CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has produced several NFL players currently making an impact. Here’s how they did in the most recent week’s slate of games.
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Allen did not take the field in Week 13, as he and the rest of his team enjoyed their bye week. He will next be in action this coming Sunday in a showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Allen, one of the top quarterbacks in the league, has had a stellar 2023–24 year. Thus far this season, Allen has 3,214 passing yards on a 68% completion rate. He’s thrown 24 touchdowns and rushed for nine more.
Marcus Epps, Las Vegas Raiders
Like Allen’s Bills, Epps and the Raiders enjoyed a Week 13 bye. Epps’s next game is this Sunday at home against the Minnesota Vikings.
Thus far in the 2023–24 season, Epps has 47 total tackles and a fumble recovery.
Tashaun Gipson Sr., San Francisco 49ers
Gipson was impressive in his team’s convincing 42–19 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. In the victory, the Niners’ veteran safety had five total tackles. Gipson has reached five tackles in four games this year, his second-highest total of the season.
So far this year, Gipson has 44 total tackles, a sack and an interception.
Carl Granderson, New Orleans Saints
Coming off the best game of his career in Week 12, Granderson — who has been a breakout star for the Saints’ defense this season — had a comparatively quiet game in Week 13. The defensive end recorded three total tackles, while taking the field on more plays than in his Week 12 performance that saw him tally 10 tackles.
This year, Granderson has 57 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Tyler Hall, Las Vegas Raiders
Hall, along with teammate Epps, enjoyed a Week 13 bye. The team faces the Vikings on Sunday.
Hall has 17 tackles this season.
Chad Muma, Jacksonville Jaguars
In Monday Night Football action, the Jaguars fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 34–31 in an overtime classic. However, Muma did not record a stat in the game. He took the field for just over half of the team’s special teams plays, but played only a pair of defensive snaps.
Muma has not recorded a stat since Nov. 12. He currently has 15 tackles this season.
Mike Purcell, Denver Broncos
Purcell had a pair of tackles in his team’s 22–17 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Now in his eighth season in the league, Purcell has 13 tackles and a fumble recovery this year.
Logan Wilson, Cincinnati Bengals
It was another stellar outing for the Casper native and Bengals linebacker on Monday, as he helped his team to a dramatic overtime win against the Jaguars. In the game, Wilson finished with eight total tackles and a forced fumble.
Wilson forced the fumble in the fourth quarter with a big hit on Jags running back CJ Beathard. However, it was ultimately for naught, as the Jaguars were the ones to recover their loose ball. That drive ended with a Jacksonville field goal.
With 97 tackles on the season so far, Wilson is closing in on his third straight year with triple-digit tackle totals. He also has three interceptions and three forced fumbles.
In just his fourth NFL season, Wilson has emerged as one of the Bengals’ key defensive players and one of the top linebackers in the league. He leads his team in total tackles and forced fumbles, and is second on the team in interceptions.
Andrew Wingard, Jacksonville Jaguars
In his team’s loss to the Bengals, Wingard had a pair of tackles.
The energetic safety now has 28 total tackles and an interception in 2023–24.