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 and the Baltimore Ravens were off last week. A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown has played in two games this season for the 6-4 Ravens.
RB — Buffalo Bills
K-Stater from 2010 to 2011
Drafted by the Eagles in 2012
Brown, a seventh-round pick in 2012 by Philadelphia who was traded to Buffalo in the offseason, starting at running back in the Bills' 22-9 loss Thursday night at Miami. Buffalo fell to 5-5 with the loss.
The second-year pro hauled in seven receptions for 57 yards and ran six times for 14 yards. Brown has recorded 112 receiving yards on 13 catches and 64 rushing yards on 20 attempts in three games.
OL — San Diego Chargers
K-Stater from 2002 to 2005
Drafted by the Chargers in 2006
An eighth-year offensive lineman for San Diego, Clary remains on the Chargers' physically unable to perform list.
San Diego improved to 6-4 with a 13-6 home win Sunday over Oakland.
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 a few weeks ago, unfortunately was cut once again by the Texans during their bye week. Hopefully, he banked the money he earned during his short stint.
LB — Cincinnati Bengals
K-Stater from 2009 to 2011
Signed by the Bengals in 2012
An undrafted rookie free-agent signee in 2012, Lamur made his eighth start of the year and recorded his second straight double-digit tackle game in the Bengals' 27-10 victory at New Orleans.
The strongside linebacker came away with 10 tackles, a week after carding a career-high 11. Lamur now has 71 stops this season to go along with seven passes defended and two interceptions. Cincinnati improved to 6-3-1.
OL — Detroit Lions
K-Stater from 2009 to 2013
Signed by the Lions in 2014
Lucas, an undrafted rookie free-agent offensive lineman, played in the Lions' 14-6 loss Sunday at Arizona. Lucas has played in nine games this year for Detroit, which fell to 7-3 with the loss.
WR — Green Bay Packers
K-Stater from 2003 to 2007
Drafted by the Packers in 2008
A seventh-year veteran, Nelson recorded his fifth 100-yard game this season and the 17th of his career in Green Bay's 53-20 win Sunday over Philadelphia.
Nelson only made four catches, but went for 109 yards and a touchdown, including a 64-yard pass that set up a field goal on the Packers' first drive.
A career 51-game starter, Nelson has 60 receptions for 998 yards and nine touchdowns this season, and he ranks third in the league in yards and touchdowns, and seventh in receptions.
In his seven-year career, Nelson has 362 receptions for 5,588 yards and 45 touchdowns, ranking eighth in franchise history in receptions and touchdowns, and ninth in yards. Green Bay is tied for the NFC North lead at 7-3.
A 12-year NFL veteran, Newman was inactive for Cincinnati's 27-10 victory Sunday at New Orleans.
Newman, who has started 168 career games, has 720 career tackles and 141 career passes defended, including season totals of 51 and eight, respectively. The Bengals improved to 6-3-1 with the win.
OL — New Orleans Saints
K-Stater from 2012 to 2013
Drafted by the Saints in 2014
Rooks, a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, is on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad. New Orleans lost at home to Cincinnati on Sunday, 27-10, falling to 4-6.
RB — Philadelphia Eagles
K-Stater from 2001 to 2004
Drafted by the Chargers in 2005
A 10th-year pro, Sproles played Sunday in Philadelphia's 53-20 loss at Green Bay. The running back hauled in two receptions for 23 yards, rushed twice for 21 yards and returned a punt 6 yards. The Eagles fell to 7-3 with the loss.
Traded to the Eagles from the Saints in the offseason, Sproles has 257 rushing yards and four touchdowns, 280 receiving yards, and a 16.6-yard average on punt returns.
He also has racked up 16,454 career all-purpose yards to rank 17th in NFL history.
RB — Miami Dolphins
K-Stater from 2009 to 2010
Drafted by the Dolphins in 2011
A 2011 draft pick by Miami who was cut and then re-signed by the Dolphins this year, Thomas carried five times for 23 yards Thursday night in Miami's 22-9 home victory over Buffalo.
In seven games this year, the fourth-year back has 138 rushing yards on 37 carries and 97 receiving yards on nine catches for the 6-4 Dolphins.
LB — Houston Texans
K-Stater from 2011 to 2012
Signed by the Texans in 2013
A second-year linebacker, Tuggle played Sunday in Houston's 23-7 win at Cleveland, but did not record any statistics.
In 10 games this season, the former undrafted rookie free agent has 36 tackles to improve his two-year career total to 50. The Texans improved to 5-5.
A sixth-year pro, Walker was inactive Sunday for San Diego's 13-6 home win over Oakland. Walker, who is in his second season in San Diego, has 11 tackles this season for the 6-4 Chargers.
S — New Orleans Saints
K-Stater from 2010 to 2013
Signed by the Saints in 2014
An undrafted rookie free-agent signee by the New Orleans Saints, Zimmerman is on injured reserve for the 2014 season. New Orleans lost at home to Cincinnati, 27-10, and saw their record fall to 4-6.