The NFL world revolved around Houston, Texas for a few minutes on Sunday afternoon. Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn went down with an injury during the team’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, thrusting the team’s emergency kicker into duty.
What came next was madness. First, the former Badger performed well at kickoffs. Then, the Texans faced a fourth-and-goal from the 12-yard line. They needed a field goal.
And Ogunbowale delivered, becoming the first non-kicker or punter to make a field goal since wide receiver Wes Welker did it in 2004 for the Dolphins.
Texans RB Dare Ogunbowale just became the first non-kicker to make a field goal in a regular season game since Wes Welker did it back in 2004.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 5, 2023
Texans QB C.J. Stroud spoke with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt on Monday Night Countdown last night and told his side of the story:
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 7, 2023