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Cal in the NFL - Week 13
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  12/03/2013

BERKELEY - Here’s a look at the 34 former Cal players playing on Sundays.  Top performances of Week 13 were delivered by Jeremy Ross, Mychal Kendricks, and Keenan Allen.

  • Jeremy Ross (WR), Detroit Lions – Had a five-yard reception for the first TD of his career and one carry on a reverse for 24 yards in a 40-10 Thanksgiving Day win against Green Bay. Ross also returned three kickoffs for 70 yards and four punts for 46 yards, including a 35-yard punt return into Green Bay territory that resulted in Detroit’s go-ahead TD. After being cut by Green Bay earlier in the season, Ross received one of Detroit’s game balls following the win. Detroit took over sole possession of the NFC East lead with a 7-5 record. Check out Ross’s first career TD here.
  • Mychal Kendricks (LB), Philadelphia Eagles – Recorded eight tackles in his first game back from injury in a 24-21 win against Arizona. In the win Kendricks set a new career-high with 76 tackles on the season. Philadelphia’s defense forced three Arizona turnovers and held their opponent to 21 points or fewer for the eighth consecutive game. Philadelphia is tied for the NFC East lead with a 7-5 record.
  • Keenan Allen (WR), San Diego Chargers – Had a team-high eight receptions for 106 yards in a 17-10 loss to Cincinnati. Allen has five 100-yard receiving games on the season. He also leads San Diego and all rookies with 843 total receiving yards. Allen was coming off his second Rookie of the Week honor for his nine reception, 124-yard performance against Kansas City. 

  • Tyson Alualu (DT), Jacksonville Jaguars – Recorded one tackle for a one-yard loss in a 32-28 win against Cleveland. Jacksonville has won three of its last four games and back-to-back games for the first time since the 2010 season.
  • C.J. Anderson (RB), Denver Broncos – Did not play in a 35-28 win against Kansas City. Denver remains atop the AFC West with a 10-2 record.
  • Bryan Anger (P), Jacksonville Jaguars – Punted seven times for a 43.7 yard average in a 32-28 win against Cleveland. Anger placed four of those seven punts inside Cleveland’s 20 yard line, including one that led to a safety. Jacksonville has won three of its last four games and back-to-back games for the first time since the 2010 season.
  • D.J. Campbell (S), Miami Dolphins – Played in a 23-3 win against the Jets after being waived, signed to the practice team, and then re-promoted earlier in the week.
  • Andre Carter (DE), New England Patriots – Recorded two pass deflections in a 34-31 comeback win against Houston. Carter’s pressure also forced an incompletion on Houston’s fourth-and-12 attempt with 1:58 remaining in regulation. New England remains atop the AFC East with a 9-3 record.
  • Chris Conte (FS), Chicago Bears – Recorded nine tackles in a 23-20 overtime loss to Minnesota.
  • Thomas DeCoud (S), Atlanta Falcons – Recorded four tackles in a 34-31 overtime win against Buffalo.
  • Brian De La Puente (C), New Orleans Saints – Started in a 34-7 loss to Seattle. New Orleans fell into a tie for the NFC South lead with a 9-3 record.
  • Justin Forsett (RB), Jacksonville Jaguars – Out with injury.
  • Mike Gibson (T), Arizona Cardinals – Played in a 24-21 loss to Philadelphia.
  • Matt Giordano (FS), St. Louis Rams – Recorded one tackle in a 23-13 loss to San Francisco. Giordano also had one carry for a loss of five yards on a failed fake punt.
  • Tony Gonzalez (TE), Atlanta Falcons – Had four receptions for 42 yards, including an 11-yard TD catch, in a 34-31 overtime win against Buffalo. Gonzalez now has 108 career TDs, leading all active players.
  • Lavelle Hawkins (WR), San Diego Chargers – Had one kick return for 20 yards in a 17-10 loss to Cincinnati.
  • DeSean Jackson (WR), Philadelphia Eagles – Had three receptions for 36 yards and three punt returns for three yards in a 24-21 win against Arizona. Celebrating his 27th birthday, Jackson surpassed the 1,000 yard receiving mark on the season for the third time in his six-year career, tying Mike Quick and Harold Carmichael for the most in Philadelphia’s history. Philadelphia is tied for the NFC East lead with a 7-5 record.
  • Marvin Jones (WR), Cincinnati Bengals – Had two receptions for 12 yards in a 17-10 win against San Diego. Cincinnati remains atop the AFC North with an 8-4 record.
  • Cameron Jordan (DE), New Orleans Saints – Recorded three tackles in a 34-7 loss to Seattle. New Orleans fell into a tie for the NFC South lead with a 9-3 record.  
  • L.P. LaDouceur (LS), Dallas Cowboys – Played in a 31-24 Thanksgiving Day win against Oakland. Dallas is tied for the NFC East lead with a 7-5 record.
  • Marshawn Lynch (RB), Seattle Seahawks – Had 16 carries for 45 yards and three receptions for 12 yards in a 34-7 win against New Orleans. Seattle remains atop the NFC West with the best record in the NFL,11-1.
  • Alex Mack (C), Cleveland Browns – Started in a 32-28 loss to Jacksonville. Mack has started all 76 games in his NFL career (all with Cleveland).
  • Brandon Mebane (DT), Seattle Seahawks – Recorded two tackles, including a four-yard tackle for loss, in a 34-7 win against New Orleans. Seattle remains atop the NFC West with the best record in the NFL at 11-1.
  • Mike Mohamed (LB), Houston Texans – Played in a 34-31 loss to New England.
  • Aaron Rodgers (QB), Green Bay Packers – Out with injury.
  • Mitchell Schwartz (T), Cleveland Browns – Started in a 32-28 loss to Jacksonville. Schwartz has started all 28 games in his NFL career (all with Cleveland).
  • Brian Schwenke (C), Tennessee Titans – Started in a 22-14 loss to Indianapolis.
  • Craig Stevens (TE), Tennessee Titans – Out with injury.
  • Will Ta’ufo’ou (FB), Jacksonville Jaguars – Played in a 32-28 win against Cleveland. Jacksonville has won three of its last four games and back-to-back games for the first time since the 2010 season.
  • Shane Vereen (RB), New England Patriots – Had 10 carries for 38 yards and five receptions for 37 yards and a TD in a 34-31 comeback win against Houston. New England remains atop the AFC East with a 9-3 record.

Reserve/Injured

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

 Cal also has one former player head coaching in the NFL.

  • Ron Rivera (Head Coach), Carolina Panthers – With a 27-6 win against Tampa Bay, Carolina extended the longest winning streak in the league to eight games. Carolina’s defense is ranked first in the league at points allowed per game at 13.1. With New Orleans’ loss, Carolina pulled into a tie for the NFC South lead with a 9-3 record.

 

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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