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

Hilltoppers in The NFL: Week 1 Schedule

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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.

PlayerTeamPositionOpponent
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

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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