This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is running back Boom Herron.
Sunday might have been Boom Herron’s first career NFL start but the crowd inside Lucas Oil Stadium already had his first name in their cheering repertoire.
Herron gave them a lot to cheer about on Sunday with 12 carries for 65 yards and five receptions for 31 yards.
“I was just honored that the coaches gave me the opportunity and the coaches believed in me. It was a great moment for me,” Herron said of getting the start.
Herron entered the Colts 2014 Training Camp as the team’s fourth string running back.
Yet, as is typically life in the NFL, more than a couple of running backs are needed to survive a 16-game regular season.
Of the Colts 74 offensive snaps on Sunday, Herron played 31.
The expanded role for Herron was expected after the Colts placed Ahmad Bradshaw on injured reserve earlier in the week.
Talk during the week had fans wondering if the Colts would explore other options at the running back position.
On Sunday though, it was Herron taking charge.
“They got me the ball a couple times and I tried to make something happen with it,” Herron said after the win.
“Obviously, I felt like I can play a little bit better but we got the win and it was a good team win.”
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