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Minnesota Football: Gophers in the NFL Week 17

Several Gophers go out with a bang

New Orleans Saints v Carolina Panthers Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

We have reached the end of the NFL season. It was a fairly successful one for former Minnesota Gophers as a record seven NFL rookies saw some game action this fall. Hopefully some will even win some season end awards. Here is our recap of how the former Minnesota Golden Gophers performed in Week 17 in the NFL and a look ahead to who is still playing in the playoffs

Maxx Williams— Tight End— Arizona Cardinals

Week 17 @ Los Angeles Rams

Maxx played 27 snaps in the Cardinals loss to the Rams which ended their season. He did not record any stats.

De’Vondre Campbell—Linebacker—Arizona Cardinals

Week 17 @ Los Angeles Rams

Campbell played 42 snaps and recorded one assisted tackle and a pass breakup in the Cardinals season ending loss.

Chris Streveler—Quarterback—Arizona Cardinals

Week 17 @ Los Angeles Rams

With Kyler Murray hurt Streveler tried to get his team into the playoffs with a win in Week 17. It didn’t go great. Streveler played 28 offensive snaps and went 11-16 for 105 yards passing and ran three times for 12 yards. He threw two touchdowns....but unfortunately only one was to his own team as the other was taken back for a pick 6 by the Rams.

Eric Murray-Safety Houston Texans

Week 17 vs Tennessee Titans

Murray missed his second straight game with COVID.

Damien Wilson—Linebacker—Kansas City Chiefs

Week 17 vs Los Angeles Chargers

Playoffs Week 1: Bye

After missing three games with a knee injury Wilson returned in Week 17 and played 46 snaps for KC. He recorded four solo tackles and one assisted tackle and will now get ready for the Divisional playoffs in a week.

Blake Cashman—Linebacker—New York Jets

Week 17 @ New England Patriots

Cashman remains on IR with a hamstring injury and is done for the season.

Antoine Winfield Jr. —Safety—Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 17 vs Atlanta Falcons

Playoffs Week 1 @ Washington Football Team

Winfield did the best he could to try and lock up NFL Defensive Rookie fo the Year honors last weekend playing 69 snaps, recording five solo tackles, two assisted tackles, one pass defense, and recovered a fumble. He will now face the other main contender for defensive rookie of the year in the playoofs against Chase Young and the Washington Football Team.

Tyler Johnson-WR-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 17 vs Atlanta Falcons

Playoffs Week 1 @ Washington Football Team

Johnson played 18 snaps and was targeted twice catching one pass for 18 yards in the Bucs win.

Carter Coughlin-LB-New York Giants

Week 17 vs Dallas Cowboys

Coughlin played just 11 snaps and didn’t record a stat in his season finale against Dallas.

Kamal Martin-LB-Green Bay Packers

Week 17 @ Chicago Bears

Playoffs Week 1; Bye

Martin played 11 defensive snaps and didn’t record a stat in the Packers regular season finale. He and the Pack get a week off before the divisional playoff game.

Rodney Smith-RB-Carolina Panthers

Week 17 vs New Orleans Saints

With the top two running backs out for Carolina Rodney was the #1 back in the regular season finale. He took advantage playing 39 offensive snaps, rushing 10 times for 40 yards, and catching one pass for four yards. He would fin the end zone scoring his first NFL Touchdown as well!

Chris Williamson-DB—Atlanta Falcons

Williamson signed a NFL futures contract with the Falcons earlier this week meaning he will start the 2021 season in camp with the Falcons and participate in all the offseason activities as well.