Former Tennessee Volunteers have begun their 2013 stints on NFL rosters by making noise that has brought them to the forefront of highlight reels.
Through two games as a rookie with the Minnesota Vikings, former UT wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has caught three passes for 24 yards. Along with the receiving aspect, Patterson sparked the scoring for the Minnesota Vikings in last week's game against the Chicago Bears by running the opening kickoff for 105 yards into the end zone.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier noted that Patterson may see more playing time in Week.
Another rookie wide receiver from UT remained in the Volunteer state. Justin Hunter is on the Tennessee Titans active roster after receiving criticism in the preseason. Hunter made his season debut last week against the Houston Texans but did not record a catch.
In the older demographic of former Vol greats, Peyton Manning is leading the NFL in touchdowns passes through two weeks.
Other wide outs brining in offense for their teams include Denarius Moore who has continued to perform at a high level for the Raiders. After two weeks, Moore has five catches for 43 yards and a touchdown. Look for Moore to continue to be a threat downfield with his speed.
On the defensive side of the ball, former first round draft pick for the Arizona Cardinals, defensive tackle Dan Williams managed to deflect a pass from Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, caught it and ran it in two yards for a defensive touchdown as the Cardinals bested Detroit 25-21.