TWO COUGAR FAVORITES from the near past got their first professional taste of the end zone on Sunday…
NFL Cougar Highlights: Week One
Hamza Abdullah, S, Denver, 4th season :Posted one tackle in Broncos' drubbing of Oakland.
Husain Abdullah, S, Minnesota, rookie:No stats from Vikings' fall to Green Bay.
Mkristo Bruce, DE, Jacksonville, 2nd season:Did not play; assigned to practice squad.
Michael Bumpus, WR, Seattle, rookie: Did not play; assigned to practice squad.
Erik Coleman, S, Atlanta, 5th season : Notched six solo stops in Falcons' victory against Detroit.
Jed Collins, FB, Philidelphia, rookie: Did not play; assigned to practice squad.
Devard Darling, WR, Kansas City, 5th season : Caught one pass for 68 yards in Chiefs' loss to New England.
Jason David, CB, New Orleans, 5th season: Did not play in Saints win against Tampa Bay.
Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, 2nd season : No stats from Vikings' loss to Green Bay.
Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 17th season : Perfect on all three extra-point tries, but made on field goal attempts in Lions' fall to Atlanta.
Jerome Harrison, RB, Cleveland, 3rd season : No stats from Browns' loss to Dallas.
Jason Hill, WR, San Francisco, 2nd season: No stats from 49ers loss to Arizona.
Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 9th season : Accounted for 10 points in the Bills defeat of Seattle, connecting on 2 of 3 field goal attempts (from 35 and 38 yards; a 52 yard try was blocked) and 4 of 4 extra-point tries. Also recovered a fumble that led to a Buffalo touchdown.
Rob Meier, DE/DT, Jacksonville, 9th season: Posted two tackles and one assist in Jags' fall to Tennessee.
Karl Paymah, CB, Denver, 4th season : No stats from Broncos win against the Raiders, but unfortunately was the cover man on both Oakland touchdowns.
Ropati Pitoitua, DT, New York Jets, rookie:Did not play; assigned to practice squad.
Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 6th season : Post four solo tackles and assisted in another in Seahawk loss to Buffalo.
Cory Withrow, C/G, San Diego, 9th season : Placed on injured reserve following hamstring injury in final preseason game; season over.
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