Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, August 31, 2012

The 2012 NFL season kicks off Wednesday night, which means it's time to look back at some of the best plays Big Ten products made during the exhibition season. Watch all the highlights, via links to, in this post. And with opening day just around the corner, teams are currently making final cuts. Unfortunately, the list includes several Big Ten names.


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A.J. Jenkins 12-yard touchdown catch

Mikel Leshoure 2-yard touchdown run

Mikel Leshoure 33-yard reception

Michael Hoomanawanui 9-yard touchdown


Jordan Bernstine interception

Scott Chandler 26-yard catch


Chad Henne 77-yard touchdown pass

Chad Henne 2-yard touchdown pass

Charles Woodson forces fumble

Michigan State

Trenton Robinson returns fumble 22 yards

Garrett Celek 3-yard touchdown

Kirk Cousins 5-yard touchdown pass

Kirk Cousins 20-yard touchdown

Drew Stanton 4-yard touchdown pass

Chris Rucker interception and 31-yard return


Adam Weber completion sets up game-winning FG

Eric Decker 5-yard touchdown reception

Eric Decker 10-yard touchdown catch


Roy Helu 6-yard touchdown run

Roy Helu 15-yard touchdown run

Niles Paul 5-yard touchdown pass

Alex Henery 51-yard field goal


Jeremy Ebert 3-yard touchdown pass

Ohio State

Dane Sanzenbacher one-handed touchdown grab

Terrelle Pryor 59 yard-scramble

Terrelle Pryor 39-yard touchdown pass

Malcolm Jenkins interception

Penn State

Evan Royster 1-yard touchdown run

Robbie Gould 57-yard field goal

Aaron Maybin blocks punt

Stephfon Green 76-yard touchdown


Greg Orton reception sets up game-winning FG

Curtis Painter 23-yard touchdown pass

Curtis Painter 11-yard touchdown pass


Russell Wilson throws 23-yard touchdown pass

Russell Wilson 9-yard touchdown pass

Russell Wilson 32-yard touchdown run

Lance Kendricks 23-yard touchdown catch

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