Nittany Lyons in the NFL: Week One

University Park, Pennsylvania. A total of 44 Penn State football graduates fill the rosters of 25 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions annually ranks among the top 20 nationally in producing NFL players.

I will be Barclay and Jahan Dotson The former Penn Staters followed suit in attack, as Barkley was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, while Dotson Pepsi was named NFL Rookie of the Week. Including Dotson, five junior Nittany Lion made their NFL debuts.

Every week of the year, GoPSUSports.com provides updates on the exploits of the former Nittany Lion greats.

Marcus Allen (2014-17) LB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers 23, Bengals 20

  • Watch 14 shots on special teams.

Adrian Amos (2011-14) S, Green Bay Packers
Vikings 23, beams 7

  • He started, made three tackles and defended a pass.
  • Amos is one of three NFL safety zones (Bills S Jordan Poyer and Broncos S Justin Simmons) with multiple interceptions and over 70 tackles in each of the last four seasons (2018-21).
  • The No. 2 active NFL protectors started in consecutive regular season games (68).

Troy Iepke (2014-17) Q, Washington leaders
Commanders 28, Jaguar 22

  • Apke in the training squad in Washington.

Saquon Barkley (2015-17) RB, New York Giants
Giants 21, Titans 20

  • He was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
  • He ran for 164 yards on 18 vehicles with a touchdown.
  • He averaged 9.1 yards per carry and was a long dash of 68 yards.
  • Six receptions were added for 30 yards, giving him 194 yards of total foul.

Ryan Bates (2016-18) OL, Buffalo Bills
31 bills, 10 . rams

  • He started at the right guard to beat the rams.
  • It was his first start of the inaugural season.

Nick Powers (2018-19) TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Steelers 23, Bengals 20

  • Powers is on the Cincinnati coaching staff.

Jaguan Presker (2019-21) S, Chicago Bears
Bear 19, 49ers 10

  • I started safe for the bears.
  • He made four interventions, countered the loss and regained his stumble.

Cam Brown (2016-19) LB, New York Giants
Giants 21, Titans 20

  • Recorded special teams address.

Jason Cabinda (2014-17) FP, Detroit Lions
Eagles 38, Lions 35

  • Cabinda is physically unable to perform.

Tariq Castro Fields (2017-21) CB, Washington Leaders
Commanders 28, Jaguar 22

  • Castro-Fields was inactive.

Dan Chesena (2019) WR, Minnesota Vikings
Vikings 23, beams 7

  • Chesena is on the Minnesota coaching team.

Jahan Dotson (2018-21) WR, Washington Leaders
Commanders 28, Jaguar 22

  • Named NFL Rookie of the Week.
  • He had three receptions for 40 yards and two touchdowns.
  • I managed a game-winning 24 yard touchdown pass with 1:46 left in the fourth quarter.
  • He is the first rookie recipient to score more than two touchdowns in a week one competition in franchise history.

Arnold Ipeketty (2021) D, Atlanta Falcons
Saints 27, Hawks 26

  • Sack scored against the Saints.
  • With his sack from Saints QB Jameis Winston, Ebiketie became the first hawk to score a sack in his NFL debut since Daryl Shropshire in 2005.
  • Ebiketie was one of four NFL budding players to score at least one sack in the first week.

Pat Freermouth (2018-20) TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers 23, Bengals 20

  • I started and made five receptions for 75 yards, including a long catch of 31.
  • He had a key 26-yard reception late in overtime to set up a field goal winning Pittsburgh game.

Will Fries (2017-20) OL, Indianapolis Colts
Colts 20, Texas 20 (tie)

  • Watch five clips on special teams.

Mike Jesicki (2014-17) TE, Miami Dolphins
Vikings 23, beams 7

  • He scored one reception and played 25 shots when attacking.

Blake Jelikin (2016-19) F, New Orleans Saints
Saints 27, Hawks 26

  • He had five cutouts, averaging 54.4 yards (46.0 nets), a length of 59, and one touchdown inside of 20.

Kevin Givens (2016-18) DT, San Francisco 49ers
Bear 19, 49ers 10

  • Watched 19 shots in total, 16 in attack and three in special teams.

Chris Goodwin (2014-16) WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
pirate 19, cowboy 3

  • He started and made three catches for 35 yards.

Ruby Gold (2016-18) DT, San Francisco 49ers
Bear 19, 49ers 10

  • Converted into a 25-yard field target and an extra point.
  • Combined with his 276 career field goals as a member of the Chicago Bears, Gould is the 13th player in NFL history to reach 100 field goals achieved in two different franchises.
  • He’s also just the seventh kicker in NFL history to score 200 field goals with one franchise and 100 field goals with another (Gary Anderson, Morten Anderson, John Carney, Ryan Longwill, Matt Stover, Adam Vinatieri).

Yetur Gross-Matos (2017-19) DE, Carolina Panthers
Browns 26, Panthers 24

  • He started on the defensive end and made two tackles and the QB was in a hurry.

Grant Haley (2014-17) S, Los Angeles Rams
31 bills, 10 . rams

  • Haley is on the Los Angeles coaching staff.

KJ Hamler (2018-19) WR, Denver Broncos
Seahawks 17, Broncos 16

  • He saw 40 snapping up the attack for the Broncos.

Jesse James (2012-14) TE, Cleveland Browns
Browns 26, Panthers 24

  • He played 10 total shots, five on attack and five on special teams.

Austin Johnson (2013-15) DT, Los Angeles Chargers
Chargers 24, Raiders 19

  • He started and scored a tackle and defended a pass.

Dequan Jones (2010-13) DL, Buffalo Bills
31 bills, 10 . rams

  • He started on a defensive tackle and scored three tackles and a QB in a hurry.

John Lovett (2021) RP, Carolina Panthers
Browns 26, Panthers 24

  • Lovett is on the Carolina coaching staff.

Jesse Lucetta (2018-21) LB, Arizona Cardinals
Chiefs 44, Cardinals 21

  • Lukita is on the Arizona coaching staff.

Conor McGovern (2016-18) OL, Dallas Cowboys
pirate 19, cowboy 3

  • I started in the left guard.
  • He was kicked out of the match due to injury.

Trace McSorley (2015-18) QB, Arizona Cardinals
Chiefs 44, Cardinals 21

  • He came off the bench for the Cardinals, completing 2 of 4 passes for 12 yards.
  • Three carriers were added for 20 yards with a 14-yard long dash.

Carl Nessib (2013-15) DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
pirate 19, cowboy 3

  • He saw action through 20 shots, 19 on defense and one on special teams.

Amani Warrior (2015-18) CB, Detroit Lions
Eagles 38, Lions 35

  • He started and made four tackles and defended a pass.

Odafe Oweh (2019-20) DE, Baltimore Ravens
Ravens 24, planes 9

  • She started with crows and made twice solo.

Micah Parsons (2018-19) LB, Dallas Cowboys
pirate 19, cowboy 3

  • He delivered five interventions and two bags.
  • Parsons is one of five players in NFL history to have 15.0 sacks in his first 17 games as a professional, joining John Abraham (15.5), Joey Bossa (15.0), Jevon Kersey (15.0) and Aldon Smith (15.0).
  • Parsons’ four multi-pack games were the most popular cowboys in his first two seasons.

John Reed (2015-19) CB, Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks 17, Broncos 16

  • Reed in injured reserve.

Allen Robinson II (2011-13) WR, Los Angeles Rams
31 bills, 10 . rams

  • He started and worked one receiver for 12 yards.

Miles Sanders (2016-18) RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles 38, Lions 35

  • Climbed 96 yards on 13 buggies (average 7.4) with one landing.
  • Two fishing stops have been added for a distance of nine yards.
  • She ranked third in NFL appearances with 5.1 yards per carry since 2019, trailing only Nick Chubb (5.4) and Jonathan Taylor (5.3) (at least 300 holders).

Nick Scott (2015-18) S, Los Angeles Rams
31 bills, 10 . rams

  • Get started with free security.
  • She collected for seven tackles and forced a stumble and defended a pass.

Brandon Smith (2019-21) LB, Carolina Panthers
Browns 26, Panthers 24

  • Watch 17 clips on special teams.

Donovan Smith (2012-14) OT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
pirate 19, cowboy 3

  • He started and saw 23 settle on the attack.

Jordan Stout (2019-21), Baltimore Ravens
Ravens 24, planes 9

  • He averaged 48.5 yards (40.2 nets) on six breakers, including three inside 20 and 64 long throws.

Derek Tangelo (2021) DT, Atlanta Falcons
Saints 27, Hawks 26

  • Tangelo is in the Atlanta coaching team.

Shaka Tony (2017-20) DI, Washington leaders
Commanders 28, Jaguar 22

Rashid Walker (2019-21) OL, Green Bay Packers
Vikings 23, beams 7

  • He was active for the game but did not play.

No. 22/23 Penn State flies to Auburn on Saturday, September 17. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.

The 2022 Penn State football season is presented by PSECU.

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