Nittany Lions in the NFL - Week Three

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Paul Posluszny

Sept. 26, 2012

With 26 Nittany Lions on National Football League rosters, Penn State is well represented in the professional ranks. Each week throughout the year, www.GoPSUsports.com will provide updates on the exploits of these former Nittany Lion greats. Top performances from week three include Paul Posluszny's seven stops and one interception in a win against the Colts and Navorro Bowman's 18 tackles against the Vikings. After three weeks, Bowman leads the league with 37 tackles.

Navorro Bowman (2007-09), LB, San Francisco 49ers
Minnesota 24, San Francisco 13
Bowman led all players with 18 tackles (seven solo) against the Vikings. Through three weeks, the third-year pro leads the league with 37 stops.

Brett Brackett (2007-10), TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville 22, Indianapolis 17
Brackett was placed on injured reserve Sept. 4.

Levi Brown (2003-06), OT, Arizona Cardinals
Arizona 27, Philadelphia 6
Brown was placed on injured reserve Aug. 24.

Dan Connor (2004-07), LB, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas 16, Tampa Bay 10
Connor registered two tackles against Tampa Bay, with one coming on special teams and one as part of the linebacker rotation.

Jack Crawford (2008-11), DE, Oakland Raiders
Oakland 34, Pittsburgh 31
Crawford was part of the defensive line rotation against the Steelers.

Robbie Gould (2001-04), K, Chicago Bears
Chicago 23, St. Louis 6
Gould made all three field-goal attempts against the Rams, connecting on 54-, 22- and 37-yard attempts.

 

 

Tamba Hali (2002-05), LB, Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City 27, New Orleans 24 (OT)
Hali started at outside linebacker in the win against the Saints.

Josh Hull (2006-09), LB, St. Louis Rams
Chicago 23, St. Louis 6
Hull made one special-teams tackle against the Bears.

Justin King (2005-07), CB, Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville 22, Indianapolis 17
King collected one tackle against the Jaguars.

Dennis Landolt (2007-09), OT, New York Jets
New York Jets 23, Miami 20 (OT)
Landolt was inactive against the Steelers.

Sean Lee (2005-07, 2009), LB, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas 16, Tampa Bay 10
Lee collected six tackles (five solo) and one interception against the Buccaneers.

Aaron Maybin (2007-08), LB, New York Jets
New York Jets 23, Miami 20 (OT)
Maybin saw limited action as part of the linebacker rotation for the Jets.

Jordan Norwood (2005-08), WR, Cleveland Browns
Buffalo 24, Cleveland 14
Norwood, who is in his second year with the Browns, was inactive against the Bills.

Jared Odrick (2006-09), DE, Miami Dolphins
New York Jets 23, Miami 20 (OT)
Odrick collected two tackles (one solo) and combined on a sack against the Jets.

Rich Ohrnberger (2006-08), OL, Arizona Cardinals
Arizona 27, Philadelphia 6
Ohrnberger was part of the offensive line rotation in the Cardinals' win against the Eagles.

Paul Posluszny (2003-06), LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville 22, Indianapolis 17
Posluszny finished second on the team with seven tackles (five solo) and returned one interception for 13 yards.

Andrew Quarless (2006-09), TE, Green Bay Packers
Seattle 14, Green Bay 12
Quarless, who is recovering from a knee injury sustained in Dec. 2011, was played on the team's PUP list Aug. 27.

Michael Robinson (2002-05), FB, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle 14, Green Bay 12
Robinson started the game at fullback and also saw action on special teams.

Evan Royster (2007-10), Washington Redskins
Cincinnati 38, Washington 31
Royster rushed for 21 yards on two carries and also caught two passes for 13 yards.

Bryan Scott (1999-2002), LB, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo 24, Cleveland 14
Scott collected one tackle and an interception against the Browns.

Tim Shaw (2002, 2004-06), LB, Tennessee Titans
Tennessee 44, Detroit 41 (OT)
Shaw made one tackle on special teams against the Lions.

Devon Still (2009-11), DT, Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati 38, Washington 31
Still collected one tackle against the Redskins.

Nate Stupar (2008-11), LB, Oakland Raiders
Oakland 34, Pittsburgh 31
Stupar signed with the Oakland Raiders' practice squad on Sept. 1.

Johnnie Troutman (2009-11), OG, San Diego Chargers
Atlanta 27, San Diego 3
Troutman was placed on the reserve, non-football injury list on Aug. 27.

Cameron Wake (2000, 02-04), DE, Miami Dolphins
New York Jets 23, Miami 20 (OT)
Wake recorded five tackles (four solo) against the Jets.

Stefan Wisniewski (2007-10), OL, Oakland Raiders
Oakland 34, Pittsburgh 31
Wisniewski started at center in in the Raiders' win against the Steelers and helped the Oakland backfield rush for 119 yards.

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