Houston Texans turn TD celebration into relay race (video)
The relaxation of NFL celebration rules generated another Olympic sport-themed touchdown celebration on Sunday.
Four Houston Texans players combined to make up a relay team in Sunday’s 31-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Running back Lamar Miller led off after scoring on a seven-yard pass.
Miller, who reportedly ran a 100m in 10.71 seconds as a 16-year-old, handed the football off to DeAndre Hopkins, followed by Braxton Miller and finally Bruce Ellington on anchor.
“I think [Hopkins] came up with that out there,” said Lamar Miller, who briefly sprinted at the University of Miami. “He was like, whoever scored, we should do a relay.”
Unlike some recent U.S. men’s 4x100m teams at the Olympics and world championships, the Texans got the baton around clean.
“No rehearsal,” Lamar Miller said. “I think we would be a great 4x100m team.”
Last month, the Green Bay Packers celebrated like a bobsled team.
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