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Gallery: Gators in the NFL, Week 3


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Week Three's NFL Ballers...

Week Three's NFL Ballers...
Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season is in the books, Gator Nation. A total of 23 former Gators were active this past weekend. Of the 23, 12 started for their respective team/

Percy Harvin once again had the biggest day out of the crop of former Gators, doing most of his damage this week through the air.

The following players were inactive in Week 3:

  • David Nelson, Buffalo Bills - Out for season with torn ACL.
  • Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns - Sidelined for first of four games.
  • Andre Caldwell, Denver Broncos
  • Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots
  • Jeff Demps, New England Patriots
  • Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jaye Howard, Seattle Seahawks
  • Rex Grossman, Washington Redskins

It's time to get into it folks. Here is a gallery of the players who hit the field this weekend, along with their production.

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Mike Peterson, Outside Linebacker - Atlanta

Mike Peterson, Outside Linebacker - Atlanta
Fernando Medina-US PRESSWIRE
Mike Peterson saw time at the linebacker position, however he failed to contribute any stats in the Falcons 27-3 thumping of the San Diego Chargers.
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Deonte Thompson, Wide Receiver - Baltimore

Deonte Thompson, Wide Receiver - Baltimore
Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
Thompson saw a handful of snaps at WR, however failed to record any catches. He did make an impact on kick off returns though. Returning three for a total of 81 yards, and a long of 36, in the Ravens 31-30 win over the New England Patriots.
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Louis Murphy, Wide Receiver - Carolina

Louis Murphy, Wide Receiver - Carolina
Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Of the 30 passes thrown by Carolina QB Cam Newton, three were targeted to Murphy, with one being a 7-yard reception. We might need to make a call into Cam if Murphy's production doesn't go up.
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Carlos Dunlap, DE - Cincinnati Bengals

Carlos Dunlap, DE - Cincinnati Bengals
Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE
After sitting out last week, Dunlap came back with a vengeance. He stripped RGIII one time, forcing a fumble, and recorded three tackles in the Bengals 38-31 win over the Washington Redskins.
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Reggie Nelson, Free Safety - Cincinnati

Reggie Nelson, Free Safety - Cincinnati
Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE
Have yourself a day Reggie! Nelson made the start at free safety and recorded 10 tackles, seven of which were solo, to help the Bengals top the Redskins, 38-31.
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Major Wright, Strong Safety - Chicago

Major Wright, Strong Safety - Chicago
Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
Major Wright just keeps producing for the Bears. This week he made the start at strong safety, recording two tackles, one pass defense and a 45-yard interception.
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Jeremy Mincey, LB - Jacksonville Jaguars

Jeremy Mincey, LB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
The Jags are finally in the win column, topping Indianapolis 22-17. Mincey contributed one pass defense in his start for Jacksonville.
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Brandon Siler, LB - Kansas City

Brandon Siler, LB - Kansas City
Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Siler had a minimal impact on the Chiefs win over the Saints, but hey, an impact is an impact. He recorded one tackle on special teams, as well as saw a handful of snaps at linebacker.
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Mike Pouncey, Center - Miami

Mike Pouncey, Center - Miami
Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
Pouncey made the start at center for the 'Phins, and did his best to put them in the win column. The Jets pulled it out in overtime, winning 23-20.
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Percy Harvin, Wide Receiver - Minnesota

Percy Harvin, Wide Receiver - Minnesota
Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Mercy Percy! Yes, I have started every Percy piece with those two famous words, but how could I not? Harvin is a man on the gridiron.

He started at wide receiver and caught nine passes for 89 yards. That is good for a 9.9 yards per catch average. Harvin had a long of 24 yards. He also added nine yards on the ground on one carry.

It was a day full of nines for the playmaker.

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Jermaine Cunningham, LB - New England

Jermaine Cunningham, LB - New England
Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Cunningham contributed four tackles, two of which were on special teams, in the Pats 31-30 loss to the Ravens.
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Brandon Spikes, LB - New England

Brandon Spikes, LB - New England
Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE
Spikes got the nod for the start at linebacker, and matched his fellow Gators output (Jermaine Cunningham) of four total tackles.
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Will Hill, DB - NY Giants

Will Hill, DB - NY Giants
Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
Hill doubled his production from Week 2 to Week 3, tallying two tackles (one at safety and one on special teams).
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Tim Tebow, QB/TE/Who Knows - NY Jets

Tim Tebow, QB/TE/Who Knows - NY Jets
Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
It seems official, Tim Tebow is now a fullback. He started at FB against the Dolphins, and carried the ball one time for five yards.
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Cooper Carlisle, Guard - Oakland

Cooper Carlisle, Guard - Oakland
Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE
Carlisle started at center and helped pave the way for Darren McFadden's 113-yard rushing day, and the Raiders 34-31 win over the Steelers.
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Chas Henry, P - Philadelphia

Chas Henry, P - Philadelphia
Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
Henry was put to work on Sunday, punting five times for an average of 49.2 yards. He totaled 246 yards on the day, with a long of 62 yards.
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Marcus Gilbert, Maurkice Pouncey, Max Starks

Marcus Gilbert, Maurkice Pouncey, Max Starks
Jason O. Watson/Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE
The three big guys all started along the offensive line for the Steelers.
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Chris Rainey, RB - Steelers

Chris Rainey, RB - Steelers
Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE
Rainey chipped in both on the ground and in the air. He carried the ball twice for seven yards, and added to catches for 23 yards. His production couldn't help the Steelers overcome the Raiders, losing 34-31.
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Ray McDonald, DE - 49ers

Ray McDonald, DE - 49ers
Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE
McDonald, along with the rest of the 49ers, had a quiet day in the 24-13 loss to the Vikings. He recorded two tackles total.
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Ahmad Black, S - Tampa Bay

Ahmad Black, S - Tampa Bay
Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Dallas QB Tony Romo had a great day, which usually means the secondary struggles. Black failed to record any stats from the safety position.
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Maurice Hurt, Guard - Redskins

Maurice Hurt, Guard - Redskins
Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
The Big Hurt saw time at both Guard and Tackle this weekend in the Redskins 38-31 loss to the Bengals.
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