For Bills FB Frank Summers hasn’t had many opportunities on offense this season. On Sunday he had seven touches and contributed the most important points of the game in a 27-20 victory for Buffalo at Jacksonville.
Tied at 20-20, Summers pulled in a one-yard touchdown pass from EJ Manuel off play action to put Buffalo ahead for good with 9:35 left and the Bills defense made the touchdown lead stand up. For Summers it was the first receiving touchdown of his career and second this season. His celebration dance might need a bit of work, but when you’ve toiled as much as Summers has to stick in the NFL you understand why he was so animated.
“As far as the dance it’s been a long road for me in this league,” said Summers. “I’ve been here a while, and this is really actually the first time really, really playing. Just knocking on the door and kicking it down and getting excited with the team.
“The touchdown catch—I just went to the flat and EJ threw me a nice ball. I was able to give our team a boost and we were able to finish out with the win.”
Summers may have been motivated to make a bigger impact Sunday after he was inactive last week at Tampa as the Bills wanted to take a look at recent signee Evan Rodriguez. To perform when given the opportunity was satisfying for Summers.
“It did feel good,” he said. “I came in wanting to do that and wanting to help this team out. Really wanting to get a win more than anything. We were able to accomplish that and I’m really excited for the team.”
Summers had three catches for 16 yards including his touchdown grab and also had four carries for 14 yards. The Bills fullback felt he showed some diversity to his game.
“Yeah, that’s one of the things I pride myself on, not just being the fullback, or halfback or anything like that, but being a complete football player, being able to play fullback or play tailback, special teams, run, catch, block—that’s what I really pride myself on and I was able to show people I could do that,” said Summers.
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