Sunday, January 5, 2014
House takes field in NFL postseason
Former New Mexico State Aggie, and current Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House saw extensive playing during the Packers Sunday postseason game, a 23-20 NFC Wild Card defeat to the San Francisco 49ers.
House, a third-year pro, entered the game early on for injured cornerback Sam Shields. House held his own, recording four tackles on the evening.
He was also nearly a hero late in the contest: on the last play of the game, with the score tied 20-20, the 49ers line up for 33-yard field goal attempt. House came in from the left side and nearly blocked Phil Dawson's game-winning try - the ball went through the outstretched arms of House. The former Aggie was ruled offsides on the play, and the 49ers declined the penalty, accepted the made field goal and, in turn, got the win.
"After watching tape I knew I could get a great jump on blocking a field goal," House wrote in a text message following the game. "Once the ball was snapped I knew I had a chance to block the ball. So I dove and stuck my two hands out. From watching the replay I noticed it went through my arms."
House played all 16 regular-season games in 2013. He made 44 tackles, intercepted a pass and recorded an interception on the season.
Sunday's game also pitted two former Western Athletic Conference players going against each other: House, formerly of New Mexico State; and San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, formerly of the University if Nevada.