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Mecole Hardman Made NFL History With Unique Week 7 Outing

Isaiah De Los Santos
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman made NFL history in Week 7.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman made NFL history in Week 7. / (AP Photo/Lachlan Cunningham)

The Kansas City Chiefs featured wide receiver Mecole Hardman a ton in scoring range this past Sunday, and he responded by scoring a whopping three touchdowns. Even more impressive was the fact Hardman notched two TDs on the ground.

It turns out Hardman's unqiue day made NFL history.

According to NFL Research, Hardman is the first player in the Super Bowl era to score two touchdowns on the ground and one receiving in the same game. Given the dual threats around the league just right now -- Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey, Austin Ekeler, Aaron Jones -- that's no small feat. The fact he did something no else has done since 1966 makes this downright incredible.

Hardman began his history-making day by hauling in an eight-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes in the first quarter. He then added to his TD total by breaking off of a 25-yard run in the second quarter. The wideout finally capped his performance by scoring once again on a 3-yard handoff near the end of the game.

Though Hardman's role has fluctuated on a week-to-week basis, he's shown his nose for the endzone, scoring twice in the six previous games. Hopefully his outburst leads to more opportunities for fourth-year pro.

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