File this under sentences I did not expect to write today, or ever. Former Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale was forced into emergency duty today during the Houston Texans’ contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He was not forced in as the running back. But he’s currently operating as the Texans’ kicker after Ka’imi Fairbairn was injured earlier in the contest.
Ogunbowale has barely seen the field this year in Houston, only having recorded two carries for four rushing yards. But with Fairbairn’s injury, he is now Houston’s kickoff man for at least the rest of today’s game.
To be honest, he isn’t that bad.
Dare Ogunbowale might be the NFL's next great kicker
Bonus: Bill Burr reference from Ian Eagle pic.twitter.com/dwyK0PsGCo
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) November 5, 2023
Update: He also made the go-ahead field goal.
Texans running back Dare Ogunbowale KICKS THE GO-AHEAD FIELD GOAL!
— NFL (@NFL) November 5, 2023