This is a new feature in which I will track the progress of former Wildcats greats such as Darren Sproles and in the ranks of professional football.
For now, I shall restrict it to National Football League performances until I get the hang of it, but expanding it to other professional leagues such as the Canadian Football League and Arena Football is a future possibility.
LB — Baltimore Ravens
K-Stater from 2010 to 2012
Drafted by the Ravens in 2013
Brown, a second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, played in Baltimore's 21-7 home win over Tennessee on Sunday, but did not record any statistics. The Ravens improved to 6-4 with the win.
RB — Buffalo Bills
K-Stater from 2010 to 2011
Drafted by the Eagles in 2012
A seventh-round pick in 2012 by Philadelphia who was traded to Buffalo in the offseason, Brown accounted for 100 offensive yards Sunday against Kansas City, but it was not enough in a 17-13 loss.
The running back led the Bills with six receptions for 65 yards, while he also ran seven times for 35 yards.
In two games this season, Brown has recorded 50 yards on the ground on 14 carries, while his season receiving total all came against the Chiefs. Buffalo fell to 5-4 with the loss.
OL — San Diego Chargers
K-Stater from 2002 to 2005
Drafted by the Chargers in 2006
Clary, an eighth-year offensive lineman for San Diego, remains on the Chargers' physically unable to perform list.
San Diego, which is 5-4, was off last week.
LB — Houston Texans
K-Stater from 2005 to 2006
Drafted by the Texans in 2007
Diles, a 2007 draft pick by Houston who re-signed with the club last week, and the Texans had their bye last week.
Diles has played in 70 career NFL games — a majority of those coming with the Texans, who are 4-5 this season.
LB — Cincinnati Bengals
K-Stater from 2009 to 2011
Signed by the Bengals in 2012
Lamur, an undrafted rookie free-agent signee in 2012, made his eighth start of the year in the Bengals' 24-3 home loss to Cleveland on Thursday night.
The strongside linebacker carded a career-high 11 tackles, marking his second double-digit tackle game of 2014.
Lamur now has 61 tackles, seven passes defended and two interceptions this year for Cincinnati, which is second in the AFC North Division at 5-3-1.
OL — Detroit Lions
K-Stater from 2009 to 2013
Signed by the Lions in 2014
An undrafted rookie free-agent offensive lineman, Lucas played in Detroit's 20-16 last-minute home win over Miami on Sunday. The win improved the Lions to an NFC North Division-leading 7-2 record.
WR — Green Bay Packers
K-Stater from 2003 to 2007
Drafted by the Packers in 2008
Nelson, a seventh-year veteran and career 50-game starter, registered his 16th career 100-yard game, including his fourth this season, in Green Bay's 55-14 victory over Chicago on Sunday night.
Nelson has 56 receptions for 889 yards and eight touchdowns this season, ranks third in the league in first-down receptions (41), is tied for fourth in touchdowns, is fifth in yards and is tied for seventh in receptions.
In his seven-year career, Nelson has 358 receptions for 5,479 yards and 44 touchdowns. Green Bay is second in the NFC North Division at 6-3.
A 12-year NFL veteran, Newman came away with five tackles in his 168th career start, a 24-3 defeat Thursday night at the hands of in-state rival Cleveland on.
Newman now has 720 career tackles and 141 career passes defended, including season totals of 51 and eight, respectively. The Bengals are second in the AFC North Division with a 5-3-1 record.
OL — New Orleans Saints
K-Stater from 2012 to 2013
Drafted by the Saints in 2014
A sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Rooks is on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad. The Saints fell 27-24 to San Francisco in overtime, dropping their record to 4-5.
RB — Philadelphia Eagles
K-Stater from 2001 to 2004
Drafted by the Chargers in 2005
Sproles, a 10th-year pro, came away with 106 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' 45-21 victory Monday night over Carolina.
Traded to the Eagles from the Saints in the offseason, Sproles' only rush resulted in an 8-yard touchdown run, while he also returned three punts for 85 yards, including one that went 65 yards for a touchdown.
In seven games this year, Sproles has 236 rushing yards and four TDs, 257 receiving yards, and a 17.0-yard average on punt returns. He also has racked up 16,404 career all-purpose yards to rank 17th in NFL history.
The Eagles now lead the NFC East Division with a 7-2 record.
RB — Miami Dolphins
K-Stater from 2009 to 2010
Drafted by the Dolphins in 2011
Thomas, a 2011 draft pick by Miami who was cut and then re-signed by the Dolphins this year, rushed five times for 14 yards in Miami's 20-16 loss Sunday at Detroit.
The fourth-year back has 115 rushing yards on 32 carries this season while hauling in nine catches for 97 yards for the 5-4 Dolphins.
LB — Houston Texans
K-Stater from 2011 to 2012
Signed by the Texans in 2013
Tuggle, a second-year linebacker, and the Texans were idle last week. In nine games this season, the former undrafted rookie free agent has 36 tackles to improve his two-year career total to 50. The Texans hold a 4-5 record.
Walker, a sixth-year pro, and the San Diego Chargers were off last week. Walker, who is in his second season in San Diego, has 11 tackles this season for the 5-4 Chargers.
S — New Orleans Saints
K-Stater from 2010 to 2013
Signed by the Saints in 2014
Zimmerman, an undrafted rookie free-agent signee by the New Orleans Saints, is on injured reserve for the 2014 season. New Orleans lost 27-24 to San Francisco in overtime and fell to 4-5.