Salvon Ahmed had a big game for his grandmother

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Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed got an opportunity on Sunday, and he had extra motivation to make the most out of it.

Ahmed’s grandmother is in the hospital. He promised her that he’d have a big game, and he delivered.

“She’s just dealing with some things,” Ahmed said. “She’s in the hospital. She’s doing really good now. Just really happy to go out there and get a win for her.”

He vowed to rush for 100 yards, and he did. Ahmed gained 122 yards on 23 carries in place of Myles Gaskins, who missed the game due to injury. And he also has a gift for his grandmother: The ball from the game that he carried when he scored his touchdown.

It was a huge win for the Dolphins, enhancing their playoff chances and delivering elimination to the Patriots. Ahmed said that coach Brian Flores, a long-time New England assistant, seemed no different before the game. However, Ahmed said the players were keenly aware that a loss would knock the Patriots out of the postseason field.

7 responses to “Salvon Ahmed had a big game for his grandmother

  1. From all Dolphins fans everywhere… Thank you Salvon Ahmed. & I hope your Grandmother gets well soon. 🙏🐬

  2. Disgusted by the two morons in the booth today, mispronouncing his name over and over. There’s no k or q in his name. Unreal.

  3. I had my reservations the first game he broke out but he is a good RB. I hope some team if not the fins pays this guy well at the end of the season.

    It’s tough to be a RB in the NFL nowadays, after about 4 or 5 years you will be discarded and your career likely finished meanwhile you will have taken the biggest beating of any position in football.

    I hope this guy makes money because you can tell he runs with a purpose and has good quickness.. he is gonna make an excellent 3rd down back for some team at the least.

  4. wintercoates87 says:
    December 20, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Disgusted by the two morons in the booth today, mispronouncing his name over and over. There’s no k or q in his name. Unreal.
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    This has been the case in every game making me believe that is how he pronounces it … weird I know …

  5. Crazy that salon Ahmed was #2 on the depth chart at University of Washington to Myles gaskins and now is playing behind him in the pros and well.

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