Nov. 26, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football program is tied for ninth in the nation with 25 former players on active NFL rosters. In addition, nine other Hawkeyes reside on practice squads or injured reserve.
Iowa ties Michigan for second in the Big Ten amongst NFL alumni on active rosters. Ohio State leads the way with 35. 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. 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, saw action but recorded no statistics on Sunday as the Colts defeated Buffalo.
Jonathan Babineaux – DL – Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux recorded two tackles, including a solo stop and a tackle for loss, in the Falcons’ win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. He has started the last 71 games for Atlanta. Babineaux leads the Falcons with seven tackles for loss this year.
Christian Ballard – DL – Minnesota Vikings: Ballard, one of a Big Ten-best six Hawkeyes drafted in 2011, posted two solo stops in the loss at Chicago on Sunday. The defensive tackle played in all 16 games, with two starts, a year ago. He has played in all 11 contests this season.
Jordan Bernstine – DB – Washington Redskins: Bernstine was moved to the Redskins’ injured reserve list after an injury in the season opener.
Bryan Bulaga – OL – Green Bay Packers: Bulaga has been placed on injured reserve. He is in his third season with Green Bay, and has made 33 career starts. Bulaga won a super bowl ring during his rookie season with the Packers in 2010.
Scott Chandler – TE – Buffalo Bills: Chandler caught two passes for 26 yards as the Bills fell at Indianapolis on Sunday.
Dallas Clark – TE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clark hauled in four catches for 65 yards on Sunday in Tampa Bay’s loss to Atlanta.
Adrian Clayborn – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: In his second year in the league, Clayborn is on the Buccaneers’ injured reserve list. The former Iowa All-American started all 19 games in his career for Tampa Bay prior to the injury. Clayborn registered 7.5 sacks during his rookie campaign in 2011.
Sean Considine – DB – Baltimore Ravens: Saw action in win at San Diego on Sunday, recording no statistics.
Mike Daniels – DL – Green Bay Packers: Daniels registered two solo stops and a tackle for loss in Green Bay’s loss at the Giants on Sunday night.
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: Recorded two solo tackles in the Rams 31-17 win at Arizona on Sunday.
Adam Gettis – OL – Washington Redskins: Listed as second team right guard for the Redskins.
Charles Godfrey – DB – Carolina Panthers: Godfrey and the Panthers play tonight on Monday Night Football (7:30 p.m., ESPN). Godfrey became the first rookie in team history to start all 16 games at safety in 2008. He has started 67 of the last 68 games for the Panthers.
Shonn Greene – RB – New York Jets: Greene rushed for 71 yards on 14 carries and added a nine-yard reception in the Jets’ loss to New England last Thursday. The former All-American and 2008 Doak Walker Award Winner has started 25 of the last 27 contests.
Chad Greenway – LB – Minnesota Vikings: Greenway recorded seven solo stops as Minnesota lost at Chicago on Sunday. The former Iowa All-American is second in the NFL with 107 tackles. Read more from Bryce Miller of the Des Moines Register about Greenway as one of the NFL’s elite defensive players.
Brad Herman – TE – New England Patriots: In his first year in the league, Herman is on the Patriots’ injured reserve list.
Karl Klug – DL – Tennessee Titans: Klug registered a sack in the Titans loss to Jacksonville on Sunday. Klug has appeared in all 27 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.
Bryan Mattison – OL – Kansas City Chiefs: Mattison saw action on Sunday in a 17-9 loss to Denver. He has played in two games this season.
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 40 yards in the loss to Denver. He has started 10 of 11 games this season, and 25 of 26 in his career.
Brandon Myers – TE – Oakland Raiders: Myers tallied five receptions for a team-best 37 yards in the loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. He leads Oakland in catches (55) and is second in receiving yards (591) this season.
Seth Olsen – OL – Indianapolis Colts: After starting the first three games of the season for Indianapolis, Olsen has been placed on the team’s injured reserve list.
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: Reiff started at tackle in the Lions’ overtime loss to Houston on Thursday. Reiff has played in all 11 games for Detroit this season, with five starts. He was Detroit’s first round pick in 2012, marking the third-straight season an Iowa player was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Allen Reisner – TE – Minnesota Vikings: Reisner did not see action Sunday at Chicago. He has played in four games this season.
Tyler Sash – DB – New York Giants: Sash recorded four tackles in the Giants win over Green Bay on Sunday night, seeing action on special teams and at safety. Sash won a super bowl ring during his rookie season with the Giants in 2011.
Amari Spievey – DB – Detroit Lions: Spievey has been placed on injured reserve.
Ricky Stanzi – QB – Kansas City Chiefs: Did not see action.
Jeff Tarpinian – LB – New England Patriots: Tarpinian is a member of New England’s practice squad. He played in seven games with one start for the Patriots in 2011, and has played in three contests this season.
Julian Vandervelde – OL – Philadelphia Eagles: Vandervelde is in his second season with the Eagles. He was selected by the team in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Marshal Yanda – OL – Baltimore Ravens: Yanda made his 69th career start in the team’s win at San Diego on Sunday. He has started every game the last three seasons.
Markus Zusevics – OL – New England Patriots: In his first year in the league, Zusevics was moved from the Patriots’ injured reserve list to the active roster last Thursday