|RB Andre Brown/Rich Kane/Icon SMI|
The New York Giants found themselves down 14 points to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into the fourth quarter and without starting running back Ahmed Bradshaw, who went down in the second quarter with a neck injury. The coaches turned to reserve running back Andre Brown. The running back responded by delivering 13 carries for 71 yards, a touchdown, and a two point conversion. Brown’s touchdown was the game winner coming with 31 seconds left in the game. Andre was originally a fourth round draft pick out of North Carolina State University by the Giants in 2009. Brown has bounced around the league to four different teams (Broncos, Colts, Panthers, and Redskins) before returning to the Giants in 2011. Brown spent last season on the practice squad and earned a Super Bowl ring as the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl. At the beginning of the year there were question on whether Brown would even make the 53 man roster, since making the team he has been a solid contributor on special teams.