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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Let’s celebrate Falcons RB Bijan Robinson’s first career rushing touchdown

Jordan Hicks keeps on Jordan Hicks’ing

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans Steve Roberts-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 8 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 11 carries for 62 yards and a rushing touchdown. Robinson managed to bounce back this week after unexpectedly leaving last weekend’s matchup.

D’Onta Foreman, RB: Foreman, now a veteran with the Chicago Bears, is back in the saddle as a starter. He carried the rock 9 times for 34 yards, as well as 1 reception for just 2 yards.

The NFL promptly welcomes Foreman back to planet earth after a monster Week 7.

Roschon Johnson, RB: In his latest outing for the lowly Chicago Bears, first-year pro Johnson handled 6 carries for 21 yards, as well as 3 receptions for a total of 10 yards.

Devin Duvernay, WR: A return specialist for the Baltimore Ravens, Duverney had 3 punt returns that resulted in 31 yards on return offense overall for the wide receiver on the day.

Marquise Goodwin, WR: The Cleveland Browns wide receiver had 1 carry for -5 yards.

Geoff Swaim, TE: The Arizona Cardinals tight end had 1 reception for 8 yards.

Andrew Beck, TE: A big man gadget of sorts, the former Longhorn again started at fullback for the Houston Texans. He recorded 2 carries for 1 yard and a touchdown, as well as 1 reception for 8 yards.

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

Poona Ford, DL: The Buffalo Bills defensive lineman had 2 tackles (1 solo) and 1 quarterback hurry.

Ta’Quan Graham, DL: The Atlanta Falcons starting defensive lineman had 2 tackles and 1 quaterback hurry.

Charles Omenihu, DL: It was undoubtedly a huge week for the starting Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman. Omenihu notched 5 tackles (3 solo), 0.5 sacks, and 1 quarterback hurry.

Malcolm Roach, DL: Finally, it was a massive day for the big Roach. The New Orleans Saints defensive lineman accounted for 3 tackles (1 solo.)

Jordan Hicks, LB: The starting Minnesota Vikings linebacker accounted for another epic day – and in Hicks fashion, one might say. That included 8 tackles (4 solo.) Hicks continues his rake across the world’s most talented American gridiron offensive players this season.

DeShon Elliott, DB: The Miami Dolphins safety got the start over the weekend. It was an outing in which the secondary veteran racked up 6 tackles (4 solo) and 1 pass defended.

Adrian Phillips, DB: The New England Patriots starting safety 1 solo tackle.

Quandre Diggs, DB: Starting at safety, the Seattle Seahawks racked up an impressive outing over the weekend. Altogether, he accounted for 9 tackles (5 solo) on the day.

Brandon Jones, DB: The Miami Dolphins starting safety recorded 7 tackles (4 solo) and 1 pass defended.

Michael Dickson, P: The former Longhorn, currently a first-stringer for the Seattle Seahawks, had 5 punts on the afternoon for 274 yards, averaging about 45 yards per punt.

Cameron Dicker, K: Infamously known as “Dicker the Kicker,” the Los Angeles Chargers foot-man went 3-for-3, with 53 yards as his long. He also cleared 3-for-3 in PATs on the day.