Monday, November 1, 2010
Made in Mississippi
Made in Mississippi, a weekly series which profiles athletes with Mississippi ties now playing in the NFL, continues this week with a host of former Magnolia State athletes making their mark on a national scale.
Benjarvus Green-Ellis (Patriots)
The Former Ole Miss Rebel carried the ball 17 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns for the New England Patriots as they held on for a 28-18 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Jason Campbell (Raiders)
The Laurel, Miss. native completed 15-of-27 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Oakland Raiders to a 33-3 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Mario Haggan (Broncos)
The Clarksdale, Miss. native and former Mississippi State Bulldog linebacker had eight tackles against the 49ers.
Patrick Willis (49ers)
The former Ole Miss standout racked up 9 tackles (one for loss) Sunday in a 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos.
Mike Wallace (Steelers)
The former Ole Miss receiver led the team with three catches for 43 yards, but the Steelers fell to the Super Bowl champion Saints Sunday night.
Kendrick Lewis (Chiefs)
A New Orleans native and former Ole Miss Rebel, Lewis had three tackles in a 13-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Michael Spurlock (Buccaneers)
The Indianola native had three catches for 60 yards, as the Bucs moved to 5-2 on the season after beating the Cardinals 38-35.
Quentin Groves (Raiders)
The Greenville native and former Auburn Tiger had two tackles (one for loss), as the Raiders moved to 4-4 on the season after defeating the Seahawks 33-3.
Brandon Jackson (Packers)
The Horn Lake native rushed for 55 yards on 15 carries Sunday in a
9-0 victory over the Jets.
Donald Lee (Packers)
The Maben native and Mississippi State alum had one catch for five yards.
Brett Favre (Vikings)
The former Southern Miss standout went 22-of-32 for 259 yards and an interception. He was knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter, but said he plans to play next week at Arizona.
LaGarette Blount (Buccaneers)
The former East Mississippi Community College star led the way with 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries..
Deion Branch (Patriots)
The former Jones County Junior College standout had one catch for 21 yards.
Jamarca Sanford (Vikings)
The former Ole Miss safety had two tackles.
Ashlee Palmer (Lions)
The Ole Miss alum had four tackles in a 37-25 win over the Redskins. He racked up 13 in his last game – which was two weeks ago.
Anthony Dixon (49ers)
The rookie running back from Mississippi State had 11 yards on five carries.
Greg Hardy (Panthers)
The rookie defensive end from Ole Miss had two tackles and a QB hit, but the Panthers continue to struggle as they dropped to 1-6 on the season after losing 20-10 to the Rams.