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Auburn in the NFL - Week 10

Nov. 13, 2012

Auburn in the NFL – Week 10

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)
Setup a touchdown with a 31-yard reception in the third quarter. The catch is his longest of the season. Aromashodu has 11 receptions for 182 yards this season, his fifth in the NFL and second with the Vikings. He has totaled 78 catches for 1,193 in his career.
VIDEO: Aromashodu Big Gain

Rob Bironas (PK, Tennessee Titans)
Connected on three field goals and four extra points as the Titans trounced Miami, 37-3. Bironas has hit 16-of-19 field goals this season. He has hit on 86.1 percent of his attempts in eight seasons.

Ronnie Brown (RB, San Diego Chargers)
Carried four times for 18 yards with a long rush of 16 yards and also caught three passes for six yards as the Chargers fell to Tampa Bay, 34-24. Brown’s 13 rushing yards during week 6 put him over 5,000 for his career. He has played in 100 games in his career with 49 touchdowns.

Josh Bynes (LB, Baltimore Ravens)
Recorded one stop in Baltimore’s 55-20 defeat of Oakland. Bynes has played in three games and totaled two tackles in 2012. He has played in four games in his two-year career as a reserve linebacker with Baltimore.

Jason Campbell (QB, Chicago Bears)
Played the second half in relief of starter Jay Cutler and completed 11-of-19 passes for 94 yards in a torrential downpour as the Bears fell to Houston, 13-6. 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)
Posted six tackles (four solo) and a deflection in a 37-3 loss to Tennessee. A nine-year veteran, Dansby has more than 800 stops in his career. The Birmingham native has 69 tackles in 2012. 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 fifth start overall, but first at right tackle as the Eagles fell to Dallas, 38-23. He’s played in seven games this season with five starts after missing two games due to a hamstring injury. Dunlap has played in 45 games in four seasons with 12 starts.

Nick Fairley (DT, Detroit Lions)
Season high four tackles and a sack on Sunday as he made his third start of the season in a 34-24 loss to Minnesota. The sack was his first since week one. The 13th overall pick in 2011, Fairley has played in 19 games with three starts in two seasons with the Lions. He has 15 tackles and 2.5 sacks in sophomore season.

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 ninth game of the season at guard, as San Diego fell to Tampa Bay 34-24. Green has played in 27 games in his career and started 24 times.

Quentin Groves (LB, Arizona Cardinals)
Arizona was on bye for week 10. 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)
Kept his streak of starts going at nine in 2012 as the Saints handed Atlanta its first loss of 2012, 31-27. Grubbs has played in 83 games in his six-year career with 79 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 Falcons as they fell to New Orleans, 31-27. He has played in all nine 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 31-27 win over the Falcons. 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)
Has yet to play for San Francisco in 2012. 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 two tackles in Buffalo’s narrow loss to the Patriots, 37-31. Johnson has nine tackles this season and 293 total in his nine-year career.

Pat Lee (DB, Detroit Lions)
Did not play in week 10 for Oakland before being waived and subsequently claimed by Detroit. Lee has played in eight games this season for the Raiders before being waived. He has recorded 30 tackles with four break ups, one interception and one forced fumble.

Sen'Derrick Marks (DT, Tennessee Titans)
Started his eighth game of the season and recorded two tackles and his first sack of the season in a 37-3 win over Miami. Marks has played in 45 games in his four-year career with 20 starts. He has totaled 79 tackles and 2.5 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)
Completed 21-of-36 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-14 loss to Denver. Newton has thrown for 2,143 yards with eight touchdowns and rushed for 354 yards with four scores in his second season after being drafted with the top overall pick in 2011. Newton has 47 total touchdowns in 25 career games.
VIDEO: Newton’s Two TD Day (First | Second)

Ben Obomanu (WR, Seattle Seahawks)
Did not play in Seattle’s 28-7 win over the Jets. 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)
Placed on injured reserve on November 13 with a toe injury. He finishes the 2012 season with 40 tackles and one interception in eight starts. Powers has started all 42 games in his career and registered 210 tackles with six interceptions in four seasons.

Jay Ratliff (DT, Dallas Cowboys)
Totaled two tackles in his fifth start of the season at defensive tackle as the Cowboys defeated Philadelphia, 38-23. Ratliff is in his eighth season, all with Dallas. He has started 83 games with 224 tackles and 27.0 sacks.

Carlos Rogers (DB, San Francisco 49ers)
Started at corner for the 49ers and had six tackles in a tie with the Rams, the first in the NFL since 2008. In his eighth season after being drafted No. 9 overall by Washington in 2005, Rogers has 32 tackles in 2012. He’s started all but three of the 91 games he played in since 2006 and was a 2011 Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection.

Pat Sims (DT, Cincinnati Bengals)
Made his return from the PUP list in dramatic fashion with his first career interception to go with two tackles in the Bengals’ 31-13 win over the New York Giants. A five-year veteran, Sims has played in 53 games with 23 starts. He missed the first eight games of the season due to injury.
VIDEO: Sims with the Pick

Takeo Spikes (LB, San Diego Chargers)
Had two tackles in a 34-24 loss to the Buccaneers. The 15-year veteran has started all nine games for the Chargers in 2012 and totaled 45 tackles (31 solo) with one forced fumble. Spikes has recorded 1,400 tackles in his 15 seasons in the NFL, the last two with San Diego.

Ben Tate (RB, Houston Texans)
Missed his second-straight game with a hamstring injury as the Texans defeated Chicago 13-6 on Sunday night. 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.

Neiko Thorpe (DB, Kansas City Chiefs)
Saw action in his second game of the season after being activated from the practice squad. Other snaps were week five against Baltimore. Thorpe is in his first year in the league after signing as an undrafted free agent over the summer.

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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