The Indianapolis Colts fell short of a victory on Sunday, but that didn’t stop former Cardinal linebacker Bobby Okereke ’18 from recording a standout performance.
Two former Cardinal tight ends went head-to-head Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas, with Austin Hooper ’17 and Dalton Schultz ’18 both making solid contributions to their respective teams, the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys, in a wild 49-38 Browns victory.
Although injuries continue to plague the former Cardinal cohort, the tight end position continues to be a bright spot. Zach Ertz ’13 of the Philadelphia Eagles recorded seven receptions for 70 yards, Austin Hooper ’17 of the Cleveland Browns had three receptions for 25 yards, Kaden Smith ’20 of the New York Giants picked up a reception for 13 yards and, after a breakout performance last week, Dalton Schultz ’18 of the Dallas Cowboys chipped in four receptions for 48 yards.
Former Cardinal and current Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz had the game of his young professional career Sunday afternoon in Dallas, but it wasn’t without a couple bumps in the road. After two drops week one and a first quarter fumble on Sunday, the 2018 fourth-round pick caught fire, finishing the game with 88 yards receiving, a team-leading and career-high nine receptions, and his first NFL touchdown in Dallas’s stunning 20-point comeback win.