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Irish In The NFL – Week 17

Dec 30, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. Currently, 20 (18 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players are on active NFL rosters, while nine are on the injured reserve and four on practice squads. Below, you will find all the former Notre Dame student-athletes and how they did in their week 17 games in the NFL.

Active Roster

Sam Young – OL – Jacksonville Jaguars – saw action in 30-10 loss to Indianapolis

Darrin Walls – CB – New York Jets – saw action in 20-7 win over Miami
SEASON: Saw action in all 16 games, starting three while tallying 20 tackles and four pass deflections.

Tyler Eifert – TE – Cincinnati Bengals – inactive for a  34-17 win over Baltimore
SEASON: Started 15 games this season for the Bengals, catching 39 balls for 445 yards and two touchdowns.

Trevor Robinson – OL – Cincinnati Bengals – saw action in 34-17 win over Baltimore

Ryan Harris – OL – Houston Texans – saw action in 16-10 loss to Tennessee

Sergio Brown – S – Indianapolis Colts – saw action in 30-10 win over Jacksonville
SEASON: Saw action in all 16 games this season, tallying nine tackles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked FG.

David Bruton – S – Denver Broncos – made five tackles in 34-14 win over Oakland
SEASON: Saw action in all 16 games this season, making 23 tackles.

Anthony Fasano – TE – Kansas City Chiefs – did not see action in 27-24 loss to San Diego
SEASON: Started nine games (inactive for seven games due to injury), catching 23 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns.

Manti Te’o – LB – San Diego Chargers – registered 10 tackles in 27-24 win over Kansas City
SEASON: Started 13 games (inactive for three games due to injury), tallying 62 tackles and four pass deflections.

Justin Tuck – DE – New York Giants – registered six tackles, 2.0 sacks and a caused fumble in a 20-6 win over Washington
SEASON: Has seen action in all 16 games this season, starting 15, accumulating 63 tackles, 11.0 sacks and an interception

WATCH TUCK’S “STRIP SACK” (click video to start/stop)



Theo Riddick – RB – Detroit Lions – saw action in 14-13 loss to Minnesota

Joe Fauria – TE – Detroit Lions (Transferred to UCLA) – caught three passes for 20 yards in 14-13 loss to Minnesota
SEASON: Has seen action in all 15 games, catching 15 passes for 187 yards and seven touchdowns.

Robert Blanton – DB – Minnesota Vikings – recorded 13 tackles in a 14-13 win over Detroit
SEASON: Has seen action in all 16 games, recording 61 tackles on the season.

Harrison Smith – S – Minnesota Vikings – made nine tackles in a 14-13 win over Detroit

John Sullivan – OL – Minnesota Vikings – started at the center position in 14-13 win over Detroit

J.J. Jansen – LS – Carolina Panthers – Saw action at long snapper in a 21-20 win over Atlanta

Derek Landri – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – saw action in 42-17 loss to New Orleans

Michael Floyd – WR – Arizona Cardinals – caught six passes for 91 yards in a 23-20 loss to San Francisco
SEASON: Has started all 16 games this season, catching 65 passes for 1,041 yards and five touchdowns.
Ronald Talley – DL – Arizona Cardinals (Transferred to Delaware) – did not see action in 23-20 loss to San Francisco

Golden Tate – WR – Seattle Seahawks – caught eight passes for 129 yards and a touchdown and had one rush for two yards in a 27-9 win over St. Louis
SEASON: Has caught 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns on the season and has three rushing attempts for 31 yards.

WATCH TATE’S TOUCHDOWN CATCH (click video to start/stop)



Injured Reserve

Kapron Lewis-Moore – DL – Baltimore Ravens

Eric Olsen – OL – New Orleans Saints

Darius Fleming – LB – San Francisco 49ers

Brady Quinn – QB – St. Louis Rams

Ian Williams – DL – San Francisco 49ers

Will Yeatman – OL – Miami Dolphins (Transferred to Maryland)

Zeke Motta – S – Atlanta Falcons

John Carlson – TE – Minnesota Vikings
SEASON: Saw action in 13 games this season, catching 32 passes for 344 yards and a touchdown.

Kyle Rudolph – TE – Minnesota Vikings
SEASON: Started every game this season before getting injured, catching 30 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns.

Jimmy Clausen – QB – Carolina Panthers

Practice Squad

Jonas Gray – RB – Baltimore Ravens

Robert Hughes – FB – Arizona Cardinals

Jamoris Slaughter – S – Cleveland Browns

Braxston Cave – OL – New England Patriots

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