On Saturday Night when the Green Bay Packers traveled to the San Francisco to play the number one seed 49ers in the NFL Playoffs, a South Jersey High School Graduate scored the first touchdown of the game for the team wearing yellow helments and green lettering on their uniforms.

After drawing a Pass Interference Penalty to get the Packers into scoring range, Cedar Creek High School Graduate Bo Melton caught a 19 yard Touchdown pass to give Green Bay the lead with 9:27 left in the 3rd Quarter.  Melton's score was one of only two touchdowns scored by the Packers on Saturday night.

Packers Wide Receiver Bo Melton graduated from Cedar Creek HS in New Jersey
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At the end of the night, Melton and his Packers squad lost 24-21 to a 49ers team that earned homefield advantage with a 12-5 record during the regular season. After Green Bay's shocking upset over the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs, they put San Francisco on their heels in the second round.

The 2023 NFL season was the year that the Wide Receiver from Mays Landing, New Jersey showed the world what he can do when given the opportunity. After injuries hurt the Packers offense, Melton stepped up and played the final four games of the regular season. The graduate from Cedar Creek High School and Rutgers University had 16 catches and 239 Total Yards in those four games to help Green Bay reach the NFL Postseason.

Packers Bo Melton is from Mays Landing, NJ
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Melton caught his first career Touchdown in the NFL on December 31st versus the Minnesota Vikings and now his second Touchdown was on the big stage of the Playoffs on National Television. Even though the Packers season has come to an end, Bo Melton's NFL career is just getting started.

Check Out Greater Atlantic City, NJ Area Athletes Who Played Games In NFL

Many people are not aware of the number of athletes from the Greater Atlantic City Region who have played in the National Football League. Football players who played at high schools in Cape May, Atlantic, Cumberland, and Ocean Counties have a strong representation in the NFL over the last few decades.

One of the most difficult accomplishments in sports is to make a Professional Sports Roster and earn the opportunity to play in a game at the highest level of the sport. Check out some of the great South Jersey Athletes who have played in games in the NFL:

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