There are five NFL players with ties to the Twin Cities that have been contributing to their respective teams two weeks into the season.
Defensive back Marcus Williams — who starred in football and basketball at Hopkins High School before going on to star at North Dakota State University — has eight tackles and two interceptions in his third season with the New York Jets.
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., who went on to an outstanding career at the University of Pittsburgh following a pre-career at Holy Angels, already has 14 receptions for 162 yards and three touchdowns in his 13th season with the Arizona Cardinals.
Michael Floyd, who had an outstanding career at Cretin Derham Hall before moving on to Notre Dame, has five catches for 69 yards and one touchdown in his fifth season as a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals.
Tackle Ryan Harris, in his ninth season, is playing well for the Pittsburg Steelers after starting for the offensive unit that helped the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl last season.
Terrell Suggs has five solo tackles and 1.5 sacks from his outside linebacker position with the Baltimore Ravens. Suggs, in his 14th season, spent some of his prep career at St. Paul Johnson before moving to Arizona and finishing at Chandler High School. He attended Arizona State University on a scholarship and the rest — as they say — is history.
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Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.