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#StanfordNFL Week 7: The Tight End U

Oct 27, 2021


The One True Tight End U

The NFL celebrated National Tight End Day on Sunday, and as to be expected, Stanford continued to prove it is the one true Tight End U. 

For the 10th consecutive year, the Cardinal had the most tight ends on NFL Kickoff Weekend rosters, and since 2010 the eight tight ends drafted out of Stanford are the most nationally. 

Only one school has had three different tight ends finish in the Top-5 in the NFL in receptions over the last four seasons. That school is Stanford. 

New Colors - Same Zach Ertz Success

Zach Ertz made his debut for the Arizona Cardinals, catching three passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in a 31-5 win vs. Houston. He also added a four-yard rush and finished with a game-high 86.9 receiving grade by PFF.

Quick Hitters

  • Cornerback Paulson Adebo started in a win on Monday Night Football, totaling four tackles (one for loss) and a pass defensed in a 13-10 triumph at Seattle. He allowed one reception in the game.
  • Wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside made one special teams tackle on 18 total snaps.
  • Jake Bailey had one punt for 35 yards (inside 20) and had 10 kickoffs with four touchbacks in a 54-13 win vs. the New York Jets.
  • Drew Dalman played six special teams snaps in a 30-28 win at Miami.
  • Offensive lineman Nate Herbig played two special teams snaps in a 33-22 loss at Las Vegas.
  • Tight end Austin Hooper had two catches for 42 yards as the Browns beat the Broncos on Thursday Night Football.
  • Wide receiver Trenton Irwin played six total snaps in a 41-17 win at Baltimore.
  • Defensive lineman Josh Mauro had one tackle in a 31-5 win over Houston, playing 18 total snaps.
  • Quarterback Davis Mills finished 23-of-32 passing for 135 yards in a loss to the Cardinals.
  • Ty Montgomery had a 33-yard kickoff return and also had a four-yard rush in a 13-10 win at Seattle on Monday Night Football.
  • Linebacker Bobby Okereke had four tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass defensed in a 30-18 win at San Francisco on Sunday Night Football. He also had an 81.6 defensive grade per Pro Football Focus. 
  • Tight end Colby Parkinson played 32% of special teams snaps, in addition to four offensive snaps, in a 13-10 loss to New Orleans. 
  • Andrus Peat did not allow a pressure in a win over Seattle, but left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury.
  • Safety Justin Reid totaled seven tackles (six on defense, one on special teams) and had an 84.3 tackling grade (PFF) in a loss to the Cardinals. 
  • Linebacker Curtis Robinson made three tackles in his second career game, after being signed to the 53-man roster for the Broncos' loss to the Browns.
  • Outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett started and played 41 total snaps in a 30-28 loss to Atlanta.
  • Kaden Smith played 31 snaps in the Giants 25-3 win over Carolina.
  • Solomon Thomas totaled three tackles, two QB hits and two QB hurries in a 33-22 win over the Eagles. It was his fourth game this season with four-plus pressures.
  • Casey Toohill played 22 total snaps in the 24-10 loss at Green Bay.
  • James Vaughters played 21% of defensive snaps and 21% of special teams snaps in a 30-28 win at Miami.
  • Simi Fehoko (Cowboys), Walker Little (Jaguars), Harrison Phillips (Bills) and Dalton Schultz (Cowboys) were all on bye weeks. 
  • Cameron Fleming (Broncos) and Richard Sherman (Buccaneers) were inactive during Week 7.