Two years ago today, Colin Cloherty ’09 was probably spending his Sunday like the rest of us during reading period–holed up in the stacks wondering how that 12-15 page paper was going to write itself in the next 18 hours. Fast forward two years, and the former history concentrator has traded in neocolonialism for an NFL touchdown.
After only being activated by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Cloherty scored his first career NFL touchdown Sunday when he scooped up a fumbled Tampa Bay punt and ran it 8 yards into the end zone. At the time, the Jags were trailing 14-0, and Cloherty’s score was a game-changer.
The tight end’s young NFL journey has been eventful, as he’s had stints with the Colts, Browns, and 49ers before joining the Jags. Before Sunday, he had only appeared in two games (both with San Fran), and caught only one career pass. Cloherty’s 99 career catches are 12th best in Brown football history, and he was twice an all-Ivy League selection.
Congrats to Colin, and here’s to hoping there are many more to come!