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Irish In The Pros: Week 17

Here's a roundup of former Notre Dame players in the NFL and how they are faring in 2013:

San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o helped the team clinch a playoff berth with his 10 tackles against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Name (Years At Notre Dame) Pos., Current Team

Robert Blanton (2008-11) DB, Minnesota Vikings
Last game: Recorded 13 tackles in a 14-13 win over the Detroit Lions
Final Stats: 61 tackles in 16 games

Sergio Brown (2006-09) S, Indianapolis Colts
Last game: Played in 30-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars
Final Stats: 8 tackles and 2 fumbles recovered in 16 games

David Bruton (2005-08) S, Denver Broncos
Last game: Recorded 5 tackles in a 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders
Final Stats: 23 tackles and 1 blocked kick in 16 games as special teams standout

John Carlson (2003-07) TE, Minnesota Vikings
On injured reserve
Final Stats: 302 catches for 344 yards and 1 touchdown in 13 games

Braxston Cave (2008-12) C, New England Patriots
On practice squad

Jimmy Clausen(2007-09) QB, Carolina Panthers
On injured reserve

Tyler Eifert (2009-12) TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Inactive for Week 17 win over the Baltimore Ravens due to a neck injury
Final Stats: 39 receptions for 445 yards and 2 touchdowns in 15 games

Anthony Fasano (2002-05) TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Last game: Did not play in 27-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers
Final Stats: 23 receptions for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns in 9 games

Darius Fleming (2008-11) LB, San Francisco 49ers
Tore his ACL in July and was placed on injured reserve.

Michael Floyd (2008-11) WR, Arizona Cardinals
Last game: 6 receptions for 91 yards in a 23-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers
Season: 65 receptions for 1,041 yards and 5 touchdowns in 16 games

Jonas Gray (2008-11) RB, Baltimore Ravens
On practice squad

Ryan Harris (2003-06) OT, Houston Texans
Season: Appeared in all 16 games this season as the backup right tackle

J.J. Jansen (2004-07) LS, Carolina Panthers
Started at long-snapper

Derek Landri (2002-06) DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last game: Played in 42-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints
Final Stats: 8 tackles and 1 sacks in 10 games

Kapron Lewis-Moore (2008-12) DE, Baltimore Ravens
Did not appear in 2013 due to knee injury

Zeke Motta (2009-12) S, Atlanta Falcons
On injured reserve (broken vertebrae)
Final Stats: 16 tackles in 11 games

Eric Olsen(2006-09) OL, New Orleans Saints
On injured reserve

Brady Quinn (2003-06) QB, St. Louis Rams
Did not appear in game action in 2013. Released by New York Jets and signed by St. Louis Rams earlier in the season.

Theo Riddick (2009-12) RB, Detroit Lions
Last game: Played in a 14-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings
Final Stats: 9 carries for 25 yards and 1 touchdown and 2 receptions for 11 yards in 16 games

Trevor Robinson (2008-11) OL, Cincinnati Bengals
Last game: Played in a 34-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens
Season: Played in 6 games

Kyle Rudolph (2008-10) TE, Minnesota Vikings
On injured reserve
Season: 30 receptions for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns

Jamoris Slaughter (2008-12) S, Cleveland Browns
On practice squad

Harrison Smith (2007-11) S, Minnesota Vikings
Last game: Recorded 9 tackles in a 14-13 win over the Detroit Lions
Final Stats: 53 tackles, 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions in 8 games

John Sullivan (2003-07) C, Minnesota Vikings
Started all 16 games at center

Golden Tate (2007-09) WR, Seattle Seahawks
Last game: 8 receptions for 129 yards and 1 touchdown and 1 rush for 2 yards in a 27-9 win over the St. Louis Rams
Final Stats: 64 receptions for 898 yards and 5 touchdowns

Manti Te’o (2009-12) LB, San Diego Chargers
Last game: Recorded 10 tackles in a 27-24 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs
Final Stats: 62 tackles in 13 games

Justin Tuck (2001-04) DE, New York Giants
Last game: Recorded 6 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble in a 20-6 win over the Washington Redskins
Final Stats: 63 tackles, 11.0 sacks, 2 forced fumble, 12 quarterback hurries, 1 interception and 2 pass breakups in 16 games

Darrin Walls (2006-10) CB, New York Jets
Last game: Played in a 20-7 win over the Miami Dolphins
Season: 20 tackles and 4 pass breakups in 16 games

Ian Williams (2007-10) DT, San Francisco 49ers
Placed on injured reserve with broken left ankle Sept. 17.
Season: 1 tackle in 2 games as starting nose tackle

Sam Young (2006-09) OT, Jacksonville Jaguars
Appeared in a combined 15 games with the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013

Former Irish players that transferred
Joseph Fauria (2008-09 ND, 2010-12 UCLA) TE, Detroit Lions
Last game: Caught 3 passes for 20 yards in a 14-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings
Season: 18 receptions for 207 yards and 7 touchdowns

Ronald Talley (2004-06 ND, 2007-08 Delaware) DE, Arizona Cardinals
Last game: Did not play in a 23-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers
Season: 4 tackles in 7 games played

Will Yeatman (2006-08 ND, 2010 Maryland) OL, Miami Dolphins
Placed on injured reserve in November after tearing his ACL
Season: Played in 8 games this season

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