Yellow Jackets In The NFL Update

Nov. 30, 2010

Calvin and Michael Johnson – no relation, but both former Georgia Tech standouts – are working hard for teams that haven’t won often. The Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals are a combined 4-18.

Both Johnsons enjoyed big games this past week. Calvin had four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown on Thanksgiving Day. Michael had a career-high five tackles and two pass break-ups in yet another Cincy loss on Sunday.

In a league that includes 53 players with the last name Johnson, Calvin and Michael are standing out in 2010.

Here’s a look at how all 24 former Jackets did this week:

Keith Brooking, LB, Dallas Cowboys (3-8)
The veteran recorded six tackles and two pass break-ups in loss to the Saints.

Morgan Burnett, S, Green Bay Packers (7-4)
Burnett, who started the first four games of the season, is out for the season with a torn ACL.

James Butler, S, St. Louis Rams (5-6)
Helped Rams get important 36-33 win at Denver.

Tashard Choice, RB, Dallas Cowboys (3-8)
His only rushing attempt Sunday was for a touchdown that put the Cowboys ahead of the Saints.

Mike Cox, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (7-4)
Had one catch for 10 yards in 42-24 win at Seattle.

Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3)
Steelers rookie on the roster but listed as inactive.

Andrew Economos, LS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4)
Tampa Bay still in the playoff hunt despite 17-10 loss to Baltimore.

Keyaron Fox, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3)
Had one tackle in 19-16 overtime win at Buffalo.

Gary Guyton, LB, New England Patriots (9-2)
Registered eight tackles, one sack, and a pass break-up in win at Detroit.

Anthony Hargrove, DL, New Orleans Saints (8-3)
Had three tackles in the Saints’ 30-27 win at Dallas.

Will Heller, TE, Detroit Lions (2-9)
Made one catch for 13 yards in 45-24 loss to New England.

Cord Howard, OL, Buffalo Bills (2-9)
Did not play for the third consecutive game.

Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions (2-9)
Had four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown on Thanksgiving Day.

Michael Johnson, LB, Cincinnati Bengals (2-9)
Bengals stinking up the joint, but Johnson had a career-high five tackles and two pass break-ups on Sunday.

Dawan Landry, S, Baltimore Ravens (8-3)
The consistent Landry had five tackles in the Ravens’ 17-10 win over Tampa Bay.

Derrick Morgan, DE, Tennessee Titans (5-6)
The rookie first-round draft pick is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Chris Reis, S, New Orleans Saints (8-3)
On injured reserve following shoulder surgery.

Darryl Richard, DT, New England Patriots (9-2)
On injured reserve this season.

Daryl Smith, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (6-5)
Registered four tackles in 24-20 loss at the New York Giants.

Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos (3-8)
Inactive to due to ankle injury from previous week’s game against Rams.

Vance Walker, DT, Atlanta Falcons (9-2)
Played in Sunday’s 20-17 victory over the Packers, and now the Falcons are one of the favorites to play in the Super Bowl.

Philip Wheeler, LB, Indianapolis Colts (6-5)
Recorded a season high 10 tackles in 36-14 loss to San Diego.

Ken Whisenhunt, Head Coach, Arizona Cardinals (3-8) Cardinals fell Monday night to San Francisco.

Gerris Wilkinson, LB, New York Giants (7-4)
Saw action with no stats in 24-20 win over Jacksonville.

Mansfield Wrotto, OL, Buffalo Bills (2-9)
Made third consecutive start in the Bills’ heart-breaking 19-16 loss to the Steelers.


Yellow Jackets In The NFL Update
December 10, 2018 #TGW: Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing

As Georgia Tech begins bowl practice, focus is entirely on beating Minnesota at Ford Field

Yellow Jackets In The NFL Update
December 9, 2018 #TGW: Collins' Energy, Vision Are Apparent

New football coach has spirit, plan to build on Georgia Tech's rich gridiron tradition