep the inside track on home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Record: 10-1, 1st AFC North    Next: @ Jacksonville (12/5)
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Corey McIntyre Fullback
Class of 2001
Corey remains on the Browns practice squad.
Record: 3-8, 4th AFC North    Next: vs. New England (12/5)
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Lance Nimmo Offensive Lineman
Class of 2002
Lance remains on the Patriots' practice squad.
Record: 10-1, 1st AFC East    Next: Cleveland (12/05)
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Jerry Porter Wide Receiver
Class of 1999
Jerry had a career night in the snow at Invesco, blowing by Champ Bailey to the tune of six catches for 135 yards and three touchdowns. The yardage and touchdowns were both career highs for JP. The Raiders pulled out the nailbiter, 25-24. For the season, Jerry has 44 catches for 658 yards and four scores.
Record: 4-7, 3rd AFC West    Next: vs. Kansas City (12/5)
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Todd Sauerbrun Punter
Class of 1994
Todd had five punts for a 47.8 average in Carolina's 21-14 win over Tampa Bay. Included in Todd's punts was a 62-yarder, his long this year. For the season, Sauerbrun is ninth in the NFL in total punting.
Record: 4-7, T-2nd AFC South    Next: @ New Orleans (12/5)
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Gary Stills Linebacker
Class of 1998
Gary had a tackle on defense and special teams but the Chiefs defense was beaten to the tune of over 500 yards of total offense in their 34-31 loss to the Chargers.
Record: 3-8, 4th AFC West    Next: @ Oakland (12/5)
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John Thornton Defensive Lineman
Class of 1998
The Bengals, as well as the Browns, left their defense at home in a 58-48 win over Cleveland. John recorded 6 tackles and a sack. Ironically, Cincinnati held the Browns to just 76 yards on the ground, though they came into the game 30th in the NFL against the run.
Record: 5-6, 3rd AFC North    Next: @ Baltimore (12/5)
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Mike Vanderjagt Kicker
Class of 1992
Mike missed his first PAT of the year, having his second attempt of the day blocked in a 41-9 Thanksgiving win over the Lions. Despite the block, Vanderjagt has converted 45 PATs, which tops the NFL.
Record: 8-3, 1st AFC South    Next: vs. Tennessee (12/5)
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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.
Record: 7-4, T-1st NFC North    Next: @ Chicago (12/5)
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Quincy Wilson Running Back
Class of 2003
Quincy remains with the Falcons practice squad.
Record: 9-2, 1st NFC South    Next: @ Tampa Bay (12/5)
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Amos Zereoue Running Back
Class of 1998
Amos had only one carry for four yards and also caught a pass for five yards in the Raiders' 25-24 thriller over the Broncos. Despite limited action of late, Amos has 529 yards of total offense, which is still good for third on the team.
Record: 4-7, 3rd AFC West    Next: vs. Kansas City (12/5)
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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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