Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Marshall in the NFL: Week 7

Weekly review of Marshall University alumni playing in the NFL. 

1. Ahmad Bradshaw, Running Back, Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts placed Ahmad Bradshaw on injured reserve October 8th after he suffered a neck injury that required season ending surgery. For the season Bradshaw played in three games, rushing for 186 yards on 41 attempts with two touchdowns. He also caught seven passes for 42 yards.

2. Chris Crocker, Safety, Cincinnati Bengals

Facing one of the NFL’s premier passing attacks, safety Chris Crocker and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Detroit Lions 27-24. Crocker made a big contribution, registering two tackles, one for loss, and a pass defended during the win.

3Vinny Curry, Defensive End, Philadelphia Eagles

Playing in 26 defensive snaps, Vinny Curry registered one of the Philadelphia Eagles two sacks against Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Despite Curry’s sack Philadelphia fell to Dallas 17-3.

4. Aaron Dobson, Wide Receiver, New England Patriots

Targeted by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady seven times, Aaron Dobson hauled in three receptions for 43 yards in New England’s 30-27 overtime loss to the New York Jets.  

5. Mario Harvey, Linebacker, Indianapolis Colts

Linebacker Mario Harvey played a new position last week, lining up at fullback for the Colts during one offensive possession. He also made a special teams tackle, helping Indianapolis defeat the Denver Broncos  39-33.

Harvey did leave the game early after suffering a hamstring injury. He underwent an MRI examination yesterday but, the results have not been released.

6. Albert McClellan, Linebacker, Baltimore Ravens

After not practicing all week while nursing a shoulder injury, Albert McClellan played in the Baltimore Ravens 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, registering one special teams tackle.

7. Doug Legursky, Guard/Center, Buffalo Bills

Doug Legursky started his second straight game at left guard for the Buffalo Bills, helping his team defeat the Miami Dolphins 23-21.

8. Lee Smith, Tight End, Buffalo Bills

Primarily known for his blocking and special teams play, Bill’s tight end Lee Smith got on the offensive stat sheet by catching one pass for 18 yards against Miami. The catch was his second of the year.

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

C.J. Spillman saw action with the 49ers first team defense when starting safety Donte Whitner left the game with a ankle injury. Despite playing defense and special teams Spillman did not register any stats during San Francisco’s  31-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. 

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