Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 7 (2012)

Now seven weeks into the 2012 NFL regular season, there are 32 former Florida Gators football players spread over 23 teams.

A total of 18 players participated in week seven action, many of whom had an impact on their respective team’s performance.

For the third-straight year, OGGOA has checked and re-checked the box scores to bring you a summary of what all of these Gators accomplished during the seventhweek of the 2012 regular season.

WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Four receptions for 37 yards (targets: 5, long: 14) [team-highs], touchdown (Video); two carries for 10 yards (long: 5); two kick returns for 47 yards (long: 28)^
RB CHRIS RAINEY*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Four carries for 17 yards (long: 11), touchdown [game-winner]; reception for eight yards; four kick returns for 122 yards (long: 41)^

Check out how the rest of the Florida Gators in the NFL played this week…

WR LOUIS MURPHY, Carolina Panthers: Three receptions for 48 yards (targets: 9, long: 26)
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Two tackles, pass defense
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Two tackles (one solo), QB hit
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Six tackles (three solo), pass defense
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Two solo tackles
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Four solo tackles (one for loss), sack, two QB hits
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Two tackles (one solo), 0.5 sack
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Five receptions for 54 yards (targets: 7, long: 17)
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: 10 tackles (seven solo)
QB TIM TEBOW, New York Jets: Four carries for 12 yards (long: 4)
OG COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Started at left guard
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at left tackle
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Two tackles (one solo)
CB JANORIS JENKINS*, St. Louis Rams: Eight tackles (seven solo)
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Played as a reserve
OG MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Played as a reserve

LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Bye
WR DEONTE THOMPSON*, Baltimore Ravens: Inactive^
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Injured – ACL (season)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Bye
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Bye
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, Miami Dolphins: Bye
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Bye
RB JEFF DEMPS, New England Patriots: “Injured” – leg (season)
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Suspension – second of four games^
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Bye
OT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – ankle
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – knee
DT JAYE HOWARD*, Seattle Seahawks: Inactive
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive

– Rainey’s game-winning touchdown was also the first of his NFL career.
– Harvin had a 103-yard kickoff return touchdown called back due to a flag.
– Thompson was inactive for the second-straight week.
– Hill is serving a suspension after testing positive for a banned substance.
– Chas Henry worked out for Washington this week.

P Chas Henry^, TE Cornelius Ingram, QB John Brantley*, LB Andra Davis, LB Brandon Hicks, OT Phil Trautwein, DE Bobby McCray, DE William Green*, DE Derrick Harvey, DE Jarvis Moss, DE Justin Trattou, CB Lito Sheppard, DT Marcus Thomas, DT Gerard Warren

* Rookie

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