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Gators in the NFL – Week 17

Florida University Gators
Posted at 12:46 PM, Jan 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-26 10:24:27-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – 26 former Gators were active in week 17 of the NFL season. Of those 26, 13 started for their respective teams.  Carlos Dunlap returned an interception for a touchdown in week 17. The postseason begins on Jan. 5 with Wild Card Weekend, as five of the eight participating teams will feature a former Gator.

ATLANTA FALCONS

•       Mike Peterson – Saw action at LB and recorded a special teams tackle

BALTIMORE RAVENS

•       Deonte Thompson – Saw action at WR/RS and recorded four receptions for 26 yards and

BUFFALO BILLS

•       David Nelson  – Tore ACL in week one, will miss remainder of the season

CAROLINA PANTHERS

•       Louis Murphy – Saw action at WR and recorded three receptions for 57 yards

CINCINNATI BENGALS

•       Carlos Dunlap  – Saw action at DE and recorded two tackles, a sack for a loss of 13 yards, a TFL, two quarterback hits, a pass defense and returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown

•       Reggie Nelson – Started at FS and recorded five tackles and a pass defense

CHICAGO BEARS

•       Major Wright – Started at SS and recorded six tackles and recovered a fumble

CLEVELAND BROWNS

•       Joe Haden – Started at LCB and recorded six tackles

DENVER BRONCOS

•       Andre Caldwell – Saw action at WR and recorded a special teams tackle

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

•       Jeremy Mincey – Started at LDE and recorded two tackles and a quarterback hit

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

•       Brandon Siler   – Saw action at LB and recorded two tackles

MIAMI DOLPHINS

•       Mike Pouncey – Started at C

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

•       Percy Harvin – On injured reserve

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

•       Jermaine Cunningham – Started at DE and recorded a tackle

•       Aaron Hernandez  – Started at TE and recorded five receptions for 44 yards

•       Brandon Spikes – Started at LB

•       Jeff Demps – On injured reserve

NEW YORK GIANTS

•       Will Hill – Saw action at S and recorded two tackles

NEW YORK JETS

•       Tim Tebow – Saw action at QB

OAKLAND RAIDERS

•       Cooper Carlisle – Started at LG

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

•       Riley Cooper – Started at WR and recorded three receptions for 32 yards

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

•       Marcus Gilbert – On injured reserve

•       Maurkice Pouncey – Started at C

•       Chris Rainey – Saw action at RB and recorded a rush for two yards and two kickoff returns for 46 yards

•       Max Starks – Started at LT

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

•       Ray McDonald – Started at LDT and recorded two tackles and forced a fumble

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

•       Jaye Howard – Saw action at DT

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

•       Ahmad Black – Saw action at S and recorded a tackle and pass defense

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

•       Rex Grossman – Was active but did not see action in week 17

•       Maurice Hurt – Saw action at G/T