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Robinson, Spain Light Up Mountaineer NFL Presence During Week 6

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Former Mountaineers lit up the stat sheets and scoreboards during the NFL’s Week 6 action. Eleven WVU Football alumni played this weekend, for 11 different pro teams, and what a show it was.

Starting in Charlotte, NC, Panthers safety Kenny Robinson registered action on 24 special teams snaps, recording a tackle and a blocked punt recovery for a score to help the Panthers get six of the team’s 28 points. Unfortunately, the team effort wasn’t enough, as Carolina fell to the Minnesota Vikings 34-28.

Moving inland, Cincinnati left guard Quinton Spain saw action on each of the Bengals’ 72 offensive, as well as six special teams, snaps during the team’s 34-11 road win over the Detroit Lions. The seventh season NFL veteran is a mainstay on head coach Zac Taylor’s offensive line, having now played every single snap of this season.

Staying with the Ohio teams, rookie linebacker Tony Fields Jr. added action on 12 special teams snaps and tallied a tackle during the Cleveland Browns’ 37-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Fields Jr. is the only rookie Mountaineer to currently remain on an NFL 53-man roster; he was drafted in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

In Chicago, Packers’ cornerback Rasul Douglas had action on 52 defensive, and seven special teams, snaps. He recorded five solo tackles to help the Packers to the team’s fifth win, 24-14 over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Indianapolis right guard, seventh season veteran Mark Glowinski registered time on all of the Colts’ 48 offensive snaps, and got action on five special teams snaps as well, helping the Colts to a dominating 31-3 win when the team played host to the Houston Texans.

In Jacksonville, Jaguars wide receiver Tavon Austin saw action on 17 offensive plays during the team’s 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins, but couldn’t find the end zone.

Back in the United States, Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski recorded one tackle during six defensive, and 19 special teams, snaps during Sunday’s 34-24 road win over the Denver Broncos.

In Baltimore, Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kyzir White made two huge interceptions for 22 yards during the team’s trip to M&T Bank Stadium. He was in on 65 defensive snaps, during which he also notched eight total tackles, including three solo stops. White’s contributions weren’t enough though, as the Chargers fell to the Baltimore Ravens 34-6 on Sunday.

In Foxborough, Patriots right tackle Yodny Cajuste came in for all of New England’s 15 offensive snaps when the team dropped a home game, 35-29, to the Dallas Cowboys.

Tight end Trevon Wesco‘s New York Jets had a BYE during Week 6.

Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith was in for Russell Wilson during Seattle’s trip to Pittsburgh. He went 23-32 for 209 yards and one touchdown during the Seahawks’ Sunday night overtime loss 23-20 to the Steelers at Heinz Field.

Titans linebacker David Long Jr. recorded 14 tackles, including 9 solo stops, on all 77 defensive plays, holding the Buffalo Bills to 31 points, enough for Tennessee to secure the home win 34-31.

Collectively, former Mountaineers produced a 7-4 record during Week 6’s games.

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