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NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 13

A decade after he caught a touchdown pass from Bryan Randall that gave Virginia Tech the ACC championship in its first year in the conference, veteran receiver Eddie Royal is back in business with the San Diego Chargers.

The last of his nine catches for 81 yards Sunday gave the Chargers a critical comeback victory over the Ravens in Baltimore.

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Here's a list of how players with Virginia connections fared in Week 13:

Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics. Does not include players who previously were listed on injured reserve and remain there, or who previously were listed on a practice squad and remain there.

Arizona Cardinals:
LS 82 Mike Leach (W&M): Reserve; did long snapping.
QB 6 Logan Thomas (Va. Tech, Brookville High): Did not play.
G 78 Earl Watford (James Madison): Reserve; no stats.

Atlanta Falcons:
LB 97 James Anderson (Va. Tech, Deep Creek High): Not active.

Baltimore Ravens:
DL 99 Chris Canty (U.Va.): Started at DE; 5 tackles; forced Eddie Royal to fumble, leading to a takeaway.
OT 60 Eugene Monroe (U.Va.): Started at LT; penalized 10 yards for illegal use of hands.
RB 34 Lorenzo Taliaferro (Coastal Carolina, Bruton High): Reserve; 1 kickoff return for 15 yards; penalized 10 yards for illegal block above the waist on punt return.
QB 2 Tyrod Taylor (Va. Tech, Hampton High): Did not play.

Buffalo Bills:
QB 3 EJ Manuel (Florida State, Bayside High): Did not play.

Carolina Panthers:
None noted; bye week.

Chicago Bears:
T 74 Jermon Bushrod (Towson, King George High): Started; no stats.
CB 23 Kyle Fuller (Va. Tech): Started; 7 tackles; defended 1 pass.
RG 75 Kyle Long (Oregon, St. Anne's-Belfield): Started; no stats.
WR 19 Josh Morgan (Va. Tech): Reserve; no stats.
T/G 70 Michael Ola (Hampton U.): Started at LG; no stats.

Cincinnati Bengals:
HB 30 Cedric Peerman (U.Va., William Campbell High): Reserve; 2 tackles (1 on punt, 1 on kickoff).

Cleveland Browns:
None noted.

Dallas Cowboys:
CB 31 Micah Pellerin (Hampton U.): Reserve; no stats.

Denver Broncos:
C 64 Will Montgomery (Va. Tech, Centreville High): Started; no stats.

Detroit Lions:
S 32 Don Carey (Norfolk State, Booker T. Washington High): Reserve; downed 1 punt.
WR 10 Corey Fuller (Va. Tech): Reserve; targeted once; 1 catch for 21 yards.
DE 52 Darryl Tapp (Va. Tech, Deep Creek High): Reserve; 1 QB hit (another QB hit was nullified by a teammate's penalty for illegal contact); penalized 4 yards (half the distance to the goal line) for offensive holding on a punt return.

Green Bay Packers:
WR 11 Jarrett Boykin (Va. Tech): Reserve; targeted once; 1 catch for 6 yards.

Houston Texans:
OT 76 Duane Brown (Va. Tech, Hermitage High): Started at LT; no stats.
RB 41 Jonathan Grimes (W&M): Reserve; 5 carries for 13 yards.

Indianapolis Colts:
CB 28 Greg Toler (St. Paul's College): Started; 5 tackles, including a sack for a 16-yard loss; forced 1 fumble (Redskins recovered); penalized 5 yards for defensive holding, negating his interception.

Jacksonville Jaguars:
C 70 Luke Bowanko (U.Va.): Started; no stats.
DE 90 Andre Branch (Clemson, Varina High): Reserve; 1 tackle.
WR 12 Mike Brown (Liberty U., Monticello High): Waived Nov. 28.
OL 67 Austin Pasztor (U.Va.): Started at RT; no stats; injured late in second quarter.
LB 56 LaRoy Reynolds (U.Va., Maury High): Reserve; 1 tackle (on punt).
OT 72 Josh Wells (James Madison, Hanover High): Reserve; penalized 5 yards for false start.

Kansas City Chiefs:
None noted.

Miami Dolphins:
Note noted.

Minnesota Vikings:
S 32 Antone Exum (Va. Tech, Deep Run High): Reserve; no stats.

New England Patriots:
LS 48 Danny Aiken (U.Va., Cave Spring High, Fork Union Military Academy): Not active (incurred concussion vs. Detroit).

New Orleans Saints:
K 3 Shayne Graham (Va. Tech, Pulaski High): Kicked 5 PATs without a miss.
OT 67 Nick Becton (Va. Tech): Not active.

New York Giants:
CB 28 Jayron Hosley (Va. Tech): Not active.
RB 23 Rashad Jennings (Liberty U.): Started; 26 carries for 91 yards, including TDs of 2 and 17 yards; targeted 5 times; 3 catches for 3 yards.
WR 15 Kevin Ogletree (U.Va.): Reserve; targeted twice; 2 catches for 25 yards.

New York Jets:
OL 75 Oday Aboushi (U.Va.): Started at LG; no stats.
DT 93 Kenrick Ellis (Hampton U.): Reserve; 2 tackles, including a sack for an 8-yard loss (also counts as tackle for loss and QB hit).
LT 60 D'Brickashaw Ferguson (U.Va.): Started; no stats.
WR 16 Percy Harvin (Florida, Landstown High): Started; 6 carries for 27 yards; targeted 3 times; 1 catch for 6 yards.
QB 1 Michael Vick (Va. Tech, Warwick and Ferguson High): Did not play.

Oakland Raiders:
QB 8 Matt Schaub (U.Va.): Reserve; 5-of-9 for 57 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT (returned for TD), 35.2 passer rating; fumbled twice, losing 1.

Philadelphia Eagles:
CB 21 Roc Carmichael (Va. Tech): Not active.

Pittsburgh Steelers:
TE 83 Heath Miller (U.Va., Honaker High): Started; targeted team-high 14 times; 8 catches (sharing team lead) for 82 yards.
LB 55 Arthur Moats (James Madison, Churchland High): Reserve; no stats.
DB 29 Shamarko Thomas (Syracuse, Ocean Lakes High): Reserve; no stats.
CB 39 B.W. Webb (W&M, Warwick High): Not active.
LB 93 Jason Worilds (Va. Tech): Started; team-high 10 tackles, including 2 for loss (1 was a sack for a 7-yard loss, also counting as a QB hit).

San Diego Chargers:
LB 53 Kavell Conner (Clemson, Manchester High): Started; 6 tackles.
CB 26 Brandon Flowers (Va. Tech): Started; 6 tackles, including the clincher by keeping a receiver inbounds to force the clock to run out; defended 1 pass.
WR 15 Dontrelle Inman (U.Va.): Not active.
DL 98 Sean Lissemore (W&M): Started at nose tackle; 6 tackles.
K 9 Nick Novak (Maryland, Albemarle High): Kicked 52- and 26-yard field goals and 4 PATs without a miss; kickoffs of 46, 49, 33, 42, 65, 67 and 67 yards (a 53-yard kickoff was negated by a teammate's offside penalty).
TE 83 John Phillips (U.Va.): Reserve; 1 tackle (on punt).
WR-KR 11 Eddie Royal (Westfield High, Va. Tech): Started; targeted 10 times; 9 catches for 81 yards, including the winning 1-yard TD; lost 1 fumble.

San Francisco 49ers:
S 24 Antoine Bethea (Howard U., Denbigh High): Started; 3 tackles.
LB 55 Ahmad Brooks (U.Va., C.D. Hylton High): Started; 4 tackles, including a sack for a 1-yard loss (also counts as QB hit and tackle for loss); defended 1 pass.

Seattle Seahawks:
CB 28 Marcus Burley (Delaware, Highland Springs High): Reserve; no stats.
SS 31 Kam Chancellor (Va. Tech, Maury High): Started; 4 tackles; defended 1 pass.
QB 3 Russell Wilson (Wisconsin, N.C. State, Collegiate School of Richmond): Started; 7 carries for 35 yards; 15-of-22 for 236 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, 118.8 passer rating; sacked 4 times for 14 yards in losses; fumbled 2 times, losing 1 and recovering 1.

St. Louis Rams:
DL 98 Kendall Langford (Hampton U., Petersburg High): Reserve; 2 tackles, including a sack for no gain (also counts as QB hit).
DE 91 Chris Long (U.Va., St. Anne's-Belfield): Started; 2 tackles (both for loss), including a sack for a 7-yard loss; also counts as QB hit); recovered a fumble.
S 23 Rodney McLeod (U.Va.): Started at FS; 2 tackles; recovered 1 fumble and returned it 9 yards.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
QB 8 Mike Glennon (N.C. State, Westfield High): Did not play.

Tennessee Titans:
WR 15 Justin Hunter (Tennessee, Ocean Lakes High): Started; targeted 3 times; 1 catch for 18 yards; injured on Houston interception but returned. Placed on injured reserve Tuesday after lacerating his spleen Sunday.

Washington Redskins:
DL 92 Chris Baker (Hampton U.): Reserve; 3 tackles (1 for loss).
CB 20 Chase Minnifield (U.Va.): Signed Nov. 26 as free agent; started; 2 tackles; penalized 10 yards for pass interference.
OT 76 Morgan Moses (U.Va., Meadowbrook High, Fork Union): Reserve; no stats.

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