But it wasn’t the numbers that had Millard’s teammates and coaches talking. It was his athletic ability he showed hurdling would-be tacklers.
“It looked like he just kneed that guy off of him and just ran through him,” quarterback Landry Jones said. “I don’t think there is a button on the control for what he did. He’s a tough guy, great player, good hands. As you can see, a great runner. Tough to bring down.”
Even though Millard was one of the biggest stars of the day, there is no guarantee he will see the same number of touches next week or the rest of the season. It’s something he accepts as the life of a fullback.
“They are going to use whatever it takes to win,” Millard said. “Whether it’s me getting a bunch of touches or not. Me playing a bunch of snaps or not. That is the role I play.”
Michael KinneyFollow me @email@example.com