Oct. 31, 1997
Mid-Season Report Card/Sun Devils in the NFL
As the NFL season is approximately at its halfway mark, here is a look at how ASU graduates are faring in the 1997 NFL season.
There are currently 25 Sun Devils on NFL rosters. Of those 25, 11 are currently starting and 16 have started at some point this season. Nine graduates off of last year's ASU squad are rookies in the NFL this season, three of which are starting heading into week nine. Jake Plummer (Cardinals), Derrick Rodgers (Dolphins) and Derek Smith (Redskins) are rookies on the first team.
Here's a look at each ASU alum in the NFL and their current statistics:
Eric Allen, Saints, CB 10th year 9 starts, 31 tackles, 2 interceptions Mario Bates, Saints, RB 4th year 8 games, 5 starts, 94 rushes, 393 yards, 4.2 average, 4 TD's, 4 receptions for 42 yards. Terry Battle, Lions, RB 1st year Has not played Steve Bush, Bengals, TE 1st year 8 games, no receptions, 3rd string Shante Carver, Cowboys, DE 4th year Started 8 games, 20 tackles, 3 sacks Jerone Davison, Raiders, RB 2nd year 5 games, 1 start, no rushes, 2 receptions for 34 yards David Dixon, OG, Vikings 4th year Starting right guard Eric Guiliford, Saints, WR 4th year 9 games, 1 start, 12 catches for 167 yards Jim Jeffcoat, Bills, DT 15th year 4 games, 2 tackles, 0.5 sacks Paul Justin, Colts, QB 3rd year 5 games, 1 start, 52/99 for 601 yards, 3 TD's, 5 INT's Jason Kyle, Seahawks, LB 3rd year Injured Reserve Randall McDaniel, Vikings, G 10th year 150 carreer games Isiah Mustafa, Oilers, 1st year Practice squad Craig Newsome, Packers, CB 3rd year 1 game, 1 start, knee injury Anthony Parker, Bucs, CB 8th year 7 games, 7 starts, 32 tackles, 9 pass deflections Jake Plummer, Cardinals, QB 1st year 3 games, 1 start, 26/49 for 293 yards, 3 TD's, 4 INT's Keith Poole, Saints, WR 1st year Has not played. Derrick Rodgers, Dolphins, LB 1st year 8 games, 8 starts, 59 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles Juan Roque, Lions, OT 1st year 2nd team right tackle Dan Saleamua, Seahawks, DT 15th year 8 games, 2 starts, 15 tackles Derek Smith, Redskins, LB 1st year 8 games, 8 starts, 48 tackles, 2 sacks Phillippi Sparks, Giants, CB 6th year 7 games, 7 starts, 42 tackles, 2 INT's, 7 pass deflections J.T. Thomas, Rams, WR 3rd year 4 games, 2 receptions for 25 yards Scott Von der Ahe, Colts, LB 1st year 6 games, 2 starts, 16 tackles Darren Woodson, Cowboys, Safety 6th year 7 games, 7 starts, 42 tackles, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 INT