Hawkeyes in the NFL: Week 15 Recap

Dec. 16, 2014


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    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football program has 30 former Hawkeyes on NFL rosters.

    Jonathan Babineaux – DL – Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux started in Sunday’s game against the Steelers. He has started in each game this season except during week eight due to a foot injury. He has 25 tackles and was credited with one sack this season.

    Conor Boffeli – OL – Chicago Bears: Boffeli has been a member of the Bears’ practice squad since October 2, 2014. During his career at Iowa, he started 16 consecutive games after taking over the left guard spot with three games remaining in his junior season. Boffeli entered the NFL in 2014 as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Minnesota Vikings.

    Bryan Bulaga – OL – Green Bay Packers:Bulaga started in Sunday’s contest against the Falcons. Bulaga, in his fifth season with the Packers, has made 34 career starts. He has appeared in every game this season except week two when he suffered a knee injury.

    Scott Chandler – TE – Buffalo Bills: Chandler saw action this weekend against the Packers. He had two receptions for 22 yards, which put his season total at 440 yards. At Iowa, Chandler ranked second in catches and yards among Iowa’s all-time tight ends (2006).

    Adrian Clayborn – DL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clayborn has been placed on injured reserve after sustaining a torn pectoral muscle. He will miss the rest of the 2014 season. Clayborn was selected in the first round of the 2011 draft ( 20th overall) by Tampa Bay. This is his fourth season with the Buccaneers.

    Colin Cole – DL – Carolina Panthers: Cole started in Sunday’s match-up against the Buccaneers recording one tackle. Cole is in his second season with the Panthers and eighth season in the league. He entered the NFL in 2003 as an undrafted free agent with the Vikings.

    Mike Daniels – DL – Green Bay Packers: Daniels started in this weekend’s contest against the Bills notching five tackles. This is Daniels’ third season with the Packers. He was selected by Green Bay in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. Daniels has 35 tackles and is credited with four sacks this season.

    A.J. Edds – LB – Jacksonville Jaguars: Edds signed with the Jaguars on December 3, 2014 after spending nearly one season with the Jets. Edds replaces right tackle Austin Pasztor on the 54-man roster. Edds was selected by Miami in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. He has 14 career tackles.

    James Ferentz – OL – Houston Texans: Ferentz, a member of the Texans’ practice squad, signed with the team on May 16, 2014. 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 Sunday against the Colts. He has appeared in every game this season except week two and has started in seven. Fiedorowicz was selected by the Texans with the first pick in the third round (65th overall), making him the first Hawkeye to be chosen in the 2014 NFL Draft.

    Bradley Fletcher – DB – Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher started Sunday against the Cowboys tallying three tackles. During his senior year at Iowa Fletcher recorded 60 tackles and lead the team in pass beak ups and interceptions.

    Adam Gettis – G – New York Giants: The Giants signed Gettis from the Steelers’ practice squad on Dec 16, 2014. He previously played one season with the Washington Redskins where he saw action in all 13 games.

    Charles Godfrey – DB – Atlanta Falcons: Godfrey , in his first season with the Falcons, saw action Sunday against the Steelers. He signed with the Falcons on October 28, 2014 after spending the first half of the season with the Panthers. Godfrey has a career 372 tackles. He is in his seventh season in the league.

    Shonn Greene – RB – Tennessee Titans: Greene saw action in Sunday’s match-up against the Jets. He carried sixteen times for a total of 50 yards. Greene also recorded one reception for 13 yards. In 2008 Greene set the Iowa single-season rushing record with 1850 yards. He ranked second in the nation in rushing yards per game and led he Big Ten in league games.

    Chad Greenway – LB – Minnesota Vikings: Greenway started this weekend against the Lions notching five tackles putting his season total at 91. He ranked second in the Big Ten and fourth in the nation in tackles per game during his time at Iowa (2005). The former All-American is in his ninth season with the Vikings.

    Anthony Hitchens – LB – Dallas Cowboys: Hitchens started in Sunday’s contest against the Eagles registering five tackles. He has started in nine games during his rookie season. Hitchens has 66 tackles this season.

    Micah Hyde – CB – Green Bay Packers: Hyde saw action this weekend against the Bills recording one tackle. With this weekend’s statistics, Hyde has surpassed the total amount of tackles from his rookie season (55). In addition to tackles, he has defended a total of six passes this season, which is three times as many as last year. This is his second season with the Packers.

    Christian Kirksey – LB – Cleveland Browns: Rookie Kirksey started this weekend in a match-up against the Bengals tallying eight tackles. He has started eight of fourteen games and has seen action in every game this season. Kirksey started the final 38 games of his 49-game career at Iowa, finishing 15th in school history with 315 tackles (151 solos).

    Karl Klug – DL – Tennessee Titans: Klug, in his fourth season with the Titans, saw action this weekend against the Jets recording two tackles. During his career at Iowa he appeared in 40 games with 26 consecutive starts to end his career. Klug was selected by the Titans in the 2011 draft in the fifth round.

    Tony Moeaki -TE – Seattle Seahawks: Moeaki started in Sunday’s win over the 49ers. Moeaki, in his first season with the Seahawks, has a career total of 87 receptions for 1,122 yards and five touchdowns. He signed with the Seahawks Nov. 4, 2014.

    James Morris – LB – New England Patriots: Morris is on the Patriots’ injured/reserved list. He 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 this weekend against the Cardinals. This is his first week back after missing two consecutive weeks with a calf injury. Myers was a sixth round pick in the 2009 draft and is in his first season with the Buccaneers.

    Shaun Prater – DB – Minnesota Vikings: Prater saw action Sunday against the Lions. This is his third year in the league and second year with the Vikings. Prater was selected in the 5th round of the 2012 draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He has 11 career tackles.

    Riley Reiff – OL – Detroit Lions: Reiff started in Sunday’s victory over the Vikings. He has started in 40 games over the past three seasons with the Lions. Reiff played in all 16 games of his senior season at Iowa (2013) and helped pave the way for 15 rushing touchdowns. Reiff and the 2013 Iowa offensive line helped the team reach an average of 392 net yards per game, which was the sixth best mark in the league.

    Allen Reisner – TE – Baltimore Ravens: Reisner was added to the Ravens’ practice squad on Nov. 17, 2014 after spending the 2013 season with the Jaguars. He participated in four preseason games with the Ravens in which he recorded a total of 8 receptions for 62 yards.

    Ricky Stanzi – QB – Houston Texans: Four-year veteran Ricky Stanzi was signed to the Texans’ practice squad on Dec 16, 2014. In 2010 Stanzi ranked second among Iowa quarterbacks in career victories and had at least one touchdown pass in 21 consecutive games to establish a school record. Stanzi was selected in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Jeff Tarpinian – LB – Houston Texans: Tarpinian saw action Sunday against the Jaguars recording one tackle. This is his third season in the league and first with the Texans. He has appeared in 29 games with four career starts. He has a total of 12 tackles this season and is credited with one forced fumble.

    Matt Tobin – OL – Philadelphia Eagles: Tobin saw action this weekend against the Cowboys. Tobin has appeared in eleven games this season, starting in seven of them. Tobin signed with the Eagles in the 2013 off season as a rookie free agent.

    Julian Vandervelde – G – Philadelphia Eagles: Vandervelde was re-signed to the Eagles’ practice squad midway through the season. 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. Vandervelde was a four-year letterman at Iowa and was named to second-team All-Big Ten.

    Marshal Yanda – OL – Baltimore Ravens:Yanda started Sunday against the Jaguars. He was the second offensive lineman selected by the Ravens in the 2007 draft (3rd round). He re-signed in 2011 for a 5-year contract extension. Yanda has competed in three consecutive pro bowls during his NFL career (2011-2013).

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