Former Georgia Tech standout Stephen Hill had two TD catches in his NFL debut with the Jets Sunday.
Hill had five catches for 89 yards in New York’s victory over the Bills.
Two other former Tech receivers had big games too.
Demaryius Thomas of the Broncos had five catches for 110 yards against the Steelers and Calvin Johnson of the Lions finished with six catches for 111 yards against the Rams.
A look at some other performances, good and bad, in Sunday’s first week of the NFL season:
Blair Walsh, Vikings: The kicker from the University of Georgia had four field goals, including a 55-yarder as regulation ended, and another in overtime.
Drew Butler, Steelers: Former UGA punter had a 47.3-yard average (three punts) against the Broncos.
Robert Griffin III, Redskins: Heisman winner beat the Saints in his first game as a pro. He was 19 of 26 for 320 yards, with two TD passes and no interceptions. He also ran the ball 10 times for 42 yards.
Peyton Manning, Broncos: Was 19 of 26 for 253 yards, with two TDs and no interceptions, in his Denver debut.
Andrew Luck, Colts: The rookie was 23 of 45 for 309 yards. He had one TD and three interceptions and the Colts were routed by the Bears.
Sanchez and Tebow tandem, Jets: Starter Mark Sanchez finished 19 of 27 for 266 yards and the three scores and threw an interception, and backup Tim Tebow had five rushes for 11 yards and didn’t throw a pass. Tebow also recovered a late onside kick by Buffalo.
Matthew Stafford, Lions: The former UGA QB threw three interceptions (32 of 48 passing) but also had 355 yards, a TD pass, and a victory.
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons: Tight end had five catches for 53 yards and a TD against his former long-time team.
Michael Vick, Eagles: He threw 56 passes and had four of them intercepted. He completed 29 passes for 317 yards and had two TD passes.
Brandon Weedon, Browns: Rookie may have had the worst performance of the day, completing just 12 of 35 passes for 118 yards and throwing four interceptions, with no TD passes.
Panthers run game: Another woeful performance. Carolina’s leading rusher was a wide receiver, Kealoha Pilares, who had one carry for five yards. The Panthers had
13 carries for 10 yards against the Bucs.