Former Georgia Bulldog catches championship clinching touchdown

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Las Vegas, NV – The Kansas City Chiefs finished on top of the pro-football world, as they captured back-to-back championships in dramatic fashion. Former Georgia Bulldog and current Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. brought int he game winning touchdown in overtime. Here’s how he described his reaction to his game winning touchdown.

“I keep telling everybody this I blacked out. I didn’t know what was going on. I was like ‘Oh what’s going on? I see Pat running towards me like ‘Oh you’re a champion!’ I’m like oh yea let’s go!,” said Hardman.


The Chiefs trailed for most of the game, and didn’t score their first touchdown until the final three minutes of the third quarter. Hardman and the Kansas City offense knew they had to pick up their performance.

“We weren’t playing our best on the offensive side. The defense was doing everything they needed to do. As an offense we just had to score. Stop doing this and that. Let’s get some plays that we can go out there and make something happen with it,” said Hardman.


After four quarters, the Chiefs and 49ers were tied at 19 each so Super Bowl LVIII went into overtime. San Francisco won the coin toss and decided to receive the overtime opening kickoff. On their first offensive drive of the extra period the 49ers were held to just a field goal. The Chiefs would get a chance to score, and a touchdown would end the game. Trailing 22-19 Hardman said he and his teammates had one goal in mind.


“Let’s go win it. We knew that we were going to win it, nothing less. Especially in overtime man. All the chips were on the table. We didn’t want to kick a field goal and give them a chance to go down to kick a field goal and win. After that it was next score wins. We knew that we were in crunch time. Coach Reid knew it. Pat knew it. You see the plays that he made to get us down there and walked it off,” said Hardman.


In the final play of the game, Hardman brought in a 3-yard touchdown pass from eventual Super Bowl LVIII Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are now back-to-back NFL Champions.

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