Oct 13, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria (80) celebrates his first quarter touchdown catch during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Joseph Fauria scores, windmill dunks on goal post (GIF)


Today is a very special day indeed. Joseph Fauria has caught two touchdown passes in a game, and we were treated to two Fauria touchdown celebrations.

And it’s not even my birthday.

Fauria has made headlines with his array of touchdown celebrations. Earlier this season he celebrated a touchdown by acting out N’Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” dance and this one from Week 1.

In the game today he scored on a one-yard touchdown pass and did a dance similar to the “Bye Bye Bye” (pictured above). This one didn’t get the same reviews, but I found slightly amusing.

This latest one is less creative. It’s the ole’ dunk over the cross-bar of the field goal posts, like tight end Tony Gonzalez does. He makes it a windmill dunk for a little extra flair.

That makes Fauria’s stat line for the game two catches, 24 yards and two touchdowns. Not too shabby. This second touchdown gave the Lions a 21-17 lead over the Browns early in the fourth quarter.

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