Dec. 11, 2012
Auburn in the NFL – Week 14
Auburn entered the 2012 season with 28 alumni on National Football League rosters, the eighth-best total among college football programs.
Devin Aromashodu (WR, Minnesota Vikings)
Did not feature in Minnesota’s 21-14 win over Chicago. Aromashodu has 11 receptions for 182 yards this season in 12 games, his fifth in the NFL and second with the Vikings. He has totaled 78 catches for 1,193 in his career.
Rob Bironas (PK, Tennessee Titans)
Made three field goals and two PATs on Sunday in a 27-23 loss to the Colts. Bironas has hit 24-of-29 field goals this season. He has hit on 85.9 percent of his attempts in eight seasons.
Ronnie Brown (RB, San Diego Chargers)
Had three touches with a long carry of 17 yards in Sunday’s 34-24 road win over Pittsburgh. Brown’s 13 rushing yards during week 6 put him over 5,000 for his career. He has played in 104 games in his career with 49 touchdowns.
Josh Bynes (LB, Baltimore Ravens)
Totaled five tackles in a 31-28 overtime loss to the Redskins on Sunday. Bynes has played in seven games and totaled 11 tackles in 2012. He has played in seven games in his two-year career as a reserve linebacker with Baltimore.
Jason Campbell (QB, Chicago Bears)
Completed 6-of-9 passes for 64 yards, including a 15-yard scoring strike to Brandon Marshall. Campbell has played in six games in his sixth NFL season after being selected in the first round by Washington in 2005. He has passed for more than 14,000 yards in his career with 76 touchdowns.
VIDEO: Campbell to Marshall for the Score
Karlos Dansby (LB, Miami Dolphins)
Totaled a season best 12 tackles (eight solo) on Sunday in a 27-13 loss to San Francisco. Has 22 tackles the last two games and 105 for the season. A nine-year veteran, Dansby has more than 850 stops in his career. He’s one of just four active NFL players with at least 30 sacks and 10 interceptions.
Tristan Davis (RB, Washington Redskins)
Will miss the 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve on September 3.
King Dunlap (OT, Philadelphia Eagles)
Made his ninth start overall, again this week at left tackle, in a 23-21 win over Tampa Bay. He’s played in 11 games this season with nine starts after missing two games due to a hamstring injury. Dunlap has played in 49 games in four seasons with 16 starts.
Nick Fairley (DT, Detroit Lions)
Finished Sunday’s game with four tackles, one sack and one forced fumble as Detroit fell to the Packers, 27-20. The 13th overall pick in 2011, Fairley has played in 23 games with seven starts in two seasons with the Lions. He has 34 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his sophomore season.
Mario Fannin (RB, Denver Broncos)
Will miss the 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury on August 8.
Tyronne Green (OG, San Diego Chargers)
Missed a 34-24 win over the Steelers due to injury. Green has started 11 games this season for the Chargers. He has played in 29 games in his career and started 26 times.
Quentin Groves (LB, Arizona Cardinals)
Tied his season high with seven tackles and one sack, despite the Cardinals’ 58-0 loss to Seattle. Groves has totaled 20 tackles in the last three games and is averaging 6.5 tackles in his four starts. He has a career-high 43 tackles (34 solo) and four sacks with one forced fumble this season.
Ben Grubbs (OG, New Orleans Saints)
Kept his streak of starts going at 13 in 2012 as the Saints were very nearly eliminated from playoff contention with a 52-27 loss to the Giants. Grubbs has played in 87 games in his six-year career with 83 starts. He has started in every game he has played since 2008.
Josh Harris (DS, Atlanta Falcons)
Served as the long snapper for Atlanta as they fell to the Panthers, 30-20. He has played in all 13 games in 2012 as the deep snapper. Harris is in his first season with the Falcons after being signed as a free agent. He has registered three special teams tackles this season.
Will Herring (LB, New Orleans Saints)
Played in his 13th game of the season, but did not record any statistics as the Saints fell to New York, 52-27. Herring has totaled 128 tackles in his six-year career and has 10 total stops (seven solo) this season.
Brandon Jacobs (RB, San Francisco 49ers)
Did not see any action against Miami on Sunday. Jacobs is an eight-year NFL veteran and is in his first year with the 49ers after seven seasons with the New York Giants, including two Super Bowl victories.
Spencer Johnson (DE, Buffalo Bills)
Totaled three tackles for the first time since Week One in Sunday’s matchup with St. Louis, a 25-12 loss. Johnson has 14 tackles and two deflections this season and 298 total stops in his nine-year career.
Pat Lee (DB, Detroit Lions)
Totaled two tackles for the Lions in a 27-20 loss to Green Bay. Lee has played in 12 games combined this season for the Raiders and Lions. He has recorded 32 tackles with four break ups, one interception and one forced fumble.
Sen'Derrick Marks (DT, Tennessee Titans)
Four tackles in a 27-23 loss to the Colts. Marks has 32 tackles and one sack in 2012. He has played in 48 games in his four-year career with 23 starts. He has totaled 90 tackles and 2.5 sacks during his tenure.
Brandon Mosley (OG, New York Giants)
Will miss the 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve on August 27 with an ankle injury.
Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers)
Passed for 287 yards and two scores (25, 53 yards), while also running for 116 yards and one touchdown in Carolina’s 30-20 win over Atlanta. Newton’s 72-yard touchdown run is a career long and his 116 yards rushing is his first 100-yard game of his career. Newton has thrown for 3,220 yards with 16 touchdowns and rushed for 640 yards with seven scores in his second season after being drafted with the top overall pick in 2011. Newton has 58 total touchdowns in 29 career games.
VIDEO: Career-Long Run for Newton to the House
Ben Obomanu (WR, Seattle Seahawks)
Placed on Injured Reserve on October 30 with a wrist injury. Obomanu played in eight games in 2012 and has played in 66 career games while totaling 87 receptions for 1,209 yards with seven touchdowns in his six-year tenure, all with the Seahawks.
Jerraud Powers (DB, Indianapolis Colts)
Placed on injured reserve on November 13 with a toe injury. He finished the 2012 season with 40 tackles and one interception in eight starts. Powers has started all 42 games in his career and registered 210 tackles with six interceptions in four seasons.
Jay Ratliff (DT, Dallas Cowboys)
Missed his third-straight game with a groin injury as Dallas defeated the Bengals, 20-19. Ratliff is in his eighth season, all with Dallas. He has started 85 games with 228 tackles and 27.0 sacks.
Carlos Rogers (DB, San Francisco 49ers)
Had a pair of tackles in the 49ers’ 27-13 win over Miami. In his eighth season after being drafted No. 9 overall by Washington in 2005, Rogers has 44 tackles in 2012. He’s started all but three of the 95 games he played in since 2006 and was a 2011 Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection.
Pat Sims (DT, Cincinnati Bengals)
Did not record a tackle in Cincinnati’s 20-19 loss to the Cowboys. Sims has played in five games this season with eight tackles and one interception after returning from injury. A five-year veteran, he has played in 57 games with 23 starts.
Takeo Spikes (LB, San Diego Chargers)
Two tackles for Spikes in a 34-24 win over the Steelers. The 15-year veteran has started all 13 games for the Chargers in 2012 and totaled 66 tackles (42 solo) with one forced fumble. Spikes has recorded 1,421 tackles in his 15 seasons in the NFL, the last two with San Diego.
Ben Tate (RB, Houston Texans)
Rushed for 46 yards on eight carries with a long rush of 23 yards in a 42-14 loss to New England. Tate has 242 yards rushing and two touchdowns this season for the AFC-leading Texans. For his career, the Maryland native has run for 1,184 yards and six touchdowns.
Neiko Thorpe (DB, Kansas City Chiefs)
Saw action in Kansas City’s 30-7 loss to Cleveland. Thorpe is in his first year in the league after signing as an undrafted free agent over the summer. He has totaled two tackles in six games in 2012.
Lee Ziemba (OT, Carolina Panthers)
Will miss the 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve on September 3 with a knee injury.