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    Illini in the NFL - 2012 Week 11

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    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous week. Tavon Wilson made his team-leading fourth interception for the Patriots and Mikel Leshoure ran for another touchdown for the Lions to highlight Week 11 action.

    Tavon Wilson, FS, New England Patriots - Wilson recorded his team-leading fourth interception of the season along with a tackle and a pass deflection in the Patriots 59-24 win over the Colts. Watch Wilson's fourth interception of the season

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    Mikel Leshoure, RB, Detroit Lions - Leshoure had 19 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 24-20 loss to the Packers. Leshoure now has four touchdowns in the last three games. Leshoure's longest run of the day was a 15-yarder. Watch Leshoure's TD Run | Watch Leshure's 15-yard run

    Brandon Lloyd, WR, New England Patriots - Lloyd caught four passes for 45 yards (on seven targets) in Sunday's 59-24 win over the Colts. It was the second straight 45-yard output for Lloyd.

    Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Thomas had five carries for 30 rushing yards, with a long of 14, and three catches for 28 receiving yards Sunday against the Raiders. Thomas leads all running backs on the team with his 341 rushing yards and 4.6 yards per carry.

    Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Playing in his first game since week 6, Mendenhall ran for 33 yards on 11 carries in Sunday's 13-10 loss to Baltimore. Mendenhall also caught three passes for 17 yards.

    Martez Wilson, LB, New Orleans Saints - Wilson recorded three solo tackles and one pass deflection in the Saints 38-17 win over the Raiders. Wilson has now tallied 10 tackles in the past four games, his best stretch of his career. 

    Brandon Moore, OG, New York Jets - Moore made his 131st consecutive career start, fourth most amongst all active players, in the Jets' 27-13 win over the Rams. Moore and the offensive line of the Jets helped produced 289 total yards, including 124 on the ground. In addition, the O-line allowed three sacks.

    Alan Ball, CB, Houston Texans - Produced a season high four tackles, all solos, and one pass deflection in the Texans overtime win over the Jaguars. Ball now has 13 tackles on the season.

    Corey Liuget, DE, San Diego Chargers - Liuget posted one tackle in the Chargers 23-20 loss to the Broncos, bringing his season total to 25. Liuget has started all 10 games in his second season.

    Josh Brent, DT, Dallas Cowboys - Brent tallied one assisted tackle and one pass deflection in the Cowboys 23-20 OT win vs. the Browns. Brent now has 16 tackles on the year. 

    Jeff Allen, OT, Kansas City Chiefs - Starting in his seventh consecutive game, Allen and the offensive line powered the Chiefs to 113 rushing yards, while only allowing three sacks. Chiefs lost 28-6 to the Bengals.

    Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets - Cumberland recorded on catch for seven yards, his first catch since returning from dislocating his right hand a few weeks ago. Jets defeated the Rams 27-13.

    Kelvin Hayden, CB, Chicago Bears - Recorded one tackle in the Bears' Monday Night Football loss to the 49ers. Hayden has 16 tackles on the season.

    Whitney Mercilus, DE, Houston Texans - Mercilus played but did not record a statistic in Houston's 43-37 OT win over Jacksonville.

    Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Benn played but did not record a statistic in Tampa Bay's 27-21 win over Carolina.  

    Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, New England Patriots - Played but did not record a statistic in the Patriots 59-24 win over the Colts.  

    Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Asamoah underwent thumb surgery this past week and as a result did not play in Sunday's game. Chiefs lost 28-6 to the Bengals.

    Vontae Davis, CB, Indianapolis Colts - Inactive in Sunday's game due to left knee injury but could return in week 12, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Colts lost to the Patriots 59-24.

    Brit Miller, FB, St. Louis Rams - Miller was inactive and did not play for the first time this season. He was cut from the team on Tuesday.

    AJ Jenkins, WR, San Francisco 49ers - Did not play in the 49ers 32-7 win over the Bears.

    Former Illini on NFL Practice Squads
    Jerry Brown, LB, Indianapolis Colts
    Jack Cornell, OL, Baltimore Ravens

     

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