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COMMODORES IN THE NFL

(Stats and rankings include games through Jan. 8)

Jay Cutler (2002-05) // Chicago // NFL Bio // Cutler underwent surgery on his right shoulder on Nov. 26 and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Cutler finished his season completing 81 of 137 passes for 1,059 yards and four touchdowns in five games.

Andre Hal (2010-13) // Houston // NFL Bio // In the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs, Hal recorded six tackles (four solo) and helped hold the Oakland raiders to just 203 total yards in a 27-14 win. The Texans will go on the road to face off against the Patriots in the Divisional Round on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:15 p.m. (CT). Hal closed out the regular season in week 17 with four tackles in a 24-17 loss to the Titans. In week 16, Hal recorded a season-high seven tackles against the Bengals in a 12-10 victory that clinched the AFC South division title and a playoff berth for the Texans. Hal finished the regular season with 48 tackles, two interceptions and a sack.

Casey Hayward (2008-11) // San Diego // NFL Bio // Hayward led the Chargers defense with seven tackles in week 17 in a 37-27 loss to the Chiefs. Hayward finishes the season ranked first in the NFL for interceptions and also ranks second in the league for pass deflections. Hayward also finished the season with 58 tackles, which ranked fourth on the team.

Wesley Johnson (2010-13) // New York Jets // NFL Bio // Johnson started eight of the final nine games for the Jets, including the week 17 victory over the Bills by a score of 30-10. The Jets ran for 4.2 yards per carry or more in all but two of the games that Johnson started this season. The Jets offensive line finished the season by paving holes for Bilal Powell to rush for 122 yards on just 22 carries (5.5 yards per carry).

Jonathan Krause (2010-13) // Tennessee // NFL Bio // Krause was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad on Nov. 1. He has also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the San Diego Chargers this season. Krause earned a Super Bowl ring as a practice squad player for the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

Jordan Matthews (2010-13) // Philadelphia // NFL Bio // Matthews was inactive in week 17 due to a nagging ankle injury that also forced him to miss a game in week 13 against the Bengals. Matthews proved to be a reliable target for rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and finished second on the team in all major receiving categories including receptions (73), receiving yards (813) and receiving touchdowns (3).

Spencer Pulley (2011-15) // San Diego // NFL Bio // Pulley saw action in all 16 games for San Diego this season after earning a spot on the active roster as an undrafted free agent this offseason. Pulley contributed on both special teams and offense as a backup center for the Chargers.

Steven Scheu (2011-15) // Denver // NFL Bio // Scheu was signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad on Oct. 18. Scheu also spent time on the New England Patriots roster during the 2016 preseason and trained with Pro Bowl tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett.

Stephen Weatherly (2012-15) // Minnesota // NFL Bio // Weatherly was active in week 17 and recorded his first career tackle as the Vikings defeated the Bears by a score of 38-10. Weatherly was a seventh round draft pick of the Vikings in the 2016 NFL Draft and earned a spot on the team's practice squad in training camp. Weatherly was promoted to the active roster off of the practice squad on Nov. 21.

Andrew Williamson (2012-15) // Indianapolis // NFL Bio // Signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent. Placed on injured reserved in preseason.

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