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Three former Tigers rush for touchdowns on Championship Sunday

NFC Championship - Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Green Bay Packers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Sunday was a good day for the #NFLSU brand. Not only was the university well represented in both the AFC and NFC Championship games, three former Tiger running backs ran for touchdowns.

Leonard Fournette got things going for NFLSU, running in a 20-yard score in Tampa Bay’s 31-26 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Fournette had a modest day, getting 12 carries for 55 yards and caught five balls for 19 yards. But on that particular touchdown run, Fournette channeled his 2015 Auburn effort. You remember that game, right?

It’s also worth pointing out that Devin White, who signed as a running back before becoming the greatest linebacker in school history, was the best player on the field in the NFC Championship Game. White had 15 tackles and recovered a fumble which he brought back for 21 yards.

Now’s the part where I point out that Green Bay has exactly zero former Tigers on their roster and they lost the NFC Title Game. Coincidence? I’ll let you be the judge of that.

A few hours later, the Kansas City Chiefs got rushing touchdowns from both Darrell Williams and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Williams gave Kansas City a lead it would not surrender with a six-yard run early in the second quarter. He also hit the griddy which is an added bonus.

About five minutes of game clock later, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, in his first game back since suffering a hip and ankle injury, scored a touchdown as well.

Edwards-Helaire didn’t do the griddy, but instead he did the Tyrone Biggums dance for you fans of Dave Chapelle.

The moral of the story is if you want your favorite NFL team to play in the Super Bowl, make sure they have an LSU running back on the roster.