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Beavers in the NFL Week 9

Beavers in the NFL Week 9


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton (11) makes a touchdown catch past Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) in the second quarter of the NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

Usually I do my own update of how former Oregon State football players did in the NFL each week, but I didn't have time to compile last week or so far this week.

So here is what Oregon State has put together from its website:

Wide receiver Marcus Wheaton’s 47-yard touchdown reception in Pittsburgh’s  43-23 victory over Baltimore on Sunday was the highlight play for Oregon State alums in the NFL this weekend. Here is a roundup of how all the Beavers in the NFL fared:

DEREK ANDERSON (2001-04), CAROLINA: The quarterback did not play in relief of starting quarterback Cam Newton in a 28-10 loss to New Orleans on Thursday night.

BRANDON BROWNER (2002-03), NEW ENGLAND: Brandon started at right  cornerback and had an interception and a 30-yard return, one tackle and one tackle assist in a 43-21 win over Denver.

VICTOR BUTLER (2005-08), INDIANAPOLIS: The linebacker and the Colts play the New York Giants on Monday night.

BRANDIN COOKS (2011-13), NEW ORLEANS: The 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner had three receptions for 38 yards, with a long of 18 yards, and had two punt returns for two yards in a 28-10 win over Carolina on Thursday night.

SCOTT CRICHTON (2011-13), MINNESOTA: The rookie defensive end played but had no stats in a 29-26 win over Washington.

JAMES DOCKERY (2007, 2009-10), CAROLINA: The cornerback had three tackles in a 28-10 loss to New Orleans on Thursday night.

DWAN EDWARDS (2000-03), CAROLINA: The veteran defensive tackle had an interception and a 24-yard return, two tackles, a sack for minus-6 yards, and a quarterback hurry in a 28-10 loss to New Orleans on Thursday night.

JOHNNY HEKKER (2008-11), ST. LOUIS: The punter averaged 46.8 yards on six punts, with a long of 60 yards, and dropped two punts inside the 20 in a 13-10 win over San Francisco.

STEVEN JACKSON (2001-03), ATLANTA: The NFL’s leading active rusher with 11,026 yards, Jackson and the Falcons had a bye on Sunday.

ANDY LEVITRE (2005-08), TENNESSEE: Andy and the Titans had a bye on Sunday.

KEENAN LEWIS (2005-08), NEW ORLEANS: Keenan started at cornerback and had three tackles and three passes defended in a 28-10 win over Carolina on Thursday night.

MATT MOORE (2005-06), MIAMI: The quarterback was 2-for-4 for 21 yards in a 37-0 win over San Diego.

STEPHEN PAEA (2008-10), CHICAGO: The former Morris Trophy winner and the Bears had a bye.

JORDAN POYER (20009-12), CLEVELAND: The former All-American cornerback played but had no stats in a 22-17 win over Tampa Bay.

MIKE REMMERS (2008-11), CAROLINA: An offensive tackle, he was active but did not play in a 28-10 loss to New Orleans on Thursday night.

JACQUIZZ RODGERS (2008-10), ATLANTA: Quizz and the Falcons had a bye on Sunday. He was at the OSU-Cal game on Saturday night.

MARKUS WHEATON (2009-12), PITTSBURGH: The second-year wide receiver had two catches for 62 yards, one rush for four yards, and a 47-yard TD reception in a 43-23 win over Baltimore.

NOT ACTIVE: OL Josh Andrews (2010-13), Philadelphia practice squad; CB Rashaad Reynolds (2010-13), Jacksonville injured reserve; LB Gabe Miller (2007-10), Washington practice squad.

Three alums are also in the Canadian Football League. Here’s a roundup:

COLIN KELLY (2009-12), OTTAWA: Colin started at right tackle on Frxiday in a 35-24 loss to Hamilton.

Canadian Football League

CHAD JOHNSON (2000), MONTREAL: Chad did not play in Sunday’s 17-14 win over Toronto.

JAMES RODGERS (2007-11), MONTREAL: James had one rush for seven yards, 10 punt returns for 44 yards and one tackle in Sunday’s 17-14 win over Toronto.

Steve Gress is the sports editor of the Corvallis Gazette-Times. He can be reached at


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