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Nittany Lions in the NFL – Week Three

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Sept. 27, 2017

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A total of 28 Penn State football alumni are populating the active rosters of 20 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions annually are among the top 20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL. Each week throughout the year, GoPSUsports.com has provided updates on the exploits of these former Nittany Lion greats. 

Highlights from Week 3 included rookie Chris Godwin getting on the stat sheet for the first time, as he caught his first three receptions. Additionally, Sean Lee shined on Monday Night Football to lead Penn State’s Linebacker U contingent, registering eight stops in a win over the Cardinals.

Adrian Amos (2011-14) FS, Chicago Bears
Bears 23, Steelers 17
Amos saw action on defense and special teams in the win over the Steelers.

Brandon Bell (2013-16) LB, Cincinnati Bengals
Packers 27, Bengals 24
Bell is on the Bengals practice squad.

Navorro Bowman (2007-09) LB, San Francisco 49ers
Rams 41, 49ers 39
Bowman started the game and played every defensive snap for the 49ers, making four tackles in the loss to the Rams.

Kyle Carter (2012-15) TE, Minnesota Vikings
Vikings 34, Buccaneers 17
Carter is on the Vikings practice squad.

Jack Crawford (2008-11) DE, Atlanta Falcons
Falcons 30, Lions 26
Crawford saw action against the Packers and had a tackle in the win over the Lions.

Garry Gilliam (2010-12) T, San Francisco 49ers
Rams 41, 49ers 39
Gilliam saw action on offense and special teams against the Rams.

Chris Godwin (2014-16) WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vikings 34, Buccaneers 17
Godwin had three receptions for 44 yards, marking his first career catches. All three catches were for more than 10 yards with a long of 18.

Robbie Gould (2001-04) K, San Francisco 49ers
Rams 41, 49ers 39
Gould converted both of his field goal attempts (36 and 48 yards) and three extra points to account for nine of the 49ers’ points.

Christian Hackenberg (2013-15) QB, New York Jets
Jets 20, Dolphins 6
Hackenberg was inactive this week.

Tamba Hali (2002-05) LB, Kansas City Chiefs 
Chiefs 24, Chargers 10
Hali is on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list.

Jordan Hill (2009-12) DT, Detroit Lions
Falcons 30, Lions 26
Hill is on injured reserve.

Chris Hogan (men's lacrosse - 2007-10) WR, New England Patriots
Patriots 36, Texans 33
Hogan started for the Patriots and caught four passes for 68 yards and a career-high two touchdowns, including a season-long 47-yard touchdown reception.

Mike Hull (2011-14) LB, Miami Dolphins
Jets 20, Dolphins 6
Hull made his third career start for the Dolphins at middle linebacker and totaled six tackles and a fumble recovery, the first of his career.

Jesse James (2012-14) TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bears 23, Steelers 17
James started at tight end for the Steelers and had two receptions for 19 yards.

DaQuan Jones (2010-13) DE, Tennessee Titans 
Titans 33, Seahawks 27
Jones made his 36th consecutive regular season start at defensive end for the Titans and saw action on special teams.

Austin Johnson (2012-15) DT, Tennessee Titans 
Titans 33, Seahawks 27
Johnson had two tackles in the win over the Seahawks.

Sean Lee (2005-07, 2009) MLB, Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys 28, Cardinals 17
Lee made a team-high eight tackles, including one for a loss, in a Monday night win over the Cardinals, but he left the game late with a hamstring injury. He ranks 12th in the NFL with 25 tackles on the season.

Jordan Lucas (2012-15) CB, Miami Dolphins
Jets 20, Dolphins 6
Lucas is on the Dolphins practice squad.

Carl Nassib (2011-15) DE, Cleveland Browns
Colts 31, Browns 28
Nassib started at defensive end for the Browns and had four tackles, including a tackle for a loss, and a quarterback hit.

Paul Posluszny (2003-06) LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars 44, Ravens 7
Playing in London, Posluszny had three tackles, including one for a loss, and a pass breakup.

Allen Robinson (2011-13) WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars 44, Ravens 7
Robinson is on injured reserve with an ACL injury to his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.

Evan Schwan (2013-16) DE, New York Giants
Eagles 27, Giants 24
Schwan is on injured reserve with a broken foot.

A.Q. Shipley (2005-08) C, Arizona Cardinals 
Cowboys 28, Cardinals 17
Shipley started at center and anchored an offensive line that paved the way for Carson Palmer to throw for 325 yards and two touchdowns in a Monday night loss to the Cowboys.

Donovan Smith (2012-13) OT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vikings 34, Buccaneers 17
Smith started at left tackle. He has started all 34 games of his NFL career.

Nate Stupar (2008-11) LB, New Orleans Saints
Saints 34, Panthers 13
Stupar saw action at linebacker in the win over the Panthers.

Ross Travis (men's basketball - 2011-14) TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs 24, Chargers 10
Travis saw action at tight end in the win over the Chargers.

Cameron Wake (2000, 02-04) DE, Miami Dolphins
Jets 20, Dolphins 6
Wake started for the Dolphins and had four tackles, a sack and two quarterback hits.

Trevor Williams (2012-15) CB, Los Angeles Chargers
Chiefs 24, Chargers 10
Williams started at cornerback and recorded four tackles in the loss to the Chiefs.

Stefen Wisniewski (2007-10) G/C, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles 27, Giants 24
Wisniewski saw action in the win over the Giants, playing on more than half of the offensive snaps.

Anthony Zettel, 2012-2015, DL, Detroit Lions
Falcons 30, Lions 26
Zettel made his third career start for the Lions and had an 11-yard sack, his second of the season.


 

 

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