Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Marshall in the NFL: Week 1

Weekly review of every Marshall alumni in the NFL:   

1. Ahmad Bradshaw, Running Back, New York Giants

Ahmad Bradshaw opened the 2012 NFL season with the New York Giants Wednesday night, rushing for 78 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown. He also caught two passes for 15 yards. Despite Bradshaw’s best efforts New York lost to the Dallas Cowboys 24-17.

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

The San Francisco 49ers traveled to Lambeau Field for a matchup with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and walked out with a 30-22 victory. Playing mostly special teams backup safety C.J Spillman did not register a tackle during the game.

3. Doug Legursky, Guard/Center, Pittsburgh Steelers

Doug Legursky did not start for Pittsburgh but he received plenty of playing time after Steelers right guard Ramon Foster left with an eye injury in the first half. Pittsburgh dropped its season opener at the Denver Broncos 31-19  

4. Byron Leftwich, Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers


5. Albert McClellan, Linebacker, Baltimore Ravens

Albert McClellan earned his second career start Monday night, registering two tackles as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 44-13.

6. Lee Smith, Tight End, Buffalo Bills

Serving as the Bills blocking tight end Lee Smith caught one pass for five yards in Buffalo’s 48-28 loss to the New York Jets.

7. Randy Moss, Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers

After sitting out the 2011 season Randy Moss started 2012 with a bang, catching four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco’s season opening win over Green Bay.

8. Vinny Curry, Defensive End, Philadelphia Eagles

Vinny Curry was listed among Philadelphia’s inactive players during their week one victory over Cleveland.  

9. Mario Harvey, Linebacker, Indianapolis Colts

Making his NFL regular season debut Mario Harvey registered three special teams tackles as the Indianapolis Colts fell to the Chicago Bears 41-21.

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