Larry Donnell went from unknown undrafted NFL free-agent to a household name in the Big Apple in one night.
The former Grambling State tight end recorded seven catches for 54 yards and scored three touchdowns in the New York Giants 45-14 win over Washington Thursday night.
Donnell, who is in his second NFL season, leads the Giants with four touchdowns to go along with a team-leading 25 receptions through the first four games.
Donnell became the first Giants player to score three touchdowns in a half since Amani Toomer in 2002, according to STATS.
“It’s tough to get noticed,” said Donnell to the New York Post. “Back in the day, Grambling was known for the pro talent it produced. Now it’s hard to get a look if you’re from an [historically black college or university]. There’s a lot of talent. But sometimes you’ve got to go through the back door to look out the front door.”