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Remembering when DeShaun Foster ran through tackles on a play that "took a minute and a half" in the NFC Championship game

DeShaun Foster Touchdown

For Panthers fans, it's the longest 1-yard touchdown run in NFL playoff history. It took "a minute and a half," according to the famed radio call by former play-by-play voice Bill Rosinski. And it sealed Carolina's 14-3 win over Philadelphia in the 2003 NFC Championship game, sending the Panthers to their first Super Bowl.

Of course, we're talking about DeShaun Foster's toss play that strung out to the right pylon, giving the Panthers an insurmountable lead late in the third quarter.

"The number one thing I was thinking was just don't go out of bounds," Foster told Kristen Balboni in the latest episode of "Inside Scoop."  

"As I got to the outside, I just didn't want to go out of bounds because I knew I had lost a little bit of ground. That's why I attacked him, and I was able to get by him and score."

Foster broke the attempted tackles of six different Eagles on the play, starting with eventual Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins.

"I always tell my guys to not let the first defender tackle you," said Foster, now the running backs coach at his alma mater, UCLA. "If you want to be elite, you need to make that first guy miss."

After he went on injured reserve just before the start of his rookie year, 2003 was Foster's first real NFL season. Heading into the playoffs, he had 429 rushing yards, but no rushing touchdowns.

That all changed in the postseason when he totaled 196 yards in four games and found the endzone twice in dramatic fashion, first in Philadelphia, and then in the Super Bowl against the Patriots.

Foster's touchdown in Philly felt like it took forever as he bounced off would-be tacklers. But to him?

"It happened in the blink of an eye," Foster said. "But now that I'm watching it, it's long. It was silent in that stadium after that."

This is the second edition of "Inside Scoop." To view the first episode, click below:

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