NFL Tar Heels update
David Thornton
David Thornton

Posted Nov 24, 2003


Week 12 update on former Tar Heels now in the NFL.

-Sam Aiken, Buffalo Bills- not active.

-Ethan Albright, Washington Redskins- substituted at long snapper and had one tackle on special teams in the Redskins' 24-23 loss to the Dolphins.

-Dre` Bly, Detroit Lions-started at cornerback and had four tackles, one assist, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the Lions' 24-14 loss to the Vikings.

-Alge Crumpler, Atlanta Falcons-started at tight end and had two receptions for 18-yards in the Falcons'38-30 loss to the Titans.

-Ronald Curry, Oakland Raiders- substituted at wide receiver and had one tackle on special teams in the Raiders' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs.

-Russell Davis, Arizona Cardinals- started at defensive tackle and two tackles and one sack in the Cardinals' 30-27 loss to the Rams.

-Kevin Donnalley, Carolina Panthers-started at offensive guard in Carolina's 24- 20 loss to the Cowboys.

-Ebenbzer Ekuban, Dallas Cowboys- started at defensive end and had two tackles and one assist in the Cowboys' 24-20 victory over the Panthers.

-Greg Ellis, Dallas Cowboys- started at defensive end and had one tackle and one pass deflection in the Cowboys' 24-20 victory over the Panthers.

-Benardo Harris, Baltimore Ravens- Injured Reserve.

-William Henderson, Green Bay Packers- substituted at fullback in the Packers' 20-10 victory over the 49ers.

-Zack Hilton, New Orleans Saints- substituted at tight end in the Saints' 33-20 loss the Eagles.

-Sedrick Hodge, New Orleans Saints- started at linebacker and had three tackles in the Saints' 33-20 loss to the Eagles.

-Vonnie Holliday, Kansas City Chiefs- started at defensive end and had three tackles, one assist and 0.5 sacks in the Chiefs' 27-24 victory over the Chargers.

-Leon Johnson, San Diego Chargers- substituted at running back and had three punt returns for 30-yards and six kickoff returns for 153 yards in the Chargers' 34-27 loss to the Bengals.

-Freddie Jones, Arizona Cardinals- started at tight end and had two receptions for 11-yards in the Cardinals' 30-27 loss to the Rams.

-Quincy Monk, NY Giants- ABC Monday Night Football.

-Keith Newman, Atlanta Falcons- started at linebacker and had three tackles in the Falcons' 38-31 loss to the Titans.

-Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers- started at defensive end and had three tackles and one pass deflection in the Panthers' 24-20 loss to Dallas.

-Jeff Reed, Pittsburgh Steelers- kicked two field goals and one-point-after conversion in the Steelers' 13-6 victory over the Browns.

-Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis Colts- started at center in the Colts' 17-14 victory over the Bills.

-Brian Simmons, Cincinnati Bengals- started at linebacker and had three tackles and one assist in the Bengals' 34-27 victory over the Chargers.

-Ryan Sims, Kansas City Chiefs- started at nose tackle and had two tackles in the Chiefs' 27-24 victory over the Raiders.

-David Thornton, Indianapolis Colts- started at linebacker and five tackles, four assists, one pass deflection and one interception in the Colts 17-14 victory over the Bills.

-Bracey Walker, Detroit Lions- substituted at safety and had one tackle on regular defensive plays and two tackles on special teams in the Lions' 24-14 loss to the Vikings.


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