Zander Horvath Scores Touchdown: In Thursday night’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on the road, Los Angeles Chargers seventh-round draught selection Zander Horvath scored his second touchdown.
The former Purdue athlete made NFL history by being the first rookie running back or fullback since 1942 to score a touchdown pass in his first two games. The Chargers face second down from the one-yard line in the second quarter’s first play.
Quarterback Justin Herbert faked a handoff to running back Sony Michel, which left Horvath wide open beyond the goal line for a short-yardage touchdown catch.
With 14:57 remaining in the first half, the Chargers had a 10-0 lead thanks to the score. It was Herbert’s first three touchdown throws, completing an eight-play, 58-yard drive.
Horvath faced standout defensive end George Karlaftis, another ex-Purdue player, during the Chargers’ game against the Chiefs. The game’s final stats for the first-round choice were one tackle, one pass deflection, and one quarterback hit.
Horvath carried the ball 268 times for 1,181 yards and eight touchdowns during his time at Purdue. He had 68 receptions for 592 yards and one touchdown in the passing game.
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On Sunday, September 25, the Chargers will resume play when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Inglewood, California’s SoFi Stadium, will host the game.