The 2020 NFL season kicked off with their first action of the year coming last Thursday. However, for those of you waiting to see your UCLA Bruins in the pros, Sunday was the main attraction.
The majority of the Bruins on active rosters (and practice squads, hello Josh Rosen) were on the field on Sunday and among them, the most noticeable contribution came from the legs of former Bruin RB Joshua Kelley.
In his debut with the Los Angeles Chargers, Kelley toted the rock 12 times for 60 yards and a touchdown, a five-yard plunge that tied the game.
Oh, hey Joshua Kelley. pic.twitter.com/D5gdsZte97— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) September 14, 2020
Kelley and the Chargers outlasted the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, 16-13, but it was certainly in dramatic fashion. LAC improved to 1-0 after the Bengals took the lead with what would have been first overall pick Joe Burrow’s first passing touchdown to A.J. Green, but Green was penalized for offensive pass interference and with 0:07 left in the fourth quarter, Bengals kicker Randy Bullock missed a 31-yard attempt wide right, and the Chargers escaped with the victory.
Former UCLA Bruin Scott Quessenberry was also active for the special teams action for the Chargers on special teams. Xavier Su’a-Filo also got the start at right guard for the Bengals.
Also in action from UCLA:
Myles Jack recorded eight solo tackles, three assisted tackles and a sack for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Devin Asiasi didn’t see a target in the New England Patriots victory while Matthew Slater was another stalwart on special teams for the Patriots.
Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr were apart of a Minnesota Vikings defense that was lit up by the Green Bay Packers as Kendricks led the Vikings with 10 combined tackles and Barr recorded six solo tackles. The Vikings defense allowed 522 yards to Aaron Rodgers and Co.
Marcedes Lewis didn’t see a target while Kenny Clark recorded two combined tackles for the Packers as well.
Takkarist McKinley recorded five total tackles and 1.5 sacks in his 2020 debut for the Atlanta Falcons.
Fabian Moreau was fantastic for the Washington Football Team as he recorded a tackle, an interception and multiple plays on the ball in Washington’s victory.