Spartans in the NFL (Week 11)
Houston Texans' receiver and return specialist Keshawn Martin had his biggest day yet in the NFL. An instrumental part of Houston's 43-37 overtime victory over Jacksonville, Martin caught his first career touchdown pass, while racking up 247 yards of total offense.
Martin began the scoring in the game on a 9 yard strike from QB Matt Schaub.
(Here's the video: Martin's 1st Career TD)
In the 4th quarter, Keshawn made a bid for his first career punt return touchdown as well. He caught the ball at his own 6 yard line, split the defense, got to the sideline...wait for it...and got tackled by punter Bryan Anger!
Still, the return went for 71 yards as he continues to show why he belongs in the NFL.
(Now for the video: 71-yard Punt Return)
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Also of note in this game, linebacker Greg Jones made his first tackle of the season on a special teams play for Jacksonville. And who did he tackle? Keshawn Martin.
TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS
Brandon Fields P (MIA) - 6 punts, 49.8 yard average, including two inside the 20, in Miami's 19-14 defeat to the Buffalo Bills.
Season Totals: 51 punts, 51.0 avg., 18 inside 20, 3 tackles
Kellen Davis TE (CHI) - Plays tonight on Monday Night Football versus San Francisco.
Season Totals: 11 catches, 150 yards, 2 TD.
Keshawn Martin WR (HOU) - Caught 1 pass for 9 yards and his first career touchdown. He also returned 5 kicks for 162 yards (long of 54 yards), returned 2 punts for 76 yards (long of 71 yards).
Season Totals: 7 receptions, 72 yards, 1 TD. 3 carries, 25 yards. 9 punt returns, 138 yards. 15 kickoff returns, 372 yards.
Domata Peko DT (CIN) - 2 tackles in Cincinnati's 28-6 victory over Kansas City
Season Totals: 34 tackles, including 1.5 sack.
Kevin Vickerson DT (DEN) - 3 tackles in Denver's 30-23 victory over the San Diego Chargers.
Season Totals: 30 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble
Jerel Worthy DT (GB) - Missed the Packers' previous game against Arizona (Concussion), but returned to the field in Green Bay's 24-20 victory over Detroit. He did not record a tackle.
Season Totals: 9 tackles, including 2 sacks.
OTHER SPARTANS IN THE NFL
Garrett Celek TE (SF) - San Francisco plays Chicago on Monday Night Football
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
Greg Jones LB (Jac) - Recorded one tackle in Jacksonville's 43-37 loss to the Houston Texans.
Season Totals: 1 tackle
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) - San Francisco plays on Monday Night Football versus Chicago.
Eric Smith S (NYJ) - 3 tackles and 1 INT in the Jets' 27-13 victory over St. Louis.
Season Totals: 7 total tackles, 1 INT.
Drew Stanton QB (IND) - DNP, in Indy's 59-24 loss to New England.