Nittany Lions in the NFL -- Week Five

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Oct. 11, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - 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.

Week 5 of the NFL season featured the second eight-tackle game in as many weeks for Bears safety Adrian Amos, who has thrived in a return to the starting lineup. A pair of NFL veterans shined for the 49ers as linebacker Navorro Bowman made 10 tackles and Robbie Gould converted all five of his kicks. Gould also made his 300th career field goal in the game. Additionally, Penn State men's lacrosse alum Chris Hogan made a career-high eight receptions, while men's basketball alum Ross Travis had a career-high 26 yards receiving.

Adrian Amos (2011-14) FS, Chicago Bears
Vikings 20, Bears 17
Amos started at safety for the Bears and made a game-high eight tackles in a Monday night loss. It was his second consecutive game making eight stops.

Brandon Bell (2013-16) LB, Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals 20, Bills 16
Bell is on the Bengals practice squad.

Navorro Bowman (2007-09) LB, San Francisco 49ers
Colts 26, 49ers 23 (OT)
Bowman started for the 49ers and had 10 tackles, five of which were solo, in an overtime loss to the Colts.

Kyle Carter (2012-15) TE, Minnesota Vikings
Vikings 20, Bears 17
Carter is on the Vikings practice squad.

Jack Crawford (2008-11) DE, Atlanta Falcons
Bye Week

Garry Gilliam (2010-12) T, San Francisco 49ers
Colts 26, 49ers 23
Gilliam saw limited action on special teams.

Chris Godwin (2014-16) WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Patriots 19, Buccaneers 14
Godwin worked at wide receiver and on special teams against the Patriots. He had an 8-yard catch for a first down in the red zone to help a scoring drive, as well as a tackle on special teams.

Robbie Gould (2001-04) K, San Francisco 49ers
Colts 26, 49ers 23
Gould converted all three of his field goal attempts (28, 43, 40) and both of his extra point attempts to account for 11 of the 49ers' points against the Colts. Gould ranks second in the NFL with field goals made this season with 14. He reached the 300-field goal mark for his career in the game.

Christian Hackenberg (2013-15) QB, New York Jets
Jets 17, Browns 14
Hackenberg was inactive this week.

Tamba Hali (2002-05) LB, Kansas City Chiefs 
Chiefs 42, Texans 34
Hali is on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list.

Jordan Hill (2009-12) DT, Detroit Lions
Panthers 27, Lions 24
Hill is on injured reserve.

Chris Hogan (men's lacrosse - 2007-10) WR, New England Patriots
Patriots 19, Buccaneers 14
Hogan started for the Patriots and caught a career-high eight passes, also totaling 74 yards and a touchdown, including a 19-yard catch. Hogan also saw time on special teams, where he had a tackle.

Mike Hull (2011-14) LB, Miami Dolphins
Dolphins 16, Titans 10
Hull played on special teams against the Titans and made one tackle.

Jesse James (2012-14) TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jaguars 30, Steelers 9
James had three receptions for 24 yards against the Jaguars including a 15-yard reception for a first down.

DaQuan Jones (2010-13) DE, Tennessee Titans 
Dolphins 16, Titans 10
Jones made his 38th consecutive regular season start at defensive end for the Titans and had five tackles, including three solo stops.

Austin Johnson (2012-15) DT, Tennessee Titans 
Dolphins 16, Titans 10
Johnson had one tackle against the Dolphins.

Sean Lee (2005-07, 2009) MLB, Dallas Cowboys
Packers 35, Cowboys 31
Sean Lee was inactive against the Packers with a knee injury.

Jordan Lucas (2012-15) CB, Miami Dolphins
Dolphins 16, Titans 10
Lucas played on special teams against the Titans.

Carl Nassib (2011-15) DE, Cleveland Browns
Jets 17, Browns 14
Nassib started at defensive end for the Browns, while also seeing time on special teams.

Paul Posluszny (2003-06) LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars 30, Steelers 9
Posluszny started at middle linebacker had one tackle and a quarterback hit against the Steelers.

Allen Robinson (2011-13) WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars 30, Steelers 9
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
Chargers 27, Giants 22
Schwan is on injured reserve with a broken foot.

A.Q. Shipley (2005-08) C, Arizona Cardinals 
Eagles 34, Cardinals 7
Shipley started at center for the Cardinals, making his 21st consecutive start.

Donovan Smith (2012-13) OT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Patriots 19, Buccaneers 14
Smith started at left tackle. He has started all 36 games of his NFL career. Smith helped the offensive line protect Jameis Winston and allow him to throw for 334 yards and a touchdown in a close loss to the Patriots.

Nate Stupar (2008-11) LB, New Orleans Saints
Bye Week

Ross Travis (men's basketball - 2011-14) TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs 42, Texas 34
Travis saw action for the Chiefs on Sunday night and matched his career high of two catches, while totaling a career-high 26 yards receiving, including a career-long 18-yard first down in the fourth quarter on a scoring drive.

Cameron Wake (2000, 02-04) DE, Miami Dolphins
Dolphins 16, Titans 10
Wake started for the Dolphins and had four tackles, including two solo stops and a half-sack. He also had four quarterback hits.

Trevor Williams (2012-15) CB, Los Angeles Chargers
Chargers 27, Giants 22
Williams started at cornerback and recorded three tackles against the Giants.

Stefen Wisniewski (2007-10) G/C, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles 34, Cardinals 7
Wisniewski started at left guard and helped the offensive line pave the way for quarterback Carson Wentz to throw for 304 yards and four touchdowns. The unit allowed just one sack.

Anthony Zettel, 2012-2015, DL, Detroit Lions
Panthers 27, Lions 24
Zettel made his fifth career start for the Lions and had five tackles, including four solo stops and two tackles for a loss.


 

 

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