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Sun Devils in the NFL: Osweiler benched in favor of Manning in Week 17

How did our former Sun Devils perform in their season finales?

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Your weekly recap of how former Sun Devils are performing in the NFL.

Brock Osweiler benched for Manning, Broncos clinch AFC's No. 1 seed

Osweiler was pulled for Peyton Manning during the third quarter of Denver's 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. The ASU product had thrown for 232 yards on 14 completions, but only managed one touchdown while tossing two interceptions and fumbling on another play before being replaced.

Said Osweiler of the impact being benched had on him: "It was tough on the emotions, but winning the AFC West is what it's all about.

"As long as this football team is winning games, shoot, I don't care who's playing quarterback."

Following the game, Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak explained 'he played a hunch' and has yet to say who he intends to start for Denver's first playoff game.


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 3 solo tackles in 20-13 loss vs. Minnesota Vikings
Jaelen Strong, WR - No. 11 Houston Texans Rd 3, Pick 70 Third-team wide receiver 6 rec, 56 yd (7 targets) in 30-6 win vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jamil Douglas, OG - No. 75 Miami Dolphins Rd 4, Pick 114 Starting right guard N/A in 20-10 win vs. New England Patriots
Marcus Hardison, DT - No. 91 Cincinnati Bengals Rd 4, Pick 135 Third-team right defensive tackle inactive in 24-16 win vs. Baltimore Ravens

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 5 tackles (3 solo), 1.5 sacks, 1 TFL, 3 QB hits in 24-16 loss vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Will Sutton, DT - No. 93 Chicago Bears 2009-13 Second-team defensive end 2 solo tackles in 24-20 loss vs. Detroit Lions
Vontaze Burfict, LB - No. 58 Cincinnati Bengals 2009-11 Starting weak-side linebacker 12 tackles (8 solo), 1 TFL, 2 pass defended, 2 QB hits in 24-16 win vs. Baltimore Ravens
Brock Osweiler, QB - No. 17 Denver Broncos 2009-11 Starting quarterback 14/22, 232 yd, 1 TD, 2 INT in 27-20 win vs. San Diego Chargers
Omar Bolden, DB - No. 31 Denver Broncos 2007-10 (missed 2011) Second-team strong safety; No. 1 KO and punt returner inactive in 27-20 win vs. San Diego Chargers
Rashad Ross, WR - No. 19 Washington 2011-12 Third-team wide receiver; No. 1 KO returner; No. 3 punt returner 2 rec, 71 yd, TD (3 targets) in 34-23 win vs. Dallas Cowboys

*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)