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Browns Linebacker Sione Takitaki Scores First NFL Touchdown On Pick-Six
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.
🏠 call for @STakitaki!
It’s the first NFL touchdown by the former @BYUfootball linebacker.#LocalsInTheNFL #YACPodcast #BYU #GoCougs #BYUFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/l993ZBlyFF
— Kyle Ireland 😷 (@kyleireland) November 22, 2020
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.
That @STakitaki pick-six was the first of his career and the first by a Browns LB since Karlos Dansby in 2015. His 50-yard return for a touchdown is longest by an NFL linebacker in 2020 and is tied for the second longest pick-six overall.
— Mike Annarella (@m_annarella) November 22, 2020
On the season, Takitaki has 42 total tackles and 26 solo tackles.
He owns careers stats of 63 total tackles, 40 solo tackles.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 22, 2020
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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