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Iosefa leads New England's rushing attack in NFL debut

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Making his National Football League debut with New England on Sunday, former University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa totaled 51 yards on 14 carries to help lead the Patriots to victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Iosefa, a 7th-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in the 2015 NFL Draft, has been a member of New England's practice squad since this October. He was promoted to the 53-man active roster on Saturday, ahead of the game against Tennessee.

Iosefa's 14 carries and 51 yards were both game-high marks. 

"I felt confident going in," Iosefa told reporters after the game. "I had a lot of preparation during the week, tried to get comfortable and stuff. It felt good, feels good to hit somebody besides my own teammates."

Iosefa and the Patriots took on a Titans team that played most of the game without quarterback Marcus Mariota, who was injured in the second quater of the game and did not return. 

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