Robert Nkemdiche switches to No. 99, is playing running back in Egg Bowl

During the 110th meeting between Mississippi State and Ole Miss on Thanksgiving, the Rebels decided to switch up the game a bit. Star freshman defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche found himself carrying the rock out of the backfield as a running back.

The following GIF is the 6’5, 294 pound big man picking up a first down – like a freight train on the loose.

Nkemdiche typically wears No. 5, but after halftime he trotted out on the field in a No. 99 jersey. Ole Miss running back I’Tavius Mathers wears No. 5 on offense, limiting the ability of the Rebels to play both at the same time.

Fans promptly took to twitter in reaction to college football’s new two-way star.

As of writing, Nkemdiche had carried the ball three times for 24 yards with a long of 18.