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Sun Devils in the NFL: Multiple alumni find the end zone, leave impact on Sunday's games

Your weekly update on how our former Sun Devils are performing in the NFL.

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Your weekly recap of how former Sun Devils are performing in the NFL.
Damarious Randall scores first career touchdown, Jaelen Strong scores go-ahead touchdown

A week after locking down Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, rookie cornerback Damarious Randall once again shined in a big way on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

During the first quarter of the Packers 30-20 win, Randall intercepted a wayward Derek Carr pass and proceeded to return it 43 yards for his first career pick-six.

Meanwhile, Houston Texans rookie wideout Jaelen Strong also found the end zone for his third career touchdown during his team's win over the Indianapolis Colts (all three have come against the division foe).

Strong scored a go-ahead eight-yard touchdown with 4:58 remaining left in the game for Houston, and the win gives the Texans a one-game advantage over their division rivals for the AFC South lead.


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 (6 solo), 1 INT, 1 INT ret TD in 30-20 win vs. Oakland Raiders
Jaelen Strong, WR - No. 11 Houston Texans Rd 3, Pick 70 Third-team wide receiver 2 rec, 23 yd in 16-10 win vs. Indianapolis Colts
Jamil Douglas, OG - No. 75 Miami Dolphins Rd 4, Pick 114 Starting right guard N/A in 30-14 loss vs. San Diego Chargers
Marcus Hardison, DT - No. 91 Cincinnati Bengals Rd 4, Pick 135 Third-team right defensive tackle inactive in 24-14 win vs. San Francisco 49ers

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 1 tackles in 34-14 loss vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Will Sutton, DT - No. 93 Chicago Bears 2009-13 Second-team defensive end 4 tackles (3 solo), 1 TFL in 38-17 loss vs. Minnesota Vikings
Vontaze Burfict, LB - No. 58 Cincinnati Bengals 2009-11 Starting weak-side linebacker 7 tackles (5 solo), 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 3 passes defended, 1 QB hit in 24-14 win vs. San Francisco 49ers
Brock Osweiler, QB - No. 17 Denver Broncos 2009-11 Starting quarterback 21/44, 296 yd, 3 TD, 1 INT, 5 rush, 19 yd, 1 TD in 34-27 loss vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Omar Bolden, DB - No. 31 Denver Broncos 2007-10 (missed 2011) Second-team strong safety; No. 1 KO and punt returner inactive in 34-27 loss vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Rashad Ross, WR - No. 19 Washington 2011-12 Third-team wide receiver; No. 1 KO returner; No. 3 punt returner 3 KO ret, 50 yd in 35-25 win vs. Buffalo Bills

*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)