Nineteen Former Tigers in NFL Playoffs
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE -- The LSU football program will be well represented when the NFL Playoffs start on Saturday as 19 former Tigers, including 10 who played under current head coach Les Miles, will begin their pursuit of reaching the Super Bowl.
This weekend 14 former Tigers will be in action as four first round games will be played on Saturday and Sunday. Five former LSU standouts - Devery Henderson (Saints), Randall Gay (Saints), Joseph Addai (Colts), Jacob Hester (Chargers), Craig Davis (Chargers) - will enjoy first round byes this weekend.
The Green Bay-Arizona game at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday will feature five former Tigers as Matt Flynn and Quinn Johnson will be in action for the Packers, while Early Doucet, Herman Johnson and Ali Highsmith are all on the Cardinals roster. Doucet and Highsmith, who both were part of LSU's 2007 national championship team, were both on the Arizona team that played in last year's Super Bowl.
The New York Jets-Cincinnati Bengals game will showcase four former Tigers, including three starters on the offensive line - Nate Livings and Andrew Whitworth for the Bengals and Pro Bowler Alan Faneca of the Jets. Former Tiger Howard Green serves as the backup nose tackle for the Jets.
The Jets and Bengals square off at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday on NBC.
Saturday night, former LSU All-American Bradie James, along with Marcus Spears, will be in action when Dallas hosts the Philadelphia Eagles at 7 p.m. James leads the Cowboys in tackles with 113, which includes a pair of sacks.
NFL veteran Kevin Faulk, along with Jarvis Green and Eric Alexander, will be in action at noon on Sunday when the New England Patriots host Baltimore. Faulk and Green have both won three Super Bowls as members of the Patriots, while Alexander has been a part of one Super Bowl team.
LSU set a record this year as 48 former Tigers appeared on NFL rosters.