Former Nebraska star Ameer Abdullah scores TD on first NFL carry

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Former Nebraska star Ameer Abdullah scores TD on first NFL carry

Big Ten fans who spent the past few seasons watching Ameer Abdullah star at Nebraska won’t be surprised to hear that the rookie scored a touchdown on his first NFL carry Sunday afternoon.

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Facing off against former Big Ten rival and fellow rookie running back Melvin Gordon, Abdullah ran 24 yards up the middle for a touchdown early in the first quarter of Detroit’s season opener vs. San Diego.

In typical Abdullah fashion, he broke ankles, those of veteran safety Eric Weddle, on his way to pay dirt.

The former Nebraska star finished with 94 total yards on 11 touches (7 car. 50 yards, 4 rec., 44 yards) in the 33-28 loss.

Abdullah, a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, racked up three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons at Nebraska, a first in program history, finishing his career with 4,588 yards rushing, second only to Mike Rozier (4,780).

Abdullah also had this big play in the passing game:

Here’s a photo of Abdullah touchdown run:

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