Sunday, January 05, 2014

Super Bowl dream still alive for two former UConn stars

The Indianapolis Colts brought in former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw to become the featured back and when he was lost for the season, the Colts traded for former No. 1 pick Trent Richardson for the same purpose. However. the go-to back was there all along.

Former UConn star Donald Brown, taken by Indianapolis in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft, had a rather pedestrian first four seasons with the Colts as he failed to average more than four yards per rush in three of those four years.

After carrying the ball 22 times in the first six games, Brown's work load began to increase as he had at least 10 carries in five of the last 10 games and he scored six touchdowns in the final eight games of the regular season.

He delivered again in yesterday's playoff thriller.Brown ran 11 times for 55 yards and had 47 yards on four receptions. He had a pair of third-quarter touchdowns as Indianapolis rallied from a 28-point deficit to record a 45-44 victory. Here's a video of a post-game interview with Brown

Brown could have had a third TD but he fumbled in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Andrew Luck recovered the fumble and ran it in for a 5-yard TD.

Another former Huskies, safety Darius Butler, had five tackles in the win. A third UConn product also made an impact as Kansas City fullback Anthony Sherman had a 5-yard touchdown reception.

Today former UConn defensive lineman Kendall Reyes will make his playoff debut when the Chargers face Cincinnati.


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