Week 9 was an exciting one for several former Mizzou players who now play in the professional ranks. Two Tiger alumni made key contributions on offense, while two more played well on defense and another earned his first significant experience in the NFL.
By Ryan Schmitz, Mizzou Media Relations
Danario Alexander, WR
St. Louis Rams
Alexander and the Rams had a bye this week. For the year, the rookie receiver has five catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Chase Daniel, QB
New Orleans Saints
Daniel saw his first regular-season action with the Saints' offense this year in New Orleans' 34-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. The former Mizzou QB did not attempt a pass, but gained 16 yards on his only carry of the day.
Justin Gage, WR
The Titans had a bye week, which allowed Gage to rest his injured hamstring. He has played in four games in 2010, catching nine passes for 143 yards.
Ziggy Hood, DE
Hood made two tackles, including one solo stop and one tackle for loss, in the Steelers' 27-21 victory Monday night at Cincinnati. He has five tackles on the year, his second in the league.
Jeremy Maclin, WR
Maclin had four catches for 48 yards Sunday as the Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts 26-24. For the season, Maclin has caught 34 passes for 506 yards and six touchdowns. On the ground, he has two carries for 25 yards.
William Moore, S
Moore had three tackles, including a solo stop and one tackle for loss, as the Falcons topped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-21. On the year, Moore has 23 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble.
Brad Smith, WR
New York Jets
Smith had two carries for eight yards and returned four kicks for 109 total yards in the Jets' 23-20 overtime win against the Detroit Lions. For the year, Smith has played in seven games, posting 22 kickoff returns for 675 yards, 18 carries for 121 yards and one catch for 11 yards.
Justin Smith, DE
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco had a bye this week. Smith has 36 tackles on the season, including four sacks and two tackles for loss.
Sean Weatherspoon, LB
Atlanta FalconsWeatherspoon was inactive Sunday as he continues to recover from a knee injury. For the year, 'Spoon has 29 tackles, including one sack.