Now 13 weeks into the 2012 NFL regular season, there are 31 former Florida Gators football players spread over 23 teams.
A total of 22 players participated in week 13 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 13th week of the 2012 regular season.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Five tackles (four solo, two for loss), two sacks, pass defense, fumble recovery [Video]
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Six tackles (five solo, one for loss), pass defense, interception [game-ending - Video]
Check out how the rest of the Florida Gators in the NFL played this week…
LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Played as a reserve
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Carolina Panthers: Reception for eight yards (targets: 3), touchdown [Video]
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Four tackles (three solo), pass defense
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Four solo tackles, pass defense
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Played as a reserve^
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Five tackles (four solo, one for loss)
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Two solo tackles^
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started at center
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Eight receptions for 97 yards (targets: 13, long: 31)
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Four solo tackles, two pass defenses
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
OG COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Started at left guard
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Two receptions for 31 yards (targets: 5, long: 16), touchdown [Video]; solo tackle
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at center
RB CHRIS RAINEY*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Two kick returns for 61 yards (long: 42)
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at left tackle
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Solo tackle
CB JANORIS JENKINS*, St. Louis Rams: Five tackles (four solo), fumble recovery for touchdown^
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Seven solo tackles [career-high], pass defense
OG MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Played as a reserve^
BYE / INJURED / DID NOT PLAY (9)
WR DEONTE THOMPSON*, Baltimore Ravens: Inactive
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Injured – ACL (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Injured – ankle
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Suspension – game 1/4^
RB JEFF DEMPS, New England Patriots: “Injured” – leg (season)
QB TIM TEBOW, New York Jets: Injured – ribs
OT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – ankle (season)
DT JAYE HOWARD*, Seattle Seahawks: Inactive
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive
– Caldwell and Hurt were active for the first time in weeks.
– Siler made his first start of the season on Sunday and did so in place of Jovan Blecher, who committed suicide on Saturday.
– Jenkins has scored three touchdowns combined over the last two weeks.
– Cunningham was suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs.
NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
WR Jabar Gaffney, 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