Gators in the NFL: Week 16

FightinGators.com Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2012


There were 20 former Florida players that were active over the weekend in the NFL and 13 of them started.

Reggie Nelson started at free safety for the Cincinnati Bengals and made two tackles, two passes deflections and one interception. The interception set up the game winning field goal. Carlos Dunlap added five tackles, half of a sack, two quarterback hits and a pass deflection.

Jeremy Mincey started at defensive end and made two tackles, one sack, a tackle for a loss, three quarterback hits and two pass deflections for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Major Wright started at strong safety and made three tackles, including one for a loss, and a pass deflection in a win for the Chicago Bears.

Brandon Siler started at linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs and made one tackle for a loss.

Will Hill saw time at safety for the New York Giants and made five tackles, with three of them coming on special teams.

Joe Haden started at cornerback and made four tackles for the Cleveland Browns.

Riley Cooper started at wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles and made one catch for 18 yards.

Aaron Hernandez started at tight end for the New England Patriots and made one catch for 13 yards.

Ray McDonald started at defensive tackle and made five tackles for the San Francisco 49ers.

Ahmad Black made two tackles with one of them coming on special teams for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Louis Murphy caught one pass for the Carolina Panthers for five yards.

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

Chris Rainey added two kickoff returns for 67 yards.

Played but no statistics: Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mike Peterson.





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