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Dennis Kelly Becomes Heaviest Player to Catch a Postseason NFL TD Pass

Don’t call him fat. He is rotund.

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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!

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: