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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Week 4

Star middle linebacker Jordan Hicks leads group of former Longhorns with a stout performance.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Chargers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Week 4 of the NFL season proved to be a successful week for former Texas Longhorns running backs.

Linebacker Jordan Hicks had a nine tackle game and kicker Phil Dawson connected on all four field goal attempts, too.

Let’s take a look at how each Longhorn in the league performed over the weekend.

Malcolm Brown (RB-LAR): Brown had a key 14-yard reception in the Rams 35-30 victory over the Cowboys.

Jamaal Charles (RB-DEN): Charles had five carries for 33 yards in the Broncos 16-10 win. He also added a 14-yard reception. Charles is now up to 5.3 yards per carry for the season. The veteran back is making the most of his opportunities this season.

D’Onta Foreman (RB-HOU): The rookie had a solid workload once again on Sunday. Foreman totaled 45 yards on 13 carries in the Texans 57-14 blowout win. Some of these carries occured because of the Texans being up by so much, but Foreman was more efficient when the game wasn’t a blowout. He is up to 114 rushing yards on the season, averaging 3.4 yards per carry.

Fozzy Whittaker (RB-CAR): The pass-catching running back had his first touchdown since the 2015 season on Sunday. Whittaker caught a screen pass and took it 28 yards to the house. At the time, this tied the game at 10 in the second quarter. Along with the touchdown, he finished the day with 34 yards on three receptions. Expect his role as a pass-catching running back to increase next week.

Marquise Goodwin (WR-SF): Goodwin had one reception for 18 yards in the 49ers 18-15 overtime loss.

Malcom Brown (DT-NE): Brown had four total tackles (two solo tackles) in the Patriots last-second 33-30 loss. He also defended a screen pass nicely, which led to an incomplete pass.

Alex Okafor (DE-NO): Okafor had three solo tackles, contributing to a 20-0 shutout victory in London.

Brian Orakpo (DE-TEN): Orakpo was one of the lone bright spots in the Titans disgusting 57-14 loss. He totaled five tackles (four solo tackles).

Brian Robison (DE-MIN): Robinson had two total tackles in the Vikings 14-7 loss. His role as a defensive end has decreased a bit this season due to his age and the talented Vikings defensive ends, Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter.

Jordan Hicks (MLB-PHI): After being banged up last week with an ankle issue, Hicks had a breakout performance in the Eagles 26-24 win. He had nine total tackles with eight of them being solo tackles.

Derrick Johnson (ILB-KC): Johnson recorded three solo tackles in the Chiefs’ thrilling 29-20 Monday night victory over the Redskins. Early on in the game, Johnson recovered a fumble but after review they concluded the receiver’s knee was down so that was taken away.

Keenan Robinson (LB-NYG): Robinson had three total tackles as the Giants fell to 0-4 with a 25-23 loss on Sunday.

Quandre Diggs (Nickel CB-DET): Diggs made two total tackles, nearly had his first career sack, and looked good in coverage once again in the Lions strong defensive 14-7 victory.

Kenny Vaccaro (SS-NO): Vaccaro had four solo tackles including one tackle for a loss in the Saints shutout win. Vaccaro and the young defense have played some really impressive football the past two weeks by only allowing 13 total points. According to’s Mike Sando, the Saints are still looking to trade Vaccaro for a draft pick or two due to his contract.

Earl Thomas (FS-SEA): Thomas led the Seahawks defense in tackles with seven total tackles in their 46-18 win on Sunday night. He also added a pass deflection.

Phil Dawson (K-SF): After costing his team the game last Monday night, Dawson bounced back in their 18-15 overtime win on Sunday. He went 4-for-4 on field goals and tied the game in the fourth, which eventually led to overtime. He hit field goals from 29, 32, 43, and 50 yards out. Dawson dualed with fellow kicker Robbie Gould in a classic field goal battle of a game.

Justin Tucker (K-BAL): Tucker went 1-for-2 on field goal attempts in the Ravens 26-9 loss. He connected from 42 yards out and missed one from 62. With a sluggish Ravens offense and the inability to be in a close game the past two weeks, Tucker hasn’t had his chances in the kicking game.

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