Packers FB Aaron Ripkowski is one tough runner to tackle. Jeff Hanisch USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers got their first scoring drive started against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday with an 18-yard catch-and-run from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to fullback Aaron Ripkowski.

The Carolina defenders who tried to bring down the 246-pound fullback had to deal with the punishment. Ripkowski, an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma, lowered his shoulder and the first few would-be tacklers bounced right off of him.

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Check out a short clip of Ripkowski's powerful running below, courtesy of the Packers' official Twitter page.

Ripkowski's 18-yard gain kicked off a drive that gave Green Bay a 7-3 lead in the first quarter. It was also the first offensive touch of the 22-year-old's NFL career.

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