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Nittany Lions in the NFL 2021: Week 1

A new name for our ongoing series as the NFL season begins!

Dallas Cowboys v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Here’s a list of the current Nittany Lions in the NFL:

Arizona Cardinals: Jack Crawford, Ross Travis

Baltimore Ravens: Odafe Oweh

Buffalo Bills: Ryan Bates

Carolina Panthers: Yetur Gross-Matos, DaQuan Jones

Chicago Bears: Jesse James, Allen Robinson

Dallas Cowboys: Connor McGovern, Micah Parsons

Denver Broncos: DaeSean Hamilton, K.J. Hamler

Detroit Lions : Jason Cabinda, ≈, Amani Oruwariye

Green Bay Packers: Adrian Amos

Indianapolis Colts: Will Fries, Rob Windsor

Las Vegas Raiders: Nick Bowers, Koa Farmer, Carl Nassib

Los Angeles Rams: Nick Scott

Miami Dolphins: Mike Gesicki

Minnesota Vikings: Dan Chisena

New Orleans Saints: Blake Gillikin

New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, Cam Brown, Austin Johnson

Philadelphia Eagles: Miles Sanders

Pittsburgh Steelers: Pat Freiermuth, Marcus Allen

San Francisco 49ers: Kevin Givens, Robbie Gould

Seattle Seahawks: John Reid

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin, Donovan Smith

Tennessee Titans: Sam Ficken, Jan Johnson

Washington: Troy Apke, Shaka Toney

Standout Performers:

  • Chris Godwin had nine catches for 105 yards, including a touchdown, as well as a tackle for the Bucs:
  • Austin Johnson had five tackles, including a sack, for the Giants.
  • Carl Nassib had three tackles, including a sack, for the Raiders:
  • Odafe Oweh had two tackles, including a sack, for the Ravens:


  • Miles Sanders led the Eagles with 15 carries for 74 yards rushing, and added four catches for 39 yards.
  • Adrian Amos led the Packers with nine tackles.
  • Micah Parsons had seven tackles and a pass breakup for the Cowboys.
  • KJ Hamler had three catches for 41 yards for the Broncos.
  • Allen Robinson had six catches for 35 yards for the Bears.
  • Robbie Gould made two of his three field goal attempts, and all five of his extra points for the 49ers.
  • Blake Gillikin averaged 51.5 yards on two punts for the Saints.
  • Saquon Barkley had 10 carries for 26 yards and one catch for one yard in his return for the Giants.
  • Yetur Gross-Matos had two tackles, including one tackle for loss for the Panthers.
  • Jason Cabinda had two tackles for the Lions.
  • DaQuan Jones had two tackles for the Panthers.
  • The Steelers’ Pat Freiermuth had his first career catch for 24 yards.
  • Mike Gesicki did not have a reception, but did record a tackle for the Dolphins.
  • Kevin Givens had one tackle for the 49ers.
  • Nick Scott had one tackle for the Rams.
  • Amani Oruwariye had one tackle for the Lions.


Juwan Johnson had three catches for 21 yards and two touchdowns for the Saints.