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Chris Polk’s Two Touchdowns Bring Back Charlie Garner Memories

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Polk heard of the player, he just didn’t know about the stat.

When the Philadelphia Eagles second-year running back scored on a 38-yard touchdown run in a 34-20 win over the Detroit Lions last Sunday, it was his second touchdown on his ninth career carry. The last Eagles running back to score twice that quickly was Charlie Garner, who scored two touchdowns on his first five carries in a 40-8 win over San Francisco back in 1994.

“I remember Charlie Garner. I remember the name, anyway” Polk said this week when told of the accomplishment. “But 1994, wow I was four years old.”

Polk, an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, played in seven games as a rookie for the Eagles, all on special teams. He didn’t get his first carry until earlier this season in a blowout loss to Denver. In that one he carried three times for 33 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown run.

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