October 02, 2012
By Mike Graham
Here's how the former Red Raiders in the NFL fared in Week 4.
WR Danny Amendola, St. Louis
Amendola caught six receptions for a team-high 55 yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in a 19-13 St. Louis win.
The former Tech punt return man also had 18 yards on a punt return and six yards on a sweep.
The Rams have started the season with a 2-2 record.
RB Baron Batch, Pittsburgh
Batch and the Pittsburgh Steelers got the earliest bye week of the 2012 season.
WR Michael Crabtree, San Francisco
Crabtree was not much of a factor in the 49ers 34-0 win on the road against the New York Jets. The two-time Biletnikoff winner caught two passes for 15 yards.
The San Francisco backfield might have had something to with Crabtree's touches as nine players had rushing attempts in the game.
DE Kenyuta Dawson, Tennessee
Dawson was placed on injured reserve last week with a hamstring injury.
C Dylan Gandy, Detroit
Gandy played sparing on the Lions offensive line and was part of a unit that helped the Lions out to 374 yards total offense and also played some special teams.
The Lions lost, at home, to the Minnesota Vikings, 20-13.
DB Joselio Hanson, Oakland
Hanson got his first start of the 2012 season as a nickelback after solid performances in the first three weeks of the 2012 season.
Hanson recorded five tackles against Denver, but the Broncos disposed of the Raiders rather easily at Mile High, 37-6.
QB Graham Harrell, Green Bay
It wasn't the best NFL regular season debut for Harrell.
Nearing the end of the third quarter in a gritty game against New Orleans at Lambeau Field, Green Bay starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a minor eye injury and had to leave the game while trainers checked out his high.
The Packers put Harrell in the game with a first and goal opportunity at the three-yard line. The former Red Raider quarterback went under center for a designed handoff, but Harrell's feet got tangled up with offensive guard Jeff Saturday's feet. Harrell tripped, mishandled the snap, fumbled and the Saints recovered.
New Orleans went all the way down the field and scored and Rodgers returned to the game for the Packers' next drive.
Green Bay ended up winning, 28-27.
FS Darcel McBath, San Francisco
McBath played in a backup safety role and on special teams in the 49ers win against the Jets. He did not record any stats.
RG Manny Ramirez, Denver
Opposite Hanson was Ramirez who got his fourth start of the season at right guard.
Ramirez helped the Bronco offense to 503 total yards, including 338 passing yards from Peyton Manning, in the rout of Oakland.
RG Louis Vasquez, San Diego
Vasquez got his fourth start at right guard and the Chargers are 3-1 thanks to 313 total yards of offense and three interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.
The Chargers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-20.
WR Wes Welker, New England
Welker had a tremendous day in a 52-28 win against the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo, N.Y.
The former Red Raider great caught for 142 yards on nine receptions, an average of 14.3 yards per catch.
Welker also returned a Bills punt for 14 yards for 156 all-purpose yards Sunday.