Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 14 (2012)

Now 14 weeks into the 2012 NFL regular season, there are 31 former Florida Gators football players spread over 23 teams.

A total of 23 players participated in week 14 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 14th week of the 2012 regular season.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Five tackles (three solo, one for loss), sack, QB hit, pass defense, interception^

TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Eight receptions [team-high] for 58 yards (targets: 11 – team-high, long: 13), two touchdowns, fumble recovery^


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

ACTIVE (23)
LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Played as a reserve
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Carolina Panthers: Five receptions for 36 yards (targets: 9, long: 16), fumble (not lost)
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Five tackles (four solo), pass defense, interception
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Three tackles (two solo), 0.5 sack, QB hit
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Four tackles (three solo)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Reception for 18 yards
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Solo tackle, QB hit
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Four tackles (three solo)
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started at center
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Solo tackle
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Seven tackles (five solo), pass defense

QB TIM TEBOW, New York Jets: Active – did not play
OG COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Started at left guard
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Four receptions for 37 yards (targets: 9, long: 16)
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at center, fumble (not lost)
RB CHRIS RAINEY*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Carry for six yards; five kick returns for 113 yards (long: 34)
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at left tackle
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Two solo tackles
CB JANORIS JENKINS*, St. Louis Rams: Six tackles (five solo), pass defense
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Seven solo tackles [tied career-high]
OG MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Played as a reserve

BYE / INACTIVE / INJURED (8)
WR DEONTE THOMPSON*, Baltimore Ravens: Inactive
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Injured – ACL (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Injured – ankle (season)
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Suspension – game 2/4^
RB JEFF DEMPS, New England Patriots: “Injured” – leg (season)
OT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – ankle (season)
DT JAYE HOWARD*, Seattle Seahawks: Inactive
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive

^ NOTES
- Second-straight award for Nelson.
- Hernandez registered his third two-touchdown game and first since Dec. 19, 2010.
- 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

* Rookie

Animated GIFs above from Deadspin.com.

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