Seattle Seahawks receiver David Moore (83) reaches for the ball as Minnesota Vikings' Holton Hill defends near the end of the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Seattle. Moore made the catch but was ruled out of bounds. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Longhorns in the NFL: Defensive backs highlight Week 14

Posted December 12th, 2018


Is there such a thing as a former Longhorn? These players will always be Longhorns to University of Texas fans, even though they’ve graduated to the next level of football. Every week we’ll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. Here’s a look at the Longhorns in the NFL and how they fared in Week 14.

Holton Hill got the start for the Vikings on Monday night and played very well. He made eight tackles and broke up a pass in the 21-7 loss to the Seahawks. Hill helped the Vikings hold Russell Wilson to a career-low 72 yards passing.

Another week, another big Quandre Diggs big-hit highlight. There wasn’t much special about the Lions’ 17-3 win over the lowly Cardinals, but Diggs is still bringing the wood against opponents. He finished the game with four tackles and a tackle for loss.


Adrian Phillips made five tackles, one for loss, in the Chargers 26-21 win over the Bengals. He also broke up a pass. The safety has found himself lining up as a linebacker at times, making plays on the inside against much larger opponents. Take a look at the work he did two weeks ago against the Steelers.

Another safety who often finds himself playing like a linebacker is Kenny Vaccaro. He made four tackles and broke up a pass in the 30-9 win over the Jaguars. Here Vaccaro makes a stop on Leonard Fournette, and manages to share the credit for the play on Twitter.

Other Longhorns in the NFL

Alex Okafor, DE, Saints—4 tackles in the 28-14 win over the Buccaneers.

Michael Dickson, P, Seahawks—4 punts with 44.0-yard average, long of 55, 3 inside the 20 in the 21-7 win over the Vikings.

Trey Hopkins, OG, Bengals— Helped the Bengals rush for 144 yards in the 26-21 loss to the Chargers.

Malcom Brown, DT, Patriots—2 tackles in the 34-33 loss to the Dolphins.

Marquise Goodwin, WR, 49ers—2 catches, 20 yards in the 20-14 win over the Broncos.

Poona Ford, DT, Seahawks—1 tackle in the 21-7 win over the Vikings.

Brian Orakpo, LB, Titans—1 tackle in the 30-9 win over the Jaguars.

Justin Tucker, K, Ravens—1-for-1 on field goals, 28 long, 3-for-3 on extra points in the 27-24 loss to the Chiefs.

Connor Williams, G, Cowboys—Helped the Cowboys rush for 142 yards in the 29-23 win over the Eagles.

Malik Jefferson, LB, Bengals—Didn’t record a stat in the 26-21 loss to the Chargers.

Did Not Play/Inactive

D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texans—DNP-inactive for the 24-21 loss to the Colts, came off PUP list.

Geoff Swaim, TE, Cowboys—DNP in the 29-23 win over the Eagles due to a wrist injury.

Jordan Hicks, LB, Eagles—DNP in the 29-23 loss to the Cowboys due to a calf injury.

Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Colts—DNP in the 24-21 win over the Texans.

Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams— DNP-Moved to IR on Tuesday.

Colt McCoy, QB, Redskins—DNP-IR

Phil Dawson, K, Cardinals—DNP- IR

DeShon Elliott, S, – Ravens—DNP- IR

Marcus Johnson, WR, Colts—DNP-IR

Chris Warren, RB, Raiders—DNP-IR

Sam Acho, LB, Bears—DNP-IR

Earl Thomas, S, Seahawks—DNP-IR

Fozzy Whittaker, RB, Panthers—DNP-IR

Longhorns in the NFL

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