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Former BYU RB Hauls In First Touchdown Reception

Oct 30, 2022, 1:34 PM | Updated: 1:37 pm

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Tyler Allgeier #25 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier scored his second career touchdown and first scoring reception against the Carolina Panthers.

The Falcons hosted the Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, October 30.

With 1:40 left in the third quarter, Marcus Mariota checked the ball down to Allgeier, who took it 25 yards down the sideline and into the end zone.

It was Allgeier’s second career touchdown and his first NFL TD catch. It was also his fourth career reception.

The score gave Atlanta a 21-13 lead.

Allgeier’s catch capped an eight-play, 62-yard drive that took 4:45.

After the score, Allgeier had two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown. He added seven carries for 30 yards on the ground.

Last season, the running back scored his first career touchdown on a run against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The former BYU standout entered the Week 8 contest having run for 285 yards and one touchdown on 70 rushes this season.

The Falcons came into the game with a 3-4 record this season, including 2-1 at home.

Atlanta’s game against Carolina is broadcast on FOX and NFL Sunday Ticket.

About Tyler Allgeier

The Fontana, California native played for the Cougars from 2018-21. He played linebacker before switching to running back full-time ahead of the 2020 season.

During his time in Provo, Allgeier ran the ball 452 times for 2,899 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Allgeier set BYU’s single-season rushing record with 1,601 yards on the ground in 2021.

Following his standout career in Provo, the Falcons selected the former Cougar running back with the No. 151 overall pick during the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Allgeier was the 12th running back selected during the three-day event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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Former BYU RB Hauls In First Touchdown Reception