Advertisement
  1. Sports
  2. /
  3. USF Bulls

In NFL playoffs, Marlon Mack makes USF history

USF's former three-time 1,000-yard rusher became the first Bulls player to score a touchdown in the NFL playoffs
Former USF tailback Marlon Mack scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Saturday's AFC wild card game. [AP photo]
Former USF tailback Marlon Mack scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Saturday's AFC wild card game. [AP photo]
Published Jan. 5, 2019
Updated Jan. 6, 2019

In addition to etching his name in the Colts' history books Saturday, former Bulls TB Marlon Mack  made another entry in USF annals as well.

The second-year Colts tailback scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Saturday's AFC wild card game at Houston, becoming the first USF player to score a touchdown in the NFL playoffs.

By day's end, he had run for 148 yards in Indianapolis' 21-7 victory, a new Colts playoff record according to ESPN. He became the franchise's first player with 100 rushing yards in a playoff game since Dominic Rhodes in Super Bowl XLI.

A Colts fourth-round pick in 2017, Mack is attempting to become the 12th USF player — and ninth on an active playoff roster — to reach the Super Bowl.