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Aggie rookies hunting for NFL roster spots

Published August 12, 2013 1:04 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

While the Aggies still in Logan are getting in fighting shape for the season, a number of Utah State rookies are still battling their way onto NFL rosters this fall.

Most teams played their first preseason games this week, and a few of Utah State's most recent grads have stood out:

• Will Davis is having a strong camp with the Miami Dolphins, thanks to the interception skills that made him stick out as an Aggie. He picked off a pass from Mike Kafka in his second preseason game, his first interception in live NFL action. He's already made a name for himself as a ballhawk in camp, and there's some rumblings that he could have a better year than fellow rookie corner Jamar Taylor.

• Kerwynn Williams may not be leading the running back depth chart, but he led the Indianapolis Colts with 21 yards rushing in the preseason opener, and added a pair of catches for five yards. His biggest asset to the team might be his return skills: He took five kickoffs, averaging 17 yards per return. A bobble on one of them was one of his few mistakes.

• Chuck Jacobs caught a pair of passes for 27 yards debuting with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent. He's had at least a few good days in camp by showing his receiving ability.

• Al Lapuaho had a tackle in the preseason for the St. Louis Rams. He's trying to work his way back from a hand injury that kept him out of camp early on.

— Kyle Goonkgoon@sltrib.comTwitter: @kylegoon