Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tigers in the NFL

Each week WeAreMizzou.com lets you know former Mizzou Tigers to look for in NFL games this weekend.



Jeremy Maclin, #18, Philadelphia Eagles @ Oakland Raiders

·         FOX

·         DirecTV: 712

·         Sunday, 3:05 CT

First round draft pick Jeremy Maclin will start at wide receiver in his third consecutive game in the NFL. He had 12 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Last week, he broke an Eagles’ record for being the first rookie to score two touchdowns in one game that were both more than 40 yards each. The Chesterfield, Missouri native holds 18 records at Mizzou including the NCAA’s career All-Purpose Yardage record with 5,609 yards.

Ziggy Hood #94, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

·         CBS

·         DirecTV: 706

·         Sunday, 12:00 CT

The 6’3, 300 pound defensive end from Texas continues to add power to the Steelers’ defensive. The first round pick recorded his first NFL regular season tackle last week against the Detroit Lions. Hood has a five-year contract with the defending Super Bowl Champions.

Justin Gage #12, Tennessee Titans @ New Orleans Saints

·         CBS

·         DirecTV: 714

·         Sunday, 3:15 CT

·         With seven years in the NFL under his belt, the wide receiver already has 15 receptions for 164 yards this season. Gage is from Jefferson City, Missouri and played both basketball and football for the Tigers.

C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers

·         CBS

·         DirecTV: 706

·         Sunday, 12:00 CT

·         The defensive end sustains the strength of the Browns’ Defense. From Waynesville, Missouri, Mosley had 167 tackles, 15.5 sacks, and 38 tackles for loss at Mizzou.

William Moore #25, Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears

·         NBC

·         Sunday, 7:20 CT

·         You can see the second round draft pick working with the Falcons’ Special Teams this season. The safety from Hayti, Missouri holds the Mizzou record for interceptions returned for touchdowns with four. Moore also has the most interceptions in one season at Mizzou with eight in 2007. He wears #25 as his NFL number in memory of his former teammate, Aaron O’Neal.


Brad Smith #16, New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

·         CBS

·         Sunday, 3:15 CT

·         The four year starter at Mizzou is hurt and has not practiced this week. The Jets have said it will be a game-time decision if he will play on Sunday.