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 NFL 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 draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, was inactive for the Ravens' 26-6 Thursday night home win over Pittsburgh, which evened Baltimore's record at 1-1. There is some speculation he may be traded.
Brown made 15 tackles, including half a sack, in 14 games last season.
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 was inactive for the Bills' 29-10 victory against Miami on Sunday. The Bills are 2-0 on the young season.
OL — San Diego Chargers
K-Stater from 2001 to 2005
Drafted by the Chargers in 2006
Clary is on the physically unable to perform list for the San Diego Chargers. Now in his eighth season, Clary has played in 103 career regular season games.
The Chargers defeated the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-21 on Sunday.
LB — Cincinnati Bengals
K-Stater from 2009 to 2011
Signed by the Bengals in 2012
An undrafted rookie free agent signee by Cincinnati in 2012, Lamur made his second start in as many games this season for the Bengals in their 24-10 win Sunday against Atlanta.
Lamur was the team's second-leading tackler with eight stops, one shy of fellow former Wildcat Terence Newman.
Lamur also batted away a pass. In his first two games of the year, he has 20 tackles to give him 39 in his career.
OL — Detroit Lions
K-Stater from 2009 to 2013
Signed by the Lions in 2014
Lucas, a 2014 undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman, played in his first career NFL game, a 24-7 Detroit loss at Carolina on Sunday. The loss evened the Lions' record at 1-1.
WR — Green Bay Packers
K-Stater from 2003 to 2007
Drafted by the Packers in 2008
Playing in his 91st career game and making his 43rd career start, Nelson helped Green Bay to orchestrate an 18-point comeback with a career-best day in the Packers' 31-24 victory over the New York Jets.
Nelson logged a career-high 209 receiving yards on nine catches with one touchdown. His touchdown was an 80-yarder in the third quarter that ended up being the game-winner. He also had a nifty 33-yarder.
In two games this season, Nelson leads the NFL with 292 receiving yards on 18 receptions with one touchdown, while he has totaled 4,882 yards and 37 touchdowns in his six-plus years in the NFL.
A 12-year NFL veteran, Newman made his 115th career start and played in his 147th career game Sunday in Cincinnati's 24-10 victory over Atlanta.
Newman was the Bengals' leading tackler with nine stops, while he also batted away three passes. In his 12 years, Newman has accumulated 685 tackles and 137 passes defended.
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 New Orleans' practice squad. The Saints fell at Cleveland, 26-24, to drop to 0-2 on the year.
RB — Philadelphia Eagles
K-Stater from 2001 to 2004
Drafted by the Chargers in 2005
Sproles accumulated 203 all-purpose yards — including a career-high 152 receiving yards, highlighted by this incredible 51-yard screen catch — in Philadelphia's 30-27 comeback win at Indianapolis on Monday night.
The 10th-year pro, who tied the game at 20-20 on a 19-yard touchdown run, became the first player in NFL history to have 150 receiving yards, 25 rushing yards and 25 punt return yards in the same game.
He also helped the Eagles to become the first team in NFL history to win their first two games of a season despite trailing by at least 14 points in the second half of each contest.
Sproles, who was traded to the Eagles from the Saints in the offseason, pushed his career all-purpose yardage total to 15,854, which moved him into 20th place all-time in NFL history.
LB — Houston Texans
K-Stater from 2011 to 2012
Signed by the Texans in 2013
An undrafted rookie free agent prior to the 2013 season, Tuggle made his third career start and second in as many games this season in Houston's 30-14 victory at Oakland on Sunday.
The linebacker tallied three tackles, including one for a loss and a quarterback hurry. Tuggle now has four tackles this season and 18 for his career.
Walker, a sixth-year pro who is in his second season with the Chargers, made a special teams tackle Sunday in San Diego's 30-21 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. The Chargers now are 1-1.
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. The Saints fell at Cleveland, 26-24, to see their record drop to 0-2.