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PSUers in the NFL, Week Nine: Linebacker U Does It Again

This week brought with it standout performances from five former Penn State linebackers!

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Games involving PSU players:

Falcons-Bucs (D. Smith)

Eagles-Giants (Wisniewski vs. Gould)

Steelers-Ravens (J. James vs. Urschel)

Cowboys-Browns (J. Crawford and S. Lee vs. Nassib)

Jaguars-Chiefs (A. Robinson, Odrick, and Posluszny vs. Hali and Travis)

Jets-Dolphins (Hackenberg vs. Lucas, Hull, and Wake)

Lions-Vikings (Zettel)

Saints-49ers (Mauti and Stupar vs. Hodges)

Titans-Chargers (A. Johnson and D. Jones vs. T. Williams)

Broncos-Raiders (J. Norwood vs. M. McGloin)

Bills-Seahawks (Gilliam)

This week’s top performers:

  • Gerald Hodges had a team-leading 11 tackles, including a sack, for the 49ers.
  • Paul Posluszny led the Jaguars in tackles with 10.
  • Sean Lee led the Cowboys in tackles with eight.
  • DaQuan Jones had eight tackles for the Titans.
  • Nate Stupar had seven tackles and a forced/recovered fumble for the Saints.
  • Cameron Wake had four tackles, including two sacks, for the Dolphins.
  • Allen Robinson had seven catches for 76 yards and a touchdown for the Jaguars. He also did this earlier in the game. We are quite familiar with A-Rob’s fancy footwork and diving ability.
  • Jordan Norwood had two catches for 56 yards and a touchdown to go along with a punt return for 12 yards for the Broncos. Good to see Jordan get on the scoreboard.

Others of note:

  • Trevor Williams had three tackles for the Chargers.
  • Mike Hull had two tackles for the Dolphins.
  • Robbie Gould kicked four extra points for the Giants
  • Jesse James had two catches for 13 yards for the Steelers.
  • Tamba Hali had one tackle for the Chiefs.
  • Michael Mauti had a tackle for the Saints.
  • Anthony Zettel had a tackle for the Lions.

Off the field info:

Defensive lineman Jordan Hill was signed to the Redskins’ active roster on Tuesday.

Tight end Kyle Carter worked out for the Texans this week.