Hilltoppers In The NFL Week 1 | WKU Connection

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

PLAYERTEAMPOSITIONSTATS/ SCORE
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

Which Former Hilltoppers Made The Cut? | WKU Connection

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!

Mik’Quan Deane Invited To Seattle Seahawks Rookie Mini Camp

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!

Gameday | WKU vs ODU For The C-USA Championship

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.

WKU Head Football Coach Tyson Helton Has A Message For WKU Basketball

Former WKU Basketball Player and Current Seattle Seahawk George Fant’s Thoughts On WKU Basketball

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 Gets Paid

George Fant Via: MSN.Com

On Wednesday afternoon the Seattle Seahawks placed a second-round tender on RFA George Fant.

via: @GeorgeFant74

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.

video via: @SeaTimesSports