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Red Raiders in the Pros - Week 5

Jakeem shows the NFL what Red Raiders already know, he’s good, and he’s fast

Michael Crabtree - WR (Oakland Raiders)

After last weeks big 3-TD performance, Crabtree wasn’t involved as much in this weeks win over San Diego. He had only 3 catches on 7 targets for just 47 yards and a score. However, his score was big at the time. Late in the 3rd quarter, the Chargers fumbled the ball at their own 38 (recovered by former West Virginia standout safety Karl Joseph) with Oakland down 24-19. The Raiders managed to move the ball to the San Diego 21 but had a 4th and 3. Instead of going for a field goal to cut into the lead, Derek Carr threw a fade to Crab for 6 points. As usual, it was an outstanding catch that Red Raider fans have come to enjoy from Michael.

Jakeem Grant - PR/KR (Miami Dolphins)

So far this season, Jakeem has been limited in action, with only a few returns each game, and no big flashy returns that Tech fans were used to seeing the past 4 years. However, someone with as much talent as Grant can only be held in check for so long. He has too much of a natural ability to not break a big one, and he had a great one this week in a loss to the Titans.

His 74-yard return was a Dolphins team record, and the 1st of his career as well as the “most athletic” play of the week as ranked by the NFL’s twitter account. Hopefully the dam has broke and Grant will continue to provide highlight worthy plays week after week.

Other Red Raiders in Action

  • RB DeAndre Washington got the start with Latavius Murray sidelined with an injury. He had just 9 carries for 23 yards as he is sharing duties with fellow rookie Jalen Richard.
  • WR Bradley Marquez had no receiving yards, but did have a 2-yard rush. He now has 14 total yards on the season.
  • WR Danny Amendola had 2 receptions on 2 targets for 11 yards
  • DE Kerry Hyder was held off the sack sheet for the first time this season, but is still in the top 5 in the NFL