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Auburn in the NFL - Week 9

Nov. 6, 2012

Auburn entered the 2012 season with 28 alumni on National Football League rosters, the eighth-best total among college football programs.

Devin Aromashodu (WR, Minnesota Vikings)
Did not record a catch in a 30-20 loss at Seattle. Aromashodu has 10 receptions for 151 yards this season, his fifth in the NFL and second with the Vikings. He has totaled 77 catches for 1,162 in his career.

Rob Bironas (PK, Tennessee Titans)
Hit his one field goal attempt, from 39 yards, in a 51-20 loss to the Bears. Bironas has hit 13-of-16 field goals this season. He has hit on 86 percent of his attempts in eight seasons.

Ronnie Brown (RB, San Diego Chargers)
Totaled 73 yards on 11 touches as the Chargers defeated Kansas City on Thursday night. Brown’s 13 rushing yards during week 6 put him over 5,000 for his career. He has played in 99 games in his career with 49 touchdowns.

Jason Campbell (QB, Chicago Bears)
Did not attempt as pass in the Bears’ 51-20 dismantling of Tennessee. Campbell has played in four games in his sixth NFL season after being selected in the first round by Washington in 2005. He has passed for more than 14,000 yards in his career with 74 touchdowns.

Karlos Dansby (LB, Miami Dolphins)
Recorded nine tackles (six solo) and a deflection in a 23-20 loss to Indianapolis. A nine-year veteran, Dansby has more than 800 stops in his career. He’s one of just four active NFL players with at least 30 sacks and 10 interceptions.

Tristan Davis (RB, Washington Redskins)
Will miss the 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve on September 3.

King Dunlap (OT, Philadelphia Eagles)
Made his fourth start of the season at left tackle in Philadelphia’s 28-13 loss to New Orleans. He’s played in six games this season with four starts after missing two games due to a hamstring injury. Dunlap has played in 44 games in four seasons with 11 starts.

Nick Fairley (DT, Detroit Lions)
Season best three tackles on Sunday in a 31-14 win over Jacksonville. The 13th overall pick in 2011, Fairley has played in 18 games with two starts in two seasons with the Lions.

Mario Fannin (RB, Denver Broncos)
Will miss the 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury on August 8.

Tyronne Green (OG, San Diego Chargers)
Started his eighth game of the season at guard, as San Diego defeated Kansas City 31-13 on Thursday night. Green has played in 36 games in his career and started 23 times.

Quentin Groves (LB, Arizona Cardinals)
Had three tackles, but the Cardinals fell to Green Bay 31-17. Groves is in his first season in Arizona and fifth overall in the NFL. He has totaled 124 tackles in his career with 4.5 sacks and two interceptions.

Ben Grubbs (OG, New Orleans Saints)
Started for the eighth time in eight games in 2012 as the Saints dropped Philadelphia, 28-13. Grubbs has played in 82 games in his six-year career with 78 starts. He has started in every game he has played since 2008.

Josh Harris (DS, Atlanta Falcons)
Harris continued his long snapping duties for the undefeated Falcons as they picked up a 19-13 win over Dallas. He has played in all eight games in 2012 as the long snapper. Harris is in his first season with the Falcons after being signed as a free agent. He has registered a pair of special teams tackles this season.

Will Herring (LB, New Orleans Saints)
Did not record any statistics, but saw time at linebacker and on special teams in a 28-13 win over the Eagles. Herring has totaled 128 tackles in his six-year career and has 10 total stops (seven solo) this season.

Brandon Jacobs (RB, San Francisco 49ers)
San Francisco was on bye for week nine. Jacobs is an eight-year NFL veteran and is in his first year with the 49ers after seven seasons with the New York Giants, including two Super Bowl victories.

Spencer Johnson (DE, Buffalo Bills)
Had one tackle in a 21-9 loss to Houston. Johnson has seven tackles this season and 290 total in his nine-year career.

Pat Lee (DB, Oakland Raiders)
Totaled four tackles in a 42-32 loss to Tampa Bay. Lee has played in all eight games this season. He has recorded 30 tackles with four break ups, one interception and one forced fumble.

Sen'Derrick Marks (DT, Tennessee Titans)
Recorded five tackles after starting at defensive tackle in Tennessee’s 51-20 loss to the Bears. Marks has played in 44 games in his four-year career with 19 starts. He has totaled 77 tackles and 1.5 sacks during his tenure.

Brandon Mosley (OG, New York Giants)
Will miss the 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve on August 27 with an ankle injury.

Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers)
Passed for 201 yards on 13-of-23 and one touchdown while adding eight carries for 37 yards and a score. Newton has thrown for 1,902 yards with six touchdowns and rushed for 347 yards with four scores in his second season after being drafted with the top overall pick in 2011. Newton has 45 total touchdowns in 24 career games.
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Ben Obomanu (WR, Seattle Seahawks)
Did not play in Seattle’s 30-20 win over the Vikings. Obomanu has played in 66 games and totaled 87 receptions for 1,209 yards with seven touchdowns in his six-year career, all with the Seahawks.

Jerraud Powers (DB, Indianapolis Colts)
Three tackles in a 23-20 win over Miami on Sunday. Powers has started all 42 games in his career and registered 210 tackles with six interceptions in four seasons.

Jay Ratliff (DT, Dallas Cowboys)
Started at defensive tackle, but did not record any stats as Dallas fell to the Falcons, 19-13. Ratliff is in his eighth season, all with Dallas. He has started 82 games with 222 tackles and 27.0 sacks.

Carlos Rogers (DB, San Francisco 49ers)
San Francisco was on bye for week nine. In his eighth season after being drafted No. 9 overall by Washington in 2005, Rogers has 26 tackles in 2012. He’s started all but three of the 90 games he played in since 2006 and was a 2011 Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection.

Pat Sims (DT, Cincinnati Bengals)
Currently on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list with an ankle injury. A five-year veteran, Sims has played in 52 games with 23 starts. He is yet to play in 2012.

Takeo Spikes (LB, San Diego Chargers)
Made five stops in San Diego’s 31-13 win over the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. Spikes has recorded 1,398 tackles in his 15 seasons in the NFL, the last two with San Diego.

Ben Tate (RB, Houston Texans)
Missed Houston’s 21-9 victory over the Bills with a hamstring injury. Tate has 178 yards rushing and two touchdowns this season for the AFC-leading Texans. For his career, the Maryland native has run for 1,120 yards and six touchdowns.

Lee Ziemba (OT, Carolina Panthers)
Will miss the 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve on September 3 with a knee injury.



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