WVU NFL Alumni Update: Week One

The Week One recap of West Virginia's football alumni performances in the National Football League.

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Anthony Becht Tight End
Class of 1999
Anthony was one of the few bright spots for Tampa Bay's offense, hauling in four passes for 27 yards. The offense couldn't get the ground game rolling in a shutout loss to the Ravens.
This Week: L, 27-0 Baltimore Record: 0-1
Next Week: @ Atlanta
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Rich Braham Offensive Lineman
Class of 1993
Cincinnati managed 116 yards rushing, but took 34 carries to reach that total. Braham continues to be an anchor for the Bengals offensive line, starting his 13th season in the NFL.
This Week: W, 23-10 Kansas City Record: 1-0
Next Week: CLEVELAND
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John Browning Defensive Lineman
Class of 1995
John has been placed on Injured Reserve with a strained back and will not play in the 2006 season.
This Week: L, 23-10 Cincinnati Record: 0-1
Next Week: @ Denver
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Marc Bulger Quarterback
Class of 1999
Marc had a relatively successful debut in Scott Linehan's offense. Working primarily with short passes, Bulger completed 18 of 34 attempts for 217 yards. Marc threw no touchdowns or picks, but was sacked three times in the Rams upset victory over the Broncos.
This Week: W, 18-10 Denver Record: 1-0
Next Week: @ San Francisco
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Kay Jay Harris Running Back
Class of 2004
Kay Jay Harris has been signed to the Dolphins practice squad.
This Week: L, 28-17 Pittsburgh Record: 0-1
Next Week: BUFFALO
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Chris Henry Wide Receiver
Class of 2004
Chris started in place of the injured T.J. Houshmandzadeh, but collected just one reception for a 5-yard loss in the Bengals big win over the Chiefs.
This Week: W, 23-10 Kansas City Record: 1-0
Next Week: CLEVELAND
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Adam Jones Cornerback
Class of 2004
Tennessee's secondary struggled against a resurgent Chad Pennington, yielding over 300 yards passing in the loss to the Jets. Pac Man recorded 5 tackles and a pass deflection in the loss. On special teams, Jones returned three punts for 23 yards and one kickoff for 28 yards. Pac muffed one of the punts, which he quickly fell on and recovered.
This Week: L, 23-16 New York Jets Record: 0-1
Next Week: @ San Diego
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Antwan Lake Defensive Lineman
Class of 2001
Antwan saw limited action in the Saints win over the Browns. New Orleans held Cleveland to just 85 rushing yards on 22 carries on the afternoon.
This Week: W, 19-14 Cleveland Record: 1-0
Next Week: @ Green Bay
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Mike Logan Defensive Back
Class of 1996
Logan saw limited action on special teams for the Steelers in their opening night win over the Dolphins.
This Week: W, 28-17 Miami Record: 1-0
Next Week: @ Jacksonville
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Jerry Porter Wide Receiver
Class of 1999
Porter was inactive for the Raiders opener against San Diego. Porter has clashed during the off-season with head coach, Art Shell, and has reportedly demanded a trade out of Oakland.
This Week: L, 27-0 San Diego Record: 0-1
Next Week: @ Baltimore
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Todd Sauerbrun Punter
Class of 1994
Sauerbrun is serving a four game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Todd is currently slated to return for a matchup with Oakland in mid-October.
This Week: L, 18-10 St. Louis Record: 0-1
Next Week: KANSAS CITY
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Gary Stills Linebacker
Class of 1998
Stills was a ballhawk on special teams for the Ravens. Gary recorded 4 tackles in Baltimore's shutout victory over the Bucs.
This Week: W, 27-0 Tampa Bay Record: 1-0
Next Week: OAKLAND
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John Thornton Defensive Lineman
Class of 1998
Thunder got the season off to a solid start, recording three tackles in the Bengals win over Kansas City. The Cincinnati front line gave up 113 yards rushing, but held the Kansas City offense in check most of the afternoon. John also added a sack and a pass deflection to his stat sheet on Sunday.
This Week: W, 23-10 Kansas City Record: 1-0
Next Week: CLEVELAND
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Mike Vanderjagt Kicker
Class of 1992
Vanderjagt was inactive in the Cowboys loss to Jacksonville. Mike has been hampered with a groin pull.
This Week: L, 24-17 Jacksonville Record: 0-1
Next Week: WASHINGTON
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Quincy Wilson Running Back
Class of 2003
Quincy again finds himself on the Cincinnati practice squad to open the season.
This Week: W, 23-10 Kansas City Record: 1-0
Next Week: CLEVELAND
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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 provides updates on Mountaineers in the NFL every Tuesday.


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