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MAC in the NFL Week 14: Back with a vengeance

For the past *cough* weeks, this column hasn't gone up because of various technological and personal failures, but now it's back better than ever to help you get through this long, ongoing bowl season. We've now organized how each of the MAC players in the NFL by position, making it easier to see who did what.

Aaaand we're going to kick this off by James Harrison doing what he does best:

there are a hundred different versions of this, all pointing a camera at the tv.. le sigh

Yup, as you might have guessed Harrison has been suspended one game for this concussion-inducing hit on Colt McCoy. On the other side of the ball, Ben Roethlisberger put up some decent stats after being knocked out in the 2nd quarter with an ankle injury against the Browns.

Two new players from Northern Illinois made NFL rosters recently in S Tracy Wilson for the NY Jets and CB Chris Smith for the St. Louis Rams. Smith was injured early on in the season, but he's back due the fact the Rams have 9 CBs on IR right now. Both had two special teams tackles.

Smith had a rather inauspicious debut giving up a puntblock to the Seahawks on the punt team, and it didn't help that Rams G Jacob Bell is now on the IR with a knee injury. In other injury news, the Texans Brett Hartmann (CMU) went down with a torn ACL, but Houston is still heading to the playoffs for the first time ever.

Offense POW

WR Antonio Brown had 5 rec for 151 yds and a touchdown, while TE Antonio Gates had 68 yds off 7 rec with 2 touchdowns of his own. Both led their teams to dominant victories

Defense POW

DE Jason Babin beat up on the now coach-less Miami Dolphins registering 3 sacks.

As always after the jump you can see all the NFL stats from former MAC players. Let me know if there are any mistakes (using a new system):


Ben Roethlisberger (PIT/MU) - 16 of 21, 180 yds, 2 tds, 1 int, ankle injury

Charlie Batch (PIT/EMU) - 0 for 2, zero yds

Bruce Gradkowski (CIN/UT) - dnp

Running Backs

Michael Turner (ATL/NIU) - 21 car, 76 yds

James Starks (GB/UB) - inj, ankle

Chester Taylor (ARI/UT) - played

Wide Receivers

Antonio Brown (PIT/CMU) - 5 rec, 151 yds (79 lg), 1 td

Josh Cribbs (CLE/KSU) - 2 rec, 36 yds

Andrew Hawkins (CIN/UT) - 1 rec, 22 yds

Sam Hurd (CHI/NIU) - played

Greg Jennings (GB/WMU) - 2 rec, 20 yds, knee injury

Lance Moore (NO/UT) - 4 rec, 20 yds

Naaman Roosevelt (BUF/UB) - inj, shoulder

Kevin Walter (HOU/EMU) - 6 rec, 76 yds, 1 td

Stephen Williams (ARI/UT) - dnp

Tight Ends

Antonio Gates (SD/KSU) - 7 rec, 68 yds, 2 tds

Tony Scheffler (DET/WMU) - played

Tom Crabtree (GB/MU) - dnp

Jake O'Connell (KC/MU) - dnp

Offensive Line

C Kevin Kowalski (DAL/UT) - played

C Scott Mruczkowski (SD/BG) - IR, concussion

G Jacob Bell (STL/MU) - IR, right MCL

G Ryan Diem (IND/NIU) - start

G John Greco (CLE/UT) - played

G T.J. Lang (GB/EMU) - start

T Doug Free (DAL/NIU) - start

T Steve Maneri (KC/TU) - played

T Joe Reitz (IND/WMU) - played

T Joe Staley (SF/CMU) - start

Defensive Line

DE Jason Babin (PHI/WMU) - 3 tkl, 3 sck

DE Raheem Brock (SEA/TU) - inj, calf

DE Jason Jones (TEN/EMU) - played

DE Trevor Scott (OAK/BUF) - inj, shoulder

DE Muhammad Wilkerson (NYJ/TU) - 5 tkl

DT Terrance Knighton (JAC/TU) - 1 tkl

DT Andre Neblett (CAR/TU) - 5 tkl


Nick Bellore (NYJ/CMU) - 2 tkl

James Harrison (PIT/KSU) - 6 tkl, vicious hit on Colt McCoy

Jason Taylor (MIA/UA) - 2 tkl, 2 sck

Frank Zombo (GB/CMU) - 3 tkl, 1 sck

Defensive Backs

DB Julian Edelman (NE/KSU) - 5 tkl

CB E.J. Biggers (TB/WMU) - 6 tkl

CB Reggie Corner (BUF/UA) - dnp

CB Josh Gordy (STL/CMU) - 4 tkl

CB Chris Smith (STL/NIU) - 3 tkl

CB Josh Thomas (CAR/UB) - dnp

S Barry Church (DAL/UT) - 2 tkl

S Louis Delmas (DET/WMU) - inj, knee

S Abram Elam (DAL/KSU) - 4 tkl

S Jaiquawn Jarrett (PHI/TU) - dnp

S Mike MItchell (OAK/OU) - 4 tkl, int

S Tracy Wilson (NYJ/NIU) - 2 tkl

S Usama Young (CLE/KSU) - 4 tkl

Special Teams

K Shaun Suisham (PIT/BG) - 2 for 2 xp

P Brett Hartmann (HOU/CMU) - IR, torn left ACL

P Brett Kern (TEN/UT) - 5 p, 45.2 avg 1 i20

P Brad Maynard (CLE/BSU) - 6 p, 34.2 avg, 4 i20

P Dave Zastudil (ARI/OU) - 7 p, 46.6 avg, 66 lng, 1 i20