Hawkeyes in the NFL: Week 11 Recap

Nov. 18, 2014


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    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football program has 27 former Hawkeyes on NFL rosters.

    Jonathan Babineaux – DL – Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux started in Sunday’s win against the Panthers. He recorded three tackles. Babineaux has started in nine games this season, only missing one due to a foot injury. He is in his 10th season in the league.

    Conor Boffeli – OL – Chicago Bears: Bofelli has been a member of the Bears’ practice squad since October 2, 2014. During his Iowa career, Boffeli started 16 consecutive games after taking over the left guard spot with three games remaining in his junior season.

    Bryan Bulaga – OL – Green Bay Packers:Bulaga started Sunday against the Eagles. Bulaga has appeared in every game this season except week two when he suffered a knee injury. This is his 5th season in the league.

    Scott Chandler – TE – Buffalo Bills: Chandler started in this weekend’s contest against the Dolphins, but recorded no statistics. He has 26 receptions for a total of 307 yards this season and one touchdown. This is his fifth consecutive season with the Bills.

    Adrian Clayborn – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clayborn has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the 2014 season. He has started 36 career games.

    Colin Cole – DL – Carolina Panthers: Cole started Sunday against the Falcons. This is Cole’s tenth year in the league and second with the Panthers. Cole has started 8 out of 10 games this season and has 23 tackles.

    Mike Daniels – DL – Green Bay Packers: Daniels started in this weekend’s victory over the Eagles. He tallied one tackle. Daniels is in his third year with the Packers and has a total of 26 tackles and 2.5 sacks this season.

    James Ferentz – OL – Houston Texans: Ferentz is a member of the Texans practice squad. He is one of two Hawkeye rookies on the team, C.J. Fiedorowicz being the other. During his time at Iowa he was a three-year starter at center making 38 consecutive starts.

    C.J. Fiedorowicz – TE – Houston Texans:Fiedorowicz saw action this weekend against the Browns. Fiedorowicz was selected by the Texans with the first pick in the third round (65th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft.

    Bradley Fletcher – DB – Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher started Sunday against the Packers tallying five tackles and two pass break ups. Fletcher has defended a total of 16 passes this season along with one forced fumble and one intereception for a touchdown. This is his second season with the Eagles.

    Adam Gettis – G – Pittsburgh Steelers: Gettis was signed to the Steeler’s practice squad on October 15, 2014. Gettis previously played one season with the Washington Redskins where he played in 13 games. During his career at Iowa, Gettis started all 13 games of the 2011 season and was named to second team all-Big Ten by league coaches.

    Charles Godfrey – DB – Atlanta Falcons: Godfrey saw action Sunday against the Panthers. Godfrey signed with the Falcons on October 28, 2014. This is his first season with the Falcons after previously spending six seasons with the Panthers.

    Shonn Greene – RB – Tennessee Titans: Greene saw action in Monday night’s game against the Steelers. He had three carries for six yards and has a total of 205 yards this season. Greene is in his second season with the Titans.

    Chad Greenway – LB – Minnesota Vikings: Greenway started this weekend against the Bears. He notched eleven tackles. Greenway is in his ninth season in the league, all spent with the Vikings. He has a total of 56 tackles, one sack, and has forced one fumble this season.

    Anthony Hitchens – LB – Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys had a bye during week 11. Hitchens was selected by the Cowboys during the fourth round (119th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hitchens has recorded 38 tackles this season.

    Micah Hyde – CB – Green Bay Packers: Hyde started in his ninth game this season on Sunday against the Eagles. Hyde recorded four tackles and broke up one pass. He was selected by the Packers in the fifth-round in the 2013 draft making this his second season with the team.

    Christian Kirksey – LB – Cleveland Browns: Kirksey, selected by the Browns during the third round (71st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft started in Sunday’s match-up against the Bengals recording nine tackles and one pass break up. This is the fourth game of Kirksey’s rookie season that he has started.

    Karl Klug – DL – Tennessee Titans: Klug saw action this weekend against the Steelers notching three tackles. Klug has spent all four years of his NFL career with the Titans. 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.

    Tony Moeaki -TE – Seattle Seahawks: Moeaki saw action in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs recording one reception for a touchdown. This was Moeaki’s first game with the Seahawks since his November 4th signing.

    James Morris – LB – New England Patriots: Morris is on the Patriots’ reserved/injured list. Morris was the sixth player in Iowa history to record 400 career tackles. He was also the first linebacker to lead the team in sacks since 1986 when they became an official statistic. Morris signed with the Patriots on May 16, 2014 and saw action in two preseason games.

    Brandon Myers – TE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Myers saw action in this weekend’s game against the Falcons. He recorded one reception for 21 years. Myers currently has a total of 17 receiving yards for 160 yards this season. This is his sixth season in the league and first with the Buccaneers.

    Shaun Prater – DB – Minnesota Vikings: This is Prater’s third year in the league and second year with the Vikings. He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Riley Reiff – OL – Detroit Lions: Reiff started this weekend against the Cardinals. Reiff 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.

    Jeff Tarpinian – LB – Houston Texans: Tarpinian saw action Sunday against the Browns. This is his first game back since missing weeks eight and nine due to a knee injury. Tarpinian has a total of ten tackles this season and has forced one fumble.

    Matt Tobin – OL – Philadelphia Eagles: Tobin started Sunday against the Packers. Tobin has started each game this season since his week four debut when he filled in for an injured Evan Mathis at left guard. Tobin was signed by the Eagles in 2013 as an undrafted free agent.

    Julian Vandervelde – G – Philadelphia Eagles: Vandervelde was re-signed to the Eagles’ practice squad on October 14, 2014. He was drafted by the Eagles in 2011 during the fifth-round of the NFL draft and was a member of their practice squad in 2012.

    Marshal Yanda – OL – Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens had a bye during wee 11. Yanda was selected by the Ravens in the third round (86th overall). Yanda has made 97 career starts for the Ravens out of 108 games. In 2011 Yanda was chosen to represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl.

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