It was a week of highs and lows for Stanford in the NFL, as some players came out strong and made their mark, but many others ended up with injuries, leading to little production and worries for the future.
Week 9 saw some big improvements for several Cardinals in the NFL, especially Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey.
McCaffrey saw more touches than usual after veteran Jonathan Stewart lost two fumbles during the first quarter. McCaffrey took advantage of the opportunity, rushing 15 times for 66 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s win. He also averaged 4.4 yards per carry, which marks a season-best for him. On the receiving end, McCaffrey caught five of six targets for 28 yards in Sunday’s game, recording his fifth straight game with at least five receptions.
Coming off a relatively quiet Week 12, Stanford offensive alumni stole the spotlight in Week 13, led by Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, who returned from a concussion suffered in Week 11 to lead the Colts’ offensive clinic as they routed the Jets 41-10 on Monday Night Football. Philadelphia tight end Zach Ertz, Seahawks wide receiver…
Doug Baldwin threw a 15-yard touchdown pass on a trick play and Richard Sherman recorded an interception in this week’s look at Stanford alumni in the pros.
Former members of the Stanford receiving corps put together an impressive Week 9. Behind touchdowns by Falcons tight ends Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo, Stanford tight ends and receivers were active across the NFL, with Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz, New Orleans’ Coby Fleener, Green Bay’s Ty Montgomery and Seattle’s Doug Baldwin also making notable contributions. On defense, Stanford alumnus Richard Sherman, an ex-Stanford receiver turned cornerback himself, led a strong showing for Seattle in the team’s Monday night victory.
Stanford alumni imposed their will on the defense, with Lion’s cornerback Bademosi and Seahawks’ corner Richard Sherman both contributing to their team’s performance this past week.
It was a week of breakout performances for Stanford alumni in the NFL, and none was more exciting than that of rookie quarterback Kevin Hogan.
Stanford alumni nationwide both flexed their strength as well as stirred controversy in a roller coaster of NFL Week 6 action with some players experiencing tough losses. The Cardinal specifically performed well through the air, where Cardinal players of the past provided crucial yards for their teams down the stretch.