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Blog: Alabama in the NFL week three standouts

By Patrick Pierce

Week three of the NFL season is in the books.

More than 80 players in the NFL have a connection to the state of Alabama. Here are some of the standouts from week three of the NFL season.


  • Javier Arenas, Chiefs: 2 solo tackles vs. Saints.


  • Roman Harper, Saints: 11 tackles 8 of them solo vs. Chiefs.


  • Julio Jones, Falcons: caught 5 passes for 67 yards for 1 touchdown vs. Chargers.


  • DeMeco Ryans: 6 solo tackles vs. Cardinals.


  • Dont’a Hightower, Patriots: 5 solo tackles vs. Ravens.


  • Courtney Upshaw, Ravens: 4 tackles 3 of them solo vs. Patriots.   


  • Trent Richardson, Browns: 51 all purpose yards and one touchdown vs. Bills.     


  • Mark Barron, Bucs: 6 solo tackles vs. Cowboys.   


  • Karlos Dansby, Dolphins: 8 tackles 7 of them solo vs. Jets.


  • Sen’Derrick Marks, Titans: 6 tackles 4 of them solo vs. Lions.   


  • Cam Newton, Panthers: Completed %53.3 of his passes for 242 yards with 3 interceptions vs. Giants.  


  • Takeo Spikes, Chargers: 13 tackles 11 solo vs. Falcons.


  • Roddy White, Falcons: caught 5 passes for 55 yards vs. Chargers.

Other Alabama Connections:

  • Robert Mathis (Alabama A&M), Colts: 3 Tackles a sack and forced a fumble vs Jags.


  • Michael Cole (Alabama State), Giants: 7 tackles 5 of them solo vs. Panthers.     


  • Corland Finnegan (Samford), Rams: 3 tackles plus an interception vs. Da Bears.  


  • DeMarcus Ware (Troy), Cowboys: 5 tackles including 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles vs Bucs.   


  • Justin Tuck (Central Coosa High), Giants: 3 tackles 2 of them solo vs Panthers.  


Alabama Tonight Sports Blogger – Patrick Pierce @Patrickp13

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