Monday December 30, 2013Twelve Former Gators Advance to the NFL Playoffs
Twenty-two former Gators saw action in the final week of the NFL regular season. Of those 22, 13 started for their respective teams.
Twelve players will advance to the NFL playoffs, but only nine are healthy to compete.
Gators in the NFL Playoffs
Andre Caldwell, Denver Broncos
Lerentee McCray (Injured Reserve), Denver Broncos
Jeremy Mincey, Denver Broncos
Brandon Spikes, New England Patriots
Xavier Nixon, Indianapolis Colts
Chris Rainey (Injured Reserve), Indianapolis Colts
Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals
Reggie Nelson, Cincinnati Bengals
Jaye Howard, Kansas City Chiefs
Percy Harvin (Injured), Seattle Seahawks
Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles
Ray McDonald, San Francisco 49ers
Matt Elam Started at FS and led the Ravens with 10 combined tackles, seven solo, with one TFL.
Deonte Thompson Was not active in week 17.
Carlos Dunlap Started at LDE and had two assists, three QB hits and a pass breakup.
Reggie Nelson Made the start at FS and made six tackles, five solo, with two pass breakups and one tackle on special teams.
Major Wright Started at SS and recorded eight tackles, seven solo, against the Packers.
Jon Bostic Saw action at LB but did not record a stat.
Joe Haden Was not active in week 17.
Andre Caldwell Started at WR against the Raiders and had three receptions for 42 yards.
Jeremy Mincey Saw action at DE but did not record a stat.
Lerentee McCray Injured Reserve.
Xavier Nixon Saw action at offensive tackle against the Jaguars.
Chris Rainey Injured Reserve.
Josh Evans Made the start at FS and recorded four tackles, three solo.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Jaye Howard Started at RDE and collected six tackles, five solo.
Mike Pouncey Started at C.
Mike Gillislee Was not active in week 17.
Caleb Sturgis Saw action against the Jets, but did not have any FG attempts.
Jelani Jenkins Saw action at LB and contributed with one assist.
Sharrif Floyd Saw action at DT and contributed with two tackles, one solo, with one TFL.
Justin Trattou Saw action at DE and made one tackle on special teams.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Brandon Spikes Started at LB and recorded one assist.
NEW YORK GIANTS
Will Hill Started at FS against the Redskins and collected five solo tackles and made one tackle on special teams.
Louis Murphy Saw action at WR and had one reception for eight yards.
NEW YORK JETS
Jermaine Cunningham Was not active in week 17.
David Nelson Made the start at TE and led the Jets with five catches for 66 yards.
Riley Cooper Saw action at WR and collected three catches for 39 yards.
Marcus Gilbert Made the start at RT.
Maurkice Pouncey Suffered a season-ending torn ACL and MCL during the Steelers opening possession of their season opener.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Ray McDonald Started at LDT and made three solo tackles.
Percy Harvin Was not active in week 17 due to injury.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Jeff Demps Was not active in week 17.
Rex Grossman Was not active in week 17.
Maurice Hurt Was not active in week 17.
Jordan Reed Was not active in week 17.