Roadrunners in the NFL – Week 1

Heading into the opening week of the NFL’s regular season we had two UTSA alumni on active rosters. Here’s how they did in their season openers:

David Morgan II – TE – Minnesota Vikings – UTSA ’11-’15

David Morgan II
David Morgan II

After becoming UTSA’s first All-American and first draft pick, David Morgan II became the first UTSA football player to appear in a regular season NFL game in the Minnesota Vikings’ 25-16 win on the road over the Tennessee Titans.

Although he didn’t make an appearance on the stat sheet, Morgan did see the field on 20 offensive snaps (32%) and 4 special teams snaps (14%). This made him the 12th-most-used offensive player and the top-choice blocking tight end as incumbent Rhett Ellison is eased into the lineup after returning from a torn patellar tendon he suffered in January.

Minnesota Vikings Offensive Snap Chart

                              Off.      ST
Player                  Pos Num  Pct Num Pct
Matt Kalil                T  63 100%   8 28%
Joe Berger                C  63 100%   8 28%
Brandon Fusco             G  63 100%   8 28%
Andre Smith               T  63 100%   8 28%
Alex Boone                G  63 100%   8 28%
Shaun Hill               QB  63 100%   0  0%
Kyle Rudolph             TE  58  92%   9 31%
Stefon Diggs             WR  56  89%   0  0%
Charles Johnson          WR  49  78%   0  0%
Adrian Peterson          RB  38  60%   0  0%
Adam Thielen             WR  35  56%  15 52%
David Morgan             TE  20  32%   4 14%
Zach Line                FB  16  25%   6 21%
Jerick McKinnon          RB  16  25%   4 14%
Rhett Ellison            TE  13  21%  12 41%
Matt Asiata              RB   9  14%  13 45%
Cordarrelle Patterson    WR   5   8%   4 14%

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Despite the somewhat limited snaps, Morgan made his presence known and earned a 66.3 grade from Pro Football Focus, who had previously named him the #1 run-blocking tight end in the 2016 NFL draft, and that grade was good enough to make him the 5th-most effective offensive player for Minnesota.

 

Teddy Williams – CB/ST – Carolina Panthers – UTSA (Track) ’06-’10

Teddy Williams
Teddy Williams

The other UTSA alum in action during opening week was former track star Teddy Williams in Carolina’s 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in the Thursday night NFL opening game.

Williams did not make any appearances at cornerback, but appeared in a team-high 19 special teams snaps (79%).

Carolina Panthers Special Teams Snap Chart

Player            Pos  Num  Pct
Teddy Williams     CB   19  79%
Ed Dickson         TE   16  67%
A.J. Klein         LB   16  67%
Joe Webb           QB   16  67%
Colin Jones        FS   16  67%
Jeremy Cash        LB   16  67%
David Mayo         LB   16  67%
Fozzy Whittaker    RB   12  50%

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UTSA Roadrunners EA Sports Teambuilder Screenshots

If you’re having trouble waiting for the July 10th release of EA Sports NCAA Football ’13, here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll be seeing when you play as the Roadrunners, courtesy of EA Sports Teambuilder.

Looking at the overall ratings, there aren’t too many huge surprises. Unfortunately, our highest-rated player in the game (LE #45 – Marlon Smith) has apparently left the team, according to the latest roster published by UTSA.

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EA Sports NCAA ’13 Team Ratings

Tradition Sports Online have leaked the team ratings for EA Sports NCAA Football ’13, which is set to be released on July 10 and will mark the first time in the franchise’s history that UTSA will be included in the game.

UTSA has been given a 63 overall rating (66 offense and 63 defense), which places the Roadrunners tied for fourth worst in the game, ahead of FAU (60 overall), UMass (60) and Memphis (61), and tied with UNLV and Akron.

Also of note is the omission of fellow FBS newcomer South Alabama, who reportedly announced their move to FBS too late to be included in the game.

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Week in Review – 5/21/12

Track & Field

UTSA track & field coach Aaron Fox was named the Southland Conference Outdoor Coach of the Year late last week. Fox helped coach the men’s team to their fourth conference title in school history, earning them a trip to Austin this weekend for the NCAA Championships Preliminary Rounds.

Baseball

The Roadrunner baseball team only earned one victory in the three-game series over the weekend against Lamar, putting an end to their rather disappointing season. The team finishes with a 22-32 overall record and 11-21 in conference, giving them the worst record in the league.

Commissioner’s Cup

Now that the baseball season has come to a close, the Southland Conference has announced the final standings for the Commissioner’s Cup, which is given to the school with the best all-around performance in all sports sponsored by the conference. Stephen F. Austin took home the Cup for the second time in school history, while Lamar took the Men’s title and Texas State took the Women’s title. UTSA finished third in both the overall standings and women’s standings, and fourth in men’s.

Week in Review – 5/16/12

Track & Field

The UTSA men’s track and field team won the Southland Conference Outdoor Championship over the weekend, running the table in Southland competition after winning the Indoor Championship in February. The team heads to Austin on May 24 for the NCAA Championships Preliminary Rounds.

The women’s track and field team also impressed over the weekend, finishing in second place to Stephen F. Austin by a mere 2.5 points, which was the program’s best result in 15 years.

Baseball

The Roadrunner baseball team dropped two of three games this weekend to the rival Texas State Bobcats, eliminating UTSA from postseason contention after falling to 10-19 in conference. UTSA also failed to complete the season-sweep of Baylor, falling to the Bears 14-3 in Waco on Tuesday night.

The team closes out the season at home this weekend, hosting Lamar for games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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