NFL Gamecock Roundup: Ingram Impresses in Primetime

-The lone Gamecock on the field for Monday night was Melvin Ingram, and he had himself a fine night indeed, despite the ultimate loss. Ingram had two tackles, including one for a loss, and a QB hit, showing he made himself at home in the backfield against Michael Vick. 

-SB Nation's 49ers blog, Niners Nation, wrote a piece describing the relationship Steve Spurrier had to the San Francisco franchise, and how it may have inspired GM Trent Baalke to draft as many South Carolina Gamecocks as he has.

"San Francisco 49ers fans have a couple reasons to know about this news. The historical reason is that the 1966 Heisman Trophy winner spent nine of his ten NFL seasons with the team. He was not a particularly good quarterback, but he was around for quite some time. He spent much of his career as John Brodie's backup, and actually also spent the first few years of his career as the 49ers punter."

-Cian Fahey of Bleacher Report wrote a nice article breaking down how Jadeveon Clowney is still causing havoc in the backfield for quarterbacks, despite not yet having a sack. Clowney himself recently spoke to Statesman.com about just how close he's come and the frustration that it entails. “You watch the game and you see guys hitting him, and then I’m like, ‘I’ve got to get to him,’” Clowney said. “Then you (are) so close and don’t get there, so it’s kind of frustrating. But you’ve got to keep going.”

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Player Team Pos. #
Antonio Allen+ New York Jets S 48
Rory Anderson+ San Francisco 49ers TE 48
Jasper Brinkley New York Giants LB 54
Damiere Byrd* Carolina Panthers WR 70
A.J. Cann Jacksonville Jaguars G 60
Jadeveon Clowney Houston Texans OLB 90
Jared Cook St. Louis Rams TE 89
Chris Culliver Washington Redskins S 29
Justice Cunningham* St. Louis Rams TE/FB 4
Mike Davis San Francisco 49ers RB 20
Patrick DiMarco Atlanta Falcons FB 42
Bruce Ellington San Francisco 49ers WR 10
Clifton Geathers+ Pittsburgh Steelers DE 98
Stephon Gilmore Buffalo Bills CB 24
Melvin Ingram San Diego Chargers OLB 54
Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears WR 17
T.J. Johnson Cincinnati Bengals C 60
Johnathan Joseph Houston Texans CB 24
Jamon Meredith Tennessee Titans OT 79
Captain Munnerlyn Minnesota Vikings CB 24
Ronald Patrick Cleveland Browns OL 70
Corey Robinson Detroit Lions OT 70
Connor Shaw+ Cleveland Browns QB 9
Darian Stewart Denver Broncos S 26
Ryan Succop Tennessee Titans K 4
D.J. Swearinger Tampa Bay Buccaneers S 36
Devin Taylor Detroit Lions DE 98
Dylan Thompson* San Francisco 49ers QB 13