Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 4 (2013)

By Adam Silverstein
October 1, 2013

The 2013 NFL regular season continued this week with 34 former Florida Gators spread out over 16 teams. Ten teams have multiple Florida players on their roster including Miami (four); N.Y. Giants and Washington (three); Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay (two).

Below are full game statistics for all 23 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the fourth week of the regular season.

* Rookie

DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | four tackles (three solo, two for loss), 1.5 sacks, two QB hits, blocked kick
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | four solo tackles, two pass defenses

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

S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Started | six solo tackles
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Four receptions for 50 yards (targets: 5, long: 33); three kick returns for 73 yards (long: 34)
» Thompson (foot) was active for the first time this season..
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Solo tackle
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Started | six tackles (three solo), pass defense, interception (eight-yard return)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Reception for five yards (targets: 2)
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Started | six solo tackles, pass defense
» Evans earned the first start of his career.
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Solo tackle, two QB hits
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Two tackles (one solo)
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: Started | 1/1 on field goals (34 yards); 2/2 on extra points
» Sturgis is 7/7 on field goals this season, making one from at least 49 yards out in his first three games. He was 9/9 during the preseason.
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Tackle, 0.5 sack, QB hit
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Solo tackle
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Started | two receptions for 25 yards (targets: 2, long: 15)
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started
OT MAX STARKS, St. Louis Rams: Played as a reserve
DT RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | two tackles (one solo for loss), QB hit
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | five tackles (three solo), pass defense
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Three tackles (two solo)
» Black was released on Tuesday.
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Carry for 14 yards; reception for eight yards; three kick returns for 69 yards (long: 29)
» Demps was added to the roster Monday and active for the first time this season.

S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Injured – hamstring
LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
OT XAVIER NIXON, Indianapolis Colts: Inactive
» Nixon was signed off Washington’s practice squad on Tuesday.
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Inactive
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Inactive
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Suspended – fourth of four games
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – torn ACL and MCL (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip (PUP list)
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive
OL MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Injured – knee (PUP list)
TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Injured – quad

WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.* (Kansas City)

Veterans: OG Cooper Carlisle, DE Jermaine Cunningham, P Chas Henry, WR David Nelson, QB Tim Tebow
Rookies: WR Omarius Hines*, DT Omar Hunter*, DE Earl Okine*


  1. A-Train says:

    Big Dunlap fan here, but I thought Joe Haden was an absolute beast this week.

    Though the stats don’t reflect it he was dominant against AJ Green. Hopefully this is the year he gets a pro bowl bid.

  2. gatorboi352 says:

    If only Dunlap hadn’t fallen asleep at that light that night……

  3. MAR says:

    Yep. I love cheering for ex-Gators in the NFL, and am glad CD is playing well. However, every time I see or hear his name, I think of the SEC championship game he missed for being an idiot. Not that his presence would have changed the outcome of the game, but his timing was terrible and it gave the Gators a negative aura going into the game. Maybe someday I’ll be able to let it go. I’m sure he has….

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