Deon Yelder And Jack Doyle Shine On NFL Sunday | WKU Connection

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Deon Yelder

On the opening drive from the Chiefs, Yelder caught two passes from Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes. This was Yelder’s first reception of his NFL career.

Yelder went for 43 yards with some run after the catch ability displayed on both catches. Yelder was really the only spark to the Chiefs passing attack in the first quarter.

Deon ended the game with 2 catches on 2 targets for 43 yards in a Chiefs 34-30 victory in Detroit.

Jack Doyle

Colts Tight End Jack Doyle totals 4 catches for 22 yards with 1 touchdown in the Colts 31-24 loss to the Oakland Raider in Indianapolis.

Tyler Higbee, you’re up. #TightEndU

Hilltoppers In The NFL Week 1 | WKU Connection

After the 1st week of the NFL season here is how the former WKU standouts did.

Joel IyiebuniweChicago BearsLBNo stats recorded     Loss 10-3
Jack DoyleIndianapolis ColtsTE1 catch 20 yards        Loss 30-24
Deon YelderKansas City Chiefs TENo stats recorded     Win 40-26
Tyler HigbeeLA RamsTE4 catches 20 yards and a Touchdown                   Win 30-27
Taywan TaylorCleveland BrownsWRNo stats recorded       Loss 43-13
Forrest LampLA ChargersGNo stats recorded          Win 30-27 
George FantSeattle SeahawksOTNo stats recorded       Win   21-20

Hilltoppers in The NFL: Week 1 Schedule

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Opening night in the NFL is here, over the next few days 7 Hilltoppers will suite up for their squads. You can find their schedules here every week.

Joel IyiebuniweChicago BearsLBGreen Bay
Thurs. 7:20 PM
Jack DoyleIndianapolis ColtsTE@ LA Chargers
Sun. 3:05 PM
Deon YelderKansas City Chiefs TE@ Jaguars
Sun. 12 PM
Tyler HigbeeLA RamsTE@ Panthers
Sun. 12 PM
Taywan TaylorCleveland BrownsWRTitans
Sun. 12 PM
Forrest LampLA ChargersGColts
Sun. 3:05 PM
George FantSeattle SeahawksOTBengals
Sun. 3:05 PM

WATCH: Former WKU TE Deon Yelder Catch A Touchdown Pass In Chiefs Pre-Season | WKU Connection


On Saturday night former WKU TE Deon Yelder caught a touchdown pass late in the 3rd quarter as the Chiefs defended the Bengals 38-17.

Yelder caught the pass from former Marshall QB Chase Litton, a C-USA connection in the NFL.

Deon ended the game with 2 catches for 32 yards in the Chiefs opening game of the pre-season.

If you don’t know about Deon and his story at WKU you can read about it here