Bryce Brown really hadn't been heard from since a stellar high school career that ended in 2008.
Until Monday night, when he filled in for injured Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy.
Making his first start at any level since his senior season at Wichita East (Kansas) High, Brown set an Eagles rookie record with 178 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 65 and five yards, in the team's 30-22 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
But after the game, Brown was more focused on his role in the Eagles' seventh straight loss than anything else.
"My performance doesn't mean anything to me at all," said Brown, who lost two fumbles, including one in Carolina territory. "The important thing to me was for us to get a win and that didn't happen tonight. I feel like a lot of that has to do with my two turnovers that happened to really cost us."
A top recruit out of high school, Brown decided to attend college at Tennessee, where Lane Kiffin was then the coach. After rushing for 460 yards and three touchdowns on 101 carries as a freshman backup to Montario Hardesty, Brown transferred to Kansas State after Kiffin left the Volunteers for USC.