Briean Boddy-Calhoun was in familiar territory on Sunday.

Minnesota discovered the under-recruited defensive back at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. It didn’t take long for the Gophers to realize that the lockdown cornerback was a steal.

Boddy-Calhoun’s NFL career got off to a similar start. He was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars after going undrafted. A week before the start of the season, Boddy Calhoun was cut. The Cleveland Browns then scooped him up a day later and added him to their 53-man roster.

That led to Sunday, when the former Gopher made his NFL debut. After he was burned in the first quarter for a touchdown, Boddy-Calhoun responded in the way that he usually does.

Pick. Six.

Boddy-Calhoun became the first player in Browns history to return an interception for a touchdown in his first career NFL game.

And while that was a first for Boddy-Calhoun at the professional level, he returned two interceptions for scores at Minnesota. Still, he got some next-level inspiration before Sunday’s game.

“When you get the ball in your hand,” Boddy-Calhoun said, “I was watching the Tavon Austin highlight this morning and I said I want to be like him when I get the ball in my hands, so credit to him.”

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By game’s end, Boddy-Calhoun finished with four tackles and one pass defended. Unfortunately, the Browns secondary was scorched for a long pass play in overtime, which set up the game-winning touchdown.

That — not the pick-six in his NFL debut — was Boddy-Calhoun’s biggest takeaway from Sunday.

“I’ll trade in that play for a win every day of the year,” he said. “It was a good play, but I really wish we got the win today.”

If Sunday was any indication, there will be plenty more opportunities for Boddy-Calhoun in Cleveland.