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    SDSU FB: Jacks in the NFL: Vinatieri now 10 points away from all-time record

    Dallas Goedert (Philadelphia Eagles) SDSU: 2014-17
    Weekly Notes: Goedert earned his third start in four weeks in the Thursday Night Football win against NFC East foe New York Giants, 34-13. He competed in 32 plays on offense and 16 on special teams, recording one catch for seven yards on his lone target of the night. He recorded one tackle and an assisted tackle while on the punting unit.

    His catch came in the first quarter, opening play of the second drive for Philly. It was a short pass from QB Carson Wentz in the middle of the field.

    On special teams, the tight end helped in tackling Giants' WR Odell Beckham on punt returns - holding him to one yard on a 44-yard punt in the second quarter and nine yards on a 50-yard punt in the fourth quarter.

    Up Next: Vs. Carolina Panthers (Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon CT)

    Season Notes: Caught his first TD of his NFL career against the Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 23) on a 13-yard throw behind the linebackers - Goedert ran up the right seam and settled behind the secondary ... also added his most yards (73), catches (7), and targets (7) in the game vs. the Colts ... career-long is vs. the Colts - a 19-yard grab on a deep flag route to pick up a first down ... nearly grabbed his first career pass as a touchdown in the first game of the NFL regular season (vs. Falcons, Sept. 6) - 19-yard pass attempt down the right sideline where Goedert caught it but was only get one foot in the endzone ... recorded his first career catch in the third quarter, a four-yard grab against the Falcons (Sept. 6) ... has played 187 offensive snaps (52 special teams) and has had 15 targets for 13 catches and 113 yards and a touchdown through six games ... 2018 Preseason: scored his first touchdown in his debut preseason game, a 31-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers (Aug. 9) ... his most catches (four) and receiving yards (66) came in his preseason debut against the Steelers while his longest catch (28) came against the New England Patriots (Aug. 16) ... has gathered nine catches for 149 yards and one touchdown through three preseason games (132 offensive plays).

    Adam Vinatieri (Indianapolis Colts) SDSU: 1991-94
    Weekly Notes: Vinatieri scored 10 points going 2-of-2 on field goal attempts and 4-for-4 on point-after attempts as the Colts lost to the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon, 42-34.

    The placekicker helped the team tie the game - making a 21-yard field goal with 13:25 left to play. Two minutes later, the Jackrabbit alum kicked a 31-yarder, 13-10. The Jets responded by putting up 13 unanswered points and a 10-point lead going into the locker room.

    The Jets added another score, making it 30-13 before Indy responded with their own TD with 8:44 to play in the third, making it 30-20. New York added three more field goals while Indianapolis scored two more touchdowns, but was not able to recover the onside kick with 1:51 - allowing the Jets to kneel out the clock.

    He needs just 10 more points to pass Morten Andersen's all-time scoring mark of 2,544 points. At his current pace, Vinatieri could pass it as soon as the next game.

    He is fourth all-time in games played (343) and needs just nine more games to tie Jeff Feagles for third all-time (352) and 10 more for tie Gary Anderson (353) for third all-time.

    Up Next: Vs. Buffalo Bills (Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon CT)

    Season Notes: Vinatieri has gone 11-for-12 on field goal attempts and 14-for-14 on extra-point attempts, scoring 48 points, through six NFL games in 2018 ... tied for 16th overall in scoring in the NFL, tied for 13th in scoring among kickers through five games ... has makes of: 21, 21, 28, 31, 31, 35, 38, 42, 44, 51, 54 yards and missed two - 55 yards (short), 38 yards (hit left upright) ... recorded the most field goals made in a career (now 570) against the Houston Texans on Sept. 30 - making a 42-yard FG in the second quarter for No. 566 ... tied Morten Andersen for most made FGs in a career (565) on Sept. 23 vs. Philadelphia Eagles on a 28-yard fourth-quarter FG ... is nine points away from tying Hall of Famer Morten Andersen for most career points scored by a kicker (2,544) ... moved up to second all-time in FGs attempted (673) on his first attempt of the game at New England Patriots (Oct. 4, 2018) and is at 676 - needs 709 to tie Andersen's all-time record ... surpassed George Blanda to move into fourth all-time in games played at 342 (now at 343) next on the list is Jeff Feagles at 352 and the NFL record is Morten Andersen with 382 ... Preseason: has gone 4-for-4 on field goal attempts with a season-best 57-yard field goal against the Ravens (Aug. 20) and 2-for-2 extra-point attempts through two preseason games ... made field goals from 33, 45, 51, and 57 yards.

    Career Notes: Has played in 343 games (1996-05 - NE Patriots, 2006-present - IND Colts) after the fifth NFL game this season, making 570-of-676 field goals (84.3%) with a long of 57 yards in 2002, and scored 2,535 total points ... four-time Super Bowl winning place kicker ... two-time pro-bowl starter ... two-time all-pro team selection ... nominated as the NFL 2000's All-Decade team ... he has several NFL records including: most seasons with 100+ points (20 - 1996-2008, 2010, 2012-2017), most postseason field goals in a career (56), most consecutive games in a single postseason with 3-plus field goals (4), most career points in postseason (234), most points in a single postseason (49), most field goals in a single postseason (14), most field goals in Super Bowls (7), most extra points in Super Bowls (13), most field goals in overtime (12), most consecutive field goals in NFL history (44), most Super Bowl wins by a place kicker (4), most Super Bowl appearances by a place kicker (5), most playoff games by a place kicker (30), which also ranks 2nd of any position (Tom Brady has 37) ... recorded the most field goals made in a career (now 570) against the Houston Texans on Sept. 30 - making a 42-yard FG in the second quarter for No. 566 ... tied Morten Andersen for most made FGs in a career (565) on Sept. 23 vs. Philadelphia Eagles on a 28-yard fourth-quarter FG ... is nine points away from tying Hall of Famer Morten Andersen for most career points scored by a kicker (2,544) ... moved up to second all-time in FGs attempted (673) on his first attempt of the game at New England Patriots (Oct. 4, 2018) and is at 676 - needs 709 to tie Andersen's all-time record ... surpassed George Blanda to move into fourth all-time in games played at 341 (now at 343) next on the list is Jeff Feagles at 352 and the NFL record is Morten Andersen with 382.

    Bryan Witzmann (Chicago Bears) SDSU: 2010-13
    Weekly Notes: Witzmann was waived on Oct. 5 by the Minnesota Vikings and did not play a snap with the team. The Chicago Bears signed him to the 53-man roster and placed LB Sam Acho on Injured/Reserve. He is listed as the back-up right guard on the depth chart. He wasn't active in the 31-28 overtime loss in Miami last Sunday afternoon.

    Up Next: Vs. New England Patriots (Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon CT)

    Season Notes: Signed to the Chicago Bears' 53-man roster on Oct. 8 ... waived by the Minnesota Vikings after not playing a snap with the team on Oct. 5 ... signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Sept. 10 after working out with the team on Friday ... waived by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Sept. 3 ... preseason: with the Kansas City Chiefs ... the Chiefs' offense has tallied 799 offensive yards with Witzmann, including 11 scoring drives that have resulted in 60 of the 98 points scored through the four preseason games ... has competed in 152 plays as the second-string offensive guard and tackle.

    Career Notes: Witzmann signed to the Chicago Bears' 53-man roster on Oct. 8, 2018 ... waived by the Minnesota Vikings after not playing a snap with the team on Oct. 5, 2018 ... signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 after working out with the team on Friday ... waived by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 ... signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in May, 2014 ... He was placed on injured reserve in August, 2014 and in September, 2015, Witzmann was waived by the Texans ... In September, 2015, Witzmann was signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad ... He was released by the Saints in November, 2015 but was re-signed in December ... He signed a futures contract with the Saints in January, 2016 and was waived in May, 2016 ... In June, 2016, Witzmann signed with the Dallas Cowboys and was released by the Cowboys in September, 2016 ... He was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs in September, 2016 ... In July, 2017, he signed a one-year contract extension with the Chiefs through 2018 ... In 2017, Witzmann played in all 16 games, starting 13 at left guard for the Chiefs ... during the 2017 season, the Chiefs had 6,007 total offensive yards (ranking fifth in yards per game) including, 1,903 rushing yards (ninth in the league) and 4,104 passing yards (seventh in the league) ... they scored 42 touchdowns - 12 rushing and 26 passing (25.9 points per game - sixth in the NFL).

    SDSU Players Drafted By NFL Teams
    1939: Bob Riddell, end, Philadelphia (17)
    1951: Harry Gibbons, back, Chicago (20)
    1951: Dick Peot, tackle, Detroit (28)
    1953: Pete Retzlaff, back, Detroit (22)
    1955: Jerry Welch, back, Baltimore (22)
    1956: Dick Klawitter, center, Chicago (8)
    1957: Harwood Hoeft, end, Baltimore (24)
    1958: Wayne Haensel, tackle, N.Y. Giants (25)
    1959: LeRoy Bergan, tackle, Baltimore (17)
    1961: Leland Bondhus, tackle, Green Bay (19)
    1962: Joe Thorne, back, Green Bay (12)
    1962: Ron Frank, tackle, San Francisco (16)
    1964: Wayne Rasmussen, back, Detroit (9)
    1966: Ron Meyer, quarterback, Chicago (7)
    1966: Ed Maras, end, Green Bay (20)
    1970: Tim Roth, defensive end, Oakland (16)
    1973: Phil Engle, tackle, Green Bay (11)
    1975: Lynn Boden, tackle, Detroit (1)
    1975: Jerry Lawrence, tackle, Houston (8)
    1976: Todd Simonsen, tackle, Houston (6)
    1976: Bob Gissler, defensive end, Miami (14)
    1978: Bill Matthews, linebacker, New England (5)
    1980: Chuck Loewen, offensive lineman, San Diego (7)
    1986: Bruce Klostermann, linebacker, Denver (8)
    1993: Doug Miller, linebacker, San Diego (7)
    1995: Adam Timmerman, offensive lineman, Green Bay (7)
    1999: Steve Heiden, tight end, San Diego (3)
    2010: Danny Batten, defensive end, Buffalo (6)
    2018: Dallas Goedert, tight end, Philadelphia (2)

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