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PSUers in the NFL 2018: Week 17

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What former Nittany Lions helped their teams make the playoffs?

Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Here is the updated list of PSUers in the NFL:

Rookie players in italics

Arizona Cardinals: Gerald Hodges, A.Q. Shipley*

Atlanta Falcons: Jack Crawford

Carolina Panthers: Brendan Mahon

Cincinnati Bengals: Brandon Bell

Cleveland Browns: Anthony Zettel

Chicago Bears: Adrian Amos, Allen Robinson

Dallas Cowboys: Sean Lee

Denver Broncos: DaeSean Hamilton

Indianapolis Colts: Ross Travis

Kansas City Chiefs: Jordan Lucas

Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Williams*

Los Angeles Rams: Garrett Sickels*

Miami Dolphins: Mike Gesicki, Mike Hull*, Cameron Wake

New England Patriots: Chris Hogan

New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, Nate Stupar, Grant Haley

Oakland Raiders: Jason Cabinda

Philadelphia Eagles: Stefen Wisniewski

Pittsburgh Steelers: Marcus Allen, Jesse James

San Francisco 49ers: Garry Gilliam, Robbie Gould

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin, Carl Nassib, Donovan Smith

Tennessee Titans: Austin Johnson, DaQuan Jones

Washington Redskins: Troy Apke*

* On IR

Top Performers:

  • The Bucs’ Chris Godwin had six catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns:

  • The Giants’ Saquon Barkley had four catches for 33 yards and 17 carries for 109 yards, as well as an rushing touchdown:

(That was dangerously close to a fumble, but still...what hops.)

More perspective on Barkley’s rookie season:

His 11 rushing touchdowns are the most by a rookie in the history of the Giants.

His 91 receptions is the most ever for a rookie running back in a season, passing Reggie Bush’s 88:

Barkley also is the third first-year back ever with 2,000 total yards (Edgerrin James and Eric Dickerson are the others):

Finally, his seven 100-yard games this season is tied for the league lead.

Elsewhere:

  • The Patriots’ Chris Hogan had six catches for 64 yards.
  • The Bears’ Adrian Amos had five tackles.
  • The Cardinals’ Gerald Hodges had five tackles.
  • The Broncos’ DaeSean Hamilton had five catches for 49 yards.
  • The 49ers’ Robbie Gould made all four of his kicks, including one field goal.
  • The Dolphins’ Cameron Wake had four tackles.
  • The Dolphins’ Mike Hull had three tackles.
  • The Cowboys’ Sean Lee had three tackles.
  • The Giants’ Grant Haley had three tackles. Haley sustained a concussion and did not finish the game.
  • The Titans’ DaQuan Jones had two tackles.
  • The Chiefs’ Jordan Lucas had two tackles.
  • The Titans’ Austin Johnson had one tackle.
  • The Raiders’ Jason Cabinda had one tackle.
  • The Steelers’ Marcus Allen had one tackle.
  • The Bengals’ Brandon Bell had one tackle.
  • The Dolphins’ Mike Gesicki had one catch for 18 yards.
  • The Falcons’ Jack Crawford had one tackle.
  • The Steelers’ Jesse James was targeted once, but did not record a reception.