Hawkeyes in the NFL: Week 3 Recap

Sept. 24, 2012

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa football program ranks tied for ninth in the nation with 25 former players on active NFL rosters. In addition, seven other Hawkeyes reside on practice squads or injured reserve.

Iowa ties for second in the Big Ten amongst NFL alumni on active rosters. Ohio State leads the way with 35, while the Hawkeyes and Michigan both have 25. Iowa has five former tight ends in the league, which equals USC and Stanford for the most.

The NFL continued regular season action over the weekend with its third week of games. A number of former Hawkeyes saw action and had success for their respective teams.

Pat Angerer – LB – Indianapolis Colts: Angerer, the leading tackler for the Colts in 2011, has missed the first three games of the regular season after suffering a foot injury in Indianapolis’ preseason opener.

Jonathan Babineaux – DL – Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux started his 63rd-straight game for the Falcons at defensive tackle on Sunday in their 27-3 win at San Diego. He registered a solo stop in the win.

Christian Ballard – DL – Minnesota Vikings: Ballard, one of a Big Ten-best six Hawkeyes drafted in 2011, did not record any statistics in Minnesota’s 24-13 win over the 49ers. The defensive tackle played in all 16 games, with two starts, a year ago.

Jordan Bernstine – DB – Washington Redskins: Bernstine was moved to Redskins’ injured reserve list after an injury in the season opener.

Bryan Bulaga – OL – Green Bay Packers: Bulaga and teammate Mike Daniels play on Monday Night Football tonight at the Seattle Seahawks (7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN). Bulaga, in his third season with the Packers, will make his 27th career start.

Scott Chandler – TE – Buffalo Bills: Chandler tallied two receptions for 22 yards in Buffalo’s win over Cleveland. He ranks 11th in the league with two touchdown receptions.

Dallas Clark – TE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Recorded one catch in a 16-10 loss to Dallas.

Adrian Clayborn – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Registered a tackle for loss in the loss to the Cowboys before leaving the game due to injury.

Sean Considine – DB – Baltimore Ravens: Played but did not record any statistics in Baltimore’s 31-30 come-from-behind victory over New England.

Mike Daniels – DL – Green Bay Packers: Daniels and teammate Bryan Bulaga play on Monday Night Football tonight at the Seattle Seahawks (7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN).

A.J. Edds – LB – Indianapolis Colts: In his third year in the league, Edds is on the Colts’ injured reserve list.

Bradley Fletcher – DB – St. Louis Rams: Registered three solo tackles and a pass defended in the Rams’ loss at Chicago.

Adam Gettis – OL – Washington Redskins: Listed as second team right guard for the Redskins.

Charles Godfrey – DB – Carolina Panthers: Godfrey recorded nine tackles, including five solo stops, in Carolina’s loss to the Giants last Thursday. He ranks 17th in the NFL with 26 tackles. Godfrey became the first rookie in team history to start all 16 games at safety in 2008. He has started 60 of the last 61 games for the Panthers.

Shonn Greene – RB – New York Jets: Led the Jets with 19 carries, registering 40 yards. The former All-American and 2008 Doak Walker Award Winner also turned in two receptions for nine yards. He has started 18 of the last 19 contests.

Chad Greenway – LB – Minnesota Vikings: For the second time this season, Greenway led the Vikings in tackles, recording 13 total tackles in Minnesota’s 24-13 win over San Francisco. The former Iowa All-American turned in 10 solo stops, two sacks and a tackle for loss. He ranks third in the league with 33 tackles this season. Read more on Greenway: Greenway Shines.

Brad Herman – TE – New England Patriots: In his first year in the league, Herman is on the Patriots’ injured reserve list.

Nate Kaeding – K – San Diego Chargers: Kaeding, the NFL’s all-time most accurate field goal kicker (.870), made his only field goal attempt from 41 yards in the Chargers’ 27-3 loss to Atlanta. He is a perfect 7-for-7 on field goal attempts this season.

Karl Klug – DL – Tennessee Titans: Recorded a QB hurry in the Titans 44-41 overtime victory over Detroit. Klug has appeared in all 19 games for Tennessee during his first two seasons, making one start in each. As a rookie in 2011, Klug compiled a team-high seven sacks. The total tied for sixth place in sacks among all NFL rookies, tied for fourth among all NFL defensive tackles, and led all NFL rookie defensive tackles.

Marvin McNutt – WR – Philadelphia Eagles: In his first year in the league, McNutt is a member of the Eagles practice squad.

Tony Moeaki – TE – Kansas City Chiefs: Moeaki caught two passes for 12 yards in Kansas City’s 27-24 come-from-behind victory in New Orleans.

Brandon Myers – TE – Oakland Raiders: Myers continues to be a favorite target for quarterback Carson Palmer, hauling in four catches for a team-high 55 yards in the Raiders’ comeback win over Pittsburgh. Myers ranks second among all NFL tight ends with 206 receiving yards.

Seth Olsen – OL – Indianapolis Colts: Olsen started his third game in as many outings for the Colts on Sunday in their 22-17 loss to Jacksonville.

Shaun Prater – DB – Cincinnati Bengals: In his first year in the league, Prater is on the Bengals’ injured reserve list.

Riley Reiff – OL – Detroit Lions: Saw action in the Lions’ loss at the Titans.

Allen Reisner – TE – Minnesota Vikings: Saw action in the Vikings’ victory over San Francisco.

Amari Spievey – DB – Detroit Lions: Notched four solo stops in Detroit’s loss to Tennessee.

Ricky Stanzi – QB – Kansas City Chiefs: Did not see action in the Chiefs win at New Orleans.

Jeff Tarpinian – LB – New England Patriots: Tarpinian is a current member of New England’s practice squad. He appeared in seven games for the Patriots in 2011.

Julian Vandervelde – OL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vandervelde is a member of Tampa Bay’s practice squad. He spent the 2011 season with Philadelphia.

Marshal Yanda – OL – Baltimore Ravens: Yanda made his 61st career start for Baltimore in its win over New England.

Markus Zusevics – OL – New England Patriots: In his first year in the league, Zusevics is on the Patriots’ injured reserve list.