Former Clemson DBs Chris Clemons, Byron Maxwell making their mark in NFL

In last two games, Maxwell has two tackles, two forced fumbles, two PBUs

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) tackles Arizona Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling (36) during the second half of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) tackles Arizona Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling (36) during the second half of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

The Miami Dolphins got a bit of a scare on Sunday when Chris Clemons had to be helped from the field after sustaining what appeared to be an upper body injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The former Clemson star made it back on the field during the second half, however, and played a key role in the Dolphins' 24-3 victory with a team-high 10 tackles, including seven solo stops.

Clemons, who has started all 14 Dolphins games at safety, is having a banner year with a career-high 89 tackles and two interceptions.

Meanwhile, at the opposite corner of the country, the Seattle Seahawks are on a roll and second-year Clemson cornerback Byron Maxwell is beginning to make his mark in the NFL.

Maxwell had two solo tackles and broke up two passes during the Seahawks' 50-17 victory over Buffalo Sunday in Toronto, and now has nine stops, including seven solo tackles, this season. In his previous game - a 51-0 Seattle trouncing of the Arizona Cardinals - he forced two fumbles and broke up a pass.

Maxwell's playing time has increased as the season has progressed. He's currently listed as the Seahawks' third-team left corner behind Richard Sherman and Marcus Trufant.

Maxwell's Seattle teammate, Leroy Hill, also had two tackles against Buffalo, while C.J. Spiller rushed for 103 yards on 17 carries and went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season for the Bills.

Jarvis Jenkins made one tackle for the Washington Redskins in their 38-21 victory over Cleveland, while Nick Eason had one stop in the Cardinals' 38-10 win over the Lions.

Dwayne Allen caught a team-high three passes for 36 yards, including a touchdown, in the Indianapolis Colts' 29-17 loss to the Houston Texans. Former Tiger Kavell Conner missed the game with a hamstring injury.

Da'Quan Bowers had a sack of Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the Tampa Bay Bucs' 41-0 loss to New Orleans.

Marcus Gilchrist made two tackles for the Chargers in their 31-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

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cuGIZ82 writes:

Keep it up fellas...make your marks in the NFL!!

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