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Browns Linebacker Sione Takitaki Scores First NFL Touchdown On Pick-Six

Nov 22, 2020, 11:52 AM
Sione Takitaki - Cleveland Browns...
Sione Takitaki #44 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates a touchdown during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current Cleveland Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki scored the first touchdown of his NFL career on a pick-six during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Browns hosted the Eagles on Sunday, November 22.

With 13:35 left in the second quarter, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was picked off by Takitaki on a pass intended for Miles Sanders.

The former BYU linebacker returned the ball 50 yards for a house call and his first NFL touchdown.

Takitaki’s pick and touchdown gave the Browns a 7-0 lead.

The former Cougar standout is currently in the middle of his second NFL season, both with Cleveland.

On the season, Takitaki has 42 total tackles and 26 solo tackles.

He owns careers stats of 63 total tackles, 40 solo tackles.

The Eagles vs. Browns game is broadcast on FOX.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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