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Big Man Touchdown: Jets QB Zach Wilson Finds O-Lineman For Score

Dec 26, 2021, 1:40 PM
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Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets throws the ball for a first down during the second quarter in the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on December 26, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current Jets quarterback Zach Wilson threw a touchdown pass to one of his offensive linemen during New York’s against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jets hosted the Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, December 26.

With 9:16 left in the fourth quarter, Wilson and the Jets went for it on 4th and Goal from the one-yard line.

The rookie signal-caller dropped back before floating a ball into the end zone for Jets offensive tackle Conor McDermott.

The lineman came down with the catch for six points.

The Wilson-McDermott connection extended New York’s lead to 23-15.

The toss capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive that lasted 6:09.

After the throw, Wilson was 11/18 passing for 78 yards and a touchdown. He added three carries for 89 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

The BYU product entered the game having thrown for 1,911 yards, six touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.

New York’s game against Jacksonville is televised on CBS.

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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