THE FLATS — The National Football League’s 2023 season got underway last weekend and Georgia Tech was made proud by many of its #ProJackets in the ranks of the 32 teams.
Making his NFL debut was safety Juanyeh Thomas with the Dallas Cowboys. In the Cowboys, 40-0 rout of the Giants, Thomas had a solo and an assisted tackle, a pass defended, and a blocked field goal in 41 defensive snaps and 14 snaps on special teams. He was naped Sport DFW’s Week 1 MVP for the Cowboys.
Cowboys’ CJ Goodwin let Juanyeh Thomas know it was his time to shine before the blocked FG. pic.twitter.com/LNhGFX5iGS
— Mauricio Rodríguez (@MauNFL) September 13, 2023
Seeing the ENTIRE Cowboys sideline rally around Juanyeh Thomas after his blocked field goal is so wholesome.
— Michael Bier (@MichaelJBier) September 13, 2023
Defensive end Keion White made his NFL debut on Sunday, playing in 23 defensive snaps and 11 snaps on special teams in the Patriots 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The second-rounder finished with just a pass defended, but applied pressure on multiple possessions and impressed both coaches and media.
so Keion White (#99) has something to him pic.twitter.com/3J1nDg5XzM
— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) September 14, 2023
In the NFL opener, Harrison Butker went 2-for-2 on field goals and hit both extra points in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 21-20 loss to the Lions on Thursday Night Football.
In the Steelers’ Week 1 loss to San Francisco, punter Pressley Harvin III boomed six punts for 254 yards at a 42.3-yard clip. He placed one inside the 20.
Defensive end Adam Gotsis helped the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 31-21 win over the Colts on Sunday, recording two solo tackles, including a tackle for loss and a pass defended.
Despite battling a hamstring injury, tight end Darren Waller made his debut for the New York Giants in their loss to Dallas. He was target five times and hauled in three catches for 36 yards.
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