Former Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman catches first TD pass of NFL career
For the first time in his NFL career, Rashod Bateman has caught a touchdown pass.
In the first quarter of Sunday’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals, Bateman hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Josh Johnson to give the Ravens an early 7-3 advantage. It was the first touchdown catch for the rookie wide receiver out of Minnesota.
Bateman was a first-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft but missed some time early in the year because of injury. He’s played well since returning in October, totaling 33 receptions for 409 yards.
Below is his first touchdown catch as a receiver in the NFL:
Highlight: Former #Gophers receiver Rashod Bateman scored his first career NFL touchdown in Week 16 on Sunday. The Ravens rookie didn’t play in the first five weeks due to an injury, but has been coming on, with first 100-yard game in Week 14. pic.twitter.com/n2D5RlQTgg
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) December 26, 2021
Bateman adds reliability, great hands and excellent athleticism to a Ravens offense that is already very explosive. It was good to see the former Gopher haul in his first career TD catch at the professional level.