September 11, 2018

Buckeyes in the NFL – Week One


It was a busy opening weekend in the NFL for the Pro Bucks, as 31 former Buckeyes took the field for 21 different teams. With touchdowns, big blocks and pick sixes recorded, Ohio State certainly made its mark on the professional circuit.

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A pair of Buckeye greats – Ted Ginn, Jr. and Michael Thomas – found the end zone in New Orleans’ home opener.

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The former Buckeye linebacker made history in primetime for the New York Jets, becoming the team’s first LB to record two interceptions in a single game since 1990. Take a closer look at his house call in Detroit.

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In his NFL debut, the Macedonia, Ohio native made an immediate impact for the Cleveland Browns against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Denzel Ward picked off Ben Roethlisberger twice in a 21-21 draw.

Scroll below for a rundown of how the rest of the Buckeyes’ fared during week one.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills (L, 47-3 at Baltimore Ravens)
DT Adolphus Washington (2012-15)
2 Tackles

Miami Dolphins (W, 27-20 vs. Tennessee Titans)
LB Jerome Baker (2015-17)
6 Tackles

LB Raekwon McMillan (2014-16)
6 Tackles

New England Patriots (W, 27-20 vs. Houston Texans)
DB Nate Ebner (2009-11)
1 Tackle

New York Jets (W, 48-17 at Detroit Lions)
LB Darron Lee (2013-15)
7 Tackles, 3 Passes Defended, 2 Interceptions, 1 Touchdown

WR Terrelle Pryor (2008-09)
3 Receptions, 49 Yards

AFC North

Cincinnati Bengals (W, 34-23 at Indianapolis Colts)
DE Sam Hubbard (2015-17)
Played in Game. Block set up game-winning touchdown.

OL Billy Price (2014-17)
Started at Center

Cleveland Browns (T, 21-21 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers)
RB Carlos Hyde (2010-13)
22 Carries, 62 Yards, 1 Touchdown. 1 Reception, 3 Yards.

CB Denzel Ward (2015-17)
6 Tackles, 3 Passes Defended, 2 Interceptions

Pittsburgh Steelers (T, 21-21 at Cleveland Browns)
Cameron Heyward (2007-10)
7 Tackles, 1 Sack

AFC South

Indianapolis Colts (L, 34-23 vs. Cincinnati Bengals)
DB Malik Hooker (2015-16)
4 Tackles

DE Tyquan Lewis (2014-17)
Injured Reserve

Jacksonville Jaguars (W, 20-15 at New York Giants)
DT Michael Bennett (2011-14)
Did Not Play

OL Andrew Norwell (2010-13)
Started at Guard

AFC West

Denver Broncos (W, 27-24 vs. Seattle Seahawks)
TE Jeff Heuerman (2011-14)
1 Reception, 15 Yards

DB Bradley Roby (2011-13)
2 Tackles

Los Angeles Chargers (L, 38-28 vs. Kansas City Chiefs)
DE Joey Bosa (2013-15)
Did Not Play

Oakland Raiders (L, 33-13 vs. Los Angeles Rams)
CB Gareon Conley (2014-16)
2 Tackles

K Mike Nugent (2001-04)
2/2 FG (48 yard long), 1/1 XP

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys (L, 16-8 at Carolina Panthers)
WR Noah Brown (2014-16)
Injured Reserve

RB Ezekiel Elliott (2013-15)
15 Carries, 69 Yards, 1 Touchdown. 3 Receptions, 17 Yards.

RB Rod Smith (2011-13)
1 Carry, 5 Yards

New York Giants (L, 20-15 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars)
CB Eli Apple (2013-15)
3 Tackles

Philadelphia Eagles (W, 18-12 vs. Atlanta Falcons)
DB Malcolm Jenkins (2005-08)
3 Tackles

P Cameron Johnston (2013-16)
6 Punts, 52.2 AVG (65 Long)

NFC North

Detroit Lions (L, 48-17 vs. New York Jets)
OL Taylor Decker (2012-15)
Started at Tackle

Green Bay Packers (W, 24-23 vs. Chicago Bears)
OL Corey Linsley (2010-13)
Started at Center

Minnesota Vikings (W, 24-16 vs. San Francisco 49ers)
OL Pat Elflein (2013-16)
Did Not Play

DT Jalyn Holmes (2014-17)
Did Not Play

NFC South

Carolina Panthers (W, 16-8 vs. Dallas Cowboys)
WR Curtis Samuel (2014-16)
Did Not Play

New Orleans Saints (L, 48-40 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
DB Vonn Bell (2013-15)
4 Tackles

DB Kurt Coleman (2006-09)
3 Tackles

WR Ted Ginn, Jr. (2004-06)

5 Receptions, 68 Yards, 1 Touchdown. 1 Carry, 5 Yards.

CB Marshon Lattimore (2015-16)
3 Tackles, 1 Pass Defended

WR Michael Thomas (2012-15)
16 Receptions, 180 Yards, 1 Touchdown

NFC West

Los Angeles Rams (W, 33-13 at Oakland Raiders)
LS Jake McQuaide (2008-10)
Played in Game

Seattle Seahawks (L, 27-24 at Denver Broncos)
OL Jamarco Jones (2014-17)
Injured Reserve

TE Nick Vannett (2012-15)
1 Reception, 11 Yards