Special Report from App State Sports. BOONE, N.C. — Shemar Jean-Charles made his debut for the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football, appearing on special teams during the 49ers’ 30-12 victory against the New York Giants.
Another App State alum, Steve Wilks, is the defensive coordinator for the unbeaten 49ers. The Mountaineers have a Sun Belt-leading 11 alums currently on NFL rosters, including two others who are on the roster for the unbeaten Miami Dolphins: Kendall Lamm and Darrynton Evans.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Kendall Lamm – OL, Miami Dolphins
The return of left tackle Terron Armstead meant Lamm switched back to his “swing” tackle title as the top backup at both tackle spots, and he played 17 offensive snaps as the unbeaten Dolphins won 70-20 against Denver. Miami coaches have praised Lamm for his contributions during the strong start. He entered last weekend ranked 10th in Offensive Tackle Pass Block Win Rate, according to ESPN.
Akeem Davis-Gaither – LB, Cincinnati Bengals
Davis-Gaither had one tackle on special teams as he played on 75 percent of special teams plays and six defensive snaps in a Monday Night Football victory against the Los Angeles Rams.
Nick Hampton — OLB, Los Angeles Rams
Hampton, a rookie, made his Monday Night Football debut and appeared on one-third of the special teams plays in the Rams’ 19-16 loss to Cincinnati.
Sam Martin – P, Buffalo Bills
Martin unleashed a 70-yard punt on his only attempt in a 37-3 win against Washington.
D’Marco Jackson — LB, New Orleans Saints
Jackson appeared on 84 percent of the special teams plays in New Orleans’ 18-17 loss to Green Bay.
Ryan Neuzil – OL, Atlanta Falcons
Neuzil blocked on special teams during the Falcons’ loss to Detroit.