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Sun Devils in the NFL: Randall snags second pick, Bolden scores, and Burfict makes scene

In Week 9, ASU products shined in multiple ways for their respective teams.

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Your weekly recap of how former Sun Devils are performing in the NFL.
Damarious Randall picks off Cam Newton for second career interception

A week after picking off Peyton Manning, Randall snagged his second career pick by intercepting Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during the Packers 37-29 loss against the Carolina Panthers.

Omar Bolden returns punt return for touchdown to close first half

It's been former Sun Devil Rashad Ross whose special teams prowess has been on display throughout the season in Washington, but on Sunday it was Bolden who found his way into the end zone.

With the Broncos reeling and down 17-0 to the Indianapolis Colts with the first half drawing to a close, Bolden fielded a punt and took it back 83 yards to bring Denver within two scores.

Bolden's return was the first score of a 17-0 run made by the Broncos in the loss.

Vontaze Burfict involved in controversy following cameraman incident reports that the Bengals have asked Burfict to apologize for hitting a cameraman during their Thursday Night matchup with the Cleveland Browns.

The incident began when the original victim -- the operator's expensive-looking camera -- was knocked over by Burfict. The report goes on to explain that the cameraman suffered injuries after the camera was pushed into him, however was able to continue his job and is expected to work again this weekend.


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 5 solo tackles, 2 passes defended, 1 INT in 37-29 loss vs. Carolina Panthers
Jaelen Strong, WR - No. 11 Houston Texans Rd 3, Pick 70 Third-team wide receiver bye week
Jamil Douglas, OG - No. 75 Miami Dolphins Rd 4, Pick 114 Starting right guard N/A in 33-17 loss vs. Buffalo Bills
Marcus Hardison, DT - No. 91 Cincinnati Bengals Rd 4, Pick 135 Third-team right defensive tackle inactive in 31-10 win vs. Cleveland Browns

Other Alumni on Active Rosters

Name/Position/No. Team Years at ASU *Standing This Week's Stats
Lawrence Guy, DT - No. 67 Baltimore Ravens 2008-10 Second-team defensive end bye week
Will Sutton, DT - No. 93 Chicago Bears 2009-13 Starting defensive end N/A in 22-19 win vs. San Diego Chargers
Vontaze Burfict, LB - No. 58 Cincinnati Bengals 2009-11 Starting weak-side linebacker 3 tackles (2 solo) in 31-10 win vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Brock Osweiler, QB - No. 17 Denver Broncos 2009-11 Second-string quarterback N/A in 27-24 loss vs. Indianapolis Colts
Omar Bolden, DB - No. 31 Denver Broncos 2007-10 (missed 2011) Second-team strong safety; No. 1 KO and punt returner 1 solo tackle; 1 punt ret., 83 yd, TD; 2 KO ret, 69 yd in 27-24 loss vs. Indianapolis Colts
Rashad Ross, WR - No. 19 Washington 2011-12 Third-team wide receiver; No. 1 KO returner; No. 3 punt returner N/A in 27-10 loss vs. New England Patriots

*Standing according to depth chart projections on

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.

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)