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Hokies in the NFL: Week 7

Former Hokies Eddie Royal and Jarrett Boykin had milestone touchdown receptions, but several former Bud Foster products made a case for player of the week. Get your thoughts in.

Jarrett Boykin scored his first career touchdown on Sunday.
Jarrett Boykin scored his first career touchdown on Sunday.
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James Anderson, LB Chicago Bears -- Anderson and Da Bears played against the Politically Incorrects. Anderson had a pretty solid outing, racking up eight total tackles with six solo tackles, one QB sack and two tackles for a loss. Anderson stopped RGIII on 2nd-and-10 with a tackle after the mobile QB picked up seven yards. On the very next play, he sacked Griffin for an eight yard loss and forced Washington to punt. A punt that was returned 81 yards for a touchdown by Devin Hester to tie the game at 17. On Washington's next possession, Anderson tackled Roy Helu for a three yard loss and then brought Helu down on the next play after a five yard gain.
8 TAK, 6 SOLO, 1 SACK, 2 TFL

Nick Becton, OT San Diego Chargers -- Inactive.

Jarrett Boykin, WR Green Bay Packers -- Boykin had his breakout game in the Pack's win over the Browns. Boykin caught eight passes for 103 yards and scored a 20-yard touchdown. On his touchdown, Boykin ran down the right side of the field came back to the ball. After he pulled the ball in, he made solid contact with the Cleveland DB and stretched to the goaline for his first career touchdown. In all he had catches of 4, 2, 15, 5, 6, 12, 39 and 20. He also had a 21-yard catch wiped out because of a hold. Boykin nearly scored two touchdowns on the day as he had a 39-yard catch that set the Packers up at the 1-yard line. The Packers would score on the very next play. So, that counts, right?

Here is the highlight of Boykin's touchdown.

8 REC, 103 YDS, TD

Duane Brown, OG Houston Texans -- Active as the Texans nearly upset the still perfect (!!!) Kansas City Chiefs. Brown was flagged for a false start and a hold.

Roc Carmichael, CB Philadelphia Eagles -- Carmichael downed a punt inside the Dallas 10 and also earned a helper on a special teams tackle.

Kam Chancellor, S Seattle Seahawks -- Chancellor and the Seahawks played on Thursday night and Kam forced a fumble (though the Cardinals recovered it) and also earned a tackle for loss on another play earlier. Kam tallied five tackles, all solo, in the Seahawks win.

Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs -- Flowers had a pretty good week for the undefeated Chiefs, turning in a six solo tackle day with a sack of Houston QB Case Keenum. Not bad, Mr. Flowers. Sidenote: I hate searching google news for Brandon Flowers, I always get the lead singer of The Killers.

DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins -- Hall had four total tackles with three as solo efforts and three passes defended.
4 TAK, 3 SOLO, 3 PD

Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants -- Inactive (injury).

Will Montgomery, G Washington Redskins -- I don't know how much of an impact Montgomery had on the Redskins game, but he had an indirect impact on the Patriots-Jets game. Otherwise, all that I can tell you is that RGIII was sacked just once and it was by James Anderson.

Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins -- Morgan fumbled on a 17-yard kickoff return, but luckily it was recovered by a Washington player. Mogan also had another 17 yard return and a 19-yard return. Morgan was also called for offensive holding. He did not accumulate any receiving stats.
3 KRET, 53 YDS

Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers -- The veteran (relatively speaking of course) turned in another solid performance for the Chargers. Eddie pulled in four passes for 69 yards and a 27-yard touchdown catch. His longest catch of the day was an incredible 29-yard catch. Royal caught the ball on the left side of the field, well behind the line of scrimmage on a screen. Royal juked out of one tackle, reversed field and eluded a few more tackles to get the ball all the way down to the 3-yard line. The play was originally ruled as a fumble at the end of the play, but the call was overturned and then Ryan Mathews punched it in on the next play. As far as his touchdown, Royal caught the ball at about the 7-yard line, tip-toed the sideline and dove in for a touchdown. Royal's touchdown, his sixth of the year, set a new career high for receiving touchdowns in a season.

Here's a link to Eddie's TD catch and here's a link to his fantastic screen catch.

4 REC, 69 YDS, TD

Andre Smith, TE Dallas Cowboys -- Smith was active this week and GOT A KICK RETURN. Smith returned a kick 10 yards. ATTA BOY.
1 KRET, 10 YDS

Tyrod Taylor, QB Baltimore Ravens -- Take a guess.

Darryl Tapp, DE/LB Washington Redskins -- Did not accumulate any stats. Not even his normal solo tackle :(

Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles -- Inactive with a hamstring injury.

Ryan Williams, RB Arizona Cardinals -- Inactive again.

David Wilson, RB New York Giants -- Inactive with a neck injury.

Jason Worilds, LB Pittsburgh Steelers -- Worilds and the Steelers picked up their second win of the year and Jason had three total tackles with two as solo efforts. Worilds also would have had a half sack, but Troy Polamalu had to ruin it with a neutral zone infraction. Good one, big hair.

Practice Squad:
Corey Fuller (WR Detroit Lions), Vinston Painter (OT, Denver Broncos), Bruce Taylor (LB, Arizona Cardinals)

Injured reserve:
Jeff King, TE Arizona Cardinals -- season-ending knee surgery

Currently a free agent:
Shayne Graham, K; Xavier Adibi, LB; Vincent Fuller, DB; Cody Grimm, DB; Matt Lehr, OG; Carlton Powell, DT; Ed Wang, OT; Eddie Whitley, S; Danny Coale, WR