SEATTLE -- Who's Robert Tonyan?
He's an undrafted rookie from Indiana State who had played just nine offensive snaps for the Green Bay Packers before Thursday. He had been targeted just one time before his first NFL reception went for a 54-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers escaped from pressure, rolled to his right and let the ball go from his own 42-yard line. Tonyan caught it at the goal line with little resistance from safety Bradley McDougald.
According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Rodgers had an air distance of 58.3 yards on the throw, the longest such completion to a tight end this season. According to Elias, the last Packers player with a touchdown catch that long as his first career catch was Jessie Clark in 1983.
Tonyan, for those who have forgotten, was the player who received the prank text on NFL cut day.