Gators in the NFL: Week Five
Brandon Spikes (Elsa/Getty Images)
FightinGators.com Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2013


There were 18 former Florida players active for their respective NFL teams during week five and 12 of them earned starts.

Carlos Dunlap started at defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals, making five tackles with one quarterback hit and one forced fumble. Reggie Nelson started at free safety and recovered the fumble that Dunlap forced.

Matt Elam started at free safety for the Baltimore Ravens and made two tackles. Deonte Thompson saw time at wide receiver and made two catches for 11 yards. He also totaled four kickoffs for 128 yards, with a long of 47 yards.

Linebacker Brandon Spikes had his best game of the season after starting for the New England Patriots, recording a team-high 12 tackles, one interception, two tackles for a loss and one pass breakup.

Will Hill started at defensive back for the New York Giants and made 11 solo tackles with one tackle for a loss.

Joe Haden started at cornerback for the Cleveland Browns and made four tackles with one pass breakup.

Ray McDonald started at defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers and made three solo tackles with one tackle for a loss, one quarterback hit and one sack.

Mike Pouncey started at center for the Miami Dolphins. Jelani Jenkins saw time at linebacker and had one assist and one tackle on special teams. Kicker Caleb Sturgis went 3-for-4 with a long of 48 yards.

Major Wright started at strong safety for the Chicago Bears and made four tackles.

Janoris Jenkins started at cornerback for the St. Louis Rams and made four tackles.

Josh Evans made his second straight start at free safety with the Jacksonville Jaguars, making three tackles.

David Nelson started at wide receiver in his first game with the New York Jets, making two catches for nine yards.

Saw time but didn’t record a stat: Chicago Bears linebacker Jon Bostic, Denver Broncos Andre Caldwell, New York Giants defensive end Justin Trattou, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper.





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