Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 4 (2012)

By Adam Silverstein
October 2, 2012

The 2012 NFL regular season began four weeks ago with 32 former Florida Gators football players spread over 23 teams.

A total of 20 players participated in week four 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 fourth week of the 2012 regular season.

S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Five tackles (three solo), two interceptions, two pass defenses

WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Three receptions for 22 yards (targets: 6, long: 17); three carries for 12 yards (long: 14); kick return for 105 yards, touchdown

LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Seven tackles [team-high] (three solo), pass defense, two forced fumbles^ (Video 1 | Video 2)

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

LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Solo tackle
WR DEONTE THOMPSON*, Baltimore Ravens: Three kick returns for 68 yards (long: 25)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Carolina Panthers: Reception for eight yards
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Two solo tackles (one for loss), sack, QB hit
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Five tackles (four solo, one for loss), sack, QB hit
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Target; carry for 14 yards
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Five tackles (four solo, one for loss), pass defense
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Played as a reserve
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started at center
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Solo tackle, QB hit
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Three tackles (two solo), pass defense
QB TIM TEBOW, New York Jets: 1/1 for nine yards; two carries for 0 yards (long: 2); solo tackle
OG COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Started at left guard
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Two tackles (one solo), pass defense
CB JANORIS JENKINS*, St. Louis Rams: Three tackles (two solo, one for loss), pass defense
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Two tackles (one solo)
OG MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Played as a reserve

WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Injured – ACL (season)
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Suspended (two games remaining)
RB JEFF DEMPS, New England Patriots: “Injured” – leg (season)
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Injured – ankle
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Injured – collarbone
OT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bye
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bye
RB CHRIS RAINEY*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bye
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bye
DT JAYE HOWARD*, Seattle Seahawks: Inactive
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive

– Wright has as many interceptions through four games in 2012 (three) as he did in his first two NFL seasons combined.
– Harvin’s 105-yard return was the longest play in franchise history.
^ Spikes is only credited with one forced fumble by the NFL though he did force two.
– Punter Chas Henry was cut by Philadelphia this week despite averaging 48.5 yards per punt (16 attempts) through three weeks and setting a team record for longest punt average in a single game (55.0 yards per punt on six attempts in week one).
– Tight end Cornelius Ingram was released from Denver’s practice squad.

P Chas Henry, TE Cornelius Ingram, QB John Brantley*, LB Andra Davis, WR Jabar Gaffney, 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


  1. Courtney says:

    Why was henry cut?

  2. SC Gator says:

    Cutting Henry seems… foolish.

  3. Ken (CA) says:

    Adam — youtube yanked your percy video…..what position was Tebow playing to pick up a tackle?

  4. Ken (CA) says:

    I only meant “your” figuratively…i.e. the video you linked to..

  5. cline says:

    PERCY PERCY PERCY! Gator Great

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