With the 2018 NFL regular season in the books, we thought it would be a good time to recap how several former South Florida Bulls fared across the league.
First, the five former Bulls and their respective teams that qualified for the postseason.
RB Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
The former USF star running back helped his Colts slip into the AFC’s final playoff spot with a 33-17 victory at Tennessee in the final game of Week 17 by posting his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season with 119 yards (4.8 ypc) and a touchdown.
Mack finished his second season in the league with 908 rushing yards (4.7 ypc) and nine touchdowns, adding 103 receiving yards and another score in 12 games.
The Colts face-off against division rival Houston on Saturday in the first round of the playoffs on ESPN. Former USF CB Kayvon Webster is on the Texans roster but is currently on injured reserve.
DT Bruce Hector, Philadelphia Eagles
After making the Eagles’ initial 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent and playing in eight games with two tackles and a sack, the rookie defensive tackle will meet up with another former USF great in linebacker Aaron Lynch when the Eagles face the Chicago Bears this weekend.
Lynch, dealing with an elbow injury in the final weeks of the regular season, registered 16 tackles (13 solo), three sacks and an interception in 13 games. He’s listed as doubtful for the wild-card round game.
OL Austin Reiter, Kansas City Chiefs
The former USF center, and Bradenton native, started in four of the 11 games he’s played in with his new team and was rewarded with a two-year contract extension on December 6.
Reiter and the Chiefs earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC and will have a bye this weekend.
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul wrapped up his ninth year in the NFL with 58 tackles (48 solo), 12.5 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 16 games for the miserable Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling racked up 38 receptions for 581 yards (15.3 ypc) and two touchdowns, had one kickoff return for 21 yards and two special teams tackles in his rookie year with the Green Bay Packers.
- Third-round draft pick DT Deadrin Senat played in 15 games for the Atlanta Falcons and registered 30 tackles (15 solo) with two tackles for loss.
- GOAT RB/QB Quinton Flowers joined Cincinnati’s 53-man roster for the first time in Week 17 but was not active for the Bengals’ 16-13 loss at Pittsburgh. He spent the entire season on the practice squad.
- CB Deatrick Nichols had one tackle in two games with the Arizona Cardinals but was released on December 29.
- Second-year pro LB Nigel Harris saw action in two games for the Titans this season.
- DE Eric Lee made six tackles (four solo) in nine games with the Detroit Lions
- Rookie DE Mike Love totaled five tackles in three games with the Buffalo Bills.
- A 2015 sixth-round draft pick, LB Reshard Cliett spent the season on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.
- Eighth-year NFL’er DT Terrell McClain had 17 tackles (nine solo) and a sack in 13 games for the Falcons.