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Penn State In The NFL: Robinson Scores, O’Brien And Mauti Embrace

26 Penn State football alumni play on 18 professional football teams. In Week 12, two Nittany Lions (one a former coach, the other a former linebacker) that helped keep the program alive during its darkest days met on an NFL field to face off. Another player during the era, a record-setting quarterback, also saw game action. As always, here’s a recap of notable Penn Staters in the National Football League.

Allen Robinson, Paul Posluszny — Jacksonville Jaguars

Robinson recorded his eighth touchdown reception of the year on Sunday against the Chargers. He hauled in five receptions on 11 targets for 56 yards. His eight receiving scores is tied for sixth-best in the NFL. Posluszny, meanwhile, had a greatly productive game logging 11 tackles.

Michael Mauti — New Orlean Saints

Mauti faced off against his former Penn State coach, current Texans head man Bill O’Brien. O’Brien’s Houston squad came away with a 24-6 victory (the Texans’ fourth consecutive win), but Mauti clocked a nice outing, registering seven tackles.

Matt McGloin — Oakland Raiders

Raiders’ quarterback David Carr was forced to leave the game briefly after an injury during the team’s first drive. Carr only missed one snap, but it allowed McGloin — who’s played in only one other game this year — to log a pass attempt. It fell incomplete.

Navarro Bowman, Gerald Hodges — San Francisco 49ers.

Bowman’s now in the triple digits in tackles in the season (105) with eight more takedowns Sunday in a 13-19 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Hodges, in his first season with the 49ers, has seen limited production after a strong start to his season. He tallied one tackle, and has 25 on the year.

Sean Lee — Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys are struggling, having lost seven of their last eight games. Sean Lee, however, is hot. The former Penn State star continues shining in his role as one of the best linebackers in the league. He tallied 11 tackles and clocked a pass deflection in Dallas’ 33-14 Thanksgiving blowout to the undefeated Carolina Panthers.

Adrian Amos, Robbie Gould — Chicago Bears

Amos’ steller rookie season continued on a Thursday night win against Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers. The free safety tallied nine tackles — a career high. The ever-reliable Gould nailed his lone field goal attempt, a 21-yarder.


  • Jack Crawford logged one tackle for the Cowboys in their Thanksgiving loss to the Panthers.
  • Garry Gilliam had his best start of the year for the Seattle Seahawks in its win over the Steelers, according to the Seattle Times.
  • Tamba Hali tallied four tackles in a Kansas City Chiefs win over Buffalo.
  • Jesse James had a clutch two-point conversion reception for the Steelers, and also added an eight-yard catch late in the game.
  • Daquon Jones, a Titan, had one tackle in his matchup against McGloin’s Raiders. Jared Odrick also had one tackle for the Jaguars against the Raiders. Nate Stupar joined the one tackle party, recording a takedown for the Falcons against the Vikings.

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