As with last year, no offensive lineman are mentioned because it's just too hard to really tell how they performed. The Hokies in the NFL are below in alphabetical order:
James Anderson, LB Carolina Panthers- Anderson and the Panthers returned from their bye week and fell to the Cowboys in a tight game. Anderson tallied 12 tackles with seven coming as solo efforts and one as a tackle for a loss. Anderson also defended a pass and stopped a 3rd and 4 run for a loss to force a field goal. Anderson was also penalized 15 yards for a horsecollar tackle.
12 TAK, 7 SOLO, TFL, PD
Shayne Graham, K Houston Texans- Graham and the Texans steamrolled the Ravens in a bit of a surprising result (the margin, not necessarily who won). Graham was 2 of 2 on the day with field goals of 33 and 29 yards. Graham also converted all five extra points on the day.
2/2 FG (33, 29), 5/5 XP
DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins- Hall tallied three tackles with all three as solo efforts in the Redskins' loss to the Giants. Hall also defended a pass and was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness.
3 TAK, 3 SOLO, 1 PD
Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants- Hosley got burn by Santana Moss on a 30-yard touchdown pass that looked like it might be the game-winner for the Redskins. Luckily, for Hosley, Eli Manning connected with Victor Cruz on a 77-yard touchdown to win the game for the Giants. Hosley also totaled five tackles--all solo--and recovered a fumble to seal the win for the Giants.
3 TAK, 3 SOLO, 1 FUM REC
Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins- Morgan pulled in two passes for 16 yards, but had a 30-yard touchdown catch nullified by a penalty. :( . Morgan also had a tackle as he was credited with the tackle on Hosley's fumble recovery.
2 REC, 16 YDS, TAK
Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles- Vick and the Eagles were off this week.
David Wilson, RB New York Giants- Wilson had no carries, but did return four kicks for 106 yards, including a 32 yarder. Wilson returned a kick to the 23, and two plays later the Giants scored the game-winner.
4 RET, 106 YDS
Inactive players: CB Roc Carmichael, Houston Texans; RB Darren Evans, Tennessee Titans (practice squad); WR Danny Coale, Dallas Cowboys (practice squad); TE Andre Smith, Indianapolis Colts (practice squad).
Player of the week: James Anderson takes this one very easily.
If you know of any Hokies that I've left off of the list, please leave a comment below.