NFL Sunday Best: Former TXHSFB stars who stood out in Week 5

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Week 5 of the NFL season is almost done, with one more Monday night game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears still to be played. Before we get to that game, Here’s a look back at some of the former Texas high school football stars who had big days in the NFL on Sunday.

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DE Myles Garrett (Arlington Martin, Cleveland Browns)

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The top overall pick from this past year’s NFL Draft finally made his regular-season debut on Sunday and he did not disappoint. The former Arlington Martin and Texas A&M star finished with two sacks in his debut and was able to get pressure on former Jacksonville (TX) Josh McCown starting for the Jets on Sunday.

It’s been a rough season for the Browns, but Garrett did provide some excitement and energy in his first official game as a pro.

WR Marquise Goodwin (Rowlett, San Francisco 49ers)

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Marquise Goodwin was the leading receiver for the 49ers on Sunday against the Colts, catching five passes for 116 yards against the Indianapolis Colts.

It was his best game as a member of the 49ers after playing in Buffalo last season.

S George Iloka (Fort Bend Kempner, Cincinnati Bengals)

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George Iloka had his best game on Sunday for the Bengals, making five tackles, breaking up a pass and intercepting a Tyrod Taylor pass that helped lead Cincinnati to 1 20-16 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Adrian Phillips (Garland, Los Angeles Chargers)

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The former safety from Garland had his best game of the season for the Chargers, leading the team with eight tackles on the afternoon. Los Angeles won their first game of the season on Sunday against the New York Giants

Tashaun Gipson, Dallas Kimball, Jacksonville Jaguars

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Gipson was a member of the Jacksonville defense that shined on Sunday against the Steelers. The former Dallas Kimball star finished with six tackles and finished with the two of five interceptions of Ben Roethlisberger in the biggest win for Jacksonville in quite some time.

Jamal Adams, Lewisville Hebron, New York Jets

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Jamal Adams finished with nine tackles on Sunday as the Jets defeated the Cleveland Browns to move to 3-2 on the season. The fourth-overall pick from Hebron has been a strong addition to the Jets defense and he’s also created a nice tandem in the secondary with Marcus Maye.

Aaron Jones, El Paso Burges, Green Bay Packers

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The former El Paso Burges and UTEP star took advantage of his opportunity in his first career start, finishing with 19 carries, 125 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay’s win over the Dallas Cowboys.

It was a special game for the fifth-round pick who rooted for the Cowboys as a kid. While Ty Montgomery’s status is unknown for next week, Jones may have earned more playing time moving forward for the Packers this season.

Earl Thomas, West Orange-Stark, Seattle Seahawks

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The former West Orange-Stark star was part of another strong defensive effort for the Seahwaks against the Los Angeles Rams. Thomas finished second on the team in tackles with seven and came up with an interception of Jared Goff. Seattle has been a bit shaky in its first few games this season, but Thomas has been a consistent force for them.

Cody Davis, Stephenville, Los Angeles Rams

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On the other side of that Seahawks-Rams game, Cody Davis had a strong game of his own on Sunday. The former Stephenville star finished with five tackles and came up with an interception as well as part of a solid showing for the Rams defense on Sunday.


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