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Buffs Continue In NFL Playoffs

Jan 14, 2011

BOULDER - Three former University of Colorado football players are in action this weekend in the divisional playoffs. LT Tyler Polumbus (Seattle) and K Mason Crosby (Green Bay) made it through 'Wildcard Weekend' while LB Brian Iwuh (Chicago) used a first round bye to get to the divisional round, and they will all be playing for a chance to make it to the NFC Championship Game.

A fourth former Buff, WR Patrick Williams, is on Seattle's practice squad.

Crosby and the Packers will travel to Atlanta to try and knock off the top-seeded Falcons Saturday (6 p.m. MT, FOX), while Polumbus and the underdog Seahawks will face off against Iwuh in Chicago on Sunday (11 a.m. MT, FOX).

Tyler Polumbus

  • Polumbus started Seattle's Wildcard win over the heavily favored New Orleans Saints. He was responsible for key blocks on running back Marshawn Lynch's 67-yard touchdown run to seal the win.
  • Polumbus is in his third NFL season, his first with Seattle, after signing as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2008. He signed with the Detroit Lions after being released by the Broncos on August 25, 2010 and was traded to Seattle six days later.
  • Polumbus started at left tackle in seven games for the Seahawks this season, including a week 17 win over St. Louis, while playing in 14. 
  • Seattle will host the Saints Saturday at 2:30 p.m. MT and the game will air nationally on NBC.

Mason Crosby

  • Crosby went 3-for-3 on extra points with no field goal attempts in a Wildcard win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Crosby has been with the Packers all four years he's been in the NFL.
  • This season he has gone 22 of 28 and made all 46 extra point attempts.
  • In a week one victory over the Eagles, Crosby nailed a Packers' record 56-yarder, which was followed up by a 52-yard field goal in week five against the Redskins.

Brian Iwuh

  • Iwuh is in his fifth NFL season and his first with the Bears. He spent the first four years of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars after signing as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2006 season.
  • He finished with one solo tackle in a week 17 loss to Green Bay. Iwuh and the Bears have earned a first round bye and will host the highest remaining NFC seed on Sunday January 16 (11:00 p.m. MT). The game will air nationally on FOX.