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Three Former Cal Players Advance in NFL Playoffs
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/09/2012

Jan. 9, 2012

2012 Cal Football: Season-Ticket Info/Memorial Stadium

BERKELEY - Three former Cal football players - Brian De La Puente (New Orleans), Cameron Jordan (New Orleans) and Mike Mohamed (Denver) - were on the active rosters of teams that won NFL Playoff games last Saturday and Sunday to advance to the Divisional round this Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 14-15.

De La Puente and Jordan moved on with a New Orleans team that was a 45-28 winner over Detroit at home on Saturday. De La Puente started on the offensive line, while Jordan played off the bench on the defensive line and contributed a tackle. Mohamed was on the active roster for Denver, a 29-23 overtime winner Sunday at home over Pittsburgh, but did not play.

The trio will be joined in the Divisional round by Desmond Bishop (Green Bay), Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) and Shane Vereen (New England), who are members of teams that earned byes for the NFL's Wild Card Weekend. The Patriots were the AFC East champs, while the Packers won the NFC North.

The Saints (NFC South) and Broncos (AFC West) were also divisional champs but neither received a bye.

Thomas DeCoud and Tony Gonzalez also participated in the NFL's Wild Card Weekend but were on an Atlanta team that was eliminated after suffering a 24-2 road loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. DeCoud had nine tackles as a starter at free safety, while Gonzalez started at tight end and had four catches for 44 yards.

Three other former Cal players - Jahvid Best (Detroit), Andre Carter (New England) and Syd'Quan Thompson (Denver) - are on the injured reserve lists for teams that qualified for the NFL Playoffs.

Cal has had at least one player on a Super Bowl roster for each of the last 10 seasons, including Bishop and Rodgers from last year's Super Bowl XLV champion Packers. Rodgers is also the reigning Super Bowl MVP.

Below is a list of the next scheduled game for each of the six former Golden Bears remaining in the NFL Playoffs.

DESMOND BISHOP (LB) - GREEN BAY
Next Game: Sunday, Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m. CT, FOX - host New York Giants

BRIAN DE LA PUENTE (C) - NEW ORLEANS
Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 14, 1:30 p.m. PT, FOX - at San Francisco

CAMERON JORDAN (DE) - NEW ORLEANS
Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 14, 1:30 p.m. PT, FOX - at San Francisco

MIKE MOHAMED (LB) - DENVER
Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:00 p.m. ET, CBS - at New England

AARON RODGERS (QB) - GREEN BAY
Next Game: Sunday, Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m. CT, FOX - host New York Giants

SHANE VEREEN (RB) - NEW ENGLAND
Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:00 p.m. ET, CBS - host Denver


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