The Seattle Seahawks improved to 4-0 for this season after beating the Miami Dolphins on Sunday 31-23.
For two running backs with the Seahawks, Sunday’s game and where they played brought back a lot of memories and meant more to them than just another game.
Rooking running back Deejay Dallas and second-year running back Travis Homer both were teammates and played for the Miami Hurricanes during their college years, and both were able to see the field on Sunday as they did on the field on Saturday’s.
Running back Chris Carson suffered a sprained knee agains the Dallas Cowboys last week. Although he scored two touchdowns and seemed like his old self, the Seahawks brought in Dallas and Homer to help pick up the slack if Carson needed a rest.
Homer recorded the first touchdown catch of his NFL career, and Dallas saw his first two carries of his career for a total of eight yards.
After the game, Dallas wasn’t worried about the numbers but was reminiscent of being back at Hard Rock.
“It just kind of came back around full circle,” Dallas said about getting his first touches in his NFL career. “ I remember scoring my first touchdown as a Hurricane in Hard Rock, and today I got my first carry as a Seahawk in Hard Rock. It came back around full circle.”
Both Dallas and Homer were effective when they got their chances on the field, and with Carson leading the pack in his group, wide receiver D.K. Metcalf knows that the running back group is talented on all fronts.
“We got backs for days in my opinion,” Metcalf said. “I think Deejay Dallas really stepped up and showed up, Homer got the first touchdown of his career. I mean we got a lot of great backs that can just roll in at any time.”
For most of the players on the team, it was just another game, for Dallas and Homer, sharing that moment together as teammates in college and now professionally with stay with them for the rest of their lives.
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