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 5:
Second-year linebacker Vic Beasley led the charge for the Atlanta Falcons defense in an upset of the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon. With seven solo tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles, Beasley produced the best showing of his young NFL career. Speaking on his impressive performance following the game’s conclusion, Beasley said, “I was just relentless.” Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett got in on the pass rushing action, as well, picking up his first sack of the season.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins reached the end zone for the third time this year on Sunday, catching a one-yard touchdown pass. In total, ‘Nuk’ hauled in five catches for 56 yards. Also on the receiving front, tight end Dwayne Allen of the Indianapolis Colts was highly effective in the Colts’ Week 5 victory, accruing a season-high six receptions and scoring on a one-yard touchdown reception.
On special teams, Arizona kicker Chandler Catanzaro was perfect in the Cardinals’ Thursday night win, making his only field goal attempt, a 36-yarder, and knocking through 4-4 extra point tries. In that same game, punter Bradley Pinion of the San Francisco 49ers compiled 349 yards on seven punts, including a 52-yarder that landed inside of the Arizona 10-yard line.
Also of note, Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell had four tackles over the weekend, and Tampa Bay wideout Adam Humphries caught a pivotal two-point conversion in the Bucs’ Monday night victory over Carolina.
February 16, 2019