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Penn State In The NFL Recap: Navarro Bowman Is Back

Penn State has an abundance of quality players in the National Football League, with 25 Nittany Lions on NFL rosters. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who boast the largest number of Penn Staters on one team, had a bye week, which slightly diminished the production by Nittany Lions in week eight. Here’s how the Penn Staters in action fared:

Navarro Bowman, Gerald Hodges — San Fransisco 49ers

After being away from the game because of injury, Navarro Bowman is picking up exactly where he left off. Bowman led the 49ers with 13 tackles in the 27-6 loss to the St. Louis Rams, tying his season high. Bowman’s double-digit tackle total in week eight brings him to 82 tackles on the season, which ranks second in the NFL. Gerald Hodges also saw the field and recorded two tackles.

Sean Lee — Dallas Cowboys

Lee was dominant once again, this time against the reigning NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks. The  six-year veteran had a team-high 11 tackles, and two for a loss as the Cowboys fell 13-12 to the Seahawks.

Adrian Amos, Robbie Gould — Chicago Bears

Amos continued his productive rookie season with another solid game as he had five tackles, tying his season high for the fourth time this season. Robbie Gould had an odd occurrence in the 23-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, as he missed a field goal. The oldest Penn Stater in the NFL, at age 33, went 2-for-3 on field goals with a season-long of 55 yards, and made his only extra point attempt.

Cameron Wake — Miami Dolphins

After an impressive two-game streak for Wake, where he recorded six sacks, his season unfortunately came to an end on Thursday night by way of a torn Achilles tendon. Wake had two tackles, and one sack before the injury in the 36-7 loss to the New England Patriots.


  • John Urschel came in for Jeremy Zuttah at center after a shoulder injury took Zuttah out of the game for the Ravens in their 26-23 win over the San Diego Chargers.
  • Garry Gilliam got the start at right tackle for the Seattle Seahawks and helped his team not allow a sack, and Jordan Hill recorded a tackle, and a pass defended in the 13-12 win over the Cowboys.
  • Tamba Hali recorded two tackles, including a half sack in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 45-10 victory over the Detroit Lions in London.
  • DaQuan Jones recorded three tackles for the Tennessee Titans in a 20-6 loss to the Houston Texans.
  • Michael Mauti saw some defensive work in the New Orleans Saints’ 52-49 victory over the New York Giants, recording four tackles in the contest.
  • Despite losing 23-20 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Nate Stupar saw the field and recorded a pass defended.

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Jacob Abrams

Jacob Abrams is a sophomore from Oxford, PA, majoring in Management in the Smeal College of Business. Jacob is the President/GM of The LION 90.7 FM along with being a play-by-play commentator and sports talk show host. He is a sports fanatic, and strongly supports the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, and the New Orleans Saints. He is a first-generation Penn Stater, and in his free time he likes to play sports and sing. You can follow him on Twitter @jake_abrams and contact him at [email protected]


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