Dec. 3, 2012
Auburn in the NFL – Week 13
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 reception in a 23-14 loss to Green Bay on Sunday. 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)
Connected on his lone field goal from 37 yards away in a 24-10 loss to Houston. Bironas has hit 21-of-25 field goals this season. He has hit on 86.1 percent of his attempts in eight seasons.
Ronnie Brown (RB, San Diego Chargers)
Four receptions for 27 yards in a 20-13 loss to the Bengals. Brown’s 13 rushing yards during week 6 put him over 5,000 for his career. He has played in 103 games in his career with 49 touchdowns.
Josh Bynes (LB, Baltimore Ravens)
Recorded three tackles (two solo) in a 23-20 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Bynes has played in six games and totaled six tackles in 2012. He has played in seven games in his two-year career as a reserve linebacker with Baltimore.
Jason Campbell (QB, Chicago Bears)
Did not see any action as the backup quarterback in Chicago’s 23-17 overtime loss to Seattle. 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)
Registered a season high 10 tackles (nine solo) as Miami fell 23-16 to New England. A nine-year veteran, Dansby has more than 800 stops in his career. The Birmingham native has 93 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 eighth start overall, again this week at left tackle, in a 38-33 loss to Dallas. He’s played in 10 games this season with eight starts after missing two games due to a hamstring injury. Dunlap has played in 48 games in four seasons with 15 starts.
Nick Fairley (DT, Detroit Lions)
Started at defensive tackle and totaled three tackles (two solo) for the Lions in a 35-33 last second loss to Indianapolis. The 13th overall pick in 2011, Fairley has played in 22 games with six starts in two seasons with the Lions. He has 30 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his 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 at guard, but left in the second quarter after aggravating a hamstring injury as San Diego dropped a 30-13 game to the Bengals. He has started 11 games this season for the Chargers. Green has played in 29 games in his career and started 26 times.
Quentin Groves (LB, Arizona Cardinals)
Started at linebacker for the third-straight week and totaled six tackles in a 7-6 loss to the Jets. Groves has totaled 19 tackles in the last three games, all starts. He has 36 tackles (28 solo) and three sacks with one forced fumble this season.
Ben Grubbs (OG, New Orleans Saints)
Kept his streak of starts going at 12 in 2012 as New Orleans fell to the Falcons, 23-13. Grubbs has played in 86 games in his six-year career with 82 starts. He has started in every game he has played since 2008.
Josh Harris (DS, Atlanta Falcons)
Served as the long snapper for the Falcons as they defeated New Orleans, 23-13. He has played in all 12 games in 2012 as the deep 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 23-13 loss to Atlanta. 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)
Carried four times for six yards in the 49ers’ 16-13 loss to St. Louis. He had a long rush of three yards. 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)
Did not record any stats in Buffalo’s 34-18 win over Jacksonville. Johnson has 11 tackles and two deflections this season and 295 total stops in his nine-year career.
Pat Lee (DB, Detroit Lions)
Saw action, but did not record any statistics for Detroit in a 35-33 loss to the Colts. Lee has played in 11 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)
Posted his third game this season of five or more tackles with five solo stops in a 24-10 loss to the Texans. Marks has 28 tackles and one sack in 2012. He has played in 47 games in his four-year career with 22 starts. He has totaled 86 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 15-of-27 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 78 yards, his highest total since Week Four as Carolina fell 27-21 at the Chiefs. It was Newton’s first game with three touchdown passes this season and the third of his career. Newton has thrown for 2,933 yards with 14 touchdowns and rushed for 524 yards with six scores in his second season after being drafted with the top overall pick in 2011. Newton has 55 total touchdowns in 28 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)
Missed his second straight game with a groin injury. Ratliff is in his eighth season, all with Dallas. He has started 85 games with 228 tackles and 27.0 sacks.
Carlos Rogers (DB, San Francisco 49ers)
Season high seven tackles in San Francisco’s 16-13 loss to the Rams. In his eighth season after being drafted No. 9 overall by Washington in 2005, Rogers has 42 tackles in 2012. He’s started all but three of the 94 games he played in since 2006 and was a 2011 Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection.
Pat Sims (DT, Cincinnati Bengals)
Playing in his fourth game of the season after returning from injury, Sims totaled three tackles in a 20-13 win over San Diego. A five-year veteran, he has played in 56 games with 23 starts.
Takeo Spikes (LB, San Diego Chargers)
Seven tackles and a forced fumble on Sunday in San Diego’s 20-13 loss to the Bengals. The 15-year veteran has started all 12 games for the Chargers in 2012 and totaled 64 tackles (40 solo) with one forced fumble. Spikes has recorded 1,419 tackles in his 15 seasons in the NFL, the last two with San Diego.
Ben Tate (RB, Houston Texans)
Returned after missing four games with a hamstring injury and rushed three times for 18 yards with a long carry of eight yards in Houston’s 24-10 defeat of the Titans. Tate has 196 yards rushing and two touchdowns this season for the AFC-leading Texans. For his career, the Maryland native has run for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns.
Neiko Thorpe (DB, Kansas City Chiefs)
Recorded his first two career tackles in his five career game as the Chiefs defeated Carolina, 27-21. 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.