Seahawks hold on to beat Washington, clinch playoff spot
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) points upwards before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. – Russell Wilson asked Carlos Dunlap to make a play to get the Seattle Seahawks into the playoffs, and the veteran defensive end was all too eager to deliver. Dunlap shook off a lingering foot injury and sacked Washington's Dwayne Haskins to shore up a 20-15 victory Sunday that clinched a playoff spot. It was only fitting Dunlap had the big sack on third-and-15 with just over a minute left, given his lengthy playoff drought. UP NEXTThe Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday with first place in the NFC West at stake, while Washington hosts Rivera's old team, the Carolina Panthers.
Miami in the NFL: Week 8
But it was arguably the best week for Miami Hurricanes alums league-wide. But defensive end Olivier Vernon was disruptive for the Browns’ defense, totaling four total tackles including two sacks on Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr. Defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad made two tackles for the Indianapolis Colts, in a 41-21 win at the Detroit Lions. Playing at the same defensive end position, Calais Campbell had two total tackles for the Ravens in a 28-24 home loss to Pittsburgh. In the Thursday night matchup between Atlanta and Carolina, Falcons defensive end Allen Bailey had one tackle and Panthers cornerback Corn Elder had three.themiamihurricane.com
Big days from Wilson, Metcalf lead Seahawks past 49ers 37-27
Wilson threw four more touchdown passes, two to Metcalf, and the Seahawks rebounded from their first loss of the season with a resounding 37-27 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Wilson and Metcalf tormented San Francisco and its banged up secondary as the top-scoring offense in the league continued to pile up points. Wilson found rookie DeeJay Dallas on a 2-yard TD pass after San Francisco went three-and-out to open the second half for a 20-7 lead. The momentum from two straight wins for San Francisco (4-4) evaporated in a hurry as more injuries continued to pile. San Francisco played without starters Deebo Samuel, Jeff Wilson Jr., Kwon Alexander and safety Jaquiski Tartt.
Shaq Quarterman drafted by Jaguars with 140th pick, DeeJay Dallas goes to Seahawks at 144th pick
Just about two hours into the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, two Miami Hurricanes were selected just five picks apart. Linebacker Shaq Quarterman was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 140th overall pick and running back DeeJay Dallas was picked by the Seattle Seahawks with the 144th pick. Former junior running back Dallas was selected with the 144th overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks, where he will join former Miami running back Travis Homer in the Seattle backfield. Dallas finished his career as a Hurricane with a total of 20 touchdowns and 1527 rushing yards. Dallas is the 12th Miami running back drafted since 2000.themiamihurricane.com
Miami Hurricanes headed to Shreveport for Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech
UM will also be missing junior running back DeeJay Dallas, who Diaz already declared out for the bowl game with an elbow injury sustained in the loss to FIU on Nov. 23 at Marlins Park. Dallas also has an impending decision to make on whether to declare for the draft or return for a senior season.sun-sentinel.com
Hurricanes upset No. 20 Virginia, 17-9
Miami Hurricanes running back DeeJay Dallas runs for a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on Oct. 11, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The Miami Hurricanes staved off their first-ever 0-3 conference start, defeating the No. 20 Virginia Cavaliers 17-9 on Friday night at Hard Rock Stadium. Virginia trimmed the score with a 25-yard field goal to end the first half. Twice the Cavaliers pulled to within a point in the fourth quarter -- first on a 21-yard field goal to make it 7-6 and again on a 44-yard field goal to make it 10-7.