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KNIGHTS IN THE NFL – Playoff Edition: Week 1
  • Posted on January 07, 2013 9:53:31 AM
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  • There were 11 former Rutgers football players on NFL rosters spanning six playoff teams in the first round. The Cincinnati Bengals had the most with three.

    Anthony Davis (2007-09), OT, San Francisco 49ers
    First-Round Bye

    Justin Francis (2007-11), DL, New England Patriots
    First-Round Bye

    Clark Harris (2003-06), LS, Cincinnati Bengals
    Houston 19, Cincinnati 13
    Primary long snapper for the Bengals. He also recorded one special teams tackle.

    George Johnson (2006-09), DE, Minnesota Vikings
    Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10
    Inactive in the loss.  

    Joe Lefeged (2007-10), S, Indianapolis Colts
    Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9
    Totaled two tackles in his starting safety role while also forcing a fumble and recording a special teams tackle.  

    Brian Leonard (2002-06), RB, Cincinnati Bengals
    Houston 19, Cincinnati 13
    Carried the ball one time for two yards. 

    Devin McCourty (2005-09), DB, New England Patriots
    First-Round Bye

    Ray Rice (2005-07), RB, Baltimore Ravens
    Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9
    Saw the bulk of the carries for the Ravens, totaling 70 yards on 15 carries including a long of 18. He also caught one pass for 47 yards.

    Mohamed Sanu (2010-12), WR, Cincinnati Bengals
    Houston 19, Cincinnati 13
    Placed on the injured reserve list on Dec. 4.

    Alex Silvestro (2007-10), TE, Baltimore Ravens
    Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9
    The tight end was signed to the practice squad on Nov. 7.    

    Jamaal Westerman (2005-08), LB, Indianapolis Colts
    Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9
    The linebacker saw time but did not record any statistics. 

     

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