Jan 02

Two Pro Bowlers. The NFL’s leading tackler. Three starting offensive linemen. A practice squad player elevated to the active roster for the team’s two most important games of the season. A seven-year veteran tight end on one of the league’s top teams. A special teams standout.

Sixteen Sun Devils finished the 2013 National Football League season on an active roster or on injured reserve.

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Omar Bolden, Denver Broncos, Safety

Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals, Linebacker

Deveron Carr, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Defensive Back

Paul Fanaika, Arizona Cardinals, Guard

Lawrence Guy, San Diego Chargers, Defensive End

Robert James, Kansas City Chiefs, Linebacker

Keelan Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles, Safety

Shawn Lauvao, Cleveland Browns, Offensive Lineman

Brandon Magee, Cleveland Browns, Linebacker

Zach Miller, Seattle Seahawks, Tight End

Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos, Quarterback

Mike Pollak, Cincinnati Bengals, Guard

Brandon Smith, Buffalo Bills, Defensive Back

Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens, Linebacker

Kerry Taylor, Jacksonville Jaguars, Wide Receiver

Kyle Williams, Kansas City Chiefs, Wide Receiver

Eight Sun Devils will be on active rosters in the NFL Playoffs, including five who will be playing in the wild-card round this coming weekend.

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Bolden and Osweiler – Broncos

Burfict and Pollak – Bengals

Guy – Chargers

Johnson - Eagles

James – Chiefs

Miller – Seahawks 

AFC WILD-CARD ROUND

SATURDAY, JAN. 4 

No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs at No. 4 Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Jan. 4 at 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC

SUNDAY, JAN. 5

No. 6 San Diego Chargers at No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Jan. 5 at 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS

NFC WILD-CARD ROUND

SATURDAY, JAN. 4 

No. 6 New Orleans Saints at No. 3 Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8:10 p.m. ET on NBC.

AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND

SUNDAY, JAN. 12

TBA at No. 1 Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4:40 p.m. ET on CBS  

NFC DIVISIONAL ROUND

SATURDAY, JAN. 11

TBA at No. 1 Seattle Seahawks, Saturday, Jan. 11 at 4:35 p.m. ET on FOX

Pro Bowlers - #SunDevilPride 

Burfict and Suggs were named to the NFL Pro Bowl at inside and outside linebacker, respectively. The game will be played Sun., Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu and will be televised nationally by NBC.

 

Suggs was named to his sixth Pro Bowl in 2013 after compiling 80 tackles, including 47 solo and 10 sacks. He also recovered a fumble. Suggs racked up three sacks in a 26-23 win over Miami on Oct. 6 and tallied a season-high 17 tackles in a 20-23 loss to Buffalo on Sept. 29. 

In his 11th year in the NFL, Suggs has collected 668 tackles, 94.5 sacks, 27 forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries, seven interceptions and a pair of touchdowns.

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Burfict leads the NFL with 171 total tackles (10 more than Jacksonville’s Paul Posluszny), including 114 solo and three sacks, nine passes defensed, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He scored a touchdown on a forced fumble and return on Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland.

He is the first Bengals linebacker voted to the Pro Bowl since Jim LeClair in 1976 and is joins LeClair and Bill Bergey in 1969 as the only three linebackers in team history to make an all-star game. 

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*Photo courtesy of Denver Broncos 

Bolden played in all 16 games for the Broncos, including one start, and finished the regular season with 14 tackles, including 11 solo. 

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*Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Carr played in nine games for the Buccaneers after he was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Sept. 14. 

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*Photo courtesy of Arizona Cardinals 

Fanaika started all 16 games at right guard for the Arizona Cardinals after signing with the team on April 24, 2013.  

*Photo courtesy of San Diego Chargers

Guy played in 12 games, including two for the Indianapolis Colts and 10 for the San Diego Chargers. He finished the regular season with 20 tackles, including 12 solo, and added five pass deflections. 

*Photo courtesy of rotoworld.com 

James was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 31. He played one game in the 2013 season opener for the Baltimore Ravens after spending the previous three seasons on the Atlanta Falcons. 

*Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Eagles 

Johnson played in the final two weeks of the Philadelphia Eagles’ season and registered a pair of tackles in his NFL debut on Dec. 22 against Chicago. He was elevated from the Eagles’ practice squad on Dec. 17. 

*Photo courtesy of Cleveland Browns

Lauvao, a two-year starter, started 11 games for the Cleveland Browns. He was injured for the first four games of the year and the final game in week 17. 

*Photo courtesy of Cleveland Browns

Magee played in eight games for the Browns and finished the year with five tackles, including three solo. He recorded a season-high two tackles against Jacksonville on Dec. 1 before being placed on injured reserve. 

*Photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks 

Miller played in 14 games with the Seahawks and tallied 33 receptions for 387 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 11.7 yards per game with a long of 60. He recorded a season-high five catches twice (at Arizona and vs. New Orleans), notched a season-high 86 receiving yards vs. New Orleans on Dec. 2 and had a season-best two touchdowns vs. Jacksonville on Sept. 22. 

*Photo courtesy of Denver Broncos 

Osweiler appeared in four games for the Denver Broncos and went 11-of-16 for 95 passing yards in the regular season. He compiled a 68.8 completion percentage with a QBR of 41.9. He saw the most action of his career in the final regular season game of the year against Oakland on Dec. 29 and completed 9-of-13 passes for 85 yards with a 69.2 completion percentage and an 87.0 QBR. 

*Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Bengals

Pollak appeared in eight games, including five starts, for the Bengals. 

*Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bills 

Smith appeared in two games for the Buffalo Bills, in week six and in week eight. 

*Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Jaguars 

Taylor appeared in 10 games, including three with the Arizona Cardinals and seven with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and finished the year with 22 catches for 229 yards and a touchdown. His top game came in the final week of the season against Indianapolis where he recorded eight catches for 75 yards, including a long of 15, and a touchdown. 

*Photo courtesy of Kansas City Chiefs 

Williams appeared in 10 games, including nine with the San Francisco 49ers and one with the Kansas City Chiefs, and collected 12 catches for 113 yards, including a long of 16 and an average of 9.4. His season ended on Nov. 22 when he was placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL. 

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