Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 17

By Adam Silverstein
January 1, 2012

With the 2011 NFL regular season complete, a number of Florida Gators participated in Week 17 action, many of whom had an impact on their team’s performance. OGGOA has checked and re-checked the box scores to bring you a summary of what these Gators accomplished during the 17th week of the 2011 campaign.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Five tackles (four solo), 2.5 sacks, QB hit
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots^: Seven receptions for 138 yards [team-high] (targets: 11, long: 44), touchdown; two carries for 26 yards (long: 19)

Check out how the rest of the Gators in the NFL played…after the break!

THE REST
LB ANDRA DAVIS, Buffalo Bills: Solo tackle for loss
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Two receptions for 23 yards (targets: 4, long: 14); solo tackle
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Nine tackles (four solo), pass defense
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals^: Six tackles (one solo), 0.5 sack, QB hit
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals^: Two solo tackles
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Four tackles (three solo), fumble recovery
QB TIM TEBOW, Denver Broncos^: 6/22 for 60 yards, interception (QB rating: 20.6); six carries for 16 yards (long: 7), fumble
DT MARCUS THOMAS, Denver Broncos^: Three tackles (two solo, one for loss)
C MIKE POUNCEY*, Miami Dolphins: Played as a starter
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings 10 receptions for 115 yards [team-highs] (targets: 16, long: 23); five carries for 13 yards, touchdown
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots^: Three tackles
DT GERARD WARREN, New England Patriots^: Active
G COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Played as a starter
DE JARVIS MOSS, Oakland Raiders: Two solo tackles
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Oakland Raiders: Five receptions for 72 yards (targets: 6, long: 28); carry for 27 yards
CB LITO SHEPPARD, Oakland Raiders: Five solo tackles
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Solo tackle
P CHAS HENRY*, Philadelphia Eagles: Four punts for 201 yards (long: 56, -20: 1)
OT MARCUS GILBERT*, Pittsburgh Steelers^: Played as a starter; solo tackle
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers^: Played as a starter
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers^: Played as a starter
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers^: Solo tackle
SS AHMAD BLACK*, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Three tackles (one solo), fumble recovery
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, Washington Redskins: Four receptions for 28 yards (targets: 11, long: 13)
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: 22/45 for 256 yards, touchdown, interception (QB rating: 64.7)
OG MAURICE HURT*, Washington Redskins: Played as a starter

INJURED / INACTIVE
LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons^: Torn triceps (season)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Cincinnati Bengals^: Groin (season)
DE DERRICK HARVEY, Denver Broncos^: Inactive
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Torn Achilles (season)
LB JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots^: Hamstring (season)
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU*, New York Giants^: Inactive
RB EARNEST GRAHAM, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Torn Achilles (season)

NOTES
– Siler, out all season with an injury, was re-signed by Kansas City to a one-year deal.
– Spikes returned to action after missing eight weeks with a knee injury.
– Hurt had a great block that led directly to a touchdown.

PRACTICE SQUAD PLAYERS
TE Cornelius Ingram (Denver), OT Phil Trautwein (New Orleans)

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
DE Alex Brown, DE Bobby McCray

^ In playoffs
* Rookie

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One Comment

  1. Mr2Bits says:

    Tim has hit a wall the last few weeks. Don’t know if it’s pressure or play callin but I really hope he cleans it up. I like next weeks game where they are expected to lose as he does better as the underdog as compared to being he favorite but stats like the last two weeks and he won’t be in the league tek years from now

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