One glance at the NFL tackling leaders shows that Penn State’s tradition of producing top-flight linebackers is alive and well.
Three of the top six tacklers in the league heading into Monday nights New York Jets-Atlanta Falcons game are former Penn State linebackers.
Dallas’ Sean Lee leads the trio with 50, just one off the league lead. In Sunday’s wild 51-48 loss to the Denver Broncos, the Cowboys’ middle linebacker was involved in 16 tackles (11 solo).
San Francisco’s NaVarro Bowman and Jacksonville’s Paul Posluszny are tied for sixth with 47 tackles each.
In a 34-3 victory Sunday over the Houston Texans, Bowman racked up 13 tackles (11 solo.) Posluszny was involved in seven tackles (six solo) in the Jaguars’ 34-20 loss to St. Louis.
Here’s a look at how other Penn Stater’s fared in Week 6 of the NFL.
• San Francisco 49er linebacker Nate Stupar played in his second straight game, recording one tackle.
• Oakland Raiders starting center Stefen Wisniewski missed Sunday night’s 27-17 victory over San Diego with a knee injury. Raider defensive lineman Jack Crawford had one tackle. Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin served as the Raiders backup for the second straight week. San Diego Charger offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman got his second straight start, while fellow lineman Rich Ohrnberger served as a reserve during the game
• Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould was kicked a 27-yard field goal and converted his only extra point in a 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
• Seattle Seahawk defensive tackle Jordan Hill played in his first game of the season, recording two tackles in the Seahawks’ 38-24 loss in Indianapolis.
• Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jared Odrick had six tackles (five solo) in the Dolphins’ 26-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake played but was limited because of a knee injury and did not record a tackle. Ravens center A.Q. Shipley served as a reserve in the game.
• Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was active but did not make a reception in Green Bay’s 22-9 victory over Detroit.
• Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still had one solo tackle in the Bengals 16-3 victory over New England.
• Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali had one tackle, a sack and a forced fumble in the Chiefs’ 26-17 victory over Tennessee.