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Cards in the NFL: 2021 Week 12

Here’s how former Louisville Cardinals performed in Week Twelve of the 2021 NFL season

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Week 12 of the National Football League's 2021 season is almost complete, and former Louisville Cardinals continue to make significant impacts across the league. 12 former Cards have made it to active or reserve NFL rosters so far this season, with almost all of them contributing on a weekly basis.

Here are how former Cards fared in Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season, as well as previous weeks:

Jaire Alexander

Position: Cornerback
Team: Green Bay Packers
Years at UofL: 2015-17

Week 1 (vs. Saints): Started for four tackles (two solo)
Week 2 (vs. Lions): Started for four tackles (three solo).
Week 3 (at 49ers): Started for five tackles (four solo), one interception and three pass defenses.
Week 4 (vs. Steelers): Started for no stats, suffered shoulder injury - out TBD.
Week 5 (at Bengals): Injured Reserve.
Week 6 (at Bears): Injured Reserve.
Week 7 (vs. Washington): Injured Reserve.
Week 8 (at Cardinals): Injured Reserve.
Week 9 (at Chiefs): Injured Reserve.
Week 10 (vs. Seahawks): Injured Reserve.
Week 11 (at Vikings): Injured Reserve.
Week 12 (vs. Rams): Injured Reserve.

Season (Four games, four starts): 13 tackles (nine solo), one interception, three pass defenses.

Tutu Atwell

Position: Wide Receiver
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Years at UofL: 2018-20

Week 1 (vs. Bears): Subbed for no offensive stats.
Week 2 (at Colts): Subbed for no offensive stats, one punt return for zero yards
Week 3 (vs. Buccaneers): Subbed for no offensive stats, two punt returns for nine yards.
Week 4 (vs. Cardinals): Subbed no offensive stats, two punt returns for four yards
Week 5 (at Seahawks): Subbed for no offensive stats, one punt return for 11 yards, three kickoff returns for 61 yards.
Week 6 (at Giants): Subbed for no offensive stats, two punt returns for 28 yards and two kickoff returns for 26 yards.
Week 7 (vs. Lions): Subbed for no offensive stats.
Week 8 (at Texans): Subbed for no offensive stats, three punt returns for two yards - suffered season-ending shoulder injury.
Week 9 (vs. Titans): Injured Reserve.
Week 10 (at 49ers): Injured Reserve.
Week 11 (Bye Week): N/A
Week 12 (at Packers): Injured Reserve

Season (Eight games, no starts): No WR stats, 11 punt returns for 54 yards, five kickoff returns for 87 yards.

Mekhi Becton

Position: Offensive Tackle
Team: New York Jets
Years at UofL: 2017-19

Week 1 (at Panthers): Started on offensive line - suffered right knee injury.
Week 2 (vs. Patriots): Injured Reserve.
Week 3 (at Broncos): Injured Reserve.
Week 4 (vs. Titans): Injured Reserve.
Week 5 (vs. Falcons): Injured Reserve.
Week 6 (Bye Week): N/A
Week 7 (at Patriots): Injured Reserve.
Week 8 (vs. Bengals): Injured Reserve.
Week 9 (at Colts): Injured Reserve.
Week 10 (vs. Bills): Injured Reserve.
Week 11 (vs. Dolphins): Injured Reserve.
Week 12 (at Texans): Injured Reserve.

Season: One game, one start.

Teddy Bridgewater

Position: Quarterback
Team: Denver Broncos
Years at UofL: 2011-13

Week 1 (at Giants): Started for 28-36 passing for 264 yards and two touchdowns, three rushes for 19 yards.
Week 2 (at Jaguars): Started for 26-34 passing for 328 yards and two touchdowns, four rushes for one yard.
Week 3 (vs. Jets): Started for 19-25 passing for 235 yards, four rushes for 24 yards.
Week 4 (vs. Ravens): Started for 7-16 passing for 65 yards and one touchdown; one rush for two yards.
Week 5 (at Steelers): Started for 24-38 passing for 288 yards, two touchdowns and one interception; one rush for 11 yards.
Week 6 (vs. Raiders): Started for 35-49 passing for 334 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions; two rushes for nine yards and one lost fumble.
Week 7 (at Browns): Started for 23-33 passing for 187 yards, two touchdowns and one interception; two rushes for three yards.
Week 8 (vs. Washington): Started for 19-26 passing for 213 yards and one touchdown; one rush for one yard.
Week 9 (at Cowboys): Started for 19-28 passing for 249 yards and one touchdown; three rushes for -1 yards and one touchdown.
Week 10 (vs. Eagles): Started for 22-36 passing for 226 yards.
Week 11 (Bye Week): N/A
Week 12 (vs. Chargers): Started for 11-18 passing for 129 yards and one touchdown; two rushes for 10 yards and one touchdown.

Season (11 games, 11 starts): 233-339 passing (68.7 percent) for 2,518 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions; 23 rushes for 78 yards, two touchdowns and one lost fumble.

Geron Christian Sr.

Position: Offensive Tackle
Team: Houston Texans
Years at UofL: 2015-17

Week 1 (vs. Jaguars): Subbed on offensive line.
Week 2 (at Browns): Subbed on offensive line.
Week 3 (vs. Panthers): Did not play.
Week 4 (at Bills): Did not play.
Week 5 (vs. Patriots): Subbed on offensive line.
Week 6 (at Colts): Started on offensive line.
Week 7 (at Cardinals): Started on offensive line.
Week 8 (vs. Rams): Started on offensive line.
Week 9 (at Dolphins): Started on offensive line.
Week 10 (Bye Week): N/A
Week 11 (at Titans): Started on offensive line.
Week 12 (vs. Jets): Subbed on offensive line.

Season: Nine games, five starts.

Dorian Etheridge

Position: Inside Linebacker
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Years at UofL: 2017-20

Week 1 (vs. Eagles): Subbed for no stats.
Week 2 (at Buccaneers): Subbed for no stats.
Week 3 (at Giants): Subbed for one special teams tackle.
Week 4 (vs. Washington): Subbed for no stats.
Week 5 (vs. Jets): Subbed for no stats
Week 6 (Bye Week): N/A
Week 7 (at Dolphins): Inactive.
Week 8 (vs. Panthers): Inactive.
Week 9 (at Saints): Practice Squad.
Week 10 (at Cowboys): Practice Squad.
Week 11 (vs. Patriots): Practice Squad.
Week 12 (at Jaguars): Practice Squad.

Season (Five games, no starts): One tackle.

Dez Fitzpatrick

Position: Wide Receiver
Team: Tennessee Titans
Years at UofL: 2016-20

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Weeks 1-9: Practice Squad.
Week 10 (vs. Saints): Made NFL debut - subbed for one reception on one target for 0 yards.
Week 11 (vs. Texans): Subbed for three receptions on six targets for 35 yards and one touchdown.
Week 12 (at Patriots): Subbed for one reception on one target for 14 yards.

Season (Three game, no starts): Five receptions on eight targets for 49 yards and one touchdown.

Jonathan Greenard

Position: Outside Linebacker
Team: Houston Texans
Years at UofL: 2015-17

Week 1 (vs. Jaguars): Inactive
Week 2 (at Browns): Inactive
Week 3 (vs. Panthers): Started for four tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss, one sack, one QB hit, and one forced fumble.
Week 4 (vs. Bills): Started for no stats.
Week 5 (vs. Patriots): Started three solo tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, and one QB hit.
Week 6 (at Colts): Started for six tackles (five solo), two sacks, two tackles for loss, and three quarterback hits.
Week 7 (at Cardinals): Started for four tackles (Three solo), two sacks, two tackles for loss, two QB hits, and one pass defense.
Week 8 (vs. Rams): Started for three solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, one QB hit, and one pass defense.
Week 9 (at Dolphins): Started for three solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one QB hit, and one pass defense.
Week 10 (Bye Week): N/A
Week 11 (at Titans): Inactive - foot.
Week 12 (vs. Jets): Started for two tackles (one solo), one sack, two QB hits, and one forced fumble.

Season (Eight games, eight starts): 25 tackles (20 solo), nine tackles for loss, eight sacks, 11 QB hits, two forced fumble and three pass defenses.

Lamar Jackson

Position: Quarterback
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Years at UofL: 2015-17

Week 1 (at Raiders): Started for 19-30 passing for 235 yards and one touchdown; 12 rushes for 86 yards and two lost fumbles.
Week 2 (vs. Chiefs): Started for 18-26 passing for 239 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions; 16 rushes for 107 yards and two touchdowns.
Week 3 (at Lions): Started for 16-31 passing for 287 yards, one touchdown and one interception; seven rushes for 58 yards.
Week 4 (at Broncos): Started for 22-37 passing for 316 yards and one touchdown; seven rushes for 28 yards.
Week 5 (vs. Colts): Started for 37-43 passing for 442 yards and four touchdowns; 14 rushes for 62 yards and one lost fumble.
Week 6 (vs. Chargers): Started for 19-27 passing for 167 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions; eight rushes for 51 yards.
Week 7 (vs. Bengals): Started for 15-31 passing for 257 yards and one touchdown; 12 rushes for 88 yards.
Week 8 (Bye Week): N/A
Week 9 (vs. Vikings): Started for 27-41 passing for 266 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions; 21 rushes for 120 yards.
Week 10 (at Dolphins): Started for 26-43 passing for 238 yards, one touchdown and one interceptions, nine rushes for 39 yards.
Week 11 (at Bears): Inactive - non-COVID illness.

Week 12 (vs. Browns): Started for 20-32 passing for 165 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions; 17 rushes for 68 yards

Season (Nine games, nine starts)219-341 passing (64.2 percent) for 2,612 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions; 123 rushes for 707 yards, two touchdowns and three lost fumbles.

John Miller

Position: Offensive Guard
Team: Carolina Panthers
Years at UofL: 2011-14

Week 1 (vs. Jets): Inactive (Reserve/COVID-19).
Week 2 (vs. Saints): Started at right guard.
Week 3 (at Texans): Started at right guard.
Week 4 (at Cowboys): Started at right guard.
Week 5 (vs. Eagles): Started at right guard.
Week 6 (vs. Vikings): Started at right guard.
Week 7 (at Giants): Started at right guard.
Week 8 (at Falcons): Injured Reserve.
Week 9 (vs. Patriots): Injured Reserve.
Week 10 (at Cardinals): Injured Reserve.
Week 11 (vs. Washington): Started at right guard.
Week 12 (at Dolphins): Inactive - ankle.

Season: Seven games, seven starts.

DeVante Parker

Position: Wide Receiver
Team: Miami Dolphins
Years at UofL: 2011-14

Week 1 (at Patriots): Started for four receptions on seven targets for 81 yards.
Week 2 (vs. Bills): Started for five receptions on nine targets for 42 yards
Week 3 (at Raiders): Started for four receptions on seven targets for 42 yards.
Week 4 (vs. Colts): Started for four receptions on nine targets for 77 yards and one touchdown.
Week 5 (at Buccaneers): Inactive (hamstring).
Week 6 (at Jaguars): Inactive (hamstring).
Week 7 (vs. Falcons): Inactive (hamstring).
Week 8 (at Bills): Started for eight receptions on 11 targets for 85 yards.
Week 9 (vs. Texans): Injured Reserve.
Week 10 (vs. Ravens): Injured Reserve.
Week 11 (at Jets): Injured Reserve.
Week 12 (vs. Panthers): Injured Reserve.

Season (Five games, five starts): 25 receptions on 43 targets for 327 yards and one touchdown.

Sheldon Rankins

Position: Defensive Tackle
Team: New York Jets
Years at UofL: 2012-15

Week 1 (at Panthers): Subbed for fumble recovery.
Week 2 (vs. Patriots): Subbed for two tackles (1 solo), one sack, one tackle for loss, and one QB hit.
Week 3 (at Broncos): Subbed for one QB hit.
Week 4 (vs. Titans): Subbed at for two tackles (one solo) and one QB hit.
Week 5 (vs. Falcons): Subbed for two tackles (one solo).
Week 6 (Bye Week): N/A
Week 7 (at Patriots): Subbed for two tackles.
Week 8 (vs. Bengals): Subbed for four tackles (two solo), two tackles for loss, one sack and one QB hit.
Week 9 (at Colts): Subbed for two tackles.
Week 10 (vs. Bills): Subbed for two tackles (one solo).
Week 11 (vs. Dolphins): Subbed for three tackles (one solo).
Week 12 (at Texans): Subbed for three tackles (one solo), one tackle for loss, and one QB hit.

Season (10 games, no starts): 22 tackles (eight solo), four tackles for loss, two sacks, five QB hits, one fumble recovery.

(Photo of Joe Burrow, Sheldon Rankins: Danielle Parhizkaran - NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY NETWORK)

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