T.J. Hockenson comes up clutch for Lions with game-winning TD on final play of the game
In honor of National Tight Ends Day, former Iowa Hawkeye and current Detroit Lion T.J. Hockenson decided to celebrate by scoring a touchdown in the final seconds to give Detroit a 23-22 win against the Falcons on Sunday.
Matthew Stafford has led the league in comeback wins 3 different times in his career
(also, lol Falcons) pic.twitter.com/qRgBB8QsgY
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Hockenson’s catch capped off a 75-yard touchdown drive in the game’s final minutes. Detroit earned a chance at a come back when Atlanta running back Todd Gurley ran the ball in for a touchdown with 1:03, giving the Lions the ball back.
Hockenson’s lone touchdown of the game did not come until the final play of the game, but he was an effective piece in Detroit’s passing attack. He finished the day with five catches for 59 yards.
In his second season with the Lions, the Chariton, Iowa, native has become a regular target for Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford.
So far, Hockenson seems to be living up to expectations after winning the John Mackey award in 2018 and being the eighth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Aside from that, Hockenson appears to be continuing on the tradition of Iowa’s tight ends succeeding in the NFL.