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At least he finally got some recognition. Friends and family members still remind him of that catch. So did his former teammate at Illinois, Colts cornerback Vontae Davis.

They saw each other last Saturday night when New England beat Indianapolis 43-22 in an AFC divisional-round game.

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"He said it’s nothing new to him," Hoomanawanui recalled with a smile. "He said he had seen it multiple times whether in practice or in games at Illinois."

In the NFL, the receiving chances are few for him and Mulligan. Their blocking opportunities are many.

"It’s something we definitely take pride in," Hoomanawanui said. "It’s something I look at right after a game, see what kind of rushing yards we’re putting up."


AP Sports Writer Arnie Stapleton in Denver contributed to this report.


AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org

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