Two games into his professional career, Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham recorded his first NFL reception and this first touchdown on the same play.
With less than seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 28-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns and the Titans facing a fourth-and-six situation at the Cleveland 13-yard line, quarterback Marcus Mariota tossed a pass in the end zone. Green-Beckham, Tennessee’s second-round pick in the 2015 draft, went up over Browns cornerback Joe Haden and caught the ball to pull the Titans to within a touchdown.
“It was a good play, definitely a good call. Give credit to Marcus for getting that ball up there where only I could get it," Green-Beckham said, per the Tennessean. “That’s one of my favorite plays is around the red zone. It will continue to get better each and every week.”
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Tennessee head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he hopes the catch is a sign of things to come for the 6-foot-5, 230-pound receiver.
"That certainly was what you would envision in making a catch over the top of the guy in the end zone," Whisenhunt said. "We tried to hit him early and just missed on a route down the sideline early in the game, so we’ll continue to try to get him involved.”