Nittany Lions in the NFL - Week 10

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After spending the first nine weeks of the 2011 season on the Seahawks PUP list, Deon Butler was added to the active roster on Nov. 8

After spending the first nine weeks of the 2011 season on the Seahawks PUP list, Deon Butler was added to the active roster on Nov. 8

Nov. 15, 2011


With 32 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. Highlights from week 10 of the 2011 season include another standout performance by San Francisco linebacker Navorro Bowman, Sean Lee returning to the Dallas defensive line-up, and another dominating rushing performance by Stefen Wisniewski and the Oakland Raiders offense. In other news, tight end Brett Brackett was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad and Deon Butler was added to the Seattle Seahawks active roster after spending the first nine weeks on the PUP list.

Anthony Adams (1999-02), DT, Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears 37, Detroit Lions 13
Adams started at nose tackle versus Detroit, making one solo tackle, a five-yard sack of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Navorro Bowman (2007-09), LB, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers 27, New York Giants 20
Bowman led the San Francisco defense in total (14) and solo tackles (10), including one for a loss, and also had one special teams stop.

Brett Brackett (2007-10), TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Arizona Cardinals 21, Philadelphia Eagles 17
Brackett was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on November 8. He spent time on the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars practice squads earlier this year.

Levi Brown (2003-06), OT, Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals 21, Philadelphia Eagles 17
Brown made his 68th career start for Arizona, anchoring its offensive line from his left tackle spot, as the Cardinals piled up 370 yards of offense in a win over Philadelphia.

Deon Butler (2005-08), WR, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks 22, Baltimore Ravens 17
Butler was activated from Seattle's physically unable to perform (PUP) list on November 8 and was added to the active roster. He was on the inactive list, however, for Seattle's game with Baltimore.

Kerry Collins (1992-94), QB, Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars 17, Indianapolis Colts 3
Collins, the longest active NFL tenured Nittany Lion, in his 17th professional season, was placed on injured reserve on October 25 and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season.

Dan Connor (2004-07), LB, Carolina Panthers
Tennessee Titans 30, Carolina Panthers 3
Connor started at middle linebacker, recording two tackles on defense and one on special teams.

John Gilmore (1999-01), TE, New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints 26, Atlanta Falcons 23 (OT)
Gilmore played but did not have a catch in the Saints overtime win over the Falcons.

Robbie Gould (2001-04), K, Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears 37, Detroit Lions 13
Gould connected on 3-of-4 field goals, making attempts from 35, 43, and 50 yards and was 4-for-4 on PATs.

Tamba Hali (2002-05), LB, Kansas City Chiefs
Denver Broncos 17, Kansas City Chiefs 10
Hali had four total tackles (2 solos), including one for a loss, in Kansas City's divisional loss to Denver.

Josh Hull (2006-09), LB, St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams 13, Cleveland Browns 12
Hull was inactive for the St. Louis' game with Cleveland.

Bryant Johnson (1999-02), WR, Houston Texans
Houston Texans 37, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9
Johnson saw playing time but did not record any stats on offense or special teams.

Jeremy Kapinos (2003-06), P, Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers 24, Cincinnati Bengals 17
Kapinos punted five times (41.8 avg.), with a long of 57 yards, in Pittsburgh's big divisional win over Cincinnati.

Jimmy Kennedy (1999-02), DT, New York Giants
San Francisco 49ers 27, New York Giants 20
Kennedy was inactive for the Giants' game with San Francisco.

Justin King (2005-07), CB, St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams 13, Cleveland Browns 12
King started at left cornerback, finishing second on team with eight tackles (6 solos). He also had one pass defensed.

Dennis Landolt (2007-09), OT, New York Jets
New England Patriots 37, New York Jets 16
Landolt was re-signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on October 31.

Sean Lee (2005-07, 2009), LB, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys 44, Buffalo Bills 7
Playing with a dislocated wrist, Lee was back in the starting line-up after missing one game, making four tackles (3 solos) in the Cowboys win over the Bills.

Aaron Maybin (2007-08), LB, New York Jets
New England Patriots 37, New York Jets 16
Maybin played but did not record a tackle in the Jets loss to divisional rival New England.

Kareem McKenzie (1997-00), OT, New York Giants
San Francisco 49ers 27, New York Giants 20
McKenzie made his 146th start at right tackle for New York on Sunday, as the Giants offense totaled 302 passing yards in a road loss to San Francisco.

Jordan Norwood (2005-08), WR, Cleveland Browns
St. Louis Rams 13, Cleveland Browns 12
Norwood started the game as part of Cleveland's three-receiver set, catching two passes for eight yards.

Ollie Ogbu (2007-10), DT, Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars 17, Indianapolis Colts 3
Ogbu is a member of the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad.

Jared Odrick (2006-09), DT, Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins 20, Washington Redskins 9
Odrick played in Miami's defensive line rotation, recording one sack for a loss of 12 yards.

Rich Ohrnberger (2006-08), OG, New England Patriots
New England Patriots 37, New York Jets 16
Ohrnberger was placed on injured reserve on September 3 and will miss the 2011 season.

Scott Paxson (2003-05), OG, Cleveland Browns
St. Louis Rams 13, Cleveland Browns 12
Paxson played as part of Cleveland's defensive line rotation but did not record a tackle.

Paul Posluszny (2003-06), LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars 17, Indianapolis Colts 3
Posluszny had six total tackles (2 solos), including a half sack for a loss of 4.5 yards, and a fourth-quarter interception of Colts quarterback Curtis Painter.

Andrew Quarless (2006-09), TE, Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers 45, Minnesota Vikings 7
Quarless caught one pass for eight yards, as Green Bay improved to 9-0 with a rout of rival Minnesota.

Michael Robinson (2002-05), RB, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks 22, Baltimore Ravens 17
Robinson had two special teams tackles and forced a fumble on a kickoff in the first quarter that led to a Seattle field goal.

Evan Royster (2007-10), RB, Washington Redskins
San Francisco 49ers 19, Washington Redskins 11
Royster, Penn State's all-time leading rusher, is a member of the Washington Redskins' practice squad.

Bryan Scott (1999-02), S, Buffalo Bills
Dallas Cowboys 44, Buffalo Bills 7
Scott had one solo tackle in Buffalo's loss to Dallas.

Tim Shaw (2002, 2004-06), LB, Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans 30, Carolina Panthers 3
Shaw saw action but did not record a tackle in Tennessee's rout of Carolina.

Cameron Wake (2000, 2002-04), LB, Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins 20, Washington Redskins 9
Wake registered one solo tackle and one quarterback hit in Miami's win over Washington.

Stefen Wisniewski (2007-10), OL, Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders 24, San Diego Chargers 17
Starting his ninth consecutive game at left guard, Wisniewski and the Raiders offense amassed 489 total yards, including 191 on the ground, in a key divisional win over rival San Diego.

 

 

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