The NFL has changed over the last two decades, and nobody has witnessed the ramifications of those changes than the fullback. Once a staple of offenses everywhere, the NFL fullback has become a dying breed.

Gary Kubiak and the Denver Broncos are looking to change that.

Earlier in the Summer, the reigning champs selected Andy Janovich out of Nebraska with their sixth round pick, and on Thursday, he proved why.

On the first carry of his NFL career, Janovich took the ball from Trevor Siemian‘s hands, slithered through the offensive line, pushed pass a defender and trotted 28 yards to the house, giving the Broncos their first score of the 2016 season.

The crowed went wild …

But it didn’t stop there. Janovich wasn’t brought to Denver to play in a starring role — though it was a nice surprise. He came to Denver to do the dirty work, to bring back the old-school offense.

Janovich came to Denver to lay some wood. And he did just that.

Lining up in front of C.J. Anderson, Janovich helped lead the Broncos’ No. 1 rusher to 52 yards in the first half on nine carries (5.8 yards/carry), dropping several Panther defenders in the process.

It’s been a long while since the spotlight was shone upon a fullback, but if Andy Janovich keeps playing like this, he’ll be well on his way towards making the fullback cool once again.