NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 12

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Though Cleveland lost to Baltimore on Thanksgiving night, former Bethel High standout Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah helped keep the Browns competitive with 12 tackles. He and Taylor Heinicke lead this week’s list ...

listed by number, position, name (connections):

NFC

Atlanta Falcons:

17 WR Olamide Zaccheaus (U.Va.): Started; targeted twice; 1 catch for 5 yards.

Carolina Panthers:

97 DE Yetur Gross-Matos (Chancellor High, Penn State): Missed the game on the reserve/COVID list but has been activated from it.

Chicago Bears:

24 RB/KR Khalil Herbert (Va. Tech): Reserve; 4 carries for 9 yards; 1 kickoff return for 15 yards.

36 DB DeAndre Houston-Carson (Massaponax High, William & Mary): Reserve; 2 tackles (1 on a kickoff).

Detroit Lions:

31 SS Dean Marlowe (James Madison): Started; team-high 10 tackles (1 on a kickoff).

47 DB Bobby Price (Catholic High, Norfolk State): Reserve; no stats; downed a punt.

Green Bay Packers:

73 OT Yosh Nijman (Va. Tech): Started; recovered a Marcedes Lewis fumble.

Los Angeles Rams:

16 QB Bryce Perkins (U.Va.): Not active.

Minnesota Vikings:

71 OT Christian Darrisaw (Va. Tech): Started at LT; injured in fourth quarter and left the game.

93 DE Patrick Jones II (Grassfield High, Pittsburgh): Reserve; 2 tackles.

New York Giants:

2 QB Mike Glennon (Westfield High, N.C. State): Did not play.

53 LB Oshane Ximines (Old Dominion): Reserve; no stats.

Philadelphia Eagles:

28 DB Anthony Harris (L.C. Bird High, U.Va.): Started at safety; 2 tackles; 1 QB hit.

45 LS Rick Lovato (Old Dominion): Reserve; did long snapping.

23 S Rodney McLeod (U.Va.): Started; 3 tackles.

94 DE Josh Sweat (Oscar Smith High, Florida State): Started; 1 tackle; 1 QB hit.

San Francisco 49ers:

49 RB Trenton Cannon (Virginia State, Kecoughtan): Reserve; no stats.

Seattle Seahawks:

3 QB Russell Wilson (Collegiate School of Richmond, N.C. State, Wisconsin): Started; 2 carries for 16 yards; 20 of 31 for 247 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 110.6 passer rating; sacked twice for 14 yards in losses; was intercepted on a late 2-point conversion try.

76 OT Duane Brown (Hermitage High, Va. Tech): Started at LT; no stats.

52 DE Darrell Taylor (Hopewell High, Tennessee): Reserve; 4 tackles, including a sack for a 4-yard loss (also counts as a QB hit and a tackle for loss).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

64 OG Aaron Stinnie (St. Anne’s-Belfield, James Madison): Started at LG; no stats.

72 OT/TE Josh Wells (Hanover High, James Madison): Started at TE; reported as an eligible receiver on a handful of plays, including 2 rushing TDs.

Washington Football Team:

93 DL Jonathan Allen (Stone Bridge High, Alabama): Started at DT; 2 tackles; 1 QB hit.

29 CB Kendall Fuller (Va. Tech): Started; 1 tackle; defended 3 passes, not counting the attempted 2-point pass he intercepted to preserve the victory.

4 QB Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion): Started; 4 carries for 3 yards, including kneel-downs to end the first half and the game; 27 of 35 for 223 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 90.5 passer rating; sacked once for a 4-yard loss.

97 DT Tim Settle (*Manassas, Va. Tech): Reserve; no stats.

3 K Joey Slye (North Stafford High, Va. Tech): Kicked a 23-yard field goal; had a PAT blocked and injured his leg while trying to make a tackle on a return that netted Seattle 2 points; kickoffs of 65 and 64 yards (1 touchback).

*Settle graduated from Stonewall Jackson High, which was renamed to Unity Reed High)

AFC

Baltimore Ravens:

36 DB Chuck Clark (King’s Fork High, Va. Tech): Started; 4 tackles; defended 2 passes.

Buffalo Bills:

96 DE Carlos “Boogie” Basham (Northside High, Wake Forest): Not active.

49 MLB Tremaine Edmunds (Dan River High, Va. Tech): Started; shared team lead with 8 tackles.

Cincinnati Bengals:

67 OG Quinton Spain (Petersburg High, West Virginia): Started; no stats.

Cleveland Browns:

28 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Bethel High, Notre Dame): Started at “Will” position; 12 tackles, including a shared sack for a 4-yard loss (also counts as a tackle for loss and a QB hit).

77 OG Wyatt Teller (Va. Tech): Started; no stats.

Denver Broncos:

23 CB Kyle Fuller (Va. Tech): Reserve; team-high 9 tackles (1 for a loss).

Houston Texans:

22 DB Jimmy Moreland (James Madison): Reserve; 1 tackle (on a kickoff).

5 QB Tyrod Taylor (Hampton High, Va. Tech): Started; 2 carries for 30 yards; 17 of 26 for 158 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 91.5 passer rating; sacked 5 times for 52 yards in losses; fumbled once and recovered.

Indianapolis Colts:

81 TE Mo Alie-Cox (VCU): Started; targeted twice; 1 catch for 8 yards; 1 tackle (after a Bucs fumble recovery).

14 WR Zach Pascal (Old Dominion): Started; targeted 7 times; 2 catches for 12 yards; lost 1 fumble; 1 tackle (after a Bucs interception).

46 LS Luke Rhodes (William & Mary): Reserve; did long snapping.

Kansas City Chiefs:

91 DL Derrick Nnadi (Ocean Lakes High, Florida State): Bye week.

22 DB Juan Thornhill (Altavista High, U.Va.): Bye week.

Las Vegas Raiders:

5 LB Divine Deablo (Va. Tech): Reserve; no stats.

35 CB Brandon Facyson (Va. Tech): Started; 6 tackles; penalized 8 yards for pass interference; removed from the game midway through the fourth quarter with a concussion.

99 DE Clelin Ferrell (Benedictine Prep, Clemson): Reserve; 1 tackle (on a punt); penalized 1 yard for leverage on a Dallas PAT.

Miami Dolphins:

87 WR Isaiah Ford (Va. Tech): Reserve; targeted twice; 1 catch for 11 yards; 1 tackle (on a Panthers fumble recovery).

New England Patriots:

91 DE Deatrich Wise (Hampton Roads native, Arkansas): Reserve; 1 tackle; 1 QB hit.

New York Jets:

37 CB Bryce Hall (U.Va.): Started; 3 tackles (1 for a loss); defended 1 pass; flagged for pass interference (declined) on a Houston TD.

76 OT Morgan Moses (Meadowbrook High, U.Va.): Started at RT; no stats.

Pittsburgh Steelers:

34 SS Terrell Edmunds (Dan River High, Va. Tech): Started; 7 tackles (1 for a loss).

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