Spartans in the NFL (Week 9)
Miami Dolphins punter and former Spartan Brandon Fields continues to get better and better. In his seventh NFL season, Fields currently leads the league in punting average (51.6 yards) after placing no worse than 6th overall in the last three seasons.
For his career, Fields holds the Dolphins team record for gross punting average (45.7 yards) and a single season (48.8 yards in 2011). According to the Dolphins media guide, Fields' net average of 41.1 yards per punt in 2011 is also single season record for Miami.
His career gross punting average of 45.7 yards per punt is also the highest among all active punters in the NFL.
TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS
Brandon Fields P (MIA) - 4 punts, 53.3 yard average, including two inside the 20, in Miami's 23-20 defeat against the Indianapolis Colts.
Season Totals: 39 punts, 51.6 avg., 15 inside 20, 3 tackles
Kellen Davis TE (CHI) - Did not make a reception in Chicago's 51-20 victory over Tennessee.
Season Totals: 10 catches, 144 yards, 2 TD.
Keshawn Martin WR (HOU) - Rushed for one yard on one carry, returned three kicks for 62 yards, returned two punts for 34 yards with a long of 26 yards.
Season Totals: 6 receptions, 63 yards. 3 carries, 25 yards. 7 punt returns, 62 yards. 7 kickoff returns, 144 yards.
Domata Peko DT (CIN) - Four tackles in Cincinnati's 31-23 defeat to Denver
Season Totals: 30 tackles, including 1 sack.
Kevin Vickerson DT (DEN) - 1 tackle in Denver's 31-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Season Totals: 24 tackles, 1 forced fumble
Jerel Worthy DT (GB) - DNP (Concussion) in Green Bay's 31-17 win over Arizona.
Season Totals: 9 tackles, including 2 sacks.
OTHER SPARTANS IN THE NFL
Garrett Celek TE (SF) - San Francisco had a bye week
Season Totals: 2 receptions - 10 yards
Kyle Cook C (CIN) - Injured Reserve
Kirk Cousins QB (WSH) - DNP in Washington's 21-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers
Season Totals: 5-for-9, 111, 1 TD, 2 INT
Brandon McKinney DT (IND) - Will miss the season with ACL tear
Javon Ringer RB (TEN) - Was placed on injured reserve last week.
Season Totals: 2 rushes, 14 yards. 3 receptions, 12 yards.
Trenton Robinson FS (SF) - Bye Week.
Eric Smith S (NYJ) - Bye Week.
Season Totals: 3 total tackles.
Drew Stanton QB (IND) - DNP, in Indy's 23-20 victory over Miami.