By Jesse Wood
Nov. 7, 2013. Eight 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 9 action:
St. Louis Rams’ second-year wide receiver Brian Quick had two receptions for 30 yards, including a 20-yard catch that led to Zac Stacy’s nine-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the Rams’ 28-21 loss at Tennessee.
Oakland Raiders eighth-year defensive end Jason Hunter started and made one tackle in the Raiders’ 49-20 loss to Philadelphia.
New Orleans Saints second-year running back Travaris Cadet returned three kickoffs for 61 yards, including a long of 22, in the Saints’ 26-20 loss at the New York Jets. Cadet also contributed with a tackle on special teams.
Fourth-year wide receiver Armanti Edwards made one catch for ten yards and returned two punts for 14 yards (with a long of 12) in his debut with the Cleveland Browns, a 24-18 win over Baltimore.
Newly signed six-year NFL veteran Corey Lynch was active for the Tennessee Titans but did not record any statistics in the Titans’ 28-21 win at St. Louis.
San Francisco 49ers third-year offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore and Jacksonville Jaguars rookie defensive back Demetrius McCray enjoyed their bye weekend at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday for Appalachian State’s home contest versus Chattanooga. Detroit Lions rookie punter/kicker Sam Martin also had a bye but was unable to return to the High Country due to his sister’s wedding.
In all, 11 former Mountaineers are currently on NFL rosters. In addition to the eight 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.