Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 5

By Adam Silverstein
October 11, 2011

With the 2011 NFL season officially underway, a number of Florida Gators participated in Week 5 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 fifth week of the 2011 campaign.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
QB TIM TEBOW, Denver Broncos: 4/10 for 79 yards, touchdown (QB rating: 101.7), six rushes for 38 yards, touchdown (long: 12)

THE REST
[EXPAND Click to expand and read the rest of this post.]LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Solo tackle
LB ANDRA DAVIS, Buffalo Bills: Tackle
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Reception for six yards, touchdown (targets: 2)
FS MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Played as a reserve
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Cincinnati Bengals: Two receptions for 13 yards (targets: 4, long: 8), solo tackle
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: QB hit
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Three tackles
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Bye week
DE DERRICK HARVEY, Denver Broncos: Tackle
DT MARCUS THOMAS, Denver Broncos: Eight tackles (six solo)
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Five tackles, sack, four QB hits
C MIKE POUNCEY*, Miami Dolphins: Bye week
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Reception for 11 yards, rush for 12 yards
LB JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Tackle
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Five receptions for 56 yards (targets: 9, long: 21)
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Six tackles (five solo)
DT GERARD WARREN, New England Patriots: Solo tackle
G COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Played as a starter
DE JARVIS MOSS, Oakland Raiders: Four tackles (three solo)
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Tackle
P CHAS HENRY*, Philadelphia Eagles: Two punts for 72 yards (long: 37)
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Played as a starter
OT MARCUS GILBERT*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Played as a starter
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Played as a starter
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Tackle
FB EARNEST GRAHAM, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Five rushes for 30 yards (long: 8 )
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, Washington Redskins: Bye week
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Bye week

INJURED / INACTIVE
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Torn achilles (season)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Oakland Raiders: Sports hernia

NOTES
– Starks was signed by Pittsburgh this week after being cut in the offseason.
– Thomas and Hernandez returned to action from injury this week.
– Harvin (ribs) and Gilbert (shoulder) were injured during their games and did not return.
– Three Gators started on the Steelers’ offensive line.

PRACTICE SQUAD PLAYERS
DE Justin Trattou* (New York Giants), SS Ahmad Black* (Tampa Bay), OG Maurice Hurt* (Washington)

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
DE Alex Brown, DE Bobby McCray, CB Lito Sheppard

* Rookie

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One Comment

  1. npgator says:

    Really not a stellare week for ex-Gators.

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