Northwestern NFL Roundup: Week 11
WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) recaps the Week 11 action for Northwestern Wildcats football alumni in the National Football League.
Northwestern has seven football alumni currently on NFL active rosters.
Here’s how they did this week in the NFL:
Zach Strief, Offensive Tackle, New Orleans Saints (Northwestern Class of 2006)
Started at offensive tackle in the Saints 23-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Corey Wootton, Defensive End, Chicago Bears (Northwestern Class of 2010)
Four tackles (3 solo) and one pass defended in the Bears 23-20 overtime win versus the Baltimore Ravens
Corbin Bryant, Defensive Tackle, Buffalo Bills (Northwestern Class of 2010)
Three tackles (1 solo) and one tackle for a loss in the Bills 37-14 win over the New York Jets.
Barry Cofield, Nose Tackle, Washington Redskins (Northwestern Class of 2006)
Starting nose tackle in the Redskins 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nick Roach, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern Class of 2007)
Four tackles (3 solo), one pass defended and one interception in the Raiders 28-23 win over the Houston Texans.
Sherrick McManis, Cornerback, Chicago Bears (Northwestern Class of 2010)
Two tackles (1 solo) in the Bears 23-20 win in overtime versus the Ravens
Marquice Cole, Cornerback, New England Patriots (Northwestern Class of 2007)
Two tackles (2 solo) in the Patriots 24-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Northwestern NFL Player of the Week:
Nick Roach. Roach had four tackles (3 solo), one pass defended and one interception in the Raiders 28-23 win over the Texans. Roach intercepted Houston Texan quarterback Case Keenum midway through the first quarter in Texans territory, setting up a Raider touchdown. For the season Roach has 68 tackles (48 solo), 2.0 sacks, three stuffs for nine yards, one forced fumble, one interception and one pass defended. Roach, as the middle linebacker, is the leader of the Raiders defense calling the plays in the huddle. Roach earned a degree in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University.
To read more about Roach, check out a profile the San Francisco Chronicle did on him a few weeks ago: http://www.sfgate.com/raiders/article/Raiders-Roach-masters-art-of-leading-the-defense-4950238.php
Northwestern also has four players on NFL practice squads:
Brian Arnfelt, Defensive End, Pittsburgh Steelers (Northwestern Class of 2013)
Jordan Mabin, Cornerback, Atlanta Falcons (Northwestern Class of 2012)
Jeremy Ebert, Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars (Northwestern Class of 2012)
Al Netter, Offensive Guard, San Francisco 49ers (Northwestern Class of 2012)