Here’s an update on NFL players from Idaho colleges and high schools during Week 11 of the 2015 season:
▪ Tampa Bay RB Doug Martin (No. 22, Boise State) ran for 235 yards on 27 attempts at Philadelphia, the league’s highest single-game total since Martin gained 251 against Oakland in 2012. ESPN Stats & Info reported he is the third player since 1970 with multiple 230-yard games, joining O.J. Simpson (1973 and ’76) and Corey Dillon (1997 and 2000). Bucs C Evan Smith (No. 62, Idaho State) also started.
▪ Miami CB Jamar Taylor (No. 22, Boise State) started against Dallas and made six tackles. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (No. 23, Boise State) had four carries for 13 yards, along with his first two NFL catches for 23. Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (No. 90, Boise State) had a 22-yard sack on the final play of the game, his third of the season. DT Tyrone Crawford (No. 98, Boise State) also started.
▪ Chicago ILB Shea McClellin (No. 50, Marsing High/Boise State) started against Denver and had six tackles and a QB hit. Bears LT Charles Leno Jr. (No. 72, Boise State) and Broncos C Matt Paradis (No. 61, Council High/Boise State) also started.
▪ Washington SS Jeron Johnson (No. 20, Boise State) made his first start of the season at Carolina and made five tackles. Panthers DE Jared Allen (No. 69, Idaho State) had two stops, including one for loss, and hit the quarterback twice.
▪ Cincinnati SS George Iloka (No. 43, Boise State) started at Arizona and had four tackles. Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (No. 76, Idaho) also started.
▪ Oakland DE Benson Mayowa (No. 95, Idaho) had two tackles, including his second career sack, at Detroit. Raiders LB Korey Toomer (No. 54, Idaho) also played.
▪ Indianapolis RG Hugh Thornton (No. 69, Mountain View High) started at Atlanta and made a tackle on an interception. Colts DT Billy Winn (No. 99, Boise State) also started.