Gophers in the Pros Week 14 Recap

Apologies for missing back to back weeks due to a cross country move cutting into my time. The former Gophers secondary members continue to flourish this season with Antoine Winfield putting together an All-Pro season and Jordan Howden having his best game as a pro yet.

Terell Smith had 4 tackles (2 solo) in the Bears win over the Lions. Smith has 34 tackles (24 solo), 1 FF, 1 FR, and 2 passes defended this season.

Benjamin St. Juste was off this week with a bye.  BSJ has 56 tackles (39 solo), 1 interception, 1 FF, and 15 passes defended this season.

Coming off of being named NFC Defensive player of the week, Antoine Winfield Jr. had another specatular performance with a strip sack which forced a safety. He finished the game with 8 tackles (4 solo), 1 sack, and 1 FF. AWJ has 97 tackles (48 solo), 4 sacks, 4 FF/3 FR, and 11 passes defended this season.

Boye Mafe had 3 tackles (3 solo) in the Seahawks loss to the 49ers. Mafe currently has 39 tackles (24 solo), 7 sacks, 1 FF, 2 FR, and 3 passes defended this season. Mafe has set a Seahawks record this season with a sack in 7 straight games!

Ko Kieft played but did not record any statistics in the Bucs win over the Falcons. Kieft has 4 tackles (2 solo) this season.

Rashod Bateman  had 2 catches for 24 yards in the Ravens win over the Rams. Bateman has 24 catches this season for 260 yards so this season, averaging 10.8 yards/catch.

Jordan Howden had the best game of his professional career so far in the Saints win over the Panthers. He had 10 tackles (8 solo), 1 sack, 1 FF, and 1 pass defended. Howden has 31 tackles (17 solo), 1 sack, 1 FF and 4 passes defended so this season.

Daniel Faalele played on special teams in the Ravens win over the Rams.  He has appeared in 11 games so this season.

John Michael Schmitz and the Giants OL held the Packers to no sacks in their big win on Monday Night Football. JMS has started 11 games at center this season.

Blake Cashman had 3 tackles (2 solo) in the Texans loss to the Jets. Cashman has 87 tackles (37 solo), 2 sacks, 5 passes defended, 1 interception, and 1 FR this season.

Devondre Campbell had 6 tackles (4 solo) in the Packers loss to the Giants. Campbell has 62 tackles (28 solo), 1 pass defended, and 1 FR this season.

Eric Murray is currently on the IR with a knee injury. Murray has 13 tackles (8 solo) and 1 forced fumble  this season.

Jack Gibbens had 6 tackles (3 solo) in the Titans win over the Dolphins. Gibbens has 87 tackles (40 solo), 1 sack, and 3 passes defended this season.

Carter Coughlin had 1 tackle (1 solo) in the Giants win over the Packers. He has 7 tackles (7 solo) so far this season.

Nick Rallis (DC) and the Cardinals were off this week with a bye.

Mo Ibrahim is out for the season after suffering a hip injury during his NFL debut. He had 1 kick return for 22 yards this season.

Former Gophers currently on a Practice Squad:

Thomas Rush (Titans)

Tyler Johnson (Rams)

Esezi Otomewo (Jaguars)

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