WATCH: Move over J.J. Watt, Texans OL Kendall Lamm can catch, too
Last week, after Houston Texans backup offensive tackle Kendall Lamm made his debut as a blocking tight end in a win over the New Orleans Saints, Houston coach Bill O’Brien joked the team wouldn’t be using the rookie in pass-catching role any time soon.
A week later, in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, O’Brien apparently changed his mind, and the big man came through with his first NFL reception.
With Houston trailing 7-0 in the first quarter, the 6-foot-6, 305-pound Lamm caught a play-action pass from quarterback Brian Hoyer and rumbled eight yards for a first down.
Thanks to Lamm’s soft hands, the Texans continued the drive and capped it off with a touchdown to one of Lamm’s fellow tight ends, Ryan Griffin.
**BIG MAN CATCHING FOOTBALL ALERT** OL Kendall Lamm is 6'6'' and weighs 305 lbs and his catch was glorious https://t.co/kUg9E7D6j1
— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 2015
An undrafted free agent of Appalachian State, Lamm finished the quarter with more receiving yards then teammate DeAndre Hopkins, the NFL’s third-leading receiver.