Northwestern NFL Roundup: Week 14
WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) recaps the Week 14 action for Northwestern Wildcats football alumni in the National Football League.
Northwestern has eight football alumni currently on NFL active rosters.
Here’s how they did this week in the NFL:
Jeremy Ebert, Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars (Northwestern Class of 2012)
Ebert was inactive for the Jaguars 27-20 win over the Houston Texans.
Zach Strief, Offensive Tackle, New Orleans Saints (Northwestern Class of 2006)
Started at offensive tackle in the Saints 31-13 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Corey Wootton, Defensive End, Chicago Bears (Northwestern Class of 2010)
Two tackles (2 solo) in the Bears 45-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Corbin Bryant, Defensive Tackle, Buffalo Bills (Northwestern Class of 2010)
One tackle (1 solo) in the Bills 27-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Barry Cofield, Nose Tackle, Washington Redskins (Northwestern Class of 2006)
Three tackles in the Redskins 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs
Nick Roach, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern Class of 2007)
Nine tackles (8 solo), one tackle for a loss of one yard, one forced fumble and one pass defended in the Raiders 37-27 loss to the New York Jets
Sherrick McManis, Cornerback, Chicago Bears (Northwestern Class of 2010)
Three tackles (3 solo) in the Bears 45-28 win over the Cowboys.
Marquice Cole, Cornerback, New England Patriots (Northwestern Class of 2007)
Reserve cornerback in the Patriots 27-26 win over the Cleveland Browns
Northwestern NFL Player of the Week:
Nick Roach. Roach had nine tackles (8 solo), one tackle for a loss, one forced fumble and one pass defended in the Raiders 37-27 loss to the New York Jets. This is his third straight game with a forced fumble. For the season Roach has 98 tackles (73 solo), 5.5 sacks, five tackles for a loss of 11 yards, four forced fumbles, one interception and three passes defended. His 98 tackles, four forced fumbles and 5.5 sacks are all career highs for Roach, who according to Bleacher Report, has gone from a utility man on the Chicago Bears, to the defensive leader on the Raiders this year. Roach is No. 23 in tackles in the NFL with 98 and tied for No. 3 in forced fumbles with four.
Northwestern also has three players on NFL practice squads:
Brian Arnfelt, Defensive End, Pittsburgh Steelers (Northwestern Class of 2013)
Jordan Mabin, Cornerback, Atlanta Falcons (Northwestern Class of 2012)
Al Netter, Offensive Guard, San Francisco 49ers (Northwestern Class of 2012)