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Stanford players busy in NFL after Cardinal wins Pac-12 title

After many sent Pac-12 championship congratulatory messages on Saturday night, 17 former Stanford players suited up for NFL teams on Sunday.

Andrew Luck threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns and Toby Gerhart took a season-high 15 carries for 89 yards to highlight Week 14.

It was also a big weekend for Jim Dray, who served as Stanford's honorary captain on Saturday. Dray had his second consecutive three-catch performance (for 32 yards) to help Arizona to a 20-point win against St. Louis.

Luck completed 29 of 46 passes and rushed twice for 32 yards in Indianapolis' 42-28 loss at Cincinnati.

Gerhart took advantage of an injury to starter Adrian Peterson with his season highs for carries and yards. He also scored on a 41-yard run during Minnesota's 29-26 loss at Baltimore.

Other performances by Stanford players included:

Will Svitek started at offensive right tackle in New England's 27-26 win against Cleveland.

Thomas Keiser recorded a half sack from his linebacker position in San Diego's 37-14 win over the New York Giants.

David DeCastro started at offensive right guard in Pittsburgh's 34-28 loss to Miami.

Coby Fleener caught five passes for 31 yards from his tight end position in the Colts' loss.

Doug Baldwin caught three passes for 36 yards in Seattle's 19-17 loss at San Francisco.

Richard Sherman had three tackles from his cornerback position in Seattle's loss.

Stepfan Taylor rushed two times for nine yards in Arizona's 30-10 win against St. Louis.

Erik Lorig started at fullback in Tampa Bay's 27-6 win against Buffalo.

Sione Fua was in at defensive tackle and assisted on a tackle in Denver's 51-28 win over Tennessee.

Chris Owusu played wide receiver in Tampa Bay's win.

Alex Smith played tight end in Cincinnati's win over Indianapolis.

Zach Ertz played tight end in Philadelphia's 34-20 win over Detroit.

Johnson Bademosi made one tackle from his defensive back position in Cleveland's loss at New England.

Levine Toilolo was active but did not play tight end in Atlanta's 22-21 loss at Green Bay.

Sitting out with injuries on Sunday included Delano Howell (Colts' safety), Ryan Whalen (Bengals' wide receiver) and Jeremy Stewart (Raiders' running back).

— Stanford Athletics

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