6:01 PM ET

Covey will remember his first home game as an Eagles player very well.

He was denied access to team parking when he arrived at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles' stadium. He didn't have the appropriate pass because he wasn't elevated to the active roster yet, and security didn't recognize him.

At training camp, Covey joked that he had been mistaken for a kicker by a fan, if he hadn't been listed as a football player.

I was elevated to the active roster. Covey said he's a return guy. They looked at me skeptically and then said, "Look, man." We apologize. You don't have the ball. I said, "OK, just point me to where everybody else parks." They pointed me to where other people park.

Covey was directed to many fans. He was able to get around the parking fee by using his pass, but he had to ask some patrons for directions because he parked a quarter mile away from the stadium. Covey, who excelled as a receiver and return specialist for the University of Utah, didn't get a lot of attention as he made his way to the stadium. A group of fans spotted him, put two and two together and took a picture.

I asked if they were ready for the game after a few of them looked at me and said "I feel like that guy is..." They asked, "Are you?".

Covey got into the action when he got to the stadium. He returned three punts for a measly 14 yards.

He said he now has a parking pass. Covey might make a habit of parking in the fan lot because of the perspective it gave him.

He said it inspired him to just remember where he came from.

Covey said that he was determined to prove himself and that he had to start from where he started. It's a good story for me because it reminds me of my mentality. I want to be better because of it.