Ex-Stanford players tally first touchdowns in the NFL

Three former Stanford players scored touchdowns during NFL Week 9 and Andrew Luck led the Indianapolis Colts to a comeback win with 15 fourth-quarter points at Houston.

Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles) and Jeremy Stewart (Oakland Raiders) each scored their first career touchdowns in Oakland and Doug Baldwin helped Seattle to an overtime win with a 10-yard touchdown reception with 1:51 left in regulation.

Luck rallied Indianapolis from an 18-point deficit behind 15 second-half completions on 28 attempts. He connected with former Cardinal teammates Coby Fleener and Griff Whalen three times each during the 27-24 victory.

Baldwin caught six passes for 75 yards, including a game-tying touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, in Seattle's 27-24 win against Tampa Bay.

Ertz caught five passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in Philadelphia's 49-20 win at Oakland.

Luck completed 18 of 40 passes for 271 yards and three second-half touchdowns in Indianapolis' 27-24 win at Houston.

Fleener caught five passes for 64 yards and added a two-point conversion reception in Indianapolis' win at Houston.

Stewart, a running back, carried two times for two yards and a touchdown in Oakland's 49-20 loss to Philadelphia.


Richard Sherman, a conerback with the Seattle Seahawks, made three tackles in Seattle's overtime win against Tampa Bay.

Thomas Keiser, a linebacker with the San Diego Chargers, had three tackles in a 30-24 loss at Washington.

Erik Lorig, a fullback with Tampa Bay, caught three passes for 14 yards in the loss at Seattle.

Whalen, the Colts' wide receiver, caught three passes for 32 yards in Indianapolis' win at Houston.

Toby Gerhart, a running back with Minnesota, caught one pass for six yards and returned one kickoff for 20 yards in Minnesota's 27-23 loss at Dallas.

Tight end Levine Toilolo played in Atlanta's 34-10 win against Atlanta; tight end Konrad Reuland played in New York's 26-20 win against New Orleans;

offensive tackle Will Svitek played in New England's 55-31 win against Pittsburgh; defensive back Johnson Bademosi played in Cleveland's 24-18 win against Baltimore; tight end Alex Smith played in Cincinnati's 22-20 loss at Miami; and wide receiver Ryan Whalen played in Cincinnati's 22-20 loss at Miami.

— Stanford Athletics


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