Former Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Of league rookies, sophomores and veterans, here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.
New York Jets LB Darron Lee
The New York Jets faced the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, and second-year linebacker Darron Lee had an impressive game after struggling to start the season. He tallied seven tackles (four solo, three assists) including a key tackle during the Jaguars’ drive in overtime.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas
It was just another day at the office for Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday. Thomas caught eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a dominant 20-0 win.
New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore
Marshon Lattimore shined Sunday as the Saints’ defense shut out the Dolphins in a 20-0 blowout. Lattimore had five tackles and a forced fumble in a dominant defensive performance. For the first time in a few seasons, the Saints have a potential star on the defensive side of the football, an encouraging sign for a team that consistently produces offensively.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong performance Sunday as the Cowboys sprinted to an early lead against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott did a little bit of everything, rushing 21 times for 85 yards and catching four passes for 54 yards. He scored a rushing and receiving touchdown.
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier
The Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Ryan Shazier rocked their rival, the Baltimore Ravens, 26-9. Shazier was all over the field, totalling 11 tackles along with an interception and three passes defended. The Steelers’ defense has been somewhat inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. However, Shazier has been one of the team’s more consistent performers.
Other notable players:
Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa: six tackles against the Philadelphia Eagles
Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker: one interception against the Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco running back Carlos Hyde: 16 carries for 68 yards against the Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel: Did not play against the New England Patriots