Purdue football is making history in the NFL playoffs. The program has a wealth of Super Bowl appearances and rings in recent seasons, but today it was offensive tackle Dennis Kelly that made history. In the second quarter of today’s AFC Championship game with the Kansas City Chiefs Kelly, a 6’8” 321 pound offensive tackle, lined up as eligible and CAUGHT a touchdown pass:
It was more than a fat man touchdown. It was THE FATTEST MAN TOUCHDOWN!! EL TOUCHDOWN MAXIMO GORDO!
At 321 pounds, Titans' Dennis Kelly the heaviest player to score a TD in postseason history, per broadcast. https://t.co/i2ABX8SibB— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) January 19, 2020
The key is touchdown CATCH. William “Refrigerator” Perry had his famous touchdown in Super Bowl XX and was losted at around 330 pounds, but that was a, shall we say, generous weight for him. He had to be north of 400. Kelly is a much more svelt individual and has the moves to be a solid receiver. It was his second TD catch of the season, two more than the wide receiver the Eagles traded him for.
Naturally, Purdue Twitter was elated with the result:
Last time I saw Dennis Kelly he was lifting me over his head shoulder press style while standing on the Where Else dance floor - glad to see he’s doing well.— Ryne Smith (@RyneSmith_) January 19, 2020
Last 4 NFL receiving TDs by Purdue alums:— Nat Newell (@NatJNewell) January 19, 2020
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Former #Purdue offensive tackle Dennis Kelly has caught more touchdowns this season than all but two members of the Jets.— Brian Neubert (@brianneubert) January 19, 2020