If you look closely enough, you’ll find a healthy number of Cincinnati Bearcats playing football at the professional level. With the first week of the 2017 NFL season in the books, its time we take a look at how UC alums fared.
Chris Moore, Baltimore Ravens, WR
Moore was limited to special teams work in Baltimore’s 20-0 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, as he played in 12 special team snaps.
Kevin Huber, Cincinnati Bengals, P
The Bengals punter worked pretty frequently as the team disappointed in the season opener. He punted five times and averaged 42.4 yards per kick.
Deyshawn Bond, Indianapolis Colts, OL
Bond made his first NFL start at center as an undrafted rookie. Too bad his team got clobbered 46-9 by the Los Angeles Rams.
While we’re talking about the Colts, its worth noting that George Winn and Tyreek Burwell are on the roster, although Winn is on the reserve/injured list and Burwell is on the practice squad.
Parker Ehinger, Kansas City Chiefs, OL
Ehinger did not play in the Chiefs’ 42-27 upset of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs, TE
Kelce caught five passes on seven targets for 40 yards in that stunning victory, however.
Derek Wolfe, Denver Broncos, DL
Wolfe helped the Broncos complete a blocked field goal, which won the game, and recorded a tackle.
Johnny Holton, Oakland Raiders, WR
Holton was utilized on specials teams for 14 snaps and played one offensive snap as the Raiders defeated the Tennessee Titans 26-16.
Mike Windt, Los Angeles Chargers, LS
The long snapper extraordinaire for Los Angeles’ newest football team played on nine snaps this past week as the Chargers lost to the Broncos.
Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles, TE
With Zach Ertz clearly the best tight end on the Eagles roster, Celek has been relegated to a rare target and special teams helper. He caught one pass for 11 yards and also had a surprising kickoff return of eight yards as the Eagles defeated Washington 30-17.
Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles, OL
Kelce started for the Eagles and played all 68 offensive snaps at center.
Eric Wilson, Minnesota Vikings, LB
UC’s former tackling machine did play in Minnesota’s season opener against the New Orleans Saints but didn’t record any stops and only played on special teams.
Tion Green, Detroit Lions, RB
Green did not see any action for the Lions in week one.
Justin Murray, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, OL
Murray is on the practice squad for the Bucs.
Mike Tyson, Seattle Seahawks, CB
Tyson is also a practice squad member of an NFL team.
Connor Barwin, Los Angeles Rams, DL
In his first game playing for a team other than the Eagles since 2013, Barwin recorded two tackles.