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NFL wide receiver channels The Rock for touchdown celebration @bustedcoverage/Twitter
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Do you smell what Golden Tate is cookin’?

The Detroit Lions wide receiver did his best imitation of former WWE champion and current A-list movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson by landing the “People’s Elbow” on the football during a touchdown celebration in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison between Tate and the “People’s Champ” provided by Deadspin’s Twitter account:

In fairness, the only thing that could top the celebration was the actual touchdown itself. Tate broke several tackles before outrunning the coverage and front-flipping his way into the end zone.

The Lions put on an epic comeback to make it a game against the Saints on Sunday.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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