Nov 24, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea (50) celebrates a receiving touchdown in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Vita Vea caught a touchdown pass on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. That’s a very big deal. Literally.

At 347 pounds, he is now the heaviest player in NFL history to catch a touchdown pass. Bet you didn’t see that record falling today (or even know it was a record worth considering).

Up 13-10, the Bucs were driving towards the Falcons’ endzone with seconds left in the first half. They knew they needed to pull out some tricks in order to ensure a score before halftime. Vea sometimes shows up on offense in the fullback slot given how well his hefty frame can clear lanes for runners. However, this time, the Bucs lined him up in the flat to the right of the formation. Perhaps not considering him a threat, the Falcons let Vea slip into the endzone where he caught a Jameis Winston pass for the touchdown.

Not only was that a Big Man Touchdown, but it was the biggest big man touchdown in the history of the league per Pro Football Reference (via Rodger Sherman).

Vea’s touchdown pass displaces the previous touchdown pass record-holder, Jonathan Ogden. The 345-pound lineman caught two touchdowns in his NFL career, one in 1996 and one in 2003.

However, Vea also surpassed the previous record-holder for an offensive touchdown, period. That was defensive tackle Dontari Poe, who scored on a one-yard run in 2015 as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Vea later added a sack to his stat line to complete a very big day for a very big guy.

[PFR/Rodger Sherman/USA Today]

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