WVU Alumni NFL Update

WVU's alumni wrapped up the regular NFL season this past weekend, but several will be moving on to the playoffs.

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Aaron Beasley Defensive Back
Class of 1995
Aaron recorded two tackles including one on special teams in the Falcons 26-28 loss to the Seahawks. Atlanta will face one of the wildcard winners in next week's action. On the season, Aaron had 18 tackles, one sack, a half tackle for loss, two forced fumbles, seven passes defended, and four interceptions returned for 115 yards. Atlanta finished the year 22nd in the NFL against the pass.
Record: 11-5, NFC South Division Champion    Next: Divisional Playoff (1/15)
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Anthony Becht Tight End
Class of 1999
Anthony caught one pass for 14 yards, and the Jets rushed for 180 yards, but his team fell in overtime to the Rams 32-29. The Jets got into the playoffs with a Buffalo loss. On the season Anthony had 13 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown. More importantly, the Jets had the NFL's leading rusher in Curtis Martin, rushing for 1,697 yards. The Jets as a team rushed for 2,388 markers.
Record: 10-6, 2nd AFC East (#1 Wildcard)    Next: @ San Diego (1/8)
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Rich Braham Offensive Lineman
Class of 1993
Rich finished the season on IR (knee) as the Bengals failed to reach the playoffs. For the season, the Bengals rushed for 1,839 yards and allowed 31 sacks.
Record: 8-8, 3rd AFC North    Next: Season over.
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Antonio Brown Wide Receiver
Class of 2001
Antonio got things off to a great start, returning the opening kickoff 66 yards to set up Washington's first touchdown in a 21-18 win over the Vikings. Antonio also returned three punts for 22 yards. On the season, Brown had 10 punt returns for 89 yards, including a long of 39 yards.
Record: 6-10, T-2nd NFC East    Next: Season over.
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John Browning Defensive Lineman
Class of 1995
John recorded two tackles in Kansas City's 24-17 loss to the Chargers. With mostly backups in for San Diego, the Chiefs still gave up 138 yards rushing. For the season, Browning had 39 tackles, 4.5 sacks and three tackles for loss. He also forced a fumble and defended a pass. Kansas City's defense was 12th in the NFL against the run.
Record: 7-9, 3rd AFC West    Next: Season over.
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Marc Bulger Quarterback
Class of 1999
Marc saved his best performance of the regular season for a game where the Rams needed it most. Bulger was 29-39 for 450 yards with three touchdowns versus two interceptions in the 32-29 overtime win against the Jets that got the Rams into the playoffs. Marc threw touchdowns to Torry Holt (44, 19) and Isaac Bruce (27). Marc also rushed once for six yards, and was sacked three times. On the season, Marc put up fantastic numbers. He was 321-485 for a 66.2% completion percentage (9th in the NFL). He threw for 3,964 yards (6th), 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Bulger was sacked 41 times (29th), but maintained a passer rating of 93.7 (8th). He also ran 19 times for 89 yards.
Record: 8-8, 2nd NFC West    Next: @ Seattle (1/8)
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Avon Cobourne Running Back
Class of 2002
Avon finishes the season on the Lions practice squad.
Record: 6-10, 3rd NFC North    Next: Season over.
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Mike Compton Offensive Lineman
Class of 1992
Despite not making the playoffs, the Jags finished the season off with a 13-6 win over the Raiders. Jacksonville rush for just 93 yards in a game in which Fred Taylor was inactive. On the year, Jacksonville was 16th in the NFL with 115.6 yards per game and was ninth in the NFL in sacks allowed with 32.
Record: 9-7, 2nd AFC South    Next: Season over.
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James Davis Linebacker
Class of 2002
James played sparingly in Detroit's season-ending loss to the Titans. In the 24-19 game, Davis only assisted on two tackles. On the season, Dirty had 79 tackles (4th on the team), 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and three pass deflections.
Record: 6-10, 3rd NFC North    Next: Season over.
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Jason Davis Defensive Lineman
Class of 2002
Jason finished the season on the Texans' practice squad.
Record: 7-9, 3rd AFC South    Next: Season over.
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Lance Frazier Cornerback
Class of 2003
Lance had five tackles and defended a pass in Dallas' 28-24 loss to the Giants. He also returned three punts for 21 yards. On the season, Frazier returned 24 punts for 229 yards, including a long of 55 yards. He also finished ninth on the team with 40 tackles, and tacked on a forced fumble, two interceptions, and eight pass defenses.
Record: 6-10, T-2nd NFC East    Next: Season over.
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Barrett Green Linebacker
Class of 1999
Barrett finished the season on IR (knee). In a disappointing year marked by conflict, Barrett had 38 tackles, two forced fumbles, and three pass defenses.
Record: 6-10, T-2nd NFC East    Next: Season over.
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Antwan Lake Defensive Lineman
Class of 2001
Atlanta's front line only gave up 83 rushing yards in a 28-26 yard loss to Seattle. The Falcons finish the year ranked eighth in the NFL against the run. Antwan finishes the season with five tackles and a pass deflection.
Record: 11-5, NFC South Division Champions    Next: Divisional Playoff (1/15)
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Mike Logan Defensive Back
Class of 1996
Logan finishes the season on IR (hamstring). Mike only recorded three tackles and forced a fumble before being injured this year.
Record: 15-1, AFC North Division Champion    Next: Divisional Playoff (1/15)
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Corey McIntyre Fullback
Class of 2001
Corey finishes the season on the Browns practice squad.
Record: 4-12, 4th AFC North    Next: Season over.
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Lance Nimmo Offensive Lineman
Class of 2002
Lance finishes the season on the Patriots' practice squad.
Record: 14-2, AFC East Division Champion    Next: Divisional Playoff (1/16)
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Jerry Porter Wide Receiver
Class of 1999
Jerry caught three passes for just 35 yards in the Raiders' final game, a 13-6 loss to Jacksonville. Porter finishes the season as the Raiders' leading receiver with 64 catches, 998 yards, and nine touchdowns.
Record: 5-11, 4th AFC West    Next: Season over.
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Todd Sauerbrun Punter
Class of 1994
Todd had eight punts in Carolina's 21-18 loss to New Orleans, averaging 40.1 yards per boot. For the season, Sauerbrun punted 76 times for 3,351 yards. His 44.1 average was thir in the NFL. He had a long kick of 65 yards, just eight touchbacks, and 25 kicks inside the 20, good enough for tenth in the league. Todd also added a 34-yard field goal and four extra points.
Record: 7-9, 3rd AFC South    Next: Season over.
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Gary Stills Linebacker
Class of 1998
Gary had five tackles, including three on special teams, in the 24-17 Kansas City loss to the Chargers. The Chiefs gave up 232 yards through the air, finishing the season dead last in the NFL in that category. Stills finishes the year credited with nine tackles, including one for loss, and 2.5 sacks.
Record: 7-9, 3rd AFC West    Next: Season over.
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Jay Taylor Kicker
Class of 1999
In Tampa Bay's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals, Jay's only kick was an extra point. Jay, in his short period in Tampa Bay finished 4-5 on field goals, and 11-11 on PATs.
Record: 5-11, 4th NFC South    Next: Season over.
John Thornton Defensive Lineman
Class of 1998
The Bengals front line held Philadelphia's B-team to 80 yards rushing. John had four tackles, a sack and one pass deflection. He finishes the year with 57 tackles, three sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, and four pass deflections.
Record: 8-8, 3rd AFC North    Next: Season over.
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Mike Vanderjagt Kicker
Class of 1992
Vanderjagt notched just two extra points as Indianapolis fell 33-14 to Denver. On the season, Mike was 20-25 on field goals with a long of 47, and was 59-60 on PATs, good for seventh in the NFL in kicking points. Despite this, his field goals, attempts, and long kick are all career lows.
Record: 12-4, AFC South Division Champion    Next: vs. Denver (1/9)
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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: 8-8, 2nd NFC North    Next: @ Green Bay (1/9)
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Quincy Wilson Running Back
Class of 2003
Quincy was inactive in Cincinnati's final game of the season.
Record: 8-8, 3rd AFC North    Next: Season over.
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Amos Zereoue Running Back
Class of 1998
Amos rushed just four times for five yards, and caught three passes for 18 yards in Oakland's 13-6 loss to the Jaguars. Amos finishes the year as Oakland's leading rusher, with 112 carries for 425 yards, and 3 touchdowns. He also caught 39 passes for 284 yards. The Raiders only rushed as a team for 1,295 yards. Eight backs in the NFL had more yards individually than the Raiders.
Record: 5-11, 4th AFC West    Next: Season over.
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Dan Estep is a 2000 graduate of West Virginia University and a valued member of the BlueGoldNews.com online community. Look for continued updates on the Mountaineers still participating in the post-season.


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