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The good: David Wilson scored his first NFL touchdown. The bad: Arizona Cardinals' running back Ryan Williams is out for the remainder of the 2012 NFL season.
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:
Kam Chancellor, SS Seattle Seahawks- Chancellor had four total tackles, three as solo efforts, in Seattle's victory over the Panthers. Chancellor also defended two passes.
4 TAK, 3 SOLO, 2 PD
Shayne Graham, K Houston Texans- Graham was three of three on field goals with kicks coming from 27, 42 and 22 yards out. Graham hit both of the extra points he attempted, totaling 11 points on the night.
3/3 FG (22, 27, 42), 2/2 XP
Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs- Flowers totaled two tackles, two solo tackles with a pass defended. Flowers also intercepted a Joe Flacco pass and returned it for 29 yards. The Chiefs were unable to convert the turnover into anything...but a turnover of their own as the concussed-then-cheered-by-crappy-Chiefs-fans Matt Cassel threw an interception.
3 TAK, 3 SOLO, 1 PD, 1 INT
Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins- Morgan pulled in just one catch for four yards as the Redskins lost to the Atlanta Falcons. RGIII left the game early with a concussion, probably part of the reason the Falcons lost. Although, maybe that drafting of Kirk Cousins by the Redskins wasn't so dumb afterall.
1 REC, 4 YDS
Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers- Eddie caught two passes for 31 yards with a long of 20 yards and returned two punts for 16 yards in the Chargers loss to the previously winless New Orleans Saints.
2 REC, 31 YDS; 2 RET, 16 YDS
Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles- After a turnover free week four, Vick coughed the ball up twice, including a critical fumble at the one yard line that turned a scoring opportunity into a change in possession. Vick was 20 of 30 on the day for 175 yards with two touchdowns. Vick also rushed five times for 16 yards on the day. Vick hit LeSean McCoy for a 15-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and Brent Celek for a two-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. After the pass to Celek, the Steelers went on a 64-yard, 6:33 drive capped with a last second field goal.
20/30, 175 YDS, 2 TD; 5 RUSH, 16 YARDS, 3 FUM, 2 LOST
Ryan Williams, RB Arizona Cardinals- Bad news for Ryan Williams and the Cardinals as Williams is out for the year after injuring his left shoulder in Thursday night's game. Williams had suffered a season-ending injury last year and it looked like he was getting his opportunity this year after recovering from the knee injury last year. Hate to see Williams lose a good chunk of this season. You can't help but wonder if this injury will effect his NFL future down the road.
14 RUSH, 33 YDS; 1 REC, 5 YDS
David Wilson, RB New York Giants- Wilson scored the first touchdown of his pro career as he ran it in for a 40-yard touchdown. Wilson's touchdown helped to give the Giants a 41-20 lead. Wilson hit the hole and made two defenders miss with his speed alone and was untouched into the endzone. Wilson rushed two times for 44 yards and also returned four kicks for 54 yards with a long of 21 yards.
2 RUSH, 44 YDS, 1 TD; 4 RET, 54 YDS
Jason Worilds LB Pittsburgh Steelers- Worilds had a big week for the Steelers, totaling four solo tackles and four total tackles, with a sack, two tackles for a loss, a pass defended. Worilds dropped LeSean McCoy for a loss of two yards and then dropped Vick for a five yard loss two plays later. Good day for Worilds.
4 TAK, 4 SOLO, 2 TFL, SACK, PD
Inactive players: CB Jayron Hosley, NY Giants; WR Jarrett Boykin, Green Bay Packers; 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: I'm going with Wilson again this week for scoring his first professional touchdown. Worilds comes in a very close second for his performance, but I think this is exactly what Wilson needs to get going.
If you know of any Hokies that I've left off of the list, please leave a comment below.
Which former Hokie had the best Week 5?
David Wilson (2 RUSH, 44 YDS, 1 TD; 4 RET, 52 YDS) (39 votes)
Kam Chancellor (4 TAK, 3 SOLO, 2 PD) (2 votes)
Mike Vick (20/30, 175 YDS, 2 TD; 5 RUSH, 16 YARDS) (1 vote)
Jason Worilds (4 TAK, 4 SOLO, 2 TFL, SACK, PD) (26 votes)
Deangelo Hall (9 TAK, 4 SOLO, 1 TFL) (5 votes)
Write-in in comments (0 votes)
73 total votes