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UConn Football Has Big NFL Sunday

Sunday’s NFL action saw a strong showing from UConn Football alumni.

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

While UConn football may be struggling this season, some former players in the NFL had a good day on Sunday.

Jordan Todman started the day off with a bang, returning the opening kickoff of the Colts-Packers game 99 yards to put the Colts up 7-0. Later in the game, he took another kick back 61 yards to set up an Indianapolis field goal. For his special teams performance, Todman was awarded the game ball in the Colts’ locker room after their 31-26 win.

Todman wasn’t the only former Husky on the Colts to have a big play. Cornerback Darius Butler intercepted Aaron Rodgers in the game at Lambeau Field. While intercepting Rodgers may be hard enough, from 2012-2015 the Packers quarterback did not throw an interception at home. While the streak has since been broken, it is an impressive feat nonetheless.

The defensive prowess continued for the former Huskies with rookie Andrew Adams impressing as a starter for the New York Giants. In Sunday’s game against the Eagles, Adams recorded an interception and was Pro Football Focus’ highest-rated defensive player for the Giants, with a 91.8 rating.

Finally, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen had a relatively quiet yet productive day for the Vikings, finishing the day with six tackles.

Not bad for a basketball school.