Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Marshall in the NFL, Week 15

Weekly review of Marshall University alumni in the NFL:

1. Ahmad Bradshaw, Running Back, New York Giants

For the first time in a number of weeks Ahmad Bradshaw lead the Giants in rushing, recording 58 yards on ten carries and one touchdown. Bradshaw also caught three passes for 21 yards during New York’s 23-10 loss to Washington.

2. C.J Spillman, Safety, San Francisco 49ers

C.J Spillman recorded two special teams tackles Monday night as the 49ers beat Pittsburgh 20-3.

3. Chris Crocker, Safety, Cincinnati Bengals

Chris Crocker fought off a lingering knee injury and started at safety during Cincinnati’s 20-13 win over St. Louis. During the game Crocker registered three tackles but was also flagged for a roughing the passer penalty.

4. Doug Legursky, Guard/Center, Pittsburgh Steelers

Starting at center in place of the injured Maurkice Pouncey, Doug Legursky and Pittsburgh’s offensive line struggled all night, allowing Ben Roethlisberger to be sacked three times. Pittsburgh lost at San Francisco on Monday Night Football 20-3.

5. Byron Lefwich, Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers*

* On injured reserved, broken arm.

6. Albert McClellan, Linebacker, Baltimore Ravens

With Ray Lewis back in the starting lineup Albert McClellan was relegated to backup and special teams duty, recording two tackles during Baltimore’s 34-14 loss at San Diego.

7. Lee Smith, Tight End, Buffalo Bills

Lee Smith was carted off the field with an ankle injury during the third quarter of Buffalo’s 30-23 loss to Miami. Buffalo head coach Chan Gailey has already ruled Smith out for next weeks game against Denver.

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