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PSUers in the NFL 2017: Week 13

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Penn State’s former defensive stars continue to shine this week, as a pair of linebackers and a defensive lineman make an impact for their teams.

New York Giants vs Oakland Raiders Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The list of Nittany Lions in the NFL:

Arizona Cardinals: A.Q. Shipley

Atlanta Falcons: Jack Crawford

Chicago Bears: Adrian Amos

Cleveland Browns: Carl Nassib

Dallas Cowboys: Sean Lee

Detroit Lions: Anthony Zettel

Jacksonville Jaguars: Paul Posluszny and Allen Robinson

Kansas City Chiefs: Tamba Hali and Ross Travis

Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Williams

Miami Dolphins: Mike Hull, Jordan Lucas, and Cameron Wake

New England Patriots: Chris Hogan (PSU lacrosse alum)

New Orleans Saints: Nathan Stupar, Gerald Hodges, and Michael Mauti

New York Jets: Christian Hackenberg

Oakland Raiders: NaVorro Bowman

Philadelphia Eagles: Stefen Wisniewski

Pittsburgh Steelers: Jesse James

San Francisco 49ers: Garry Gilliam, and Robbie Gould

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin and Donovan Smith

Tennessee Titans: Austin Johnson and DaQuan Jones

This week’s top performers:

  • Paul Posluszny had 14 tackles and 1.5 sacks to lead the Jaguars.
  • Austin Johnson had six tackles and a sack, while DaQuan Jones contributed five tackles and 1.5 sacks for the Titans.
  • NaVorro Bowman had nine tackles and recovered a fumble for the Raiders.

Others of note:

  • Cameron Wake forced a Broncos safety on a high snap for the Dolphins.
  • Robbie Gould made five field goals to help the 49ers beat the Bears.
  • Anthony Zettel had three tackles for the Lions.
  • Jordan Lucas had three tackles for the Dolphins.
  • Carl Nassib had two tackles, including one tackle for loss, for the Browns.
  • Chris Godwin had two catches for 24 yards for the Bucs.
  • Mike Hull had two tackles for the Dolphins.
  • Trevor Williams had one tackle for the Chargers.
  • Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges each had one tackle for the Saints.
  • Jesse James had one catch for 13 yards for the Steelers.