With the 2011 regular season complete, six former Florida Gators participated in Divisional action during the second round of the 2011-12 NFL Playoffs on Saturday and Sunday.
A total of nine former Florida players were on the main rosters of four of the eight teams that participated in this round, but two were inactive and one was forced to sit out due to injury. OGGOA has checked and re-checked the box scores to bring you a summary of what these Gators accomplished over the weekend.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots^: Four receptions for 55 yards, touchdown (targets: 6, long: 20); five carries for 61 yards (long: 43); solo tackle
QB TIM TEBOW, Denver Broncos: 9/26 for 136 yards (QB rating: 52.7); five carries for 13 yards (long: 14), fumble lost
DT MARCUS THOMAS, Denver Broncos: Four tackles (two solo)
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots^: Six tackles (three solo, two for loss), sack, two QB hits, pass defense, fumble recovery, Gator Chomp
DT GERARD WARREN, New England Patriots^: Two solo tackles (one for loss), Gator Chomp
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers^: Active
INJURED / INACTIVE
DE DERRICK HARVEY, Denver Broncos: Inactive
LB JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots^: Hamstring (season)
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU*, New York Giants^: Inactive
– Hernandez left the game with a head injury and did not return but said after the game that he will be available for the conference championship.
– McDonald injured his hamstring during the game but said afterwards that he will be available for the conference championship.
PRACTICE SQUAD PLAYERS
TE Cornelius Ingram (Denver)
^ Team advanced in playoffs