Jackrabbits in the NFL: Week One


 Dallas Goedert (Philadelphia Eagles) SDSU: 2014-17

Weekly Notes: Goedert played 17 snaps on offense and another six snaps on special teams in his NFL regular-season debut on Thursday night, an 18-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The South Dakota State alum caught one ball for four yards on three total targets throughout the night.

His first career target came in the second quarter with 7:43 left to play. It was a deep vertical pass along the right sideline from quarterback Nick Foles into the endzone. Goedert brought in the 19-yard pass on first down, but could only manage one foot in-bounds. The Eagles settled for a field goal, tying the game at three all.

On his second target, the tight end brought in his first career catch in the NFL - a four-yard grab on the shallow right side of the field. It was the first play of their second drive in the third quarter with 10:11 to play, down 6-3.

In the fourth quarter, up 10-6 with 10:45 left to play, Foles looks for the Goedert down the left hash but he gets hit as soon as he catches it and the ball juggles into the air just long enough for it to be intercepted.

Up Next: At Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday at noon)

 Adam Vinatieri (Indianapolis Colts) SDSU: 1991-94

Weekly Notes: Vinatieri scored 11 points, going 3-for-4 on field goal attempts and adding two extra-points in a 34-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon.

He made field goals of 21, 38, and 51 yards, and fell short of a 55-yard attempt at the end of the third quarter.

The South Dakota State alum tied the game at 3-3 in the first quarter (21-yard attempt), then helped take a 16-10 lead into halftime – making a 38-yarder and a 51-yarder, and a PAT.

In the second half, he added another PAT to help take a 23-10 lead with 8:13 left in the third. His 55-yard attempt was on fourth-and-14 at the Bengals’ 37-yard line.

Up Next: At Washington Redskins (Sunday at noon)

 Bryan Witzmann (Kansas City Chiefs) SDSU: 2010-13

Weekly Notes: Witzmann joined the Minnesota Vikings after the team placed offensive linemen Aviante Collins on the reserved/injured list. He worked out with the team on Friday and officially signed on Monday.

Up Next: At Green Bay Packers (Sunday at noon)

 Zach Zenner (Detriot Lions) SDSU: 2011-14

Weekly Notes: Zenner was placed on the reserve/injured list on Sept. 1.

The team lost to the New York Jets, 48-17, on Monday night.

Up Next: At San Francisco 49ers (Sunday at 3:05 p.m.)

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