Gators in the NFL: Week 15

There were 22 former Gators that were active for their NFL teams over the weekend and 15 of them earned a starting role. Aaron Hernandez and Riley Cooper were the only two that found the end zone.

Ray McDonald started at defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football and made four tackles, two sacks, two tackles for a loss and two hits on the quarterback.

Riley Cooper started at wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles and made three catches for 20 yards and one touchdown.

Carlos Dunlap started at defensive end and made three tackles, including one tackle for a loss, and a forced fumble for the Cincinnati Bengals. Reggie Nelson started at free safety but didn't make a tackle.

Aaron Hernandez started at tight end for the New England Patriots and made ten catches for 92 yards and one touchdown. Brandon Spikes started at linebacker and made six tackles.

Brandon Siler started at linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs and made six tackles while adding a forced fumble.

Will Hill saw time at safety for the New York Giants and led the team with nine tackles, adding a tackle for a loss.

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden started and made three tackles while adding two pass deflections.

Chicago Bears safety Major Wright started and made five tackles.

Ahmad Black saw time at safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and made a special teams tackle while adding a quarterback hit.

Tim Tebow rushed three times for 15 yards while at quarterback for the New York Jets.

Louis Murphy started at wide receiver and caught two passes for 18 yards for the Carolina Panthers.

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey started and made one tackle.

Mike Pouncey started center for the Miami Dolphins. Cooper Carlisle started at left guard for the Oakland Raiders. Max Starks started at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers while Maurkice Pouncey started at center. Washington Redskins lineman Maurice Hurt saw time at guard and tackle.

Saw playing time but no stats: Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mike Peterson