The Indiana Hoosiers have just one representative in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night, but that sole player is making the most of the opportunity.
Former Indiana and current Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman got into the end zone in the third quarter to put the Dirty Birds up 28-3 against Tom Brady and the favored New England Patriots in Houston.
Check out the play below:
Falcons are ROLLING! 6 yard TD pass to Tevin Coleman puts the Falcons ahead 28-3. pic.twitter.com/iBENZGNEmy
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) February 6, 2017
Coleman has played a slight second-fiddle to Devonta Freeman so far in this one, but no one is going to worry about that if the former Hoosier’s touchdown winds up being the difference-maker.
According to Indiana football, that score was the first by an Indiana player in the Super Bowl since Tracy Porter’s pick-six for the Saints in Super Bowl XLIV:
— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) February 6, 2017
Coleman played for Indiana from 2012-14, where he racked up 3,219 rushing yards on 452 total attempts. His junior year was the breakout season — during 2014, Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards (7.5 per carry) and scored 25 touchdowns.
This regular season, the second-year pro had 520 yards and 8 scores on the ground while splitting running back duties with Freeman. He also caught 3 touchdowns. His touchdown Sunday was his third of this postseason.