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Tigers in the NFL: Week 3

Tigers in the NFL: Week 3

Each week, we take a look at what some of the former Clemson standouts are doing in the NFL. Here’s a look at what went down in Week 3:

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was the leading receiver for the Houston Texans in their Thursday night matchup with the New England Patriots, compiling four catches for 56 yards. One of those receptions was perhaps the most remarkable of his career, as Hopkins hauled it in while falling out of bounds on a comeback route late in the first quarter.


.@Nukdabomb is SO good.This back shoulder grab! 💯💻📱:📺: @NFLonCBS #TNF #HOUvsNE

— NFL (@NFL) September 23, 2016

His former Clemson teammate and fellow wideout Adam Humphries produced the best performance of his young professional career thus far for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. With nine receptions for 100 yards, the second-year receiver reached the 100-yard mark in a game for the first time.

Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro made history on Sunday afternoon, as he kicked a 60-yard field goal in an away game against the Buffalo Bills. Not only was this the longest make of Catanzaro’s NFL career, but it was also the longest in the history of Buffalo’s New Era Field. The previous long for a successful field goal attempt in Orchard Park was 59 yards.

Multiple other former Tigers had quality performances in Week 3, including Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell, who broke up three pass attempts and compiled seven tackles. San Francisco 49ers punter Bradley Pinion amassed 319 yards on seven punts, one of which was a booming 61-yarder. Also, New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist accrued six tackles over the weekend, and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown and Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen each caught three passes for 49 and 35 receiving yards, respectively.