Mecole Hardman, a Chiefs wide receiver, caught the game-winning pass from Patrick Mahomes in overtime of Super Bowl LVIII. However, Hardman was unaware that the overtime rules had changed for the playoffs, and he didn’t realize that the Chiefs had won the game until Mahomes informed him in the end zone.
During a post-game interview on NFL Network, Mahomes shared the humorous story, mentioning that he had to tell Hardman that they had just won the Super Bowl. Hardman had not celebrated at the beginning because he was unaware that the Chiefs had secured the victory.
This game marked the first time the new playoff overtime rules were implemented, which guarantee both teams a possession even if the team that receives the kickoff scores a touchdown. Despite his lack of awareness at the time, Hardman’s game-winning play has earned him a place in history as part of the Super Bowl-winning team.