Former Florida Gators in the NFL: 2014 Week 12

By Adam Silverstein
November 25, 2014

The 2014 NFL regular season continued this week with 39 former Florida Gators spread out over 22 of the 32 teams in the league.

Eleven teams had multiple Florida players on their rosters including Miami (four); Indianapolis and Philadelphia (three each); and Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa Bay (two each).

Below are full game statistics for all 27 players (17 starters^) that saw action along with select status and injury updates on some Gators during the 12th week of the regular season.

^ Kickers and returners not counted as starters.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
S WILL HILL, Baltimore Ravens: Started | four tackles (two solo), two pass defenses; interception returned for touchdown (44 yards)
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins: Started | 11 tackles (nine solo, one for loss), sack, QB hit [all team-highs]
» Jenkins is tied for 12th in the NFL in solo tackles (62).
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | four tackles (three solo), pass defense, interception returned for a touchdown (99 yards)
» Five of Jenkins’s seven career interceptions have been returned for touchdowns.
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Six receptions for 113 yards (targets: 8, long: 54); solo tackle
» Murphy’s 113 yards are his most in a single game since Sept. 26, 2010 and the third-most in his career.

PLAY OF THE WEEK

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


BALTIMORE RAVENS
S Matt Elam: Solo tackle
S Will Hill: Started | four tackles (two solo), two pass defenses; interception returned for touchdown (44 yards)

BUFFALO BILLS
LB Brandon Spikes: Started | two solo tackles

CHICAGO BEARS
LB Jon Bostic: Two tackles (one solo), pass defense

CINCINNATI BENGALS
DE Carlos Dunlap: Started | five tackles (two solo for loss), sack, two QB hits
S Reggie Nelson: Started | four solo tackles, two pass defenses

CLEVELAND BROWNS
CB Joe Haden: Started | five solo tackles, pass defense, interception

DALLAS COWBOYS
DE Jeremy Mincey: Started | four tackles (two solo, one for loss), sack, two QB hits

DENVER BRONCOS
WR Andre Caldwell: Played as a reserve
LB Lerentee McCray: Played as a reserve

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
C Jonotthan Harrison*: Started
OT Xavier Nixon: Played as a reserve
» Nixon played in his first game of the 2014 season.
CB Loucheiz Purifoy*: Solo tackle

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
S Josh Evans: Started | four solo tackles

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond Jr.: Started | reception for seven yards (targets: 3); two punt returns for 48 yards (long: 28)
DE Jaye Howard: Started | four tackles (two solo, one for loss)

MIAMI DOLPHINS
LB Jelani Jenkins: Started | 11 tackles (nine solo, one for loss), sack, QB hit [all team-highs]
» Jenkins is tied for 12th in the NFL in solo tackles (62).
C Mike Pouncey: Started at right guard
K Caleb Sturgis: 4/4 on extra points

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
DT Sharrif Floyd: Inactive/injured (knee)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley*: Inactive/injured (knee)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
LB Ronald Powell*: Played as a reserve

NEW YORK JETS
WR Percy Harvin: Started | reception for two yards (targets: 5), five kick returns for 83 yards (long: 23)

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TE Trey Burton*: Solo tackle
WR Riley Cooper: Started | three receptions for 49 yards (targets: 6, long: 21); solo tackle
DB Jaylen Watkins*: Inactive

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
OT Marcus Gilbert: Bye Week
C Maurkice Pouncey: Bye Week

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
DT Ray McDonald: Started | two solo tackles (one for loss), sack, two QB hits

ST. LOUIS RAMS
CB Janoris Jenkins: Started | four tackles (three solo), pass defense, interception returned for a touchdown (99 yards)
» Five of Jenkins’s seven career interceptions have been returned for touchdowns.
CB Marcus Roberson*: Inactive/injured (ankle)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Louis Murphy: Six receptions for 113 yards (targets: 8, long: 54); solo tackle
» Murphy’s 113 yards are his most in a single game since Sept. 26, 2010 and the third-most in his career.
S Major Wright: Started | two solo tackles

WASHINGTON
TE Jordan Reed: Inactive/injured (hamstring)

PRACTICE SQUAD
WR Solomon Patton (Arizona), WR Deonte Thompson (Baltimore), DE Justin Trattou (Minnesota)

INJURED RESERVE (SEASON)
DE Jermaine Cunningham (N.Y. Jets, ACL), RB Mike Gillislee (Miami, hamstring)

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
Veterans: S Ahmad Black, RB Jeff Demps, QB Rex Grossman, P Chas Henry, OL Maurice Hurt, WR David Nelson, RB Chris Rainey, OT Max Starks, QB Tim Tebow
Rookies: OG Jon Halapio*, DT Damien Jacobs*, LB Darrin Kitchens*, OL Kyle Koehne*

* Rookie

One Comment

  1. Michael Jones says:

    Man we’ve had some talent come through our program.

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