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PSUers in the NFL 2017: Week One

It’s finally the regular season! Some good news, coupled with some bad news for our Nittany Lion alumni.

Arizona Cardinals v Detroit Lions Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Here’s the updated 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 and Cameron Wake

New England Patriots: Chris Hogan (PSU lacrosse alum)

New Orleans Saints: Nathan Stupar

New York Jets: Christian Hackenberg

Philadelphia Eagles: Stefen Wisniewski

Pittsburgh Steelers: Jesse James

San Francisco 49ers: NaVorro Bowman, 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:

  • Jesse James had six catches for 41 yards and two touchdowns for the Steelers. Here’s a look at his second one.
  • Anthony Zettel had three tackles and a sack for the Lions.
  • Carl Nassib had two tackles and a sack for the Browns.
  • Sean Lee led the Cowboys with eight tackles, including one tackle for loss.

Others of note:

  • NaVorro Bowman had five tackles for the 49ers, while Robbie Gould made his only field goal attempt.
  • DaQuan Jones had three tackles, while Austin Johnson added one tackle for the Titans.
  • Paul Posluszny had two tackles for the Jaguars.
  • Trevor Williams had two tackles for the Chargers.
  • Chris Hogan had one catch for eight yards for the Patriots


- Allen Robinson left the Jaguars-Texans game with a torn ACL in the first quarter. He is out for the season. This is a huge blow for A-Rob (and for the offensively deficient Jaguars), especially in the last year of his rookie deal. Here’s to a full and speedy recovery!