Five ex-Tiger stars playing today in the NFL Playoffs

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  1. JohnLSU

    JohnLSU Tigers

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    MLB Bradie James (#56) of the Dallas Cowboys
    --age 28
    --defensive captain of the Cowboys (2007 to today)
    --has led the Cowboys in tackles for 5 straight years
    --All-American LB at LSU, 2002 -- defensive captain of LSU
    --Dinardo recruit from West Monroe High School, Parade All-American, Louisiana 5A Defensive MVP

    DE Marcus Spears (#96) of the Dallas Cowboys
    --age 26
    --First Round Pick
    --All-American DE at LSU, 2004
    --led LSU to the 2003 National Championship: scored what proved to be the game-winning points in LSU's 21-14 victory over Oklahoma
    --Saban recruit out of Southern University Lab High School in Baton Rouge, Parade All-American, US Army All-American, Sporting News All-American, USA Today All-American, SuperPrep All-American, etc.

    FB Jacob Hester (#22) of the San Diego Chargers
    --age 24
    --led LSU to the 2007 National Champioship, rushed for over 1,000 yards
    --Saban recruit out of Evangel High School in Shreveport, LA, Louisiana 5A Offensive MVP

    WR Craig Davis (#84) of the San Diego Chargers
    --age 24
    --First Round pick, 2007 Draft
    --Finished LSU career with four catches for 50 yards against Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl
    --Saban recruit out of O.P. Walker High School in New Orleans, LA, SuperPrep All-American

    OG Alan Faneca (#66) of the New York Jets
    --age 33
    --9x Pro-Bowl
    --6x All-Pro
    --1st Round Pick, 1998
    --All-American at LSU, 1997
    --Hallman recruit originally from John Curtis in New Orleans

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  2. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    Did you do a thread for yesterday?

    Joe Addai, Early Doucet, Randall Gay, Devery Henderson
     
  3. PURPLE TIGER

    PURPLE TIGER HOPE is not a strategy!

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    James and Spears are history and hopefully Hetser and Davis will be next.

    I hope two Tigers (Henderson and Gay) win a ring this year. Saintslogo
     
  4. JohnLSU

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    No, what gave me the idea to start this thread was because of how cool it was to watch LSU 2003 Champion WR Henderson vs. LSU 2007 Champion WR Doucet... in the Dome, the same place they both helped led LSU to a National Championship. In those NCAA Title Games in the Dome, Henderson had 2 catches for 24 yards (Mauck only threw for 124) and Doucet had 2 carries for 7 yards and 7 catches (#1 on the team) for 51 yards (#1 on the team) and a TD.

    Yesterday, Henderson had 4 catches (tied #2 on the team) for 68 yards (#2 on the team) and 1 TD (44-yard TD catch!)... and Doucet had 8 receptions (#1 on the team) for 68 yards (#2 on the team behind Fitz's 77 yards).

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    JohnLSU Tigers

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    Hester got a 15-yard reception today, the longest reception of his young career. He also came inches away from blocking a punt that could quite possibly have changed the outcome of the game.

    Faneca was a beast again today. With his blocking, rookie Shonn Greene ran for 128 yards (5.6 YPC). Faneca blew open the hole that gave Green a 53-yard TD run and put the Jets up 17-7. Faneca and his line also sealed the game by converting on 4th and 1 with 1:09 left to play.
     
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    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    Huh? Wasn't Faneca from Texas?
     
  7. JohnLSU

    JohnLSU Tigers

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    Originally from John Curtis in New Orleans. Then went to Houston (I guess his parents got transferred).

    From NFL.com:

    Born: 12/7/1976 New Orleans , LA

    High School: John Curtis Christian HS [New Orleans, LA]; Lamar HS [Houston, TX]


    Alan Faneca
     
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    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    I did not know that. Thanks for adding to my font of knowledge!:thumb:
     
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  10. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    As far as the playoffs these are the LSU guys i was able to come up with..

    LSU was well represented in the Playoffs.

    Arizona:
    Early D
    Herm Johnson
    Ali Highsmith - Practice Squad

    New Orleans:
    Randall Gay
    Devry Henderson

    Green Bay:
    Matt Flynn
    Quinn Johnson

    Cincy:
    Andrew Whitworth
    Nate Livings

    Dallas:
    Bradie James
    Marcus Spears

    NYJ:
    Alen Faneca
    Howard Green

    San Diego:
    Jacob Hester
    Buster Davis
    Darry Beckwith - Practice Squad
    Demetrius Byrd - I.R.

    New England:
    Kevin Faulk
    Eric Alexander
    Jarvis Green

    Indy:
    Joe Addai

    Minnesota:
    Tremaine Johnson - Practice Squad
     

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