NFL Cougar Highlights: Season Finale
Managing Editor Emeritus
Posted Dec 30, 2013

ON WHAT HAD already gone down as his most productive NFL season, Jets running back Chris Ivory's final game ended unceremoniously thanks to a pair of injuries suffered early on during New York’s win at Miami.

The Cougar alum well victim to a hip pointer and cracked rib on his fifth and final run—a five yard advance—just four minutes into the second quarter.

Despite ending on a sour note, Ivory had a career year for the Jets. The fourth year player ran for 833 yards on 182 carries, despite missing New York’s week four contest—not to mention much of the preseason—with a bum hamstring.

THE SEASON continues for three wildcard Wazzu alums. Jed Collins, Eric Frampton and the New Orleans Saints secured the sixth seed for the NFC playoffs, with an 11-5 record. Husain Abdullah and his Kansas City Chiefs also finished 11-5 and are the fifth seed for the AFC playoffs.

Here’s how the NFL Cougs performed in the final week of the regular season:

Husain Abdullah, S, Kansas City, 5th season: Seeing his first start of the season, tallied eight tackles (6 solo) in the Chiefs’ 27-24 overtime loss to San Diego.

Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 5th season: Gained two yards on 3 carries and caught 1 pass for another 2 yards in the Saints’ 42-17 shellacking of Tampa Bay.

Eric Frampton, S, New Orleans, 7th season: Posted one special teams tackle in the Saints’ win against the Bucs.

Brandon Gibson, WR, Miami, 5th season: Did not play; out for the season on injured reserve due to a torn patella suffered in week 8.

Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets, 4th season: Rushed for 19 yards on 5 carries in the Jets’ 20-7 defeat of Miami.

Rian Lindell, K, Tampa Bay, 14th season: The Vancouver native was true on two extra-point attempts and one field goal (from 54 yards) in the Bucs fall to New Orleans.

Travis Long, LB, Philadelphia, 1st year: Did not play; assigned to the Eagles’ practice squad.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, Tennessee, 5th season: The Tacoma native had no recorded stats in the Titans’ 16-10 defeat of Houston .

Jeff Tuel, QB, Buffalo, Rookie: No recorded stats from the Bills’ 34-20 loss to New England.

Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago, Rookie: Caught one pass for 10 yards in the Bears’ 33-28 fall to Green Bay.

Check back next week for our annual NFL Cougar Highlights: Season in Review.

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