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UConn Huskies in the Pros - 10/4/16

Our look at how former UConn Huskies are doing in their respective sports in the professional ranks.

New York Giants v Minnesota Vikings
Former UConn Husky Andrew Adams made his first career NFL start on Monday night.
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Football

NFL

Andrew Adams [New York Giants - NFL]

  • Week: Started at free safety and had six tackles and one pass break-up in 24-10 loss to Vikings.
  • Season: 2 games played, 6 tackles, 1 pass deflection, 1 special teams assist

Will Beatty [New York Giants - NFL]

  • Week: Dressed but did not play in loss to Vikings.
  • Season: 1 game played

Tyvon Branch [Arizona Cardinals - NFL]

  • Week: Had one tackle and one special teams tackle before leaving with an injury in 17-13 loss to Los Angeles Rams.
  • Season: 4 games, 22 tackles, 1 pass deflection, 1 QB hit, 1 special teams tackle

Darius Butler [Indianapolis Colts - NFL]

  • Week: Was not active in 30-27 loss to Jacksonville.
  • Season: 1 games played, 1 tackle 1 pass deflection, 1 interception

Dwayne Gratz [Jacksonville Jaguars - NFL]

  • Week: Not active in 30-27 win over Indianapolis.
  • Season: 3 games, 4 tackles

Ryan Griffin [Houston Texans - NFL]

  • Week: Had 3 catches for 54 yards in 27-20 win over Tennessee Titans.
  • Season: 3 games, 11 receptions, 74 yards

Byron Jones [Dallas Cowboys - NFL]

  • Week: Played but did not register any stats in 24-17 win over San Francisco 49ers.
  • Season: 3 games, 9 tackles, 2 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble

Robert McClain [Carolina Panthers - NFL]

  • Week: Had one tackle on special teams in 48-33 loss to Atlanta Falcons.
  • Season: 4 games, 8 tackles, 1 special teams tackle

Sio Moore [Indianapolis Colts - NFL]

  • Week: Had four tackles, including one for a loss in loss to Jaguars.
  • Season: 4 games, 30 tackles

Dan Orlovsky [Detroit Lions - NFL]

  • Week: Did a great job of holding the clipboard
  • Season: 0 games played, 1 clipboard held

Kendall Reyes [Washington Redskins - NFL]

  • Week: Had 3 tackles in 31-20 win over Cleveland Browns.
  • Season: 2 games, 5 tackles

Anthony Sherman [Kansas City Chiefs - NFL]

  • Week: Played in 43-14 loss to Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Season: 4 games played, 1 reception for 3 yards

Shamar Stephen [Minnesota Vikings - NFL]

  • Week: 1 tackle in 24-10 win over Giants
  • Season: 4 games played, 5 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 QB hit

Jordan Todman [Indianapolis Colts - NFL]

  • Week: Had one kickoff return for 28 yards in loss to Jaguars.

Season: 3 games played, 2 kickoff returns for 43 yards

CFL

Martin Bedard [Montreal Alouettes - CFL]:

  • Week: Was the long snapper as usual
  • Season: 11 games, 1 tackle

Reuben Frank [Edmonton Eskimos - CFL]:

  • Week: Was released by Edmonton on September 28.
  • Season: 7 games, 6 tackles, 1 QB sack, 1 blocked punt, 1 fumble recovery, 1 touchdown

Jesse Joseph [Montreal Alouettes - CFL]:

  • Week: Did not register any stats in 38-11 win over Toronto.
  • Season: 6 games, 1 tackle, 1 sack

Alex Mateas [Ottawa Redblacks - CFL]:

  • Week: Started on the offensive line in 40-33 loss to BC Lions.
  • Season: Has made 12 starts and has a tackle on a turnover.

Larry Taylor [Toronto Argonauts - CFL]:

  • Week: Was released by Argonauts on August 27, 2016
  • Season: 7 games for Toronto, 808 total return yards

Baseball

Nick Ahmed [Arizona Diamondbacks]:

  • Week: On August 20, it was announced Ahmed would have hip surgery, ending his season.
  • Season: In 90 games, Ahmed had a slash line of .218/.265/.299. He had four home runs and 20 RBI, to go along with 26 runs scored.

John Andreoli [Iowa Cubs - AAA (Chicago Cubs)]:

  • Week: Iowa did not qualify for the postseason.
  • Season: Andreoli hit .256/.374/.396 in 140 games. He was 43-for-55 in stolen base attempts. He had 12 home runs, 61 RBI and 96 runs scored. He added 21 doubles and seven triples. He led the PCL in stolen bases.

Matt Barnes [Boston Red Sox]:

  • Week: Barnes made three appearances over the final week of the regular season, registering 1 2/3 of an inning. He allowed one run on two hits, walking two and striking out one. The Red Sox will play in the best-of-five ALDS against Cleveland starting Thursday.
  • Season: In 66 2/3 innings pitched in the regular season, Barnes made 62 appearances, all in relief. He had a 4.05 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP and 71 strikeouts against 31 walks. He was 1-for-2 in save opportunities and had a 4-3 record.

Carson Cross [State College Spikes - A- Short Season (St. Louis Cardinals)]:

  • Week: State College won the New York-Penn League championship.
  • Season: Cross pitched 80 2/3 innings in 14 starts in the regular season, with a 4-5 record. Batters hit .261 against him and he had a WHIP of 1.33, as well as an ERA of 3.24. He had 53 strikeouts against 27 walks and hit three batters. He pitched 5 innings in the postseason, allowing zero runs on four hits. He struck out four and walked two.

LJ Mazzilli [Binghamton Mets - AA (New York Mets)]:

  • Week: Binghamton did not qualify for the playoffs.
  • Season: In 122 games between AA and AAA, Mazzilli hit .239/.320/.348 with 17 doubles, six triples and 43 RBI. He hit five home runs and scored 52 runs. He was 8-for-12 stealing bases. He was promoted to AAA Las Vegas on August 5 and was demoted to AA Binghamton on August 20.

Max McDowell [Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - A (Milwaukee Brewers)]:

  • Week: The Timber Rattlers did not make the postseason.
  • Season: In 93 games, McDowell hit .269/.358/.345. He had 26 RBI and 21 doubles while scoring 48 runs. He is 20-for-23 on stolen base attempts. He was named a Midwest League All-Star starter.

Bobby Melley [Princeton Rays - Rookie (Tampa Bay Rays)]:

  • Week: The Rays made the playoffs but lost in a first round best-of-three series.
  • Season: Melley made his debut on June 23 after signing a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays on June 21. In 48 games, he slashed .323/.404/.466, hitting four home runs and 15 doubles to go along with 32 RBI and 34 runs. Melley hit 3-for-11 in the postseason, scoring a run with two RBI.

Greg Nappo [New Orleans Zephyrs - AAA (Miami Marlins)]:

  • Week: The Zephyrs did not make the postseason.
  • Season: In 26 appearances with one start, Nappo has pitched 68 innings. He has a WHIP of 1.50 to go along with 60 strikeouts and 33 walks. He has an ERA of 4.63 and a record of 5-6. He is 0-for-2 in save situations.

Scott Oberg [Colorado Rockies]:

  • Week: Oberg was placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 23 retroactive to August 20 with right arm axillary artery thrombosis. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on August 26.
  • Season: In two stints with Albuquerque and three with Colorado, he pitched in 51 games, 24 for Colorado and 27 for Albuquerque. In AAA, he was 8-for-9 on save opportunities and had a BAA of .160 as well as a WHIP of 0.90, striking out 36 batters in 29.2 innings. In MLB, he threw 26 innings, striking out 20 and walking 11. He had a BAA of .257 and a WHIP of 1.42.

Tyler Olander [Gulf Coast Blue Jays- Rookie (Toronto Blue Jays)]:

  • Week: The Gulf Coast Blue Jays did not make the postseason.
  • Season: He was assigned to Bluefield on June 24 and was assigned to GCL Blue Jays on July 26. He made six appearances with five starts, throwing 10 1/3 innings. He struck out six, walked six and allowed six hits. He did not allow any runs and batters hit .171 against him.

Mike Olt [San Antonio Missions - AA (San Diego Padres)]:

  • Week: On August 19, Olt announced via his Twitter account that he would have season-ending surgery. He last played June 10.
  • Season: In 52 games between AAA and AA, Olt hit .253/.369/.398. He had 25 RBI while scoring 25 runs, working 31 walks. He had five home runs on the season.

Patrick Ruotolo [Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - A-Short Season (San Francisco Giants)]:

  • Week: The Volcanoes did not make the playoffs.
  • Season: Ruotolo made his professional debut on June 22 after signing his minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on June 17. He has pitched 24 innings over 19 appearances between Rookie and A-Short Season, allowing 16 hits and six runs, three of which are earned runs. He has struck out 42, walked 14 and is 4-for-6 in save opportunities. He has an ERA of 1.13, a WHIP of 1.25 and a BAA of .184. He was promoted to A- Short Season on July 7. He has recorded a strikeout in all but one of his appearances.

Vinny Siena [St. Lucie Mets - A+ (New York Mets)]:

  • Week: Binghamton lost in a first round best-of-three playoff series.
  • Season: Siena played in 111 games between A and A+, hitting .268/.391/.349. He had 73 runs, four triples and 27 RBI to go along with 23 doubles and 69 walks. He is 10-for-11 on stolen base attempts. He was named a South Atlantic League All-Star starter. He was 1-for-4 in the playoffs.

George Springer [Houston Astros]:

  • Week: Springer hit 11-for-28 over the final eight days of the season, for a slash line of .393/.414/.429. He had three runs to go along with two RBI and a walk. Springer also limited his strikeout count, striking out five times on the week. The Astros did not qualify for the postseason.
  • Season: In 162 games, Springer hit .261/.359/.457 with 29 home runs and 82 RBI. He scored 116 runs, hitting 29 doubles to go along with five triples. He was 9-for-19 on stolen base attempts and has 178 strikeouts on the year. He finished second in the AL All-Star final vote. Springer tied for the league lead in games played as one of three players to play all 162 games. He also tied for sixth in the majors in runs and tied for fifth in strikeouts.

Jack Sundberg [Hagerstown Suns - A (Washington Nationals)]:

  • Week: The Suns did not qualify for the playoffs.

Season: Sundberg made his professional debut on June 24 after signing a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on June 20. He has slashed .256/.346/.340 in 45 games between the GCL Nationals, the Auburn Doubledays and the Hagerstown Suns. He is 12-for-15 on stolen base attempts. He was promoted to A- Short Season on July 5 and was promoted to A on August 9.

Women's Basketball

Sue Bird [Seattle Storm]:

  • Week: Season is over
  • Season: Played in 34 games during regular season, averaging 12.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists.

Swin Cash [New York Liberty]:

  • Week: Season is over
  • Season: Played in 30 games during regular season, averaging 5.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

Tina Charles [New York Liberty]:

  • Week: Season is over
  • Season: Played in 32 games during regular season, averaging 21.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

Stefanie Dolson [Washington Mystics]:

  • Week: Season is over
  • Season: Played in 33 games during regular season, averaging 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

Kelly Faris [Connecticut Sun]:

  • Week: Season is over.
  • Season: Played in 30 games during regular season, averaging 2 points and 1.2 rebounds.

Bria Hartley [Washington Mystics]:

  • Week: Out for rest of season due to pregnancy
  • Season: Finishes 2016 season averaging 6.5 points, 2 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Tiffany Hayes [Atlanta Dream]:

  • Week: Season is over
  • Season: Played in 33 games during regular season, averaging 15 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals.

Moriah Jefferson [San Antonio Stars]:

  • Week: Season over
  • Season: Played in 34 games during regular season, averaging 13.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists.

Renee Montgomery [Minnesota Lynx]:

  • Week: 11 points and 3 assists in Game 1 win over Phoenix; Had one rebound and two assists in Game 2 win over Phoenix; Had 7 points and an assist in Game 3 win over Phoenix.
  • Season: Played in 34 games during regular season, averaging 7.5 points, 0.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.

Maya Moore [Minnesota Lynx]:

  • Week: 31 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists in Game 1 win; Had 26 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in Game 2 win; Had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in Game 3 win.
  • Season: Played in 34 games during regular season, averaging 19.3 rebounds, 5.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis [Seattle Storm]:

  • Week: Season is Over
  • Season: Played in 32 games during regular season, averaging 5.3 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists.

Breanna Stewart [Seattle Storm]:

  • Week: Season is over

Season: Played in 34 games during regular season, averaging 18.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.9 blocks.

Kiah Stokes [New York Liberty]:

  • Week: Season is over
  • Season: In 27 games, is averaging 6.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.

Diana Taurasi [Phoenix Mercury]:

  • Week: 25 points and four assists in Game 1 loss to Minnesota; 31 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in Game 2 loss to Minnesota; Had 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in Game 3 loss to Minnesota.
  • Season: Played in 33 games during regular season, averaging 17.8 points, 3 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Morgan Tuck [Connecticut Sun]:

  • Week: Out for season with knee injury.
  • Season: Finishes her first WNBA season averaging 7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Soccer

Carlos Alvarez [San Antonio FC - USL]:

  • Week: Season is over
  • Season: 30 games, 4 goals, 7 assists with 59 shots (29 on goal)

Andre Blake [Philadelphia Union - MLS]:

  • Week: Made five saves and allowed 3 goals in 3-2 loss to NY Red Bulls.
  • Season: Is 10-11-9 with six shutouts with a goals against average of 1.53 and a 66.9% save percentage.

Tony Cascio [Arizona United SC - USL]:

  • Week: Season is over
  • Season: 20 games, has three assists with 18 shots (5 on goal)

George Fochive [Viborg FF - Danish Superliga]:

  • Week: Started in 0-0 tie with København.
  • Season: 6 games played, 4 starts

Julius James [Ft. Lauderdale Strikers - NASL]:

  • Week: Started in 2-1 loss to Puerto Rico FC and 2-0 loss to NY Cosmos.
  • Season: In 17 games played, has two shots.

Josh Ford [San Antonio FC - USL]:

  • Week: Season is over
  • Season: Is 5-5-7 with a 0.89 GAA and 77.9% save percentage

Cyle Larin [Orlando City SC - MLS]:

  • Week: Had two shots (one on goal) in 0-0 tie with Toronto FC; Had 4 shots (2 on goal) in 1-0 loss to Montreal Impact
  • Season: In 30 games, has 14 goals and 3 assists on 71 shots (32 on goal).

Shawn Nicklaw [FC Edmonton - NASL]:

  • Week: Had one shot on goal in 0-0 tie with Jacksonville; Had one shot on goal and an assist in 2-1 win over Indy Eleven
  • Season: Was traded to FC Edmonton from Jacksonville on July 6. In six games with Jacksonville Armada had three shots. Has 2 assists and 5 shots in 16 games with FC Edmonton.

Women's Soccer

Stephanie Labbe [Washington Spirit - NWSL]:

  • Week: DNP in 2-1 win vs Chicago Red Stars
  • Season: In eight games for Washington, she is 5-2-1 with a 0.88 goals against average with a save percentage of 80%.

Brittany Taylor [FC Kansas City - NWSL]:

  • Week: Season is over

Season: In 19 games, had taken 12 shots