Chiefs' Mecole Hardman admits he 'blacked out' during touchdown to win Super Bowl LVIII
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Talk about a season coming full circle for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman.
Hardman, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Chiefs, started the 2023 campaign with the New York Jets. However, after being used sparingly, he was released, and the Chiefs quickly picked him back up.
Months later, he was on the receiving end of an overtime touchdown from Patrick Mahomes to win Super Bowl LVIII.
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Mecole Hardman Jr., #12 of the Kansas City Chiefs, celebrates with Patrick Mahomes, #15, after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
He said he "blacked out" when that happened.
"I ain’t gonna lie man, I caught that pass and I blacked out," he said on CBS’ postgame show Sunday night following the 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. "I didn’t know what was going on until I saw Pat running to me and I was like, ‘Oh, we just won? Let’s celebrate!’"
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Hardman’s touchdown came in overtime after the 49ers kicked a short field goal to go up three points.
Mahomes led the perfect drive, which included a fourth-down run to keep it alive, as well as a big scramble that set the Chiefs up in the red zone.
Mecole Hardman Jr., #12 of the Kansas City Chiefs, celebrates after catching the game-winning touchdown in overtime to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. (Ezra