Now 10 weeks into the 2012 NFL regular season, there are 32 former Florida Gators football players spread over 23 teams.
A total of 21 players participated in week 10 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 10th week of the 2012 regular season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Five tackles (four solo, one for loss), 1.5 sacks [team-high], three QB hits [team-high], fumble recovery (Video)
Check out how the rest of the Florida Gators in the NFL played this week…
LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Five tackles (two solo)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Carolina Panthers: Two targets
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Five solo tackles (one for loss)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Played as a reserve
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Four solo tackles , two QB hits, fumble recovery
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Played as a reserve
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, Miami Dolphins: Reception for 11 yards (targets: 5)
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started at center
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Solo tackle for loss, sack, pass defense, QB hit, fumble recovery
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: 11 tackles (five solo – team-high), pass defense
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Fumble recovery^
QB TIM TEBOW, New York Jets: 3/3 for eight yards (QB rating: 79.2); four carries for 14 yards (long: 6)^
OG COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Started at left guard
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Two receptions for 24 yards (targets: 3, long: 22), touchdown
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at center
RB CHRIS RAINEY*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Kick return for 23 yards; punt return for -4 yards, fumble (recovered)
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at left tackle
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Three solo tackles, QB hit
DT JAYE HOWARD*, Seattle Seahawks: Played as a reserve^
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Three tackles (two solo)
BYE / INJURED / DID NOT PLAY (11)
WR DEONTE THOMPSON*, Baltimore Ravens: Inactive
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Injured – ACL (season)
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Injured – hamstring
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Bye
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Injured – ankle
RB JEFF DEMPS, New England Patriots: “Injured” – leg (season)
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Injured – ankle
OT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – ankle
CB JANORIS JENKINS*, St. Louis Rams: Inactive^
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Bye
OG MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Bye
- Former Florida players combined for four fumble recoveries on Sunday.
- Hill returned from a four-game suspension.
- Tebow’s three attempts and three completions were each a season-high. In fact, he had only attempted three passes and thrown two completions previously. He is now 5/6 for 40 yards in 2012.
- Howard was active for the first time this season.
- Jenkins was a surprise inactive on Sunday for a “violation of team rules.”
NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
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