NFL REBELS: Weekly Update 09.11
Bobby Massie was in Arizona's starting lineup for his NFL debut (photo by Joshua McCoy)

Sept. 11, 2012

Here at OleMissSports.com, we are proud to update Rebel fans on the exploits of our former players who lace up their cleats on Sundays in the NFL. Ole Miss has a huge presence in the NFL this year, with 21 players on opening-day rosters, including such superstars as two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis.

Here's a rundown of how each former Rebel performed in week one of the 2012 NFL season.

#38 Brandon Bolden | RB | New England Patriots
Made his NFL debut and rushed five times for 11 yards in a 34-13 win over Tennessee on Sunday.

#42 BenJarvus Green-Ellis | RB | Cincinnati Bengals
In his first game as the Bengals' feature back, rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in a 44-13 loss to Baltimore on Monday Night Football.

#76 Greg Hardy | DE | Carolina Panthers
Racked up eight tackles and a sack in a 16-10 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.

#74 John Jerry | OG | Miami Dolphins
Started at right guard in a 30-10 loss to Houston on Sunday.

#94 Peria Jerry | DT | Atlanta Falcons
Started at defensive tackle in a 40-24 win over Kansas City on Sunday.

#23 Kendrick Lewis| FS | Kansas City Chiefs
Did not see the field in the season opener.

#10 Eli Manning | QB | New York Giants
Completed 21 of 32 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown in a 24-17 loss to Dallas on Wednesday.

#70 Bobby Massie | OT | Arizona Cardinals
Earned the starting nod at right tackle for his NFL debut in a 20-16 win over Seattle on Sunday.

#22 Dexter McCluster | WR/RB | Kansas City Chiefs
Led the Chiefs with six catches for 82 yards and recorded a tackle in a 40-24 loss to Atlanta on Sunday.

#74 Michael Oher | OT | Baltimore Ravens
Started at right tackle in a 44-13 win over Cincinnati on Monday Night Football.

#58 Ashlee Palmer | LB | Detroit Lions
Saw action in Detroit's 27-23 win over St. Louis on Sunday.

#78 Jermey Parnell | OT | Dallas Cowboys
Saw action in Dallas' 24-17 win over the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants on Wednesday.

#95 Jerrell Powe | DT | Kansas City Chiefs
Had two tackles in a 40-24 loss to Atlanta on Sunday.

#33 Jamarca Sanford | SS | Minnesota Vikings
Made a tackle in a 26-23 OT win over Jacksonville on Sunday.

#67 Chris Spencer | OL | Chicago Bears
Started at left guard in a 41-21 win over Indianapolis on Sunday.

#68 Bradley Sowell| OL | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Member of the practice squad.

#87 Micheal Spurlock | WR | San Diego Chargers
Saw action in San Diego's 22-14 win over Oakland on Monday Night Football.

#96 Emmanuel Stephens | DE | Cleveland Browns
Tallied a pair of tackles in a 17-16 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.

#32 Cassius Vaughn | DB/KR | Indianapolis Colts
Returned two kicks for a total of 51 yards in a 41-21 loss to Chicago on Sunday.

#17 Mike Wallace | WR | Pittsburgh Steelers
Had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in a 31-19 loss to Denver on Sunday.

#52 Patrick Willis | LB | San Francisco 49ers
Recorded six tackles in a 30-24 win over Green Bay on Sunday.


 

 

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