Many former Wahoos had solid, if unspectacular, performances this past weekend. For the Texans, Matt Schaub went 26 of 35 for 195 yards in a win at Jacksonville. Without a TD pass, he still stands one shy of 100 career touchdown throws.
Chris Long recorded his first three tackles of the season as the Rams defeated the Redskins 31-28. He’s still looking for his first sack of the season after a career-high 13.0 in 2011.
Heath Miller caught three passes for 19 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers win against the Jets. He now has 33 career TD receptions and stands just 67 yards short of reaching 4,000 receiving yards for his career.
After having a break-out performance last week in the season opener, Kevin Ogletree caught one pass for 26 yards in the Dallas Cowboys 27-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Ronde Barber made four tackles as his Buccaneers were edged by the Giants 41-34. That put him at over 1150 tackles for his career.
Viking Chris Cook recorded a personal best of six tackles in his team’s 23-20 defeat to Andrew Luck and the Colts.
In baseball, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman saw his 16-game hitting streak snapped as the Washington Nationals were swept by the Atlanta Braves this past weekend. He is batting .284 for the year and reached 150 total HRs for his career last Wednesday.
The NFL kicked off this past week, and began with a bang for former Virginia players.
In the first game of the regular season, 2008-graduate Kevin Ogletree racked up 114 yards on 8 receptions, including two TDs, to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 24-17 win against the New York Giants. All three stats were career bests for Ogletree, who had never caught a touchdown pass or hauled in more than three receptions in a professional game.
Matt Schaub (’03) threw for 266 yards and one TD as his Houston Texans won 30-10 against the Miami Dolphins. He stands one score shy of 100 total career touchdown passes.
Heath Miller snatched four receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown, but his Pittsburgh Steelers fell to the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos Sunday Night. A 2004 graduate, Miller still owns many Virginia records at tight end and is one of only three unanimous All-Americans to ever come from the University.
Down in Tampa, Ronde Barber (‘96) proved that age is a meaningless number. In his 16th season in the NFL, Barber bullied Panther sensation Cam Newton for an interception and sack, while also recording five tackles in a 16-10 Buccaneer win. Barber switched to free safety this offseason after playing the last 15 seasons at cornerback for the Bucs. He owns NFL records for both sacks and consecutive starts by a cornerback, and is considered a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame when he finally retires.
Beyond football, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has homered in each of his past three games and authored a 14-game hitting streak. Zimmerman has helped propel Washington to first in the NL East, batting .287 with 20 HRs and 80 RBIs.
In the NBA, Mike Scott signed a two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks last week. He was taken by Atlanta in the second round of the NBA Draft in June.