I-Bowl Alumni Shine in Week Two of NFL Season

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (38) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) as teammate Daniel Sorensen (49) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

There are 80 Independence Bowl alumni on active NFL rosters or on injured reserve for NFL teams, and a number of alumni had big weeks in week two of the NFL season, including a few milestones. L’Jarius Sneed, who played for Louisiana Tech in the 2019 Independence Bowl, continues to shine as a rookie for the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Sneed recorded his second interception in as many games and leads the league in interceptions. Below are the highlights of week two performances from I-Bowl alumni in the NFL.

Isaiah Ford – Miami Dolphins, WR (Virginia Tech, 2015): Tied a career-high in receptions – catching 7 balls for 7 receptions, 76 yards vs. Bills

Braxton Berrios – New York Jets, WR (Miami, 2014): Recorded his first NFL touchdown reception, as well as a career-high in receptions and receiving yards – 6 rec, 59 yards, 1 TD vs. 49ers

Damiere Byrd – New England Patriots, WR (South Carolina, 2014): 6 rec, 72 yards vs. Seahawks

Sheldon Richardson – Cleveland Browns, DT (Missouri, 2011): Recorded 4 solo tackles, 6 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack vs. Bengals

Terrell Edmunds – Pittsburgh Steelers, S (Virginia Tech, 2015): Recorded a sack on 4th down in the final two minutes to clinch Steelers win vs. Broncos

Josh Jones – Jacksonville Jaguars, S (NC State, 2016): 3 solo tackles, 7 combined tackles vs. Titans (9 solo tackles and 19 total tackles on the season)

Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans, QB (Texas A&M, 2009): 18/24, 239 yards, 4 TD vs. Jaguars (47/67, 488 yards, 6 TD, 0 INT on the season)

Kareem Jackson – Denver Broncos, CB (Alabama, 2007): 3 solo tackles, 4 total tackles vs. Steelers (8 solo tackles and 10 total tackles this season)

Derrick Nnadi – Kansas City Chiefs, NT (Florida State, 2017): 1 solo tackles, 9 combined tackles vs. Chargers

L’Jarius Sneed – Kansas City Chiefs, DB (Louisiana Tech, 2019): Tallied 5 solo tackles, 6 combined tackles, 1 INT, 1 pass deflection vs. Chargers (8 solo tackles, 9 total tackles, 2 INT, and 3 pass deflections in two games this season – leads NFL in interceptions)

B.J. Hill – New York Giants, DE (NC State, 2016): 2 solo tackles, 4 combined tackles, 1 sack vs. Bears (first sack of the season)

Kevin Pierre-Louis – Washington Football Team, LB (Boston College, 2013): 10 solo tackles, 15 total tackles, 1 forced fumble vs. Cardinals

Deon Bush – Chicago Bears, DB (Miami, 2014): 1 solo tackle, 1 INT vs. Giants

Mike Davis – Carolina Panthers, RB (South Carolina, 2014): 8 rec, 74 yards vs. Buccaneers; poised to step into a bigger role with Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve

Brian Burns – Carolina Panthers, LB (Florida State, 2017): 4 solo tackles, 2 tackles for loss vs. Buccaneers

John Johnson – Los Angeles Rams, S (Boston College, 2013): 5 solo tackles, 8 total tackles, 2 pass deflections vs. Eagles

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