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Denver Broncos rookie fullback Andy Janovich ​scored the first touchdown of the 2016 NFL season during Thursday night’s opener against the Carolina Panthers.   

By SI Wire
September 08, 2016

Rookie fullback Andy Janovich scored the Broncos’ first touchdown of the 2016 NFL season during Thursday night’s opener against the Carolina Panthers. 

Janovich ran for 28 yards to score. It was his first career carry.

Janovich was selected by Denver in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft out of Nebraska.

The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24–10 in Super Bowl 50 to earn the franchise’s third NFL championship title.

Thursday’s game is the first Super Bowl rematch to occur on the opening night of an NFL season since 1970.

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