Welcome to our annual series tracking Penn State football players in the NFL! First, let’s review who are the current Nittany Lions in the league, listed by the team they are playing for:
Arizona Cardinals: A.Q. Shipley
Baltimore Ravens: John Urschel
Chicago Bears: Adrian Amos and Robbie Gould
Cleveland Browns: Carl Nassib: Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys: Jack Crawford and Sean Lee
Denver Broncos: Jordan Norwood
Detroit Lions: Andrew Quarless and Anthony Zettel
Houston Texans: Devon Still
Jacksonville Jaguars: Sam Ficken, Jared Odrick, Paul Posluszny, and Allen Robinson
Kansas City Chiefs: Tamba Hali and Ross Travis
Miami Dolphins: Mike Hull, Jordan Lucas, and Cameron Wake
Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Carter
New Orleans Saints: Michael Mauti and Nathan Stupar
New York Giants: Brad Bars
New York Jets: Deon Barnes, Tarow Barney, and Christian Hackenberg
Oakland Raiders: Matt McGloin
Philadelphia Eagles: Stefen Wisniewski
Pittsburgh Steelers: Jesse James and Brandon Johnson
San Diego Chargers: Trevor Williams
San Francisco 49ers: NaVorro Bowman and Gerald Hodges:
Seattle Seahawks: Garry Gilliam and Jordan Hill
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Donovan Smith
Tennessee Titans: Austin Johnson and DaQuan Jones
This week’s top performers:
Jesse James with four catches for 25 yards and a touchdown for the Steelers
Christian Hackenberg led the Jets in passing, going 6/16 for 105 yards, a touchdown and an interception that led to the Giants’ game-winning drive
Mike Hull led the Dolphins with nine tackles
Michael Mauti had five tackles, including two TFL, and Nathan Stupar with one TFL for the Saints
Gerald Hodges tallied five tackles for the 49ers
Sean Lee had four tackles for the Cowboys
Anthony Zettel registered four tackles for the Lions
Austin Johnson had three tackles, and DaQuan Jones had two for the Titans.
Andrew Quarless had two tackles and a fumble recovery for the Lions
Penn State-Jacksonvile Campus: Allen Robinson had two catches for 10 yards, Paul Posluszny had five tackles, Sam Ficken made a field goal and an extra point, and Jared Odrick added a sack.
Others of note:
Robbie Gould was 0/1 field goal attempts, and made his only extra point for the Bears.
Matt McGloin was 8/13 for 71 yards and an interception for the Raiders.
Jordan Norwood was targeted once, but did not record a reception for the Broncos.
Devon Still played, but did not record any tackles for the Texans.
Tarow Barney committed a somewhat questionable late hit personal foul against the Giants. He was called for encroachment later on the same drive.