After the 1st week of the NFL season here is how the former WKU standouts did.
PLAYER TEAM POSITION STATS/ SCORE Joel Iyiebuniwe Chicago Bears LB No stats recorded Loss 10-3 Jack Doyle Indianapolis Colts TE 1 catch 20 yards Loss 30-24 Deon Yelder Kansas City Chiefs TE No stats recorded Win 40-26 Tyler Higbee LA Rams TE 4 catches 20 yards and a Touchdown Win 30-27 Taywan Taylor Cleveland Browns WR No stats recorded Loss 43-13 Forrest Lamp LA Chargers G No stats recorded Win 30-27 George Fant Seattle Seahawks OT No stats recorded Win 21-20
As NFL teams begin to finalize their rosters ahead of week 1, here is a list of former Hilltoppers who made the cut for their teams final 53 man roster:
•TE- Jack Doyle (Colts)
•TE- Deon Yelder (Chiefs)
•TE- Tyler Higbee (Rams)
•OT- George Fant (Seahawks)
•OG- Forrest Lamp (Chargers)
•LB- Joel Iyiegbuniwe (Bears)
WR Taywan Taylor was recently involved in a trade sending him to Cleveland in return for a 2020 draft pick.
Taylor’s battle will be uphill in Cleveland, having established NFL veterans ahead of him like, Odell Beckham, Jarvis Laundry, and Rashard Higgins. Playing time and targets will not come so easily.
To this point of his career Taylor has totaled 53 catches for 697 yards in 29 games played.
We’re behind you Taywan!
Shortly after the ending of the NFL Draft Mik’Quan Deane was given a shot to attend the Seattle Seahawks rookie mini camp next week.
image via: Twitter.com
Deane tweeted out this message to former Hilltopper George Fant Saturday afternoon.
Here’s some highlights of Deane’s career at WKU.
Best of luck Quan!
Tonight at 7:30 PM CT the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will take on the Old Dominion Monarchs in Frisco, Texas. WKU is (0-2) in the previous two meetings this season, one of them coming after gaining a (21-0) lead in the first half and going on to lose (69-66) back on January 5th.
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Some Thoughts From Fans:
Never change Monte.
I recommend Hilligans tonight for the Championship party:
Tonight will be fun. Go out and celebrate tonight. Lets go dancing.
George Fant Via: MSN.Com
On Wednesday afternoon the Seattle Seahawks placed a second-round tender on RFA George Fant.
The second-round tender will cost Seattle around 3 Million in 2019 and will ensure the seahawks will receive a 2nd round pick for Fant if the seahawks decline to match an offer made by another team.
Fant, heading into his 4th season in the NFL, recently finished his 3 year rookie contract and was set to test the open free agent market for the first time if not placed on tender.
This past season, Fant played in all 16 games for Seattle and started in 7 of those games. He also totaled 1 catch for 9 yds.