Florida Gators in the NFL: Preseason Week 2

By Adam Silverstein
August 20, 2012

With the 2012 NFL regular season just a few weeks away, a number of former Florida Gators football players participated in preseason 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 second week of 2012 preseason action.

Not awarded for preseason games.

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

LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Solo tackle
WR DEONTE THOMPSON*, Baltimore Ravens: Five targets; kick return for 42 yards
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Reception for eight yards (targets: 2)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Carolina Panthers: Two receptions for 29 yards (targets: 6, long: 19), carry for 31 yards
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Solo tackle for loss
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Seven tackles (four solo, one for loss)
DE WILLIAM GREEN*, Cleveland Browns: Played as a reserve
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Two solo tackles, pass defense
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Target
TE CORNELIUS INGRAM, Denver Broncos: Played as a reserve
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Two tackles (one solo), 1.5 sacks, forced fumble
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Solo tackle, QB hit
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started at center
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Reception for 21 yards
LB JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Solo tackle, three QB hits
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Four tackles (three solo)
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Four tackles (three solo, one for loss), sack, QB hit
QB TIM TEBOW, New York Jets: 5/14 for 69 yards (QB rating: 52.4); two carries for five yards
OG COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Started at guard
P CHAS HENRY, Philadelphia Eagles: Two punts for 72 yards (avg.: 36.0, long: 41)
OT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at left tackle
LB BRANDON HICKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Solo tackle, pass defense
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at center
RB CHRIS RAINEY*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Six carries for 20 yards (long: 8); two receptions for three yards (targets: 4, long: 3); two kick returns for 43 yards (long: 24)
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Played as a reserve
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Tackle
DT JAYE HOWARD*, Seattle Seahawks: Two solo tackles (one for loss)
CB JANORIS JENKINS*, St. Louis Rams: Five tackles [team-high] (four solo)
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Solo tackle, interception (29-yard return), pass defense
OG MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Started at left guard

DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Injured (knee)
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Did not play
RB JEFF DEMPS*, New England Patriots: Did not play (new signing)
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, New England Patriots: Did not play
DT GERARD WARREN, New England Patriots: Did not play
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Injured (collarbone)
OT PHIL TRAUTWEIN, San Diego Chargers: Did not play
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Did not play

– Caldwell (chest) and Rainey (head) were injured in action; Rainey returned to the field after being tested for a concussion but Caldwell did not.

QB John Brantley, LB Andra Davis, RB Earnest Graham, DE Derrick Harvey, DE Bobby McCray, DE Jarvis Moss, DE Justin Trattou, CB Lito Sheppard, DT Marcus Thomas

* Rookie


  1. cline says:

    Hill Lit Tebow up

  2. Tigga says:

    More like Hill hit Tebow and then fell down while managing to hang on for the sack.

  3. cline says:

    Hahahaha, no

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