Twelve Former Tigers Remain in NFL Playoffs

Early Doucet scored two touchdowns in the Wild Card game.
Early Doucet scored two touchdowns in the Wild Card game.
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Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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BATON ROUGE - Twelve former LSU football players will be in action this weekend when the NFL's Divisional Playoffs take place.

Of the 12 former Tigers still alive in the playoffs, seven played for current LSU head coach Les Miles.

Saturday's game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals in the Louisiana Superdome will feature five former Tigers, four of which are on active rosters. Devery Henderson and Randall Gay are both starters for the Saints, while Early Doucet and Herman Johnson are both on the Cardinals' roster. Former Tiger linebacker Ali Highsmith is on the Arizona practice squad.

Last week, Doucet had his best game as a pro, catching a pair of 15-yard TD passes in Arizona's 51-45 overtime win over Green Bay.

Saturday's other game between the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts will feature former LSU standout Joseph Addai. Addai, who was part of LSU's 2003 national title team, won a Super Bowl in his first year with the Colts in 2006.

On Sunday, the Dallas vs. Minnesota game will include three former Tigers - linebacker Bradie James and defensive end Marcus Spears of the Cowboys and practice squad defensive lineman Tremaine Johnson of the Vikings.

Sunday's second contest between the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets will have three more former Tigers in action. Jacob Hester is the starting fullback for the Chargers, while Craig Davis sees action at wide receiver. All-Pro Alan Faneca starts on the offensive line for the Jets.

 

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