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WILDCATS IN THE NFL: Wild Card Weekend

BracketCat takes a look at how former Kansas State Wildcats performed in the Wild Card Round of the 2014 NFL season.

Emmanuel Lamur went out with a bang last weekend, carding six tackles in a disappointing playoff loss at Indianapolis.
Emmanuel Lamur went out with a bang last weekend, carding six tackles in a disappointing playoff loss at Indianapolis.
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This is a feature in which I track the progress of former Wildcats greats such as Darren Sproles and Jordy Nelson 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.

Offense

Cornelius Lucas

OL — Detroit Lions
K-Stater from 2009 to 2013
Signed by the Lions in 2014

An undrafted rookie free-agent offensive lineman, Lucas started at right tackle Sunday in Detroit's 24-20 loss at Dallas.

A three-game starter during the regular season, Lucas played in 14 regular-season games.

Jordy Nelson

WR — Green Bay Packers
K-Stater from 2003 to 2007
Drafted by the Packers in 2008

A seventh-year veteran, Nelson and the Green Bay Packers had a first-round bye and will face Dallas at 12:05 p.m. Sunday.

A career 57-game starter, Nelson finished the regular season with 98 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns.

He became the first receiver in Packers history to eclipse the 1,500-yard mark in a season, breaking the single-season record of 1,497 yards by Robert Brooks in 1995.

Selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time this season, Nelson finished tied for second in the NFL in touchdowns, ranked fourth in yards and ranked seventh in receptions.

In his seven-year career, Nelson has 400 receptions for 6,109 yards and 49 touchdowns.

Defense

Emmanuel Lamur

LB — Cincinnati Bengals
K-Stater from 2009 to 2011
Signed by the Bengals in 2012

An undrafted rookie free-agent signee in 2012, Lamur carded six tackles Sunday in Cincinnati's 26-10 loss at Indianapolis.

A 13-game starter in 2014, the linebacker finished the regular season with 91 tackles to go along with seven passes defended and two interceptions.

Inactive

Arthur Brown

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, was placed on injured reserve Friday prior to the Ravens' 30-17 win Sunday at Pittsburgh. Brown played in four games this season.

Baltimore plays at New England at 3:35 p.m. Saturday in the Divisional Round.

Terence Newman

CB — Cincinnati Bengals
K-Stater from 1998 to 2002
Drafted by the Cowboys in 2003

Newman, a 12-year NFL veteran, carded three tackles and a pass breakup in Cincinnati's 26-10 loss Sunday at Indianapolis.

A career 172-game starter, the cornerback has 743 career tackles and 148 career passes defended, including regular-season totals of 74 and 15, respectively.