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Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier Bursts For Rushing TD To Open Game Against Cardinals

Jan 1, 2023, 12:09 PM | Updated: 12:10 pm
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Tyler Allgeier #25 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter in the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU Cougars and current Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier ran for his third rushing score of the season during Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Falcons hosted the Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1.

With 13:38 left in the second quarter, Allgeier burst up the middle for five yards and into the end zone for six points.

Allgeier’s run helped give the Falcons a 7-3 lead.

The run capped a 16-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 9:46.

After the play, Allgeier had seven carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. It was the running back’s second rushing touchdown in the last three games.

Allgeier entered the game against the Falcons with 166 carries for 817 yards and two touchdowns on the ground this season.

He’d also recorded 15 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown as a rookie.

The Falcons came into the Week 17 contest with a 5-10 record this season, including 4-3 at home. Arizona arrived in Atlanta with a 4-11 record, including 3-3 on the road.

Atlanta’s game against Arizona is broadcast on FOX and NFL Sunday Ticket.

About Tyler Allgeier

The Fontana, California native played for the Cougars from 2018-21. He played linebacker before switching to running back full-time ahead of the 2020 season.

During his time in Provo, Allgeier ran the ball 452 times for 2,899 yards and 36 touchdowns.

RELATED: Falcons RB Tyler Allegeier Scores First NFL Touchdown

Allgeier set BYU’s single-season rushing record with 1,601 yards on the ground in 2021.

Following his standout career in Provo, the Falcons selected the former Cougar running back with the No. 151 overall pick during the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Allgeier was the 12th running back selected during the three-day event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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