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Irish In The NFL – Week Two

Sep 16, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 27 (24 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and practice squads. Below, you will find all the former Notre Dame student-athletes and how they did in their week two games in the NFL.

Active Roster

Sam Young – OL – Buffalo Bills – saw game action in 24-23 win over Carolina

Will Yeatman – OL – Miami Dolphins (Transferred to Maryland) – saw game action in 24-20 win over Indianapolis

Brady Quinn – QB – New York Jets – did not see any game action in 13-10 loss to New England

Darrin Walls – CB – New York Jets – record one tackle in 13-10 loss to New England

Tyler Eifert – TE – Cincinnati Bengals – caught three passes for a team-high 66 yards in a 20-10 victory over Pittsburgh

Trevor Robinson – OL – Cincinnati Bengals – did not see game action in 20-10 victory over Pittsburgh

Ryan Harris – OL – Houston Texans – saw action in 30-24 win over Tennessee

Cierre Wood – RB – Houston Texans – did not see action in 30-24 win over Tennessee

Sergio Brown – S – Indianapolis Colts – saw action at safety position in 24-20 loss to Miami

David Bruton – S – Denver Broncos – recorded four tackles in 41-23 win over the New York Giants

Anthony Fasano – TE – Kansas City Chiefs – started for the Chiefs and caught two balls for 26 yards in 17-16 win over Dallas

Manti Te’o – LB – San Diego Chargers – did not play due to injury in 33-30 win over Philadelphia

Justin Tuck – DE – New York Giants – recorded four tackles in 41-23 loss to the Denver

Theo Riddick – RB – Detroit Lions – saw action at running back in 25-21 loss to Arizona

Joe Fauria – TE – Detroit Lions (Transferred to UCLA) – saw game action in 25-21 loss to Arizona

Robert Blanton – DB – Minnesota Vikings – recorded two tackles in 31-30 loss to Chicago

John Carlson – TE – Minnesota Vikings – caught one pass for seven yards in 31-30 loss to Chicago

Kyle Rudolph – TE – Minnesota Vikings – caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 loss to Chicago

RUDOLPH’S TOUCHDOWN CATCH (click video to begin)

Harrison Smith – S – Minnesota Vikings – recorded eight tackles and an interception in a 31-30 loss to Chicago

SMITH’S INTERCEPTION (click video to begin)

John Sullivan – OL – Minnesota Vikings – started at the center position along the offensive line in a 31-30 loss to Chicago

Zeke Motta – S – Atlanta Falcons – did not see action for Falcons in 31-24 win over St. Louis

J.J. Jansen – LS – Carolina Panthers – saw action as long snapper in 24-23 loss to Buffalo

Derek Landri – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – saw game action in 16-14 loss to New Orleans

Michael Floyd – WR – Arizona Cardinals – caught three passes for 22 yards in 25-21 win over Detroit

Ronald Talley – DL – Arizona Cardinals (Transferred to Delaware) – recorded three tackles in 25-21 victory over Detroit

Ian Williams – DL – San Francisco 49ers – suffered a broken ankle in a 29-3 loss to Seattle

Golden Tate – WR – Seattle Seahawks – caught one pass for 17 yards in a 29-3 win over San Francisco

Injured Reserve

Kapron Lewis-Moore – DL – Baltimore Ravens

Eric Olsen – OL – New Orleans Saints

Darius Fleming – LB – San Francisco 49ers

Practice Squad

Jonas Gray – RB – Baltimore Ravens

Jamoris Slaughter – S – Cleveland Browns

Braxston Cave – OL – New England Patriots

  1. Josh Flynt ('11) - Sep 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Reblogged this on Monogram Club Blog and commented:

    NDSportsBlogger Aaron Horvath recaps Week 2 for Notre Dame football alums competing in the NFL. Shout-out to Minnesota Vikings (“ND North”) teammates Harrison Smith (’11) and Kyle Rudolph for their top performances in a tough loss at Chicago.

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