New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills
– Former Iowa tight end Scott Chandler continued his success with the Buffalo Bills, catching two passes for 10 yards and a touchdown. Buffalo defeated the Patriots, 34-31, snapping a 15-game losing streak against New England.
Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
– Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway recorded eight tackles, including one tackle for loss.
– Former Hawkeye punter Ryan Donahue had a strong day booting the football for the Lions. Donahue punted seven times, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. He also placed one kick inside the opponent’s 20-yard-line.
– Lions cornerback Amari Spievey played a big role in the Lions victory over the Vikings, recording a sack and four solo tackles.
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
– Tyler Sash recorded one solo tackle for the Giants
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Carolina Panthers
– Former Iowa punter Jason Baker booted eight punts for the Panthers, averaging 38.4 yards and placing two inside the 20-yard-line.
In this weekly segment, we’ll take a look at which former Hawkeyes are performing well on Sunday’s for their respective NFL squads. Here’s a look at the former Hawkeye stat leaders through the first two weeks of the NFL season.
1. Scott Chandler, TE Bills — 7 catches, 79 yards, 3 TDs
2. Dallas Clark, TE Colts — 8 catches, 71 yards, 1 TD
3. Brandon Myers, TE Raiders — 4 catches, 26 yards, 0 TDs
4. Shonn Greene, RB Jets — 3 catches, 13 yards, 0 TDs
1. Shonn Greene, RB NY Jets — 26 carries, 75 yards, 1 TD
1. Pat Angerer, LB Colts — 21 tackles
2. Chad Greenway, LB Vikings — 13 tackles
3. Bob Sanders, S Chargers — 12 tackles
4. Bradley Fletcher, CB Rams — 10 tackles
T5. Charles Godfrey, CB Panthers — 9 tackles
T5. Amari Spievey, CB Lions — 9 tackles
1. Matt Roth, DL Jaguars — 2 sacks
2. Karl Klug, DL Titans — 1 sack
1. Ryan Donahue, P Lions — 10 punts for 447 yards (44.7 avg), 5 punts Inside 20
2. Jason Baker, P Panthers — 9 punts for 364 yards (40.4 avg), 3 punts Inside 20
We’ve reached the third round of the Top NFL Hawkeye poll. Thanks to all of the Iowa fans who have participated in the polling thus far.
We’re down to the Elite 8. Here are the match-ups:
#1 Dallas Clark vs. #8 Tony Moeaki
#4 Shonn Greene vs. #5 Chad Greenway
#2 Nate Kaeding vs. #10 Robert Gallery
#3 Bob Sanders vs. #6 Aaron Kampman
We’ve reached the second round of the Top NFL Hawkeye poll. Thanks to all of the Iowa fans who participated in the first round of polling. 223 votes were cast and now we’re down to the Sweet Sixteen.
Here are the matchups…
# 1 Dallas Clark vs. # 17 Jason Baker
#8 Tony Moeaki vs. #9 Bryan Bulaga
#4 Shonn Greene vs. # 13 Jonathan Babineaux
#5 Chad Greenway vs. #12 Pat Angerer
#2 Nate Kaeding vs. #15 Matt Roth
#7 Casey Wiegmann vs. #10 Robert Gallery
#3 Bob Sanders vs. #14 Charles Godfrey
#6 Aaron Kampman vs. #11 Marshal Yanda
Hawkeye Locator has decided to put a Black and Gold twist on the NFL Network’s new show, “The Top 100.” For those who haven’t seen or heard of the show, the premise of the program is to count down the 100 best players in the NFL today, as voted on by the players themselves.
For our countdown we’re changing things a tiny bit. We’ve set up a bracket-style poll consisting of 24 former Hawkeyes currently playing in the NFL. The ultimate goal is to determine which player is the best Hawkeye currently playing in the NFL.
Each week, fans will have the opportunity to vote on who should advance to the next round. VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN. Make your opinions heard.
Check below for the match-ups and (CLICK HERE TO VOTE)
First Round Byes
# 1 Dallas Clark, TE, Colts
# 2 Nate Kaeding, K, Chargers
# 3 Bob Sanders, S, Chargers
# 4 Shonn Greene, RB, Jets
#5 Chad Greenway, LB, Vikings
#6 Aaron Kampman, DL, Jaguars
#7 Casey Wiegmann, C, Chiefs
#8 Tony Moeaki, TE, Chiefs
First Round Match-ups
With the 2011 NFL Draft starting Thursday, Hawkeye Locator counts down the Top 10 most successful Hawkeye draft picks over the last 30 years. While these 10 former Hawkeyes may not have been the highest draft picks, they all had (or are still currently having) illustrious pro careers. Lets start the countdown…
10. Tim Dwight: A fourth round selection by the Atlanta Falcons in 1998, Dwight spent 10 seasons in professional football. He helped the Falcons get to Super Bowl XXXIII and had a 94-yard kickoff return in the game. The former Hawkeye ranks among the Top 40 in NFL history in career kick return yardage.
9. Marv Cook: A third round pick by the New England Patriots in 1989, Cook caught 257 passes for 2,190 yards over the course of a seven year NFL career. He was a two-time Pro Bowler
8. Aaron Kampman: Now a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kampman started his pro career with the Green Bay Packers in 2002. A fifth round draft pick, Kampman went to back-t0-back Pro Bowls in 2006 & 2007 and his 58 career sacks is 18th-best among active NFL players.
7. Bob Sanders: Despite an injury plagued NFL career, Sanders has dominated on the field when he’s healthy. As a safety for the Indianapolis Colts, he was named to two Pro Bowl squads (2005 & 2007) and helped the Colts to victory in Super Bowl XLI. The former Hawkeye was named GMC and AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2007.
6. John Alt: The former Hawkeye offensive lineman was the 21st overall pick in the 1984 NFL Draft, selected by the Kansas City Chiefs. Alt spent his entire 13-year career with the Chiefs and was selected to two Pro Bowls (1992 & 1993). He joined fellow former Hawkeye Ed Podolak in the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2002.
5. Nate Kaeding: In 2004, Kaeding became the first and only Hawkeye kicker ever selected in the NFL Draft. The San Diego Chargers kicker is a two-time Pro Bowler and is the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history (86.5%).
4. Dallas Clark: The Indianapolis Colts made Clark the 24th overall pick in 2003 and he hasn’t disappointed. The former Hawkeye tight end went to the Pro Bowl in 2009 and helped the Colts become Super Bowl Champions in 2007. Clark’s 44 career touchdowns ranks third among NFL tight ends.
3. Merton Hanks: San Francisco drafted Hanks in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. The selection was a steal for the 49ers. Hanks would eventually appear in four Pro Bowls (1994-1997) and start at safety in Super Bowl XXIX. He led San Francisco with seven interceptions during the team’s Super Bowl Championship run in 1994.
2. Reggie Roby: Only one Iowa punter has ever been taken in the NFL Draft. That punter was Reggie Roby. Known for his high leg kick and long hangtimes, Roby was picked by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the 1983 NFL Draft. The punter went to three Pro Bowls and was a seven-time All-Pro selection. Roby ranks among the top 20 in NFL history in career punts (992) and punting yards (42,951).
1. Andre Tippett: One of only three Hawkeyes in the NFL Hall of Fame, Tippett spent his entire pro career with the New England Patriots. The linebacker was a five-time Pro Bowler and a member of the 1980’s All-Decade Team. Tippett’s 100 career sacks is 25th-best in NFL history.