Occasionally a clean start out is all an NFL player needs to have a resurgence in their job.
Just past season, returner JoJo Natson was on a 5-11 Jets crew that was rebuilding. A 12 months later, he’s about to engage in in the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams.
Natson started out his university job at Utah State as a broad receiver and returner. In three seasons, Natson experienced 121 catches, 1,031 receiving yards and six touchdowns. As a punt returner, Natson is tied for first with the most punt returns for touchdowns with four in Utah State and Mountain West heritage. He then transferred to Akron for his senior season.
The 5-foot-7 speedster went undrafted in 2017 ahead of currently being signed by the Indianapolis Colts. Nevertheless, Natson did not make the Colts’ roster and was slash just ahead of the 2017 season.
A couple of times later, the Jets signed Natson to their observe squad. He used the upcoming two months there until finally the Jets promoted him to the active roster in November. He appeared in seven online games for the Jets, mostly as a returner. On kick returns, Natson experienced 16 returns for 325 yards. Meanwhile, on punt returns, he experienced 16 returns for 38 yards. Finally, New York waived him at the stop of April.
Natson was a instruction camp pickup by the Rams in July, but was slash at the stop of the preseason. In 7 days 1, the Rams’ starting returner, Pharoh Cooper, went down with an ankle injury and was placed on injured reserve. As shortly as that transpired, Natson received the contact and was re-signed by the Rams.
He has appeared in 13 online games for Los Angles and has only been utilized as a returner. On punts, Natson has 26 returns for 280 yards. On kickoffs, he has six returns for 108 yards.
It just goes to exhibit that so a lot can transpire within just an NFL season. Natson was sitting at house waiting for a crew to contact him and it just so transpired an injury happened. He was the upcoming man up.
Following all that, Natson receives to engage in on the biggest phase this Sunday in the Super Bowl. That most likely did not cross his thoughts a several months in the past.