- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 19, 2020

Football fans watching the AFC Championship Game were treated to a trendy new play in the NFL: the big man touchdown.

At the end of a nine-minute drive, the Tennessee Titans ran a play-action play to Dennis Kelly for a touchdown.

Who is Dennis Kelly? Just a 6-foot-8, 321-pound backup offensive tackle who had checked in as an eligible receiver.

With the Chiefs’ defense swarming inside to stop Derrick Henry in case he had the ball, Kelly emerged from the line uncovered. He fell backwards into a somersault upon catching the touchdown from Ryan Tannehill.



On the CBS broadcast of the game, play-by-play commentator Jim Nantz reported that Kelly became the heaviest player to ever catch a postseason touchdown pass.

The play put the Titans up 17-7 with time winding down in the first half.

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