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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: RB Bijan Robinson continues earning his legacy in Atlanta

Minnesota LB Jordan Hicks is a force to reckon with

NFL: Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL season is underway.

So are the careers of some of your favorite former Texas Longhorns athletes.

Let’s break the performances in Week 5 of the 2023 NFL regular season.

Bijan Robinson, RB: Robinson, who was selected in the first round of last spring’s NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, logged 14 carries for 46 yards and also grabbed 2 receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown. Expect Robinson to keep hitting the toggle stick for the remaining 2023 season ... as if the rookie has led Texas fans (and not-so-Texas fans) to expect this year.

Roschon Johnson, RB: In his latest outing for the lowly Chicago Bears, first-year pro Johnson handled 3 carries for 19 yards.

Devin Duvernay, WR: A return specialist for the Baltimore Ravens, Duverney 2 punt returns for 13 yards.

Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR: Humphrey got the start at wide receiver for Denver Broncos.

Andrew Beck, TE: A big man gadget of sorts, the former Longhorn again started at fullback for the Houston Texans.

Geoff Swaim, TE: The Arizona Cardinals tight end got the start over the weekend. It was a performance in which Swaim hauled in 2 receptions for 22 yards.

Samuel Cosmi, OL: The second-year big man up front started at right guard for the Washington Commanders.

Connor Williams, OL: The Miami Dolphins played his role as a starter over the weekend, at center, for the league’s top rushing and passing offense – at least as it currently stands.

Malcolm Roach, DL: The New Orleans Saints defensive lineman accounted for 2 tackles and defended 1 pass.

Joseph Ossai, DE: The Cincinnati Bengals defensive end recorded 1 tackle last weekend.

Jordan Hicks, LB: The starting Minnesota Vikings linebacker accounted for another epic day – and in Hicks fashion, one might say. That included 10 tackles (4 solo). Hicks is again coming into his own season. Expect to see more all-star performances from the Texas alum.

Malik Jefferson, LB: The Dallas Cowboys linebacker had a respectable showing over the weekend. Jefferson recorded 2 tackles (1 solo) and 1 tackle for loss.

D’Shawn Jamison, DB: In getting the start at cornerback for the Carolina Panthers, Jamison recorded 2 tackles (1 solo.)

DeShon Elliott, DB: The Miami Dolphins safety got the start over the weekend. It was an outing in which he racked up 6 tackles (5 solo.)

Adrian Phillips, DB: The New England Patriots starting safety saw 2 tackles (1 solo) and also had 1 special teams tackle.

Justin Tucker, K: One of the NFL’s top kickers in recent seasons, the former Longhorn legend went 1-1 on fields goals, with 23 yards as his long, as well as 1-for-1 in PATs.