Isiah Pacheco: Looking back at his top performances with Rutgers football

Isiah Pacheco on Sunday night will have the chance to earn his second Super Bowl victory in as many NFL seasons, a remarkable accomplishment for a running back who wasn’t selected until the seventh round of the NFL Draft but has now become a star with the Kansas City Chiefs.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – JANUARY 28: Isiah Pacheco #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs takes the field prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Social media has noticed that Chiefs’ fan Taylor Swift extends 10 fingers when Pacheco, who wears uniform No. 10, scores a touchdown.

But before he was one of the weapons of the Kansas City offense, Pacheco was a stud running back with Rutgers football.

The Vineland native finished his career ranked seventh in program history with 2,442 rushing yards and sixth with 563 carries.

Pacheco was a bright spot for Rutgers during a rough time for the program.

Here’s a look back at five of Pacheco’s top performances while in a Scarlet Knights uniform:

Greg Schiano after Isaih Pacheco of Rutgers scored a fourth quarter TD as Rutgers crushed Temple 61-14 in their season opener at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, NJ on September 4, 2021.

5. Sept. 25, 2021: Isiah Pacheco runs for 107 yards against Michigan

It was Rutgers’ first Big Ten game of the season after going 3-0 in its nonconference slate. Pacheco ran for 107 yards on 20 carries against a good Michigan defense.

Pacheco’s performance helped the Scarlet Knights keep it close against the Wolverines, who ultimately pulled out a 20-13 victory at Michigan Stadium.

4. Nov. 14, 2020: 133 rushing yards against against Illinois

Pacheco rushed for 133 yards on 20 carries (6.7 yards per attempt) in a close 23-20 loss to Illinois in Piscataway during the…


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