Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 9

With the 2011 NFL season underway, a number of Florida Gators participated in Week 9 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 ninth week of the 2011 campaign.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
QB TIM TEBOW, Denver Broncos: 10/21 for 124 yards, two touchdowns (QB rating: 98.1), 12 rushes for 118 yards, target

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

THE REST
LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Active
LB ANDRA DAVIS, Buffalo Bills: Active
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Four receptions for 36 yards, touchdown (targets: 7, long: 15)
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Four tackles (three solo), interception (returned 36 yards), pass defense
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Cincinnati Bengals: Five receptions for 22 yards, touchdown (targets: 9, long: 7)
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Three tackles (two solo), two sacks, pass defense
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Four tackles (three solo)
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Seven solo tackles
DT MARCUS THOMAS, Denver Broncos: Two tackles (one solo)

DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Bye week
C MIKE POUNCEY*, Miami Dolphins: Played as a starter
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Bye week
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Four receptions for 35 yards, touchdown (targets: 5, long: 15)

LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Five tackles (four solo)
DT GERARD WARREN, New England Patriots: Active
G COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Played as a starter
DE JARVIS MOSS, Oakland Raiders: Active
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Oakland Raiders: Reception for 23 yards
CB LITO SHEPPARD, Oakland Raiders: Solo tackle
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Target
P CHAS HENRY*, Philadelphia Eagles: Two punts for 71 yards (long: 44), 0/1 on a fake punt pass
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
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, Washington Redskins: Four receptions for 40 yards, touchdown (targets: 5, long: 13)
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Active
OG MAURICE HURT*, Washington Redskins: Played as a starter

INJURED / INACTIVE
DE DERRICK HARVEY, Denver Broncos: Inactive
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Torn Achilles (season)
LB JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Inactive
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Hamstring
RB EARNEST GRAHAM, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Torn Achilles (season)

NOTES
– Wright grabbed his first career NFL interception.
– Sheppard was signed last week and played his first game of the season.
– Hurt started his first career NFL game.

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

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
DE Alex Brown, DE Bobby McCray

* Rookie

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3 Responses to “Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 9”

  1. GatorCooken says:

    But of course, Tebow can’t throw.

    • triplegator says:

      Funny, I was watching the NFL highlight show on ESPN yesterday and they didn’t show either of those TD passes. I guess they weren’t important.

  2. SB says:

    Might have to start a runner-up for top Gator of the week.