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AFC North Cornerbacks Stand Out For #NFLBuffs Week 13

Dec 8, 2021

BOULDER- Sunday showcased the high level of talent produced from the Colorado Football team at the cornerback position. Three former Buffs, all members of AFC North Division teams, stood out with their play-making abilities.

Chidobe Awuzie's standout play came on an interception where he showcased his phenomenal ball-skills and athletic ability with a 34-yard return. He added three tackles and two passes defended before leaving the game with a foot injury in the second quarter as the Cincinnati Bengals fell to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Ahkello Witherspoon was an integral part of what looked to be the vintage "Steel Curtain" Pittsburgh Steelers defense. He totaled a season-high five solo tackles as well as one pass defended while playing on 92% of Defensive snaps in the Steelers 20-19 win over the Baltimore Ravens. On the opposing side, Jimmy Smith recorded a season-high four tackles for the Ravens.

Here is what happened with all other former Buffs across the NFL in week 13.

Ken Crawley, CB, New Orleans Saints
Appeared in seven special teams snaps in the Saints 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Recorded three receptions for 30 yards and rushed three times for one yard in the Jaguars 37-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Nate Solder, OL, New York Giants
Played in 100% of offensive snaps for the sixth straight week and the 10th time this year in the Giants 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Josh Tupou, DT, Cincinnati Bengals
Had one tackle and played in 27% of defensive snaps in the Bengals 41-22 loss to the Chargers.

David Bakhtiari and Mason Crosby (Packers) had their bye week. Phillip Lindsay (Dolphins) was inactive with an ankle injury. Davion Taylor (Eagles) is still on the IR. Isaiah Oliver (Falcons) is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. 

Kabion Ento (Packers), Arlington Hambright (Bears), Steven Montez (Lions), Daniel Munyer (Titans), Will Sherman (Patriots), and Juwann Winfree (Packers) are all on their team's practice squads. Alex Tchangam was signed mid-season by the Seattle Seahawks to their practice squad and later released.