Monday, February 05, 2007

Notre Dame Alumni in the NFL Playoffs
Final Edition

Jordan Black, T - Kansas City: Overall: Black started at left tackle for a team that was able to amass only 126 total yards (44 rushing) in a 23-8 loss to Indianapolis Wild Card weekend. Trent Green was sacked four times.

John Carney, K - New Orleans: Overall: 2 field goals, 5 extra points in two games.

Rocky Boiman, LB - Indianapolis: This Week: Boiman had one special teams tackle in the Super Bowl. Overall: 4 tackles, 1 reception, -16 receiving yards in four games.

Jerome Collins, TE - Indianapolis: On the injured reserve since 12/21 with an Achilles' tendon injury.

Jeff Faine, C - New Orleans: Overall: 810 yards, 6 sacks given up in two games.

Anthony Fasano, TE - Dallas: Overall: Fasano was held without a catch in Dallas' loss to the Seahawks.

Ryan Grant, RB - New York Giants: Ryan Grant has spent this season on New York's Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. He has a wrist.

Julius Jones, RB - Dallas: Overall: Julius did his part for the Cowboys. Jones had 112 yards on 22 carries, including a 35-yard run that helped put Dallas in field goal range for what would have been the winning score.

Mark LeVoir, T - Chicago: LeVoir is a member of Chicago's practice squad.

Corey Mays, LB - New England: Overall: 2 tackles, 1 forced fumble in 3 games.

John Owens, TE - New Orleans: Overall: 1 catch for 21 yards in 2 games.

Luke Petitgout, LT - New York Giants: Luke was placed on the Injured Reserve after suffering a broken wrist.

Gerome Sapp, S - Baltimore: Overall: Sapp recorded one special teams tackle in the loss to the Colts.

Hunter Smith, P - Indianapolis: This Week: 4 punts, long of 50, average of 40.5. Overall: 14 punts, long of 58, average of 44.9 in four games. 1 for 1 passing for -16 yards.

Justin Tuck, DE - New York Giants: Tuck joins his fellow Irish Alumni on the Giants Injured Reserve. He recently had surgery for a Lisfranc injury on his foot. (Our Chief Medical Expert quit, so you'll have to Google "Lisfranc" yourself.)

John DeFilippo, Offensive Quality Control - New York Giants (ND Graduate Assistant 2001-02): Overall: The Giants scored 20 point but only put up 305 total yards in their loss to the Eagles.

Jim Johnson, Defensive Coordinator - Philadelphia (ND Defensive Backs Coach 1977-83, Defensive Coordinator 1981-83, Assistant Head Coach 1983): Overall: 47 points and 740 yards of offense over the course of two games.

Dean Pees, Defensive Coordinator - New England (ND Secondary Coach 1994): Overall: 75 points and 1154 yards over three games. (That's right, the Patriots gave up one more point in this game than they did in their first two combined.

Bill Sheridan, Linebackers Coach - New York Giants (ND Safties/Special Teams Coach 2001): Overall: Giants linebackers (including Chris Blackburn, who may or may not suck depending on the Goon Squad you're talking to) combined for 14 tackles and one of New York's two sacks.

Steven Wilks, Defensive Backs Coach - Chicago (ND Secondary Coach 2004): Peyton Manning was named MVP after throwing for 247 yards and a TD. The Bears secondary did combine for 23 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble, and 2 fumble recoveries. Overall: 796 yards passing, 64 tackles, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 4 fumbles recovered in four games.

Trent Walters, Secondary Coach - Philadelphia (ND Secondary Coach 2002-03): Overall: The Eagles secondary recorded 37 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble while giving up 404 passing yards over two games.