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Sun Devils in the NFL: Randall preserves Packers undefeated start in closing seconds

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Your weekly update on what every former Sun Devil is doing in the NFL.

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Your weekly recap of how the former Sun Devils are playing in the NFL.
Damarious Randall breaks up potential game-tying touchdown pass in win over San Diego

The San Diego Chargers had the ball on the Green Bay Packers three-yard line with 20 seconds left in the game facing fourth-and-goal with a chance to tie up the game. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers dropped back and looked for running back Danny Woodhead in the flat, but Randall broke on the ball just in time, batting it away and securing the win for the Packers.

In his 82 snaps during the contest, the final one was what proved to be the most important.

After the game, Randall went on to say he actually baited Rivers into targeting Woodhead, and was commended by quarterback Aaron Rodgers for his ball skills and confidence.

With the win, Green Bay improves to 6-0 on the season. Randall has recorded 19 total tackles (17 solo) and has broken up seven passes.

Rashad Ross scores another special teams touchdown

Washington's starting return man scored for the second time this season when the team blocked a New York Jets punt in New York's end zone and Ross jumped on top of it for six points late in the fourth quarter.

Washington fell to New York 34-20, but it's been clear this season that Ross is a solid special teams contributor at the very least, performing well in the roles he's served.

Rookies

Name/Position/Number Team Selected Standing This Week's Statistics
Damarious Randall, CB - No. 23 Green Bay Packers Rd 1, Pick 30 Second-team left cornerback 7 tackles in 27-20 win vs. San Diego Chargers
Jaelen Strong, WR - No. 11 Houston Texans Rd 3, Pick 70 Third-team wide receiver 1 rec, 5 yd (1 target) in 31-20 win vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jamil Douglas, OG - No. 75 Miami Dolphins Rd 4, Pick 114 Starting right guard N/A in 38-10 win vs. Tennessee Titans
Marcus Hardison, DT - No. 91 Cincinnati Bengals Rd 4, Pick 135 Third-team right defensive tackle Inactive

Other Alumni on Active Rosters

Name/Position/No. Team Years at ASU *Standing This Week's Stats
Lawrence Guy, DE - No. 67 Baltimore Ravens 2008-10 Second-team defensive end 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QB hit in 25-20 loss vs. San Francisco 49ers
Will Sutton, DT - No. 93 Chicago Bears 2009-13 Starting defensive end N/A
Brock Osweiler, QB - No. 17 Denver Broncos 2009-11 Second-string quarterback N/A
Omar Bolden, S - No. 31 Denver Broncos 2007-10 (missed 2011) Second-team free safety; starting kickoff returner 1 tackle; 5 KO ret, 95 yd in 26-23 OT win vs. Cleveland Browns
Rashad Ross, WR - No. 19 Washington 2011-12 Third-team wide receiver; No. 1 KO returner; No. 3 punt returner 1 rec, 16 yd (3 targets); 5 KO ret, 96 yd in 34-20 loss vs. New York Jets

*Standing according to depth chart projections on Ourlads.com

Alumni Placed on Injured Reserve/PUP List

Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Suggs, LB - No. 55 (was at ASU from 2000-02): suffered torn Achilles injury in opening game of the season. Out for year.

Cincinnati BengalsVontaze Burfict, LB - No. 55 (2009-11): began year on reserve/physically-unable-to-play list.

Denver BroncosKyle Williams, WR - No. 15 (2006-09)sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon on August 1.

Kansas City ChiefsPaul Fanaika, OG - No. 74 (2004-08)was placed on injured reserve just days before the start of the season.

Washington: Shawn Lauvao, LG - No. 77 (2005-09): was placed on injured reserve due to an ankle injury and is out for the rest of the season.

Cuts, Waives and Others Actions

Defensive tackle Davon Coleman (2011-13) waived by Dallas Cowboys (Sep. 28)