Your weekly recap of how former Sun Devils are performing in the NFL.
Damarious Randall locks down Dez Bryant during Packers win
Green Bay Packers rookie Damarious Randall has seen been tasked with his fair share of top-end matchups in his first season; Alshon Jeffery, Anquan Boldin, and Calvin Johnson -- among others -- have all matched up with the first-year corner.
On Sunday, it was Dez Bryant's turn to be lined up against the 2015 first-round pick.
After starting cornerback Sam Shields was forced to exit the game after suffering a concussion, Randall was told he would be tasked with guarding the All-Pro receiver. His response: "Alright, thanks."
In fact, Randall was involved in what was a controversial incompletion during which a Bryant catch was overturned upon review (again).
During a post-game interview, Randall explained that he felt the team played well defensively, and that he was simply trying to maintain his technique and play his style of ball throughout the contest.
He finished the game with no stats recorded, but introduced himself in a big way to the national audience.
|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||N/A in 28-7 win vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Jaelen Strong, WR - No. 11||Houston Texans||Rd 3, Pick 70||Third-team wide receiver||1 rec, 6 yd in 27-6 loss vs. New England Patriots|
|Jamil Douglas, OG - No. 75||Miami Dolphins||Rd 4, Pick 114||Starting right guard||N/A in 31-24 loss vs. New York Giants|
|Marcus Hardison, DT - No. 91||Cincinnati Bengals||Rd 4, Pick 135||Third-team right defensive tackle||inactive in 33-20 loss vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
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||4 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL in 35-6 loss vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Will Sutton, DT - No. 93||Chicago Bears||2009-13||Second-team defensive end||2 tackles (1 solo), 1 TFL in 24-21 loss vs. Washington|
|Vontaze Burfict, LB - No. 58||Cincinnati Bengals||2009-11||Starting weak-side linebacker||11 solo tackles in 33-20 loss vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Brock Osweiler, QB - No. 17||Denver Broncos||2009-11||Starting quarterback||35/51, 308 yd, in 15-12 loss vs. Oakland Raiders|
|Omar Bolden, DB - No. 31||Denver Broncos||2007-10 (missed 2011)||Second-team strong safety; No. 1 KO and punt returner||inactive in 15-12 loss vs. Oakland Raiders|
|Rashad Ross, WR - No. 19||Washington||2011-12||Third-team wide receiver; No. 1 KO returner; No. 3 punt returner||2 rec, 27 yd; 2 KO ret, 44 yd in 24-21 win vs. Chicago Bears|
*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.
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.