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    SDSU FB: NFL Jacks - Wk 8: New All-Time Scoring Leader & Another TD for Goedert

    Part of a weekly update, following the three active Jackrabbits in the National Football League. 

    Previous Weeks: Pre. Wk 1 | Pre. Wk 2 | Pre. Wk 3 | Pre. Wk 4 | Wk 1Wk. 2 | Wk. 3 | Wk. 4 | Wk. 5 | Wk. 6 | Wk. 7

    Dallas Goedert (Philadelphia Eagles) SDSU: 2014-17
    Weekly Notes: Goedert and the Eagles notched their fourth win of the season - 24-18 - over the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday morning, as the South Dakota State alum played 48 percent of the offensive snaps (30 plays) and recorded his second touchdown in as many games.

    It was his lone target in the game, but the 32-yard catch was the fourth longest play of the game - Goedert's career-long - and the score that pushed Philly ahead for the remainder of the game.

    With less than 40 seconds in the first half on the Jags' 32-yard line, the rookie tight end crossed in front of the Jacksonville defense and wheeled up the left hash while quaterback Carson Wentz play-faked to the right before darting the ball to Goedert on the backside of the play. At about the eight-yard line, No. 88 caught it and juked one defender before rumbling into the end zone.

    Up Next: Bye Week (Sunday, Nov. 4)

    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 Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct. 28) - a 32-yard grab on a play-action route that wheeled Goedert up the backside of the play en route to juke a defender and rumble into the end zone (third TD of the season, back-to-back games with a TD reception) ... 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 able to get one foot in the end zone ... recorded his first career catch in the third quarter, a four-yard grab against the Falcons (Sept. 6) ... added his second TD of the season vs. the Carolina Panthers (Oct. 21) on a one-yard flag route that he cut short because the defender over-ran the route - nearly scored a few plays earlier on what would have been a 12 yard TD in the middle of the end zone but the ball was knocked out of his hands in tight coverage ... has played 174 offensive snaps (63 special teams) and has had 21 targets for 18 catches (tied for eighth most among rookies) and 188 yards (12th among rookies) and three touchdowns (tied for second among rookies) through eight 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 after making two field goal attempts and going four-for-four on point-after attempts in the 42-28 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon. He now has 2,550 career points, which passed Morten Andersen's previous all-time mark of 2,544 points.

    Entering the game needing just four points (had 2,540 entering the game) to tie the all-time scoring record, it only took the first quarter to tie it - making an extra-point with 8:21 in the first and a 26-yard field goal as the quarter expired.

    After scoring a quick 10-0 lead, the Raiders responded with two scores and a 14-10 lead before the SDSU alum chipped in another 25-yard field goal with 26 seconds in the half to close the gap and seized the NFL's all-time scoring record.

    Vinatieri helped cap off three first-half drives that were 10-plus plays and at least 68 yards (first scoring drive: 11-play, 75 yards ... second: 13-play, 70 yards ... third: 16-play, 68 yards).

    In the second half, the Colts outscored the Raiders 29-14 and 21-0 in the fourth quarter - including three point-after attempts from Vinatieri in the fourth.

    Next in the NFL record book for the Jackrabbit:

    • Games Played: currently 345 career games - fourth all-time (Jeff Feagles - third, 352; Gary Anderson - second, 353; Morten Andersen - all-time, 382) ... projected 353 games (eight more possible games this season to be played)
    • Extra-Points Attempted: currently 846 - third all-time (Morten Andersen - second, 859; George Blanda - all-time, 959) ... projected to end season with 892 (projected 46 on season, ESPN)
    • Extra-Points Made: currently 829 - third all-time (Morten Andersen - second, 894; George Blanda - all-time, 943) ... projected to end season with 871 (projected 42 on season, ESPN)
    • Field Goals Attempted: currently 679 - second all-time (Morten Andersen - all-time, 709) ... projected to end season with 711 (projected 32 on season, ESPN)


    Up Next: Bye Week (Sunday, Nov. 4)

    Season Notes: Vinatieri has gone 14-for-16 on field goal attempts and 21-for-23 on extra-point attempts, scoring 63 points, through eight NFL games in 2018 ... he is eighth overall in scoring in the NFL, and seventh in scoring among kickers through eight games ... has makes of: 21, 21, 25, 26, 28, 31, 31, 35, 36, 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 NFL career (now 573) 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 ... now has the most career points scored all-time in the NFL, tying Mortern Anderson (5,544) on a 26-yard FG as time expired in the first quarter at Oakland (Oct. 28, 2018) and then chipping in a 25-yard FG with 26 seconds left in the half at Oakland (added a XP in the first and three more in the second half to finish the game with 2,550, winning 42-28) ... 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 679 now - needs 709 to tie Andersen's all-time record ... surpassed George Blanda to move into fourth all-time in games played at 342 by playing the Patriots on Oct. 4, 2018 (now at 344) 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 345 games (1996-05 - NE Patriots, 2006-present - IND Colts) after the eighth NFL game this season, making 573-of-679 field goals (84.4%) with a long of 57 yards in 2002, and scored 2,550 total points ... he is 829-846 on career XPs - 98.0% (third all-time in XP attempts ... second all-time XPA: Andersen, 859; all-time: Blanda, 959) (third all-time XP made ... second all-time: Andersen, 894; all-time: Blanda, 943) ... 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-plus points (20 - 1996-2008, 2010, 2012-2017), most postseason field goals in a career (56), most consecutive games in a single postseason with three-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 second of any position (Tom Brady has 37) ... the only player to score 1,000 points on two different teams (Wk 4 of 2015 season) ... recorded the most field goals made in a NFL career (now 573) 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 ... now has the most career points scored all-time in the NFL, tying Mortern Anderson (5,544) on a 26-yard FG as time expired in the first quarter at Oakland (Oct. 28, 2018) and then chipping in a 25-yard FG with 26 seconds left in the half at Oakland (added a XP in the first and three more in the second half to finish the game with 2,550, winning 42-28) ... 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 679 now - needs 709 to tie Andersen's all-time record ... surpassed George Blanda to move into fourth all-time in games played at 342 by playing the Patriots on Oct. 4, 2018 (now at 344) 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 saw his first regular season action of 2018, playing two offensive snaps at guard and five snaps on special teams in the 24-10 win in Chicago against the visiting New York Jets.

    He was subbed into an offensive series with 3:37 left to play in the game as the Bears' starting guard, Kyle Long, was hurt. The offense had a one-yard rush behind Witzmann in a heavy set and then quarterback Mitchell Trubisky scrambled right for a three-yard loss.

    Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters Monday that right guard Kyle Long's right foot injury was still being evaluated and more would be known in the next 24-48 hours.

    Up Next: Vs. Buffalo Bills (Sunday, Nov. 4 at noon CT)

    Season Notes: Saw his first action of the season vs. the Jets (Oct. 28), playing two offensive snaps at guard and five snaps on special teams ... 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 and played his first snaps of the 2018 season on Oct. 28 vs. the Jets (two at guard, five on special teams) ... 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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