Jets’ Foley Fatukasi, Bennett Jackson star in ‘The Late Show’ segment

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Foley Fatukasi and Bennett Jackson got their first taste of late-night television after making an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Fatukasi and Jackson appeared in a segment of Sunday’s episode that offered a unique take on player introductions. Typically, fans will watch an NFL game on TV and see or hear player names accompanied by their alma maters. But what if those standard player introductions were directed by Hollywood legends like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg?

The Late Show has the answer, with an assist from Fatukasi, Jackson and other NFL players.

As you can see, the first player introduction was based on a scene from Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.” Fatukasi got to acknowledge his days at the University of Connecticut.

Jackson, meanwhile, was given the character name of “Benny Two Times,” a spoof on the “Goodfellas” character Jimmy Two Times. Naturally, Jackson called out his alma mater, Notre Dame, twice.

The next player introduction that featured Jackson was based on Werner Herzog’s “Grizzly Man.” He played the character of Timothy Treadwell. Jackson got approached by a grizzly bear while the narrator said there is nothing safe about playing safety. The narrator then gave a quick shout out to Notre Dame.

Fatukasi’s last appearance was in a spoof of Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction.” He played the character of Brett from the movie. Fatukasi explained to Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Jules Winfield, that he was Foley Fatukasi from Uconn. Jackson played a small role in that scene as well.

After the Jets recognized Fatukasi and Jackson for their performances in a tweet, The Late Show responded and said that “Oscars are being sent in the mail.”