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 1 of the 2023 NFL regular season.
D’Onta Foreman, RB: Working alongside fellow Longhorns and NFL rookie Roschon Johnson, the veteran running back and league journeyman had 6 carries for 11 yards.
Bijan Robinson, RB: It was a historic day for anyone watching the Atlanta Falcons rookie’s NFL debut, in which he logged 10 carries for 56 yards and 6 receptions for 27 yards. Robinson also notched the first touchdown of his NFL career (and of many to come.)
Roschon Johnson, RB: In making his NFL debut for the Chicago Bears, first-year pro Johnson handled 5 carries for 20 yards and his first touchdown in the league. He also hauled in a team-leading 6 receptions for 35 yards.
Roschon Johnson is out here emasculating dudes pic.twitter.com/OMfMDnBxNW— Nash (@NashTalksTexas) September 10, 2023
Devin Duvernay, WR: The only stat the return specialist recorded on the day was 1 punt return for 18 yards. He also served as one of the Baltimore Ravens’ kickoff returners.
Andrew Beck, TE: A big man gadget of sorts, the former Longhorn started at fullback for the Houston Texans.
Samuel Cosmi, OL: The second-year big man up front started at right guard for the Washington Commanders.
Connor Williams, OL: The Miami Dolphins lineman started at center.
Calvin Anderson, OT: Anderson started at right tackle for the New England Patriots.
Hassan Ridgeway, DT: The Houston Texans defensive tackle secured 2 tackles on the day.
Ta’Quan Graham, DL: The Atlanta Falcons starting defensive lineman had 1 tackle.
Malcolm Roach, DL: The New Orleans Saints defensive lineman accounted for 2 tackles.
Jordan Hicks, LB: The starting Minnesota Vikings linebacker accounted for 3 tackles.
Brenden Schooler, DB: The New England Patriots defensive back had 1 special teams tackle.
Kris Boyd, DB: The Arizona Cardinals defensive back logged 1 special teams tackle.
Adrian Phillips, DB: The New England Patriots starter has earned a reputation as a playmaker in the NFL. In his latest performance, he logged a total of 3 tackles (2 solo) and 1 special teams tackle.
DeShon Elliott, DB: It has become expected that Elliott, now with the Miami Dolphins, shines on game day. This past weekend was no exception, as the veteran defensive back accounted for a whopping 13 tackles (8 solo) in an unofficial East Coast-West Coast challenge.
Caden Sterns, DB: Much to his and fans’ dismay, the Denver Broncos defensive back went down with a torn patellar tendon and failed to record a stat for Week 1.
Quandre Diggs, DB: In his contribution to the Legion of Boom’s legacy and the Seattle Seahawks, the starting defensive back made 3 tackles in their season opening outing.
Justin Tucker, K: One of the NFL’s top kickers in recent seasons, the former Longhorn legend went 1-for-1 on the day, with 39 yards as his long. He also went 2-for-2 in PATs.
Cameron Dicker, K: In the latest chapter of the saga of “Dicker the Kicker,” the Los Angeles Chargers special teams aficionado went 2-for-2 on field goals, with 50 yards as his long. He was also 4-for-4 and perfect on the evening in PATs.
Michael Dickson, P: The former Longhorn, who’s currently a first-stringer for the Seattle Seahawks, had only 4 punts on the afternoon for an average of 59 yards, with 73 yards as his long. Dickson also managed to secure 2 touchbacks.