As the Buckeyes had finished up taking care of business on Saturday vs San Diego St, many former Bucks were getting ready for their week 1 opponents in the NFL. On Wednesdays of each week, we’ll take a look at how the former Buckeyes in the league are doing.
Sunday’s Buckeyes were no doubt led by two guys, Terrelle Pryor and Brian Hartline. Hartline returned home to burn his hometown team, the Browns with a 23-10 win. In the win, Hartline hauled in 9 catches for 114 yards and a TD. Hartline seemed to be go to guy when the Dolphins needed to move the chains.
As for Pryor, all he did was lead the league in rushing and almost lead his Raiders to an upset of the Colts. Pryor was19/29 passing for 217 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. His most impressive stat may have been his 112 yards on 13 carries, which led all NFL rushers for week 1.
Ted Ginn (Panthers) and Santonio Holmes (Jets) each recorded 1 catch in their teams win.
On the defensive side of the ball, several former Buckeyes were very active led by AJ Hawk (Packers) with 9 tackles. Donte Whitner (49ers) had 7 tackles and 1 pass deflection in the 9ers win. Malcolm Jenkins (Saints) and James Laurinatis each had 6 tackles in their wins. Will Allen (Cowboys) recorded the only INT amongst former Bucks and also had 3 tackles in the Cowboys win over the Giants. Ryan Pickett (Packers) also recorded 3 tackles in their loss to the 49ers.
Cam Heyward (Steelers) and Mike Nugent (Bengals) were the only other Bucks to record stats in the opening week. Heyward recorded 1 tackle in the Steelers loss and Nugent went 3/3 in PAT’s in a loss to the Bears.
Other Buckeyes in the NFL who didn’t record a stat or DNP are listed below. Stop back next week to see how our former Scarlet and Gray guys did!
John Simon – Ravens DNP
Dan Sanzenbacher – Bengals Inactive
Mike Adams – Steelers Started at left tackle
DeVier Posey – Texans
Mike Brewster – Jaguars
Nate Ebner – Patriots
Nick Mangold – Jets Started at center
Justin Boren – Broncos IR
Chimdi Chedwa – Raiders
Rob Sims – Lions Started at guard
Ben Hartsock – Panthers
Will Smith – Saints IR
Jim Cordle – Giants
Johnathan Hankins – Giants Inactive
Kurt Coleman – Eagles
Doug Worthington – Redskins IR
Alex Boone – 49ers Started at guard
Jake McQuaide – Rams Started at long snapper