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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Falcons RB Bijan Robinson sets franchise’s all-time rookie yardage record

The Dolphins secondary’s big, big, big day

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears Mike Dinovo-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 last regular season 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 11 carries for 28 yards, as well as 7 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown. Robinson’s rookie season usage was been up and down as Atlanta reached further down the regular season stretch. Now, it remains up. It looks to stay that way, as Robinson will look to his second NFL season to improve his already elite status.

Roschon Johnson, RB: In his latest outing for the lowly Chicago Bears, first-year pro Johnson handled 5 carries for 20 yards.

Andrew Beck, TE: A big man gadget of sorts, the former Longhorn again started at fullback for the Houston Texans. He recorded 2 receptions for 9 yards and a touchdown.

Sam Cosmi, OL: The Washington Commanders offensive lineman started at right guard.

Charles Omenihu, DL: The starting Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman notched 2 tackles (2 solo), a sack, a quarterback hit, and a forced fumble. Kansas City’s Omenihu remains a defensive force to reckon with for opposing offensive line facing the hit-or-miss Chiefs.

Keondre Coburn, DL: The Tennessee Titans defensive lineman recorded 1 solo tackle.

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

Moro Ojomo, DL: The Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman recorded 2 tackles (1 solo.)

Joseph Ossai, DE: The Cincinnati Bengals defensive end had 3 tackles (1 solo), 1 tackle for, 2 quarterback hits, and a pass defended, marking his biggest outing at the end of the regular season.

Jordan Hicks, LB: Hicks – the Minnesota Vikings’ star mid-level defender – returned to record 7 tackles (4 solo.)

Quandre Diggs, DB: Starting at safety, as he has throughout the entire 2023 regular season, the Seattle Seahawks racked up an impressive outing over the weekend. Altogether, he accounted for 6 tackles (4 solo) on the day, a tackle for loss, and a special teams tackle.

PJ Locke, DB: The Denver Broncos starting safety notched 4 tackles (2 solo.) It was Locke’s way of following up on yet another stellar performance in recent weeks.

Brandon Jones, DB: The Miami Dolphins defensive back recorded 8 tackles (6 solo) and 2 tackles for loss. Altogether, it was a huge outing for the Dolphins’ secondary members.

Brenden Schooler, DB: The New England Patriots defensive back had 1 special teams tackle.

DeShon Elliott, DB: The Miami Dolphins safety welcomed another game-time start over the weekend. It was an outing in which the secondary veteran racked up 10 tackles (6 solo), a tackle for loss, an interception, 7 passes defended, and a fumble recovery, proving to the Dolphins’ wrecking ball of a secondary to close out his 15-star regular season campaign.

Michael Dickson, P: The former Longhorn, currently a first-stringer for the Seattle Seahawks, had 5 punts on the afternoon for 258 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 4-for-4 on field goals, with a 49-yard kick as his long on the day.

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 1-for-1 in field goals, with a 38-yard kick as his long, and 1-for-1 in PATs.