Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 5 (2012)

By Adam Silverstein
October 8, 2012

Five weeks into the 2012 NFL regular season there are 32 former Florida Gators football players spread over 23 teams.

A total of 22 players participated in week five 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 fifth week of the 2012 regular season.

WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Eight receptions for 108 yards (targets: 10, long: 45) [team-highs], touchdown; two carries for eight yards (long: 4), touchdown

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 DEONTE THOMPSON*, Baltimore Ravens: Two kick returns for 52 yards (long: 32), fumble
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Carolina Panthers: Reception for five yards (targets: 2); carry for three yards
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Three solo tackles (one for loss)
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Solo tackle
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: 10 tackles (five solo, one for loss)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Played as a reserve
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Two QB hits
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Played as a reserve
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started at center
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Tackle, QB hit, fumble recovery
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Six tackles (four solo, one for loss)
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Four solo tackles (one for loss)
QB TIM TEBOW, New York Jets: 0/1; five carries for 19 yards (long: 13); fake punt
OT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at right tackle
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at center
RB CHRIS RAINEY*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Carry for no gain; reception for six yards; two kick returns for 57 yards (long: 44)
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at left tackle
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started on the defensive line
CB JANORIS JENKINS*, St. Louis Rams: Four tackles (three solo), three pass defenses
OG MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Played as a reserve

WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Injured – ACL (season)
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Suspended (last of four games)
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, Miami Dolphins: Inactive
RB JEFF DEMPS, New England Patriots: “Injured” – leg (season)
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Injured – ankle
OG COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Bye
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Injured – collarbone
DT JAYE HOWARD*, Seattle Seahawks: Inactive
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bye
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive

– Harvin recorded a receiving and rushing touchdown for the first time in his pro career.
– Hill was suspended by the NFL for four weeks on Monday.
– Gaffney was signed by Miami last week but was not activated as he was still rusty.

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


  1. Jesse says:

    Mercy Percy!

  2. Ken (CA) says:

    Unless he is doing ally terribly in practice (or they aren’t giving him any reps at QB), how much longer they can sit on Tebow and not give him an opportunity. I understand the fans are getting ancy just like they did in Denver and want to give him a shot before the season is a total loss…

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