The Ducks and Beavers both took to the gridiron on Saturday. On Sunday, a handful of former Ducks and Beavers showed off their talents at the NFL level.
Here is how some of them did:
OREGON STATE BEAVERS:
Jordan Poyer: Buffalo Bills
Poyer put on a show in the Bills' 17-16 season-opening victory over the New York Jets. He led both teams with nine total tackles, six solo, and a sack.
Brandin Cooks and Johnny Hekker: Los Angeles Rams
The Rams came out victorious on Sunday in Carolina. Johnny Hekker only had to punt three times, but when he was called upon he averaged 46 yards per punt. As for Brandin Cooks, he had just two catches on the night for 36 total yards, but his 24-yard reception was the longest passing play of the game.
Steven Nelson: Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh had a rough go in Week 1, losing to the Patriots 33-3. Steven Nelson ended the game with three tackles, one solo.
Marcus Mariota: Tennessee Titans
Mariota was on point in the Titans' 43-13 victory over the Browns. Mariota was 14 of 24 for 248 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed three times for 24 yards.
Kenjon Barner: Atlanta Falcons
Barner didn't see any touches on offense, but he was a standout on special teams. He had four punt returns for 46 yards, and two kick returns for 44 yards.
Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner: San Francisco 49ers
Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner helped anchor a defensive line the held the Buccaneers to 295 yards of offense in the 49ers' 21-17 victory. Armstead had five tackles, two solo, and a sack. Buckner had two solo tackles, one of them for a loss.
Buckner/Bosa at the bottom run a E-T stunt. Buckner sets it vertically before crashing B gap. Bosa flashes, waits for Buckner to crash, then wraps/runs the edge.— Fourth and Nine (@fourth_nine) September 8, 2019
Armstead goes bull/counter swim against the OG for the sack! #49ers pic.twitter.com/TJrqSUyTmJ