Nov. 20, 2012
Auburn in the NFL – Week 11
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)
Minnesota was on bye for Week 11. 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.
Rob Bironas (PK, Tennessee Titans)
Tennessee was on bye for Week 11. 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)
Six touches for 15 yards as the Chargers fell to Denver, 30-23. Brown’s 13 rushing yards during week 6 put him over 5,000 for his career. He has played in 101 games in his career with 49 touchdowns.
Josh Bynes (LB, Baltimore Ravens)
Had one tackle on Sunday night as the Ravens defeated Pittsburgh, 13-10. Bynes has played in four games and totaled three tackles in 2012. He has played in five games in his two-year career as a reserve linebacker with Baltimore.
Jason Campbell (QB, Chicago Bears)
Completed 14-of-22 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown in his first start of the season in place of the injured Jay Cutler as the Bears fell to San Francisco, 32-7. Campbell has played in five 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 75 touchdowns.
Karlos Dansby (LB, Miami Dolphins)
Seven tackles and one deflection in a 19-14 loss to Buffalo. A nine-year veteran, Dansby has more than 800 stops in his career. The Birmingham native has 76 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 sixth start overall, this week back at left tackle, in a 30-6 loss to the Redskins after starting at right tackle for Philadelphia last week. He’s played in eight games this season with six starts after missing two games due to a hamstring injury. Dunlap has played in 46 games in four seasons with 13 starts.
Nick Fairley (DT, Detroit Lions)
Posted a career-best seven tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in a 24-20 loss to Green Bay on Sunday. It was the first career two sack game for Fairley. The 13th overall pick in 2011, Fairley has played in 20 games with four starts in two seasons with the Lions. He has 22 tackles and 4.5 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 10th game of the season at guard, as San Diego fell to the Broncos 30-23. Green has played in 28 games in his career and started 25 times.
Quentin Groves (LB, Arizona Cardinals)
Six tackles (five solo) in a 23-19 loss by the Cardinals to Atlanta. Groves is in his first season in Arizona and fifth overall in the NFL. He has totaled 130 tackles in his career with 4.5 sacks and two interceptions.
Ben Grubbs (OG, New Orleans Saints)
Kept his streak of starts going at 10 in 2012 as the Saints defeated Oakland 38-17. Grubbs has played in 84 games in his six-year career with 80 starts. He has started in every game he has played since 2008.
Josh Harris (DS, Atlanta Falcons)
Served as the long snapper and recorded a special teams tackle for the Falcons as they defeated Arizona, 23-19. He has played in all 10 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 three 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 38-17 defeat of Oakland. 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 one tackle in Buffalo’s 19-14 win over the Dolphins. Johnson has 10 tackles this season and 294 total in his nine-year career.
Pat Lee (DB, Detroit Lions)
Saw action, but did not record any statistics for Detroit in a 24-20 loss to the Packers. Lee has played in nine games combined this season for the Raiders and Lions. He has recorded 30 tackles with four break ups, one interception and one forced fumble.
Sen'Derrick Marks (DT, Tennessee Titans)
Tennessee was on bye for Week 11. Marks has 21 tackles and one sack in 2012. He 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)
Passed for 252 yards on 16-of-29 passes with one touchdown. He also rushed for 40 yards on 11 carries. Touchdown pass was a 29-yard strike to Brandon LaFell Newton has thrown for 2,395 yards with nine touchdowns and rushed for 394 yards with four scores in his second season after being drafted with the top overall pick in 2011. Newton has 48 total touchdowns in 26 career games.
Ben Obomanu (WR, Seattle Seahawks)
Did not play on Sunday but has played in eight games for Seattle in 2012. 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 finished 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)
Four tackles in 23-20 win over Cleveland after making his sixth start at defensive tackle. Ratliff is in his eighth season, all with Dallas. He has started 84 games with 228 tackles and 27.0 sacks.
Carlos Rogers (DB, San Francisco 49ers)
Started at corner for the 49ers and recorded three tackles in a 32-7 win over Chicago. In his eighth season after being drafted No. 9 overall by Washington in 2005, Rogers has 35 tackles in 2012. He’s started all but three of the 92 games he played in since 2006 and was a 2011 Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection.
Pat Sims (DT, Cincinnati Bengals)
Saw snaps in a 28-6 win over Kansas City, but did not record any statistics. A five-year veteran, Sims has played in 54 games with 23 starts. He missed the first eight games of the season due to injury.
Takeo Spikes (LB, San Diego Chargers)
Made the start at linebacker and tallied two tackles with a deflection in a 30-23 loss to Denver. The 15-year veteran has started all 10 games for the Chargers in 2012 and totaled 48 tackles (32 solo) with one forced fumble. Spikes has recorded 1,403 tackles in his 15 seasons in the NFL, the last two with San Diego.
Ben Tate (RB, Houston Texans)
Missed his third-straight game with a hamstring injury as the Texans defeated Jacksonville 43-37. 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)
Played in his third game of the season for the Chiefs in a 28-6 loss to Cincinnati. 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.