Britain Covey has a spot on an NFL roster.
Now he just needs a parking pass.
Covey, the former University of Utah star kick returner and receiver, was elevated from the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad Monday.
But Covey ran into some problems when he arrived at Lincoln Financial Field ahead of the Eagles’ Monday night matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Covey “tried to park his car in the players’ lot before the game, but the attendants didn’t believe he was a player and wouldn’t let him into the lot,” according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Covey then went looking for another place to park and ended up among some tailgaters.
The story was confirmed by one fan, who shared a picture on Twitter.
Covey did make it into the stadium after all. He had three punt returns for 14 yards in the Eagles’ victory.
“First game at the Linc was a blast!” Covey posted on Twitter afterward. “Unbelievable atmosphere. Loving the vibes from this team right now. Humble and hungry! I gotta be better - I know that. More decisive. A lot to learn! Grateful for every opportunity”.