Hayden Hurst throws Bryce Young's touchdown into the stands CREDIT: FOX

Carolina Panthers quarterback and first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft Bryce Young has thrown his first career touchdown pass.

Young found tight end Hayden Hurst for a four-yard score to tie the game early in the second quarter to officially get his name in the NFL history books.

Unfortunately for Young, it may be tough to retrieve the ball, because Hurst threw it way into the stands in celebration.

Hurst clearly got lost in the moment and didn’t realize what he was doing, and a Panthers staffer will almost certainly be able to go retrieve the ball, but it’s still very funny to see, as was the fact that the announcers picked up on it immediately.

Young’s NFL debut comes with much hype and fanfare after Carolina traded up in the draft to select the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner. In his three seasons with the Crimson Tide, Young led Alabama to a National Championship victory, threw a school single-season record 47 touchdowns and 4,800 passing yards, and finished with 80 career passing touchdowns. The Panthers are hopeful that that sort of success continues at the NFL level.

The moment was reminiscent of a recent moment in the MLB world, where Mets first baseman Pete Alonso threw Cardinals shortstop Masyn Winn’s first career hit into the stands following a stoppage in play.

[NFL on FOX]