This is a feature in which I 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.
Per a reader's suggestion, I have re-ordered these players by position and listed the inactive players at the bottom. I hope that helps people to find the performances they're seeking more easily.
WR — Green Bay Packers
K-Stater from 2003 to 2007
Drafted by the Packers in 2008
Nelson, a seventh-year veteran, caught two passes for 22 yards in Green Bay's 26-21 home victory Sunday over Dallas. He now has played in 10 postseason games in his career, hauling in 42 receptions for 517 yards and four TDs.
A career 57-game starter, Nelson finished the 2014 regular season with 98 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns, and broke the franchise's single-season record for receiving yards, topping Robert Brooks' 1,497 in 1995.
Selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time, Nelson tied for second in the NFL in touchdowns, and is ranked fourth in yards and seventh in receptions. Green Bay will play at Seattle for the NFC Championship at 2:05 p.m. Sunday.
LB — Baltimore Ravens
K-Stater from 2010 to 2012
Drafted by the Ravens in 2013
A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Brown was placed on injured reserve prior to the playoffs. Brown played in four games during the 2014 season, but did not record any statistics.
The Ravens lost at New England, 35-31, on Saturday.