Since week 2 of the NFL season has concluded, we are back at it with another installment of former Irish in the NFL. This week didn’t have too many standouts, but Jaylon Smith cracks out as the highlighted Player of the Week.
HIGHLIGHT: ILB Jaylon Smith, Dallas Cowboys (ND 2013-2015)
Smith who missed all of 2016 with LCL and ACL injuries came out strong in his second game. He led the Cowboys defense in tackles. Smith recorded 10 total tackles and 3 SOLO. He was a local Hoosier growing up and playing high school football in Fort Wayne. This is great that in his first two weeks in the NFL he has played very well. Congratulations Jaylon!!
S Matthias Farley, Indianapolis Colts (ND 2012-2015)
Farley spent all four years in college playing football while attending Notre Dame. This is only his second professional season and is taking shape in a young Colts secondary. Farley has now led the Colts in tackles for back-to-back weeks. He had 8 total on Sunday and 6 Solo. Farley added 2 pass deflections.
TE Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings: (ND 2008-2010)
Rudolph currently is probably the best former Notre Dame football player in the NFL. He shows that as he has been one of the league’s top tight ends for several years. The Vikings pass-attack was off with starter Sam Bradford out with an injury. This didn’t stop Rudolph from leading Minnesota in catches and targets. He hauled in 4 of his 6 targets for 45 yards and a long of 27.
Well, this is a wrap for Irish in the NFL week two edition. Look for week three to come out next Monday!