Week 8: Six Mountaineers See Action in the NFL

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Former Mountaineer stars Daniel Kilgore (67) and Demetrius McCray (35) squared off at Wembley Stadium in London, England on Sunday. Kilgore's 49ers beat McCray's Jaguars, 42-10. Courtesy: Demetrius McCray (via Instagram)

Former Mountaineer stars Daniel Kilgore (67) and Demetrius McCray (35) squared off at Wembley Stadium in London, England on Sunday. Kilgore’s 49ers beat McCray’s Jaguars, 42-10. Courtesy: Demetrius McCray (via Instagram)

Oct. 29, 2013. Seven former Appalachian State University football standouts are currently on active National Football League rosters. Here is a look at how the former Mountaineers fared in Week 8 action:

Detroit Lions rookie punter/kicker Sam Martin averaged 50.8 yards over four punts, including a game-long of 64 yards, in the Lions’ 31-30 win over Dallas. Martin kicked off six times with two  touchbacks.

San Francisco 49ers third-year offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore saw action along the offensive front as a guard and a center in the 49ers’ 42-10 win over Jacksonville at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie defensive back Demetrius McCray saw action and recorded a tackle on special teams in the Jags’ 42-10 loss to San Francisco in London.

St. Louis Rams’ second-year wide receiver Brian Quick was targeted three times, including on the final play of the game when Kellen Clemens’ pass sailed too high for Quick to pull in the would-be game-winning catch in the Rams’ 14-9 loss to Seattle on Monday night.

Oakland Raiders eighth-year defensive end Jason Hunter started and made one pass deflection in the Raiders’ 21-18 win over Pittsburgh.

New Orleans Saints second-year running back Travaris Cadet was not active in the Saints’ 35-17 win over Buffalo.

Finally, the Tennessee Titans signed five-year NFL veteran Corey Lynch to its active roster on Monday. Lynch, who was among Tennessee’s final cuts in training camp, is expected to play both safety positions and on special teams for the Titans, beginning next Sunday at St. Louis.

In all, 10 former Mountaineers are currently on NFL rosters. In addition to the seven members of active 53-man rosters, second-year defensive back DeAndre Presley is a member of the Carolina Panthers practice squad, rookie running back Steven Miller is on the Detroit Lions’ practice squad and rookie linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough will spend the campaign on the Washington Redskins’ injured-reserve list after sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury during the preseason.


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