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.
|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 Bengals: Vontaze Burfict, LB - No. 55 (2009-11): began year on reserve/physically-unable-to-play list.
Denver Broncos: Kyle Williams, WR - No. 15 (2006-09): sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon on August 1.
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.