Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) under center during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Former Florida Wide Receiver Riley Cooper Leads Philadelphia Eagles in the Snow


Plenty of former Gator players saw action in something they weren’t used to at Florida: Cold and snow. Pretty much every team played in freezing temperatures or below with the majority of games seeing snow. But no team played in snowier weather than the Philadelphia Eagles, and they excelled. Wide receiver Riley Cooper hauled in a team-high 74 yards in a game where the snow was past their ankles and visibility was at a minimum. But that didn’t seem to slow down Cooper, who played his high school and college career in the state of Florida. Here’s how the 34 former Gators on NFL rosters fared this week:

  • S Matt Elam (2010-2012), Baltimore Ravens: 3 tackles, fumble recovery
  • WR Deonte Thompson (2009-2012),  Baltimore Ravens: Inactive
  • LB Jon Bostic (2010-2012), Chicago Bears: 2 tackles
  • S Major Wright (2007-2009), Chicago Bears: 4 tackles
  • DE Carlos Dunlap (2007-2009), Cincinnati Bengals: 4 tackles
  • S Reggie Nelson (2004-2006), Cincinnati Bengals: 2 tackles, 1 pass defense
  • CB Joe Haden (2007-2009), Cleveland Browns: 4 tackles
  • WR Andre Caldwell (2003-2007), Denver Broncos: 3 kick returns for 82 yards
  • LB Lerentee McCray (2008-2012), Denver Broncos: Injured Reserve – ankle
  • RB Chris Rainey (2007-2011), Indianapolis Colts: 4 kick returns for 86 yards, 1 punt returns for 0 yards, fumble (recovered) – left game with season-ending ankle injury.
  • OT Xavier Nixon (2009-2012), Indianapolis Colts: Played – signed off practice roster and played in first career game
  • S Josh Evans (2009-2012), Jacksonville Jaguars: Injured – shoulder
  • DE Jeremy Mincey (2004-2005), Jacksonville Jaguars: 1 tackle
  • DT Jaye Howard (2007-2011), Kansas City Chiefs: Inactive
  • RB Mike Gillislee (2009-2012), Miami Dolphins: 1 tackle
  • LB Jelani Jenkins (2009-2012), Miami Dolphins: Played – came off the bench
  • C Mike Pouncey (2007-2010), Miami Dolphins: Started at C – key block in RB Daniel Thomas’ 55 yard TD run
  • K Caleb Sturgis (2008-2012), Miami Dolphins: 2/3 field goals, 4/4 PATs
  • DT Sharrif Floyd (2010-2012), Minnesota Vikings: 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
  • LB Brandon Spikes (2006-2009), New England Patriots: 4 tackles
  • S Will Hill (2008-2010), New York Giants: 2 tackles
  • WR Louis Murphy (2005-2008), New York Giants: Played – came off the bench
  • DE Jermaine Cunningham (2006-2009), New York Jets: Inactive
  • WR David Nelson (2005-2009), New York Jets: 4 receptions for 32 yards
  • WR Riley Cooper (2006-2009), Philadelphia Eagles: 3 receptions for 74 yards, 2-point conversion
  • RT Marcus Gilbert (2006-2010), Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at RT
  • C Maurkice Pouncey (2007-2009), Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – torn ACL and MCL (out for season)
  • DT Ray McDonald (2002-2006), San Francisco 49ers: 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack
  • WR Percy Harvin (2006-2008), Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip
  • CB Janoris Jenkins (2008-2010), St. Louis Rams: 4 tackles, 1 pass defense, fumble recovery
  • RB Jeff Demps (2008-2011), Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Injured – groin (out for season)
  • QB Rex Grossman (1999-2002), Washington Redskins: Inactive
  • OL Maurice Hurt (2006-2010), Washington Redskins: PUP list – knee
  • TE Jordan Reed (2009-2012), Washington Redskins: Injured – concussion

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