Several ex-Florida State stars put up big performances in NFL's Week 1
Several former Florida State players performed extremely well during Week 1 of the NFL season on Sunday.
Quarterback Jameis Winston led the Saints to a come-from-behind victory over the Falcons. He finished 23-of-34 for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Here’s a 4th quarter touchdown pass that helped push New Orleans over the top:
THATS A BACK-SHOULDER-GUMBO-GUNSLINGIN’ GAME-WINNER FROM JAMEIS WINSTON!!!pic.twitter.com/3p0OFx6oKI
— Gumbo Gunslinger (@FamousJameis) September 11, 2022
Florida State’s most recent first round pick, Jermaine Johnson II, made his NFL debut vs. the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. He made 2 total tackles and recorded the first sack of his professional career.
Here’s Johnson’s sack against former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson:
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 11, 2022
Former Florida State safety Derwin James also made his presence felt in the Chargers’ win over Las Vegas on Sunday. Here’s a clip of James sacking Raiders quarterback Derek Carr:
Always have to keep an eye on Derwin James. 👀
— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2022
James also led the Chargers with 6 tackles. Los Angeles won the game, 24-19.
Running back Dalvin Cook was a big reason why the Vikings pulled off a Week 1 upset over the Packers on Sunday. He rushed the ball 20 times for 90 yards. He also caught 3 passes for 18 yards, clearing 100 yards from scrimmage on the day.
His performance pushed him over 5,000 rushing yards in his career.
— Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) September 11, 2022
Overall, Florida State has 27 players on active NFL rosters this weekend.
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) September 11, 2022