Nittany Lions in the NFL - Week 11

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Andrew Quarless and the Green Bay Packers (10-0) have won 16 straight games, dating back to last season

Nov. 22, 2011


With 32 Nittany Lions on National Football League rosters, Penn State is well represented in the professional ranks. Each week throughout the year, GoPSUsports.com will provide updates on the exploits of these former Nittany Lion greats. Highlights from week 11 of the 2011 season include linebacker Sean Lee fighting through a wrist injury to lead the Dallas defense in tackles and career-high accomplishments for Cleveland Browns Jordan Norwood and Scott Paxson.

Anthony Adams (1999-02), DT, Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears 31, San Diego Chargers 20
Adams started at nose tackle versus San Diego but did not record a tackle.

Navorro Bowman (2007-09), LB, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers 23, Arizona Cardinals 7
Bowman had three solo tackles and one pass defensed as the 49ers improved to 9-1 with a divisional win over the Cardinals.

Brett Brackett (2007-10), TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles 17, New York Giants 10
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
San Francisco 49ers 23, Arizona Cardinals 7
Brown made his 69th career start for Arizona, anchoring its offensive line from his left tackle spot in a loss to divisional foe San Francisco.

Deon Butler (2005-08), WR, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks 24, St. Louis Rams 7
Butler was on the inactive list for Seattle's game with St. Louis.

Kerry Collins (1992-94), QB, Indianapolis Colts
BYE
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
Detroit Lions 49, Carolina Panthers 35
Connor missed Carolina's game with Detroit after being sidelined with a shoulder injury.

John Gilmore (1999-01), TE, New Orleans Saints
BYE
Gilmore, a 10-year vet, has played in nine games with two starts, recording one catch for nine yards in his first season with New Orleans.

Robbie Gould (2001-04), K, Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears 31, San Diego Chargers 20
Gould booted a 42-yard field goal and made all four of his PAT attempts, helping the Bears to their fifth straight win.

Tamba Hali (2002-05), LB, Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots 34, Kansas City Chiefs 3
Hali totaled three tackles (2 solos), including a sack of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for a loss of nine yards.

Josh Hull (2006-09), LB, St. Louis Rams
Seattle Seahawks 24, St. Louis Rams 7
Hull saw action but did not have a tackle in the Rams loss to the Seahawks.

Bryant Johnson (1999-02), WR, Houston Texans
BYE
A nine-year NFL veteran, Johnson has played in 10 games in his first season with the Texans, catching two passes for 22 yards. He has also made three special teams tackles.

Jeremy Kapinos (2003-06), P, Pittsburgh Steelers
BYE
Since re-joining the Steelers on November 5, Kapinos has punted eight times (44.6 avg.) with a long of 57 yards.

Jimmy Kennedy (1999-02), DT, New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles 17, New York Giants 10
Kennedy did not play in the Giants divisional loss to the Eagles.

Justin King (2005-07), CB, St. Louis Rams
Seattle Seahawks 24, St. Louis Rams 7
King started at left cornerback, making one solo tackle.

Dennis Landolt (2007-09), OT, New York Jets
Denver Broncos 17, New York Jets 13
Landolt was re-signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on October 31.

Sean Lee (2005-07, 2009), LB, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 24 (OT)
Playing with a dislocated wrist, Lee led the Dallas defense with 10 tackles (6 solos) in an overtime win over divisional rival Washington.

Aaron Maybin (2007-08), LB, New York Jets
Denver Broncos 17, New York Jets 13
Maybin played but did not record a tackle in the Jets loss to Denver.

Kareem McKenzie (1997-00), OT, New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles 17, New York Giants 10
McKenzie made his 147th start at right tackle for New York on Sunday night, as the Giants fell to the Eagles.

Jordan Norwood (2005-08), WR, Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns 14, Jacksonville Jaguars 10
Norwood caught a career-high 51-yard pass in Cleveland's win over Jacksonville.

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

Jared Odrick (2006-09), DT, Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins 35, Buffalo Bills 8
Odrick started at left defensive end, recording three tackles (2 solos), one sack for a loss of nine yards, and a total of two quarterback hits in Miami's divisional win over Buffalo.

Rich Ohrnberger (2006-08), OG, New England Patriots
New England Patriots 34, Kansas City Chiefs 3
Ohrnberger was placed on injured reserve on September 3 and will miss the 2011 season.

Scott Paxson (2003-05), OG, Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns 14, Jacksonville Jaguars 10
Playing in Cleveland's defensive line rotation, Paxson had his best game as a pro, recording five tackles (2 solos), including one for a loss, in the Browns' win over the Jaguars.

Paul Posluszny (2003-06), LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Cleveland Browns 14, Jacksonville Jaguars 10
Posluszny had five total tackles (3 solos), including a sack for a loss of six yards.

Andrew Quarless (2006-09), TE, Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers 35, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26
Quarless did not have a catch but made one solo special teams tackle as the Packers remain undefeated with a win over the Buccaneers, improving to 10-0 on the season.

Michael Robinson (2002-05), RB, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks 24, St. Louis Rams 7
Robinson had one reception for six yards and made a special teams tackle in Seattle's win over St. Louis.

Evan Royster (2007-10), RB, Washington Redskins
Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 24 (OT)
Royster, Penn State's all-time leading rusher, is a member of the Washington Redskins' practice squad.

Bryan Scott (1999-02), S, Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins 35, Buffalo Bills 8
Scott made four total tackles (3 solos) and had one pass defensed in the Bills loss to Miami. He also had a solo stop on special teams.

Tim Shaw (2002, 2004-06), LB, Tennessee Titans
Atlanta Falcons 23, Tennessee Titans 17
Shaw made one solo special teams tackle in Tennessee's loss to Atlanta.

Cameron Wake (2000, 2002-04), LB, Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins 35, Buffalo Bills 8
Wake registered one solo tackle and one quarterback hit in Miami's rout of Buffalo.

Stefen Wisniewski (2007-10), OL, Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders 27, Minnesota Vikings 21
Starting his 10th consecutive game at left guard, Wisniewski and the Raiders offense totaled 162 yards on the ground in a win over the Vikings.

 

 

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