Southern Miss Alummi in the NFL

As Southern Miss prepares for Week 1 of the college football season, numerous former Golden Eagles continue their journey in the NFL.

Southern Miss has five former players who are currently on rosters as well as a few others who are still searching for homes.

Nick Mullens, who played at Southern Miss from 2013- 2016, was recently traded by the Las Vegas Raiders to be the backup quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. Mullens burst onto the NFL scene with the 49ers following an injury to Jimmy Garappolo. He went 16-22 for 262 yards with three touchdown passes in what was heralded as one of the greatest NFL quarterback debuts. Mullens returned to the backup role after Garappolo returned, and bounced around the NFL before being signed by Las Vegas. Since the trade, the Viking released QBs Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond, Mullens is the clear-cut number two quarterback behind Kirk Cousins.

Tim Jones spent the 2021 season on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad after signing as an undrafted free agent, and he has been one of the most efficient receivers for the Jaguars this preseason. In the first three preseason games, he hauled in 14 catches for 219 yards.

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Tarvarius Moore was drafted in the third round by San Francisco in 2018, and he has proven himself as a solid player in the professional ranks. His career highlight is intercepting a pass from Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl LIV. The 49ers held a 20-10 lead in the 4th quarter at the time of the interception, though they would fall 31-20
to Mahomes and the Chiefs. Moore, who missed all of 2021 due to injury, made his mark in the third 2022 preseason game by intercepting Davis Mills on a deflected pass.

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Quez Watkins in the 6th round in 2020, and he has been a vertical threat ever since. He did not see the field much in his first season, but he made 12 starts at wide receiver last season and is poised to be a starter

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