Broncos fullback Andy Janovich scores team's first TD of the year

BY foxsports • September 8, 2016

Even the most diehard Denver Broncos fan probably had to do a double-take after hearing who scored the team's first touchdown of the 2016 season.

On third-and-1 in the second quarter, the Broncos decided to give fullback Andy Janovich his first career carry with the hopes of extending the drive. Janovich did more than that, rushing past the Panthers defense for a 28-yard touchdown as Denver evened the score Thursday night.  

Here's Janovich coming right at you.

The Broncos drafted Janovich in the sixth round out of Nebraska this year, and the move already is paying dividends. Janovich carried the ball just 42 times last year with the Cornhuskers, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and scoring three touchdowns. Maybe he will become the defending champs' secret weapon.