Catching a touchdown in the NFL is something most of us can only dream of, but for those where it's a reality, catching that first one must be a feeling unlike any other, and we're seeing that based on Indianapolis Colts tight end Kylen Granson's social media activity.
Granson, 25, is in his third NFL season after getting drafted in the fourth round and No. 127 overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2021 NFL Draft.
In his rookie season, he caught 11 passes for 106. In 022, he caught 31 passes for 302 yards. However, he didn't find the end zone until Week 2 of his third season.
With 10 seconds to go in the first half of the Colts 31-20 win over the Houston Texans, backup quarterback Gardner Minshew, subbing in for starter Anthony Richardson, found Granson for a four-yard pass into the end zone.
He finished the game with three receptions for 16 yards and that score and now has seven receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown this season.
The former Rice and SMU college football player celebrated his achievement unlike anything we've seen before—he had a photo shoot with his significant other as if they were newborn baby pictures.
Colts third-year tight end Kylen Granson caught his first career touchdown pass Sunday in the win against the Texans. Yesterday, he posted this photoshoot to his Instagram. pic.twitter.com/4gQIVrmpPq
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) September 19, 2023
The caption on his Instagram post reads, "after 3yrs of trying... it's finally here #firstcareertouchdown."
So, now we know that Granson has a top-tier sense of humor. Teammates such as Richardson commented, "Come on man" with a crying face emoji, and the Colts official Instagram account commented, "BRO" with a skull face emoji and the crying face emoji.
Playing four seasons of college football, Granson played two years at Rice before transferring to SMU. He played from 2016-2017 and 2019-2020. He had to miss a season, as this was before the new transfer portal rules.
He finished college with 129 receptions for 1,879 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Now 1-1, the Colts look ahead to Week 3 to take on the Baltimore Ravens on the road. Richardson left Week 2 with a concussion, and his status for the game is unknown.
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