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Blog: Alabama in the NFL week 5 standouts

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By Patrick Pierce

Week five star players:  

  • Trent Richardson
  • Jerraud Powers
  • Corland Finnegan
  • Phillip Rivers

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

Alabama:

  • Kareem Jackson, Texans: Had the game sealing interception vs. Jets
  • Roman Harper, Saints: Six tackles, five of them solo, and one interception vs. Chargers.    
  • Trent Richardson, Browns: 128 all-purpose yards and one touchdown vs. Giants       
  • Julio Jones, Falcons: reeled in 10 receptions for 94 yards and one touchdown vs. Redskins.    
  • DeMeco Ryans, Eagles: 12 tackles, six of them solo, vs. Steelers.    

Auburn:

  • Karlos Dansby, Dolphins: Five solo tackles vs. Bengals.   
  • Cam Newton, Panthers: Completed 41.4 percent of his passes for 141 yards, plus 42 rushing yards vs. Seahawks.
  • Carlos Rogers, 49ers: Three tackles, two of them solo, vs. Bills.
  • Takeo Spikes, Chargers: Three solo tackles vs. Saints.
  • Jerraud Powers, Colts: Four solo tackles and an interception vs. Packers.

UAB:

  • Roddy White, Falcons: caught four passes for 68 yards vs. Redskins.  

Other Alabama Connections:       

  • Corland Finnegan (Samford), Rams: 10 tackles, five of them solo, and one sack vs. Cardinals  
  • DeMarcus Ware (Troy), Cowboys: Three solo tackles with one sack vs. Ravens
  •  Osi Umenyiora (Troy), Giants: Four tackles, one of them solo, vs. Browns   
  • Justin Tuck (Central Coosa High), Giants: Six tackles, three of them solo, vs. Browns.
  • Phillip Rivers (Athens High), Chargers: Completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns and one interception vs Saints.
  • Kerry Rhodes (Jess Lanier High), Cardinals: Three tackles, two of them solo, vs. Rams.

 

AlabamaTonight Sports Blogger – Patrick Pierce @Patrickp13

 

 

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