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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Falcons RB Bijan Robinson can’t stop living up to the hype

Broncos CB PJ Locke is amidst a reemergence moment

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL season is well underway.

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

Let’s break down the most recent performances 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 10 carries for 34 yards and a rushing touchdown, as well as 5 receptions for 54 yards, on the day. Throughout his rookie season so far, Robinson’s usage has been up and down the further Atlanta gets down the regular season stretch. For now, it remains up. It looks to stay that way, as Robinson continues coming into his own as one of the world’s top running backs. That will remain the case for years to come, or so it seems.

D’Onta Foreman, RB: Foreman, now a veteran with the Chicago Bears, is back in the saddle as a starter. He carried the rock 11 times for 50 yards. He also grabbed 2 receptions for 22 yards. Despite suffering injury, Foreman has mostly come alive again since a monster outing earlier this season.

Roschon Johnson, RB: In his latest outing for the lowly Chicago Bears, first-year pro Johnson handled 1 carry for 6 yards.

Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR: The Denver Broncos wide receiver grabbed 1 reception for 12 yards.

Devin Duvernay, WR: A return specialist for the Baltimore Ravens, Duverney had 1 kickoff return for 21 yards, as well as 1 punt return for an additional 14 yards on special teams.

Andrew Beck, TE: A big man gadget of sorts, the former Longhorn again started at fullback for the Houston Texans. He recorded 1 reception for 26 yards.

Connor Williams, OL: The Miami Dolphins offensive lineman started at center.

Charles Omenihu, DL: The starting Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman notched 3 tackles (2 solo), 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, and 1 quarterback hit. Omenihu remains a force to reckon with for whichever opposing offensive line facing the Chiefs.

Ta’Quan Graham, DL: The Atlanta Falcons starting defensive lineman had 1 tackle.

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

Quandre Diggs, DB: Starting at safety, the Seattle Seahawks racked up an impressive outing over the weekend. Altogether, he accounted for 6 tackles (3 solo) on the day.

PJ Locke, DB: The Denver Broncos starting safety notched 7 tackles (2 solo), 1 sack, 1 quarterback hit, 1 pass defended, and he forced 1 fumble. It was Locke’s way of following up on yet another stellar performance in recent weeks. Expect to see Locke continue showing out for the Broncos through the remaining regular season stretch.

DeShon Elliott, DB: The Miami Dolphins safety got the start over the weekend. It was an outing in which the secondary veteran racked up 8 tackles (4 solo.)

Brandon Jones, DB: The starting Miami Dolphins safety logged 7 tackles (5 solo), 1 pass defended, and forced 1 fumble. It was among Jones’ best performances of the season.

Brenden Schooler, DB: The New England Patriots special teams guru recorded 1 special teams tackle.

Michael Dickson, P: The former Longhorn, currently a first-stringer for the Seattle Seahawks, had 6 punts on the afternoon for 311 yards, averaging about 51 yards per punt.

Cameron Dicker, K: Infamously known in Austin as “Dicker the Kicker,” the Los Angeles Chargers foot-man went 1-for-1 in PATs.

Justin Tucker, K: One of the NFL’s top kickers in recent seasons, the Longhorn legend and clutch-guy member of the Baltimore Ravens went 3-for-3 on fields goals, with a 47-yarder as his long, and 2-for-2 in PATs.