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Blog: Alabama in the NFL week one standouts

By Patrick Pierce

More than 80 players in the NFL have a connection to the state of Alabama.

Here are some of the standouts from week one of the NFL season.



  •  Roman Harper, Saints: 9 tackles -- seven of them solo -- vs. Redskins


  • Julio Jones, Falcons: Reeled in six receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns vs. Chiefs


  • Dont’a Hightower, Patriots: Five tackles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown vs. Titans


  • Courtney Upshaw, Ravens: Four tackles with one assist on a sack vs. Bengals.   


  • Trent Richardson, Browns: Rushed for 39 yards on 19 carries vs. Eagles.



  •  Karlos Dansby, Dolphins: Nine tackles -- six of them solo -- vs. Texans


  • Cam Newton, Panthers: Completed 69.7 percent of his passes for 303 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions vs. Buccaneers


  • Carlos Rogers, 49ers: Four tackles, including one sack, vs. Packers.


  •  Jerraud Powers, Colts: Six tackles, all solo, vs. Bears  



  •  Roddy White, Falcons: Caught six passes for 87 yards vs. Chiefs.  


Other Alabama Connections:

  •  Corland Finnegan (Samford), Rams: 10 tackles plus an interception vs. Lions


  • Philip Rivers (Athens High), Chargers: Completed 72.7 percent of his passes for 231 yards with one touchdown vs. Raiders.




Alabama Tonight Sports Blogger – Patrick Pierce @Patrickp13



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