Spartans in the NFL (Week 6)
Sunday night provided Keshawn Martin and Jerel Worthy an opportunity to show out in a prime time setting...and both took advantage.
During the week, Martin was named the primary kick and punt returner for the Texans by coach Gary Kubiak because the Texans were ranked last in punt return average and 16th in kick return yardage.
And in Martin's opportunity to shine against Green Bay last night, he returned his only punt of the night for 19 yards, while returning three kickoffs for 65 yards as well.
As a receiver, Keshawn had two more grabs. Both catches came in the same 3rd quarter Houston drive and resulted in first downs - the second of which, left the former Spartan about an inch shy of the goal line.
In total, Martin finished the day with 108 total yards of offense on six touches, an 18 yard average.
Meanwhile, on Green Bay's sideline, Jerel Worthy got the start at nose tackle in place of BJ Raji, who was out due to injury.
In the first quarter, Worthy had a key third down sack deep in Houston territory which helped set the tone for the game in Green Bay's favor. The sack was Worthy's 2nd of the season. It was also just the third time Houston quarterback Matt Schaub had been sacked this season.
In total, Jerel finished the game with 3 tackles, including the sack.
Overall, Sunday night proved to be a great night for a pair of former Spartan stars.
TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS
Brandon Fields P (MIA) - 6 punts, 53.8 avg. in the Dolphins 17-14 victory over the St. Louis Rams.
Kellen Davis TE (CHI) - The Chicago Bears had a bye week. In total, Davis has 8 catches for 129 yards and a TD this season.
Domata Peko DT (CIN) - 5 tackles in Cincy's 34-24 loss to Cleveland. Overall, Peko has 21 tackles and 1 sack this season.
OTHER SPARTANS IN THE NFL
Garrett Celek TE (SF) - One reception for six yards in San Fran's 26-3 defeat to the New York Giants.
Kyle Cook C (CIN) - Injured Reserve
Kirk Cousins QB (WSH) - DNP in Washington's 38-26 victory over Minnesota.
Brandon McKinney DT (IND) - Will miss the season with ACL tear
Javon Ringer RB (TEN) - 3 receptions for 12 yards in the Titans 30-7 loss to Minnesota. Javon left the game with a knee injury and the Titans fear that it could be season ending.
Trenton Robinson FS (SF) - DNP in the 49ers 45-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Eric Smith S (NYJ) - Was listed as inactive in the Jets 35-9 victory over Indianapolis. Has three tackles this season in limited time.
Drew Stanton QB (IND) - DNP, in the Colts 35-9 loss to the Jets.
Kevin Vickerson DT (DEN) - Plays on Monday Night Football tonight. Vickerson has racked up 18 tackles and one forced fumble so far this season.