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
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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Parsons made seven tackles and recorded a strip sack in the Nittany Lions’ victory over Rutgers on Saturday.
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