Illini in the NFL - Week 12

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Davis.jpgEach week the Illini in the NFL Update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weekend. Brandon Lloyd scored a TD for the third week in a row, Vontae Davis nabbed his second interception of the season and Pierre Thomas had a touchdown and over 100 yards of offense to highlight Week 12. Read up on how the rest of the past Illini played and check out the links for video highlights.

Brandon Lloyd, WR, St. Louis Rams - Caught a TD pass for the third-straight game on this 16-yard reception and notched five total catches for 74 yards, including this 26-yard pickup, in a 23-20 loss to the Cardinals.

Vontae Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins - Picked off Tony Romo for his second interception of the season to go along with five solo tackles and two passes defended in a 20-19 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Scored his third rushing TD of the season on this 12-yard run and gained over 100 yards of offense with 63 on the ground and three catches for 47 yards in a 49-24 win over the Giants.

Neil Rackers, PK, Houston Texans - Hit two field goals from 33 and 53 yards, one yard shy of his season long, and a pair of extra points in a 20-13 win over the Jaguars.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Rushed for 57 yards, including this 16-yard gain, and caught two passes for 10 yards in a 13-9 win over the Chiefs.

Alan Ball, CB, Dallas Cowboys - Made two solo tackles in a 20-19 win over the Dolphins on Thanksgiving.

Corey Liuget, DL, San Diego Chargers - Was in on three tackles in a 16-13 overtime loss to the Broncos.

Tony Pashos, OG, Cleveland Browns - Started at right tackle for the Browns, who rushed for 134 yards in a 23-20 loss to the Bengals.

Brandon Moore, OG, New York Jets - Started at guard for the Jets, who rushed for 138 yards in a 28-24 win over the Bills.

Steve Weatherford, P, New York Giants - Punted twice for an average of 38.0 yards in a 49-24 loss to the Saints.

Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Had one catch in a 23-17 loss to the Titans.

Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Started at right guard in a 13-9 loss to the Steelers.

David Diehl, OT, New York Giants - Started at left tackle in a 49-24 loss to the Saints.

Martez Wilson, LB, New Orleans Saints - Played in the 49-24 win over the Giants, but did not record any statistics.

Josh Brent, DT, Dallas Cowboys - Played in the 20-19 win over the Dolphins, but did not record any statistics.

Brit Miller, FB, St. Louis Rams - Played in the 23-20 loss to the Cardinals, but did not record any statistics.

Kelvin Hayden, CB, Atlanta Falcons - Played in the 24-14 win over the Vikings, but did not record any statistics.

Former Illini on Injured Reserve/Practice Squad
Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, St. Louis Rams - Injured Reserve (torn ACL)
Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets - Injured Reserve (torn Achilles)
Mikel Leshoure, RB, Detroit Lions - Injured Reserve (torn Achilles)
Nate Bussey, LB, New Orleans Saints - Practice Squad
J Leman, LB, Oakland Raiders - Practice Squad
Eddie McGee, WR, Oakland Raiders - Practice Squad

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