#StanfordNFL 2020 Season Recap
Player Capsules From The 2020 Season
- Henry Anderson (New York Jets) finished the season with 32 tackles and 15 hurries.
- J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (Philadelphia Eagles) played in eight games during his second season, finishing with four receptions for 85 yards on seven targets.
- Johnson Bademosi (New Orleans Saints) spent the season on injured reserve.
- Jake Bailey (New England Patriots) was named First Team All-Pro and also selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2020. He totaled 55 punts, averaging 48.7 yards per punt and a net of 45.6 yards per punt. He had 34 downed inside the 20, with a return rate of just 21.8%. Bailey also kicked off 72 times, with 42 touchbacks and just 20.9 yards allowed per return.
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- David DeCastro (Pittsburgh Steelers) was named to his sixth Pro Bowl in 2020. He shined in pass blocking, allowing no sacks on 664 pass blocking snaps to earn a Pro Football Focus grade of 80.7. He played in 14 total games, helping the Steelers to a berth in the Wild Card Round.
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- Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles) played in 11 games, finishing with 36 receptions for 335 yards and one touchdown.
- Cameron Fleming (New York Giants) started all 16 games for the Giants, playing each of his 933 snaps at right tackle.
- Tyler Gaffney (San Francisco 49ers) was signed to the practice squad on Dec. 22 and spent the final two weeks of the season there.
- Joshua Garnett (Washington Football Team) was active for a week three loss to Cleveland, before officially announcing his retirement in October.
- Nate Herbig (Philadelphia Eagles) played 14 games during his second season with the Eagles, splitting his time between left and right guard. He allowed just two sacks all season on 596 pass blocking opportunities.
- Kevin Hogan (Cincinnati Bengals) was signed to the Bengals practice squad and elevated to the active roster late in the season, but did not appear in a game.
- Alijah Holder (Denver Broncos) played in eight games for the Broncos during the 2020 season, totaling seven tackles, primarily on special teams.
- Austin Hooper (Cleveland Browns) played in 13 games during the 2020 season, totaling 46 catches for 435 yards and four touchdowns.
- Trenton Irwin (Cincinnati Bengals) caught his first career NFL pass during the 2020 season, a five-yard reception in his lone game action.
- Peter Kalambayi (Houston Texans) played in 10 games, mostly on special teams, during the season, compiling two tackles.
- Bryce Love (Washington Football Team) continues to recover from injury and spent the season on injured reserve.
- Blake Martinez (New York Giants) played all 16 games in his first season with the Giants, totaling 140 tackles with three sacks, five passes defensed and an interception. It marked the fourth consecutive season he has finished in the top three in tackles in the NFL.
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- Josh Mauro (Arizona Cardinals) started the season with Jacksonville before finishing in Arizona. He played in three games with two tackles and a sack before injury forced him to miss the remainder of the year.
- Quenton Meeks (Jacksonville Jaguars) played in six games on special teams for Jacksonville, returning after a one-year, practice-squad stint with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019 and early 2020.
- Christian McCaffrey (Carolina Panthers) battled injury throughout much of the 2020 season, playing in just three games. He rushed 59 times for 224 yards and five touchdowns, while adding 17 catches for 149 yards and one score. Since 2018, McCaffrey's 135.2 yards from scrimmage per game is the most in the NFL by 20 yards.
Most yards from scrimmage per game since 2018:
1. Christian McCaffrey 135.2
2. Dalvin Cook 115.2
3. Saquon Barkley 114.9
4. Ezekiel Elliott 110.8
5. Derrick Henry 107.3
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) February 23, 2021
- Ty Montgomery (New Orleans Saints) played in six games in 2020, rushing for 101 yards while adding three receptions.
- Trent Murphy (Buffalo Bills) helped the Bills to the AFC Championship Game, totaling 15 tackles and two sacks in 10 games played.
- Bobby Okereke (Indianapolis Colts) played in 14 games during his second season for the Colts, helping them to the AFC Wild Card Round. Okereke compiled 69 tackles, to go along with six passes defensed and one interception.
- Colby Parkinson (Seattle Seahawks) played in six games after beginning his rookie season on injured reserve, catching two passes for 16 yards.
- Andrus Peat (New Orleans Saints) was named to his third Pro Bowl in 2020. In 541 pass blocking snaps, he allowed just four sacks, while playing 927 total snaps at left guard.
- Harrison Phillips (Buffalo Bills) was the Bills' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2020. He played in 12 games, making 17 total tackles in helping Buffalo to the AFC Championship Game.
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— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 27, 2021
- Justin Reid (Houston Texans) played in 13 games for the Texans before a late-season injury, making 74 tackles, while adding four passes defensed and two sacks.
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- Jordan Richards (Baltimore Ravens) continues to be a special teams stalwart, playing in all 16 games for the Ravens in 2020 with four tackles.
- Brennan Scarlett (Houston Texans) played in 11 games for the Texans, making 26 total tackles on the season.
- Dalton Schultz (Dallas Cowboys) had a standout season in 2020, finishing fifth in the NFL amongst TEs for receptions with 63, while accumulating 615 yards and four touchdowns. Thirty-three of his 63 receptions went for first downs or touchdowns.
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- Richard Sherman (San Francisco 49ers) played in just five games on the season, totaling 17 tackles and one interception on the year.
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— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 3, 2021
- Kaden Smith (New York Giants) played in 15 games for the Giants, making 18 receptions for 112 yards.
- Michael Thomas (Houston Texans) was the Texans' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and was also integral in the NFLPA's social justice initiatives throughout the season, including designing the logo that went on the shirts each NFL player wore during opening weekend. In total, he played in nine games with 14 tackles.
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"If we don't do it, who will?"
— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) February 4, 2021
- Solomon Thomas (San Francisco 49ers) played in just two games before suffering a season-ending injury.
- Levine Toilolo (New York Giants) played in all 16 games during his first season with the Giants, catching five passes for 46 yards.
- Casey Toohill (Washington Football Team) played in nine games for Washington after being picked up on waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles. He totaled two tackles during his rookie campaign.
- James Vaughters (Chicago Bears) had a breakout 2020 for the Chicago Bears, playing in 14 games with 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks.