Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin throws first career NFL touchdown (GIF)


Jul 30, 2013; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) takes the snap at training camp at Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The first NFL touchdown for any player is always special. But the first touchdown for an undrafted quarterback? That holds just a bit more weight and it’s something experienced by Matt McGloin, who in his Week 11 matchup against the Houston Texans threw his first ever NFL touchdown pass.

After the Raiders secured a turnover from the Houston Texans just moments into the game, McGloin and his Raiders were given excellent field position. That lead to a handful of runs from Rashad Jennings before  setting up a third and goal from the six-yard line or so.

Dropping back, McGloin threw a seed to Denarius Moore, who was coming off a well timed screen. Moore’s big mitts hauled in the pass as he trotted into the end zone, giving the Raiders a 7-0 lead and McGloin his first career NFL touchdown, coming on his first pass attempt of the day.

McGloin, as expected, quickly went to retrieve the ball. Hopefully it will be one of many for the former Nittany Lion, though with Terrelle Pryor expected back soon it might be a memory he wants to keep fresh in his mind.

H/T Bleacher Report

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  • KloverJane

    Congrats