WVU Alumni NFL Update

A huge day for a receiver and new life for a rookie highlight this week's action.

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Aaron Beasley Defensive Back
Class of 1995
Aaron got the start for the Falcons in their 34-31 win over Carolina. Despite the secondary being torched for 340 yards through the air, Aaron came up huge in overtime. With Carolina taking the ball to start overtime, Beasley picked off Jake Delhomme on 3rd and 9, returning it to the Carolina 23-yard line. Three plays later, Jay Feeley ended the game with a 38-yard field goal. Aaron also had a special teams tackle and a pass defense in the game.
Record: 11-3, 1st NFC South    Next: @ New Orleans (12/26)
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Anthony Becht Tight End
Class of 1999
Anthony had no catches, but didn't need any as the Jets rushed for 229 yards in a 37-14 dismantling of Seattle. The Jets likely sealed a playoff spot with the win.
Record: 10-4, 2nd AFC East    Next: vs. New England (12/26)
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Rich Braham Offensive Lineman
Class of 1993
Rich was placed on IR for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. His placement made room for fello alumnus Quincy Wilson on the Bengals' active roster.
Record: 6-8, 3rd AFC North    Next: vs. New York Giants (12/26)
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Antonio Brown Wide Receiver
Class of 2001
Antonio saw his first action of the season in Washington's 26-16 win over the 49ers. Brown returned 3 punts for just 8 yards.
Record: 5-9, T-2nd NFC East    Next: @ Dallas (12/26)
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John Browning Defensive Lineman
Class of 1995
Despite giving up 132 yards on just 20 carries, Kansas City's defense was good enough to hold Denver in a 45-17 win. John has a tackle and a sack of Jake Plummer in the game in which Kansas City pressured The Snake for 6 sacks.
Record: 6-8, 3rd AFC West    Next: vs. Oakland (12/25)
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Marc Bulger Quarterback
Class of 1999
Marc watched the St. Louis passing game struggle miserably in his absence. The Rams fell 31-7 to the cardinals with Chris Chandler and Jamie Martin splitting time at quarterback. Marc hopes to be back this week for a Monday night contest with Philadelphia.
Record: 6-8, 2nd NFC West    Next: vs. Philadelphia (12/27)
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Avon Cobourne Running Back
Class of 2002
Avon remains on the Lions practice squad.
Record: 5-9, T-3rd NFC North    Next: vs. Chicago (12/26)
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Mike Compton Offensive Lineman
Class of 1992
Jacksonville got the ground game going, and hit the Packers for 197 yards in a 28-25 win at Lambeau.
Record: 8-6, 2nd AFC South    Next: vs. Houston (12/26)
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James Davis Linebacker
Class of 2002
Detroit's defense rendered nearly 500 yards in total offense in a stunning 28-27 loss to the Vikings. James had 8 tackles in the game.
Record: 5-9, T-3rd NFC North    Next: vs. Chicago (12/26)
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Jason Davis Defensive Lineman
Class of 2002
Jason remains on the Texans practice squad.
Record: 6-8, 3rd AFC South    Next: @ Jacksonville (12/26)
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Lance Frazier Cornerback
Class of 2003
Lance and the Cowboys secondary held the Eagles to 223 passing yards, but the offense couldn't do enough in a 12-7 loss. Lance had 3 tackles and also had one punt return for 11 yards.
Record: 5-9, T-2nd NFC East    Next: vs. Washington (12/26)
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Barrett Green Linebacker
Class of 1999
Barrett has been placed on IR for the remainder of the season (knee).
Record: 5-9, T-2nd NFC East    Next: @ Cincinnati (12/26)
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Antwan Lake Defensive Lineman
Class of 2001
The Falcons held the Panthers to 61 yards on 25 carries (2.4ypc) in a 34-31 overtime thriller. Antwan did not record any tackles in the game.
Record: 11-3, 1st NFC South    Next: @ New Orleans (12/26)
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Mike Logan Defensive Back
Class of 1996
Logan remains on IR (hamstring) for the remainder of the season.
Record: 13-1, 1st AFC North    Next: vs. Baltimore (12/26)
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Corey McIntyre Fullback
Class of 2001
Corey remains on the Browns practice squad.
Record: 3-11, 4th AFC North    Next: @ Miami (12/26)
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Lance Nimmo Offensive Lineman
Class of 2002
Lance remains on the Patriots' practice squad.
Record: 12-2, 1st AFC East    Next: @ New York Jets (12/26)
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Jerry Porter Wide Receiver
Class of 1999
Jerry had another career day, with 8 catches for 148 yards in a 40-35 shootout win against the Titans. Porter caught 3 touchdowns from 32, 18, and 3 yards out. Jerry needs just 96 yards in his last 2 games to reach the 1,000 yard plateau.
Record: 5-9, 4th AFC West    Next: @ Kansas City (12/25)
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Todd Sauerbrun Punter
Class of 1994
Todd punted just 3 times for a 48.3 average in Carolina's 34-31 overtime loss to the Falcons. Todd had a long of 58 in the game.
Record: 6-8, T-2nd AFC South    Next: @ Tampa Bay (12/26)
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Gary Stills Linebacker
Class of 1998
Kansas City's defense did a respectable job in their 45-17 win over the Broncos. Gary had just one tackle in the game.
Record: 6-8, 3rd AFC West    Next: vs. Oakland (12/25)
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Jay Taylor Kicker
Class of 1999
Jay connected on both extra points and a 37-yard field goal in the 21-17 loss to New Orleans.
Record: 5-9, 4th NFC South    Next: vs. Carolina (12/26)
John Thornton Defensive Lineman
Class of 1998
Again, the Bengals' rush defense did a solid job, allowing Buffalo just 43 yards on 29 carries. Despite the defense only giving up one touchdown, Buffalo scored on special teams and defense in a 33-17 victory over Cincinnati. John had three tackles in the game.
Record: 6-8, 3rd AFC North    Next: vs. New York Giants (12/26)
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Mike Vanderjagt Kicker
Class of 1992
Mike was 2-2 on extra points and 2-3 on field goals in Indianapolis' 20-10 win over the Ravens. Vanderjagt hit from 24 and 33 yards before missing a 33-yarder that would have put the Colts up by 13 late.
Record: 11-3, 1st AFC South    Next: vs. San Diego (12/26)
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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: 8-6, T-1st NFC North    Next: vs. Green Bay (12/24)
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Quincy Wilson Running Back
Class of 2003
Quincy was picked up from the Falcons practice squad, and signed a three-year deal with the Bengals to join their active roster. He did not play in the Bengals' 33-17 loss to Buffalo.
Record: 6-8, 3rd AFC North    Next: vs. New York Giants (12/26)
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Amos Zereoue Running Back
Class of 1998
Amos had just one carry for four yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in the Raiders' 40-35 win over the Titans.
Record: 5-9, 4th AFC West    Next: @ Kansas City (12/25)
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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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