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Nittany Lions in the NFL: Week 11

Nittany Lions in the NFL: Week 11

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A total of 43 Penn State football alumni are populating the rosters of 24 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions annually rank among the top 20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL.
The Dallas Cowboys, with the help of two sacks from All-Pro linebacker Micah Parsons, blew out the Minnesota Vikings 40-3 in the Cowboys’ return from the bye week. Parsons’ efforts place him third in the NFL with ten sacks on the year. Jaquan Brisker also had a fantastic day on defense as he posted a career-high 11 tackles against the Lions. Offensively, Pat Freiermuth hauled in a career high eight catches for 79 yards against the Bengals on Sunday afternoon.
Each week throughout the year, provides updates on the exploits of these former Nittany Lion greats.
Marcus Allen (2014-17) LB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bengals 37, Steelers 30

  • Totaled three tackles (2 solo).

Adrian Amos (2011-14) S, Green Bay Packers
Titans 27, Packers 17

  • Amassed 10 total tackles (6 solo).

Troy Apke (2014-17) S, Washington Commanders
Commanders 23, Texans 10

  • Apke is on Washington’s practice squad.

Saquon Barkley (2015-17) RB, New York Giants
Lions 31, Giants 18

  • Carried the ball 15 times for 22 yards.
  • Added two catches for 13 yards.
  • Sits at second in the NFL rushing yardage leaderboard (953). Remains second in attempts (213). Tied for ninth in touchdowns with six.

Ryan Bates (2016-18) OL, Buffalo Bills
Bills 31, Browns 23

Nick Bowers (2018-19) TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals 37, Steelers 30

  • Bowers is on Cincinnati’s practice squad.

Jaquan Brisker (2019-21) S, Chicago Bears
Falcons 27, Bears 24

  • Led the Bears with a career high 11 total tackles (7 solo), including a tackle for loss.
  • Tied for sixth in the NFL, among defensive backs, in total tackles with 73.

Cam Brown (2016-19) LB, New York Giants
Lions 31, Giants 18

Jason Cabinda (2014-17) FB, Detroit Lions
Lions 31, Giants 18

  • Saw two targets in the passing game.

Tariq Castro-Fields (2017-21) CB, Washington Commanders
Commanders 23, Texans 10

Dan Chisena (2019) WR, Minnesota Vikings
Cowboys 40, Vikings 3

  • Chisena is on Minnesota’s practice squad.

Jahan Dotson (2018-21) WR, Washington…

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