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Hokies in the NFL: '12-'13 in review

For various reasons, I was unable to finish out my Hokies in the NFL series last year. So now I will quickly recap the season for the Hokies in the NFL. Also, since this is very delayed, don't expect me to remember big, game-changing plays. Leave those in the comments, why don't you?

David Wilson had a solid season for the Giants in 2012-2013
David Wilson had a solid season for the Giants in 2012-2013

Xavier Adibi, LB Tennessee Titans -- Adibi started the season with the Chicago Bears, but he was cut just before the start of the regular season. He was signed to the Tennessee Titans roster and though he dressed for five games, he did not record a tackle.

James Anderson, LB Carolina Panthers -- Anderson followed seasons of 130 and 145 total tackles with 73 tackles in a diminished role. Anderson started 11 games, earning 39 solo tackles and 34 assists. Anderson also had a pair of passes defended.

Jarrett Boykin, WR Green Bay Packers -- Boykin dressed in 10 of 11 games for the Pack, hauling in five passes for 27 yards. Boykin pulled in passes of 9, 7, 6, 4 and 1 yards. The 6-yard reception came on a 4th-and-1 situation against the Vikings.

Roc Carmichael, CB Houston Texans -- After missing the entirety of his rookie season due to injury, Roc missed the majority of his second campaign due to another injury. Carmichael played in the final six games of the season, tallying nine total tackles--eight solo and one assist. Carmichael's best game of the season was against the Titans, racking up four solo tackles, one assist and one pass defended.

Kam Chancellor, SS Seattle Seahawks -- Kam was a leader for the "Legion of Boom" Seattle Seahawks secondary. Chancellor's 101 combined tackles were second on the team behind linebacker Bobby Wagner. Chancellor had 75 solo tackles and 26 assisted tackles whilst forcing a fumble and recovering two. He defended four passes. Chancellor tallied five solo and five assisted tackles over the course of the two playoff games for the Seahawks.

Danny Coale, WR Dallas Cowboys -- Danny spent the season on the practice squad and tore his ACL late in the season.

Darren Evans, RB Tennessee Titans -- Evans was signed to the Titans' practice squad in early September and dressed for a handful of games, but didn't see any action.

Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs -- Flowers pulled in three interceptions for 28 yards and defended 13 passes in his fifth year in the league. Flowers had 48 combined tackles, 40 of those as solo efforts, and earned one sack and recovered a fumble.

Shayne Graham, K Houston Texans -- Shayne played for the Texans, converting 31 of 38 field goal opportunities (81.6%) and all 45 extra points. Shayne hit a 51-yarder for his longest kick of the year and tallied a pair of solo tackles over the year. Graham was a perfect 6-for-6 in the playoffs in field goals, including nailing a career-long 55-yard kick against the Patriots.

Cody Grimm, SS Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- The Grimm Reaper played primarily on special teams and spot duty for the Bucs. Grimm tallied three solo tackles and two assisted tackles in nine games played.

DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins -- Hall equaled a career high with 95 combined tackles, 68 as solo efforts. He also picked off four passes for 62 yards, defended 14 passes and recovered a fumble. Hall also returned one kickoff for 43 yards, which he could have easily scored on but he chose to slide to help the Redskins end the game. In the playoffs, Hall tallied seven combined tackles.

Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants -- Jayron played in 12 games in his rookie year, pulling in one interception forcing a fumble and recovering one. Hosley tallied 32 solo tackles and eight assists for the Giants.

Jeff King, TE Arizona Cardinals -- Ol' Jeff started 12 of 16 games, pulling in 17 passes for 129 yards in his second year with the Cardinals.

Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins -- Morgan's first year in Washington will probably be most notably remembered by his poor decision late in the game against the Rams that cost the Redskins the chance for overtime. However, Morgan pulled in the second most receptions of his career with 48 and racked up 510 yards and two touchdowns. Morgan also rushed for 25 yards on three carries for the Redskins.

Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers -- Eddie's first year in San Diego was slowed by injury as the former Hokie pulled in 23 passes for 234 yards and one touchdown. Eddie returned 12 punts for 64 yards and rushed for 22 yards on 3 carries.

Darryl Tapp, DE Philadelphia Eagles -- Tapp tallied just 17 tackles in his last season in Philadelphia, 13 as solo efforts. Tapp earned a 1/2 sack and also recovered a fumble.

Tyrod Taylor, QB Baltimore Ravens -- Taylor had the best payoff of any Hokie by the end of the year, adding a Super Bowl ring to his jewelry box. On the field, Tyrod completed 17 of 29 passes for 179 yards and no touchdowns with one interceptions. Tyrod rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and earned five first downs with his feet.

Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles -- Vick played in 10 games due to a concussion, completing 204 of 351 passes (58.1%) for 2,362 yards and 12 touchdowns. Vick threw 10 interceptions on the year. He rushed for 332 yards on 62 carries and one touchdown. He lost three fumbles during the season.

Ryan Williams, RB Arizona Cardinals -- After missing the majority of the season with an injury, he returned to make his NFL debut. Williams rushed for 164 yards on 58 attempts with a season-long run of 25 yards. Though he didn't score a touchdown, Williams earned seven first downs for the Cardinals. He pulled in seven catches for 44 yards.

David Wilson, RB New York Giants -- Wilson's rookie year was very solid, despite a rough start with a fumble in the opener against the Cowboys in the opener. Wilson rushed for 358 yards on 71 carries and scored four touchdowns on the ground. Wilson gained 17 first downs and had a season-long run of 52 yards. He caught four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield. Wilson returned 57 kickoffs for 1,533 yards and one touchdown, a 97-yard run against the Saints. Wilson's break-out game was against the Saints where he had returns of 97, 58 and 52 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 100 yards and two scores. Wilson's 327 all-purpose yards set a franchise record for the Giants.

Jason Worilds, LB Pittsburgh Steelers -- Worilds recorded 27 total tackles with 23 as solo efforts, including five sacks in his third season in the league.


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