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 earned just one tackle in the Panthers' victory over the struggling Eagles.
Jarrett Boykin, WR Green Bay Packers- Boykin didn't pull in any passes, but did earn a tackle. A tackle on David Wilson on the opening kickoff of the game.
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
Cody Grimm, FS Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Grimm was inactive this week.
Darren Evans, RB Tennessee Titans- Evans was active this week, but did not accumulate any stats.
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;
Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants- Hosley tallied three tackles, all as solo efforts, and broke up a pass in the Giants' win over the Packers.
3 TAK, 3 SOLO, PD
Jeff King, TE Arizona Cardinals- King caught one pass for a nine yard gain.
1 REC, 9 YDS
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
Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers- Eddie was inactive this week.
Darryl Tapp, DE Philadelphia Eagles- Tapp earned just one tackle on the night, a special teams play following fumble on the kickoff by teammate Brandon Boykin.
Tyrod Taylor, QB Baltimore Ravens- Tyrod did not accumulate any stats.
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
Jason Worilds LB Pittsburgh Steelers- Worilds helped the Steelers out immensely against the Browns, tallying four tackles, all four of the solo variety, two sacks and a pass defensed.
4 TAK, 4 SOLO, 2 SACKS, PD
Inactive players: LB Xavier Adibi, Tennessee Titans; WR Danny Coale, Dallas Cowboys (practice squad).
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.