Nittany Lions in the NFL: Week 15

With 28 Nittany Lions on National Football League rosters, Penn State is well represented in the professional ranks. Each week throughout the year, www.GoPSUsports.com will provide updates on the exploits of these former Nittany Lion greats. Top performances from week 15 of the 2012 season included Navorro Bowman's 11 tackles against the Patriots, Paul Posluszny's 10 stops against the Dolphins and Evan Royster's four-yard touchdown run.

Navorro Bowman (2007-09), LB, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 41, New England 34
Bowman recorded 11 tackles (eight solo), including a TFL, and a forced fumble against the Patriots.

Brett Brackett (2007-10), TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
Miami 24, Jacksonville 3
Brackett was placed on injured reserve Sept. 4.

Levi Brown (2003-06), OT, Arizona Cardinals
Arizona 38, Detroit 10
Brown was placed on injured reserve Aug. 24.

Deon Butler (2005-08), WR, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle 50, Buffalo 17
Butler was added to active roster Dec. 15. He was inactive against the Bills.

Dan Connor (2004-07), LB, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 24 (OT)
Connor recorded six stops against the Steelers.

Jack Crawford (2008-11), DE, Oakland Raiders
Oakland 15, Kansas City 0
Crawford was inactive against the Chiefs.

Robbie Gould (2001-04), K, Chicago Bears
Green Bay 21, Chicago 13
Gould was placed on the reserve/injured list Dec. 11.

Tamba Hali (2002-05), LB, Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland 15, Kansas City 0
Hali collected two stops, including one tackle for loss, against the Raiders.

Josh Hull (2006-09), LB, St. Louis Rams
Minnesota 36, St. Louis 22
Hull saw action against the Vikings.

Justin King (2005-07), CB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 24 (OT)
King was signed as a free agent Dec. 18.

Sean Lee (2005-07, 2009), LB, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 24 (OT)
Lee was placed on the reserve/injured list Oct. 24 after suffering a season-ending toe injury.

Derek Moye (2008-11), WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 24 (OT)
Moye was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad Nov. 7.

Jordan Norwood (2005-08), WR, Cleveland Browns
Washington 38, Cleveland 21
Norwood was placed on injured reserve (designated for return) Oct. 12.

Jared Odrick (2006-09), DE, Miami Dolphins
Miami 24, Jacksonville 3
Odrick registered two tackles and a sack against the Jaguars.

Rich Ohrnberger (2006-08), OL, Arizona Cardinals
Arizona 38, Detroit 10
Ohrnberger was placed on the reserve/injured list Dec. 10.

Paul Posluszny (2003-06), LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Miami 24, Jacksonville 3
Posluszny recorded a team-high 10 stops (nine solo) against the Dolphins.

Andrew Quarless (2006-09), TE, Green Bay Packers
Green Bay 21, Chicago 13
Quarless was placed on injured reserve Dec. 1.

Michael Robinson (2002-05), FB, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle 50, Buffalo 17
Robinson recorded a 29-yard rush on a fake punt and caught one pass for 20 yards. He also made two special-teams tackles.

Evan Royster (2007-10), Washington Redskins
Washington 38, Cleveland 21
Royster secured his second touchdown of the season with a four-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished the day with three rushing yards, while making two catches for 30 yards. Royster also returned one kickoff for 22 yards.

Bryan Scott (1999-2002), LB, Buffalo Bills
Seattle 50, Buffalo 17
Scott made three stops against the Seahawks.

Tim Shaw (2002, 2004-06), LB, Tennessee Titans
Tennessee 14, New York Jets 10
Shaw recorded a team-leading eight tackles (seven solo), including a TFL, against the Jets. 

A.Q. Shipley (2005-08), C, Indianapolis Colts
Houston 29, Indianapolis 17
Shipley started at center and helped the Colts gain 272 yards. 

Mickey Shuler (2007-09), TE, Oakland Raiders
Oakland 15, Kansas City 0
Shuler signed with the Raiders' practice squad Oct. 16. 

Devon Still (2009-11), DT, Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati 34, Philadelphia 13
Still was inactive against the Eagles. 

Nate Stupar (2008-11), LB, Philadelphia Eagles
Cincinnati 34, Philadelphia 13
Stupar signed with the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad Nov. 19. 

Johnnie Troutman (2009-11), OG, San Diego Chargers
Carolina 31, San Diego 7
Troutman was placed on the reserve, non-football injury list on Aug. 27. 

Cameron Wake (2000, 02-04), DE, Miami Dolphins
Miami 24, Jacksonville 3
Wake collected two tackles (one solo) against the Jaguars.

Stefan Wisniewski (2007-10), OL, Oakland Raiders
Oakland 15, Kansas City 0
Wisniewski started at center and helped the Raiders gain 385 yards.

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Last Updated December 21, 2012