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Zach Wilson Returns To Action, Scores TD On Trick Play

Oct 2, 2022, 11:57 AM

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Zach Wilson #2 and Max Mitchell #61 of the New York Jets celebrate after Wilson scored a touchdown in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson returned to action and scored a touchdown on a trick play against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers hosted the Jets at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday, October 2.

With 12:37 remaining in the first half, the Jets pulled a play out of their bag of tricks.

After handing the ball off, the Jets pulled off a double reverse before Braxton Berrios hit a wide-open Wilson for a two-yard touchdown pass. The quarterback celebrated the score with a “griddy” dance in the end zone.

Wilson’s reception gave the Jets a 10-0 lead.

The touchdown capped a nine-play, 70-yard drive that took 4:28.

After the touchdown, Wilson was 4/6 passing for 60 yards. He also had one catch for nine yards to go with his catch and touchdown.

The Week 4 contest was the first of the season for the former BYU star. Earlier in the week, Wilson was cleared to return to the field by doctors after he suffered a torn meniscus and bone bruise in his leg during the Jets’ preseason opener.

He underwent surgery to repair the damage. Shortly before the Jets’ regular-season opener, they ruled Wilson out until at least Week 4.

Without Wilson, the Jets have opened the 2022 season with a 1-2 record. Joe Flacco started in place of Wilson during those three contests.

During Wilson’s rookie campaign last season, the former BYU gunslinger missed four games because of a knee injury and threw for 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns, and 11 interceptions with a 55.6 completion rate.

Before his time in the NFL, the Corner Canyon High School product had a standout career at BYU. Wilson helped the Cougars to an 11-1 record during his final season in Provo.

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

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

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