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Cal in the NFL - Week 11
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/19/2013

BERKELEY - Here’s a look at the 34 former Cal players playing in the NFL. Top performances of Week 11 were delivered by Marshawn Lynch, Bryan Anger, and Chris Conte.

  • Marshawn Lynch (RB), Seattle Seahawks – Rushed for 54 yards on 17 carries, had two receptions for nine yards, and a combined three TDs in a 41-20 win against Minnesota. Lynch capped off two Seattle drives in the first half with one-yard and four-yard TD runs. Lynch added a six-yard receiving TD in the fourth quarter. Seattle won its franchise-record 13th straight home game and remains atop the NFC West at 10-1. Check out Lynch’s four-yard TD run here.
  • Bryan Anger (P), Jacksonville Jaguars – Punted eight times for a 47.8 yard average in a 27-14 loss to Arizona. Anger placed six of his eight punts inside the 20 as Jacksonville had favorable field position most of the game. Arizona started four consecutive drives at its 9, 10, 2, and 10 in the third and fourth quarters following Anger punts.
  • Chris Conte (FS), Chicago Bears – Recorded five tackles, including a one-yard tackle for loss, in a weather-delayed 23-20 overtime win against Baltimore. Three of Conte’s tackles came on Baltimore’s final drive in regulation including his tackle for loss which came on second-and-goal from the two with 11 seconds remaining. Chicago’s goal-line stand forced overtime as Baltimore settled for a field goal. The win pulled Chicago into a tie for first in the NFC North with a 6-4 record.

  • Keenan Allen (WR), San Diego Chargers – Had three receptions for 45 yards and returned two punts for 34 yards in a 20-16 loss to Miami. 
  • Tyson Alualu (DT), Jacksonville Jaguars – Recorded two tackles in a 27-14 loss to Arizona.
  • C.J. Anderson (RB), Denver Broncos – Played in a 27-14 win against division rival Kansas City. Denver handed the Chiefs their first loss of the season. Denver is now atop the AFC West with a 9-1 record and a tiebreak over the Chiefs.  
  • D.J. Campbell (S), Miami Dolphins – Played in a 20-16 win against San Diego.
  • Andre Carter (DE), New England Patriots – Recorded one tackle in a 24-20 loss to Carolina. Despite the loss New England remains atop the AFC East with a 7-3 record.
  • Brian De La Puente (C), New Orleans Saints – Started in a last-second 23-20 win against San Francisco. New Orleans remains atop the NFC South with an 8-2 record.
  • Thomas DeCoud (S), Atlanta Falcons – Recorded two tackles in a 41-28 loss to Tampa Bay.
  • Justin Forsett (RB), Jacksonville Jaguars – Did not play in a 27-14 loss to Arizona.
  • Mike Gibson (T), Arizona Cardinals – Played in a 27-14 win against Jacksonville.
  • Tony Gonzalez (TE), Atlanta Falcons – Had six receptions for 51 yards and a two-point conversion in a 41-28 loss to Tampa Bay. Gonzalez recorded his 50th catch of the season, his 16th season with that mark which is second only to Jerry Rice (17).
  • Lavelle Hawkins (WR), San Diego Chargers – Did not play in a 20-16 loss to Miami.
  • DeSean Jackson (WR), Philadelphia Eagles – Had four receptions for 82 yards and returned two punts for six yards in a 24-16 win against Washington. Philadelphia snapped a 10-game home losing streak and remained atop the NFC East at 6-5 heading into their bye week.
  • Marvin Jones (WR), Cincinnati Bengals – Had one reception for nine yards and one rush for a loss of one in a 41-20 win against Cleveland. Cincinnati remained atop the AFC North with a 7-4 record.
  • Cameron Jordan (DE), New Orleans Saints – Recorded two tackles, including his seventh sack of the year for a two-yard loss, in a last-second 23-20 win against San Francisco. New Orleans remains atop the NFC South with an 8-2 record.
  • Mychal Kendricks (LB), Philadelphia Eagles – Out with injury. In Kendricks’ absence, Philadelphia snapped a 10-game home losing streak and remained atop the NFC East at 6-5 heading into their bye week.
  • Alex Mack (C), Cleveland Browns – Started and recovered a Jason Campbell fumble in a 41-20 loss to Cincinnati. Mack has started all 74 games in his NFL career (all with Cleveland).
  • Brandon Mebane (DT), Seattle Seahawks – Recorded a tackle in a 41-20 win against Minnesota. Seattle won its franchise-record 13th straight home game and remains atop the NFC West at 10-1.
  • Mike Mohamed (LB), Houston Texans – Did not play in a 28-23 loss to Oakland.
  • Aaron Rodgers (QB), Green Bay Packers – Out with injury.
  • Jeremy Ross (WR), Detroit Lions – Had one reception for 19 yards in a 37-27 loss to Pittsburgh. Detroit is tied for first in the NFC North with a 6-4 record.
  • Mitchell Schwartz (T), Cleveland Browns – Started in a 41-20 loss to Cincinnati. Schwartz has started all 26 games in his NFL career (all with Cleveland).
  • Brian Schwenke (C), Tennessee Titans – Did not play in a 30-27 loss to Indianapolis.
  • Craig Stevens (TE), Tennessee Titans – Started in a 30-27 loss to Indianapolis.
  • Will Ta’ufo’ou (FB), Jacksonville Jaguars – Had one reception for five yards in a 27-14 loss to Arizona.
  • Shane Vereen (RB), New England Patriots – Had a game and career-high eight receptions for 65 yards and one carry for seven yards in a 24-20 loss to Carolina. It was Vereen’s first action since being placed on the injured reserve list after week one. Despite the loss New England remains atop the AFC East at 7-3.

BYE Week

  • Matt Giordano (FS), St. Louis Rams
  • L.P. LaDouceur (LS), Dallas Cowboys

Reserve/Injured

  • Lorenzo Alexander (LB), Arizona Cardinals  
  • Desmond Bishop (LB), Minnesota Vikings
  • Nick Sundberg (LS), Washington Redskins
  • Steve Williams (CB), San Diego Chargers

 

For more detailed information on Cal’s 34 players currently on NFL rosters, check out their bio pages at ESPN.com.


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