Hawkeyes in the NFL: Week 15 Recap
Dec. 17, 2012
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.
Jonathan Babineaux - DL - Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux recorded a tackle and a pass break-up in the shutout win over the Giants on Sunday. He has started the last 74 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, registered a sack and three solo tackles in Minnesota's win at St. Louis on Sunday. The defensive tackle played in all 16 games, with two starts, a year ago. He has played in all 14 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 hauled in five catches for 58 yards in the Bills loss to Seattle on Sunday.
Dallas Clark - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clark registered a game-high eight receptions for 42 yards in the team's loss to New Orleans on Sunday. The former Iowa All-American and John Mackey Award winner has hauled in four touchdown receptions this season and 50 in his career.
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: Recorded no statistics in loss to Denver on Sunday. Considine has competed in all 14 games this season.
Mike Daniels - DL - Green Bay Packers: Daniels notched two solo tackles in Green Bay's win at Chicago on Sunday.
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: Played in his 41st career game in the team's loss to Minnesota on Sunday, recording no statistics.
Adam Gettis - OL - Washington Redskins: Listed as second team right guard for the Redskins.
Charles Godfrey - DB - Carolina Panthers: Godfrey registered one tackle in the Panthers win at San Diego on Sunday. He became the first rookie in team history to start all 16 games at safety in 2008. Godfrey has started 69 of the last 71 games for the Panthers.
Shonn Greene - RB - New York Jets: Greene and the Jets play tonight on Monday Night Football (7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN). The former All-American and 2008 Doak Walker Award Winner has started 26 of the last 29 contests.
Chad Greenway - LB - Minnesota Vikings: Greenway registered a game-high 14 tackles (13 solo stops) to go along with a sack and two tackles for loss in Minnesota's win at St. Louis on Sunday. The former Iowa All-American leads the NFL with 140 tackles this season.
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 and the Titans play tonight on Monday Night Football (7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN). He recorded two sacks in the loss to the Colts last Sunday. Klug has appeared in all 29 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: Did not see action against the Raiders on Sunday. Mattison has played in two games this season.
Marvin McNutt - WR - Philadelphia Eagles: Saw action against the Bengals on Thursday night, recording no statistics.
Tony Moeaki - TE - Kansas City Chiefs: Moeaki recorded three catches for 36 yards in the Chiefs loss to Oakland. He has started 13 of 14 games this season, and 28 of 29 in his career.
Brandon Myers - TE - Oakland Raiders: Myers tallied two catches for 15 yards in Oakland's win against Kansas City on Sunday. He leads Oakland in catches (72) and receiving yards (743) this season.
Seth Olsen - OL - Indianapolis Colts: After starting the first three games of the season for Indianapolis, Olsen was 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 made his sixth start of the season on Sunday in the Lions loss at Arizona. He has played in all 14 games this season. 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.
Allen Reisner - TE - Minnesota Vikings: Reisner did not see action on Sunday. He has played in four games this season.
Tyler Sash - DB - New York Giants: Did not see action in the loss at Atlanta on Sunday. 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 missed his first game in the last three seasons due to injury on Sunday. He has made 71 career starts in six years for the Ravens.
Markus Zusevics - OL - New England Patriots: In his first year in the league, Zusevics has not seen action to date.