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Illini in the NFL - Week 13

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Mendenhall-Bengals.jpgEach week the Illini in the NFL Update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weekend. Rashard Mendenhall is up to eight touchdowns on the year after two more TD runs while a couple Illini wide receivers made nice catches to highlight Week 13. Read up on how the rest of the past Illini played and check out the links for video highlights.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Scored two rushing touchdowns for the second time in the last three games on a 3-yard and 5-yard TD run while picking up 60 yards total on the ground in a 35-7 win over the Bengals.

Neil Rackers, PK, Houston Texans - Connected on a 43-yard field goal and two extra points in a 17-10 win over the Falcons.

Brandon Lloyd, WR, St. Louis Rams - Had one reception for 34 yards in a 26-0 loss to the 49ers.

Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Caught three passes for 46 yards, including this 38-yard grab, in a 38-19 loss to the Panthers.

Vontae Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins - Made four solo tackles and had one pass defended in a 34-14 win over the Raiders.

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Rushed for 10 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in a 31-17 win over the Lions.

Brit Miller, FB, St. Louis Rams - Tallied one catch for 18 yards in a 26-0 loss to the 49ers.

Corey Liuget, DL, San Diego Chargers - Was in on one tackle in a 38-14 win over the Jaguars.

Steve Weatherford, P, New York Giants - Punted four times with an average of 44.3 yards in a 38-35 loss to the Packers.

Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Started at right guard for the Chiefs, who rushed for over 100 yards in a 10-3 win over the Bears.

Brandon Moore, OG, New York Jets - Started at guard for the Jets, who rushed for 101 yards in a 34-19 win over the Redskins.

David Diehl, OT, New York Giants - Started at left tackle for the Giants, who totaled nearly 450 yards of offense in a 38-35 loss to the Packers.

Tony Pashos, OG, Cleveland Browns - Started at right tackle in a 24-10 loss to the Ravens.

Alan Ball, CB, Dallas Cowboys - Played in the 19-13 loss to the Cardinals, but did not record any statistics.

Josh Brent, DT, Dallas Cowboys - Did not play in the 19-13 loss to the Cardinals due to a knee injury.

Kelvin Hayden, CB, Atlanta Falcons - Did not play in a 17-10 loss to the Texans due to a toe injury.

Martez Wilson, LB, New Orleans Saints - Was inactive for the 31-17 win over the Lions.

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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