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:
Roc Carmichael, CB Houston Texans- Roc Carmichael made his NFL regular season debut this week on Thanksgiving Day. Carmichael earned a special teams tackle on a Houston punt. Let's hope his role increases for the Texans, as he missed the first full year and most of this year due to injury.
Kam Chancellor, SS Seattle Seahawks- Chancellor totaled four tackles (all solo) in the Seattle loss to Minnesota. Chancellor also dropped Reggie Bush for a one-yard loss and a five-yard loss.
4 TAK, 4 SOLO, 2 TFL
Shayne Graham, K Houston Texans- Graham provided the overtime winner for the Texans on Thanksgiving day, even though his foot was probably less of a focus than Ndamakuong Suh's. Graham was two of three on field goals, hitting a 45-yarder and the winning 32-yarder, but missing from 51 yards. Graham hit all four extra points.
2/3 FG (45, 32, X51); 4/4 XP
Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs- Flowers intercepted Peyton Manning on a second down pass to Eric Decker. Flowers lateraled the ball to Abram Elam, who returned it for 10 yards. Flowers totaled four tackles, all solo, to add to his stats for the day.
4 TAK, 4 SOLO, INT
DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins- Hall pulled in another interception this week, picking off Tony Romo pass and returning it for 27 yards. The Redskins cashed in on the turnover, extending their lead to 28-3. Hall later fielded an onsides kick attempt by the Cowboys and ran it back 43 yards before going down just shy of the endzone, allowing the Redskins to kneel the ball and close out the game. Yes, a selfless play from DeAngelo Hall. In addition to the return and interception, Hall also broke up a play at the line of scrimmage and totaled three tackles on the day, two as solo.
3 TAK, 2 SOLO, INT, 2 PD;
Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins- Morgan caught five passes for 48 yards in the Redskins' win over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving day. Morgan continues to be an important part of the Washington passing game, which is good for him considering the numbers RGIII is putting up.
5 REC, 48 YDS
Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles- Vick was still on the sidelines with concussion related symptoms during the Eagles' loss to the Panthers.
David Wilson, RB New York Giants- Wilson was involved more in the run game (though late in a blowout), taking six carries for 13 yards and also caught a pass for 5 yards. He continued to have an impact in the return game with returns of 28, 21 and 23 yards--totaling 72 yards.
6 CAR, 13 YDS; REC, 5 YDS; 3 RET, 72 YDS
4 TAK, 4 SOLO, 2 SACKS, PD
Player of the week: DeAngelo Hall takes it again this week.
If you know of any Hokies that I've left off of the list, please leave a comment below.