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Commanders WR Dax Milne Hauls In First Career Touchdown Catch

Nov 6, 2022, 1:48 PM
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Dax Milne #15 of the Washington Commanders catches a pass for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at FedExField on November 06, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current Commanders wide receiver Dax Milne scored the first touchdown of his NFL career during Washington’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Commanders hosted the Vikings at FedEx Field on Sunday, November 6.

With 14:14 remaining in the fourth quarter, Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke hit Milne with a pass near the goal line before the former BYU star took the ball into the end zone for a six-yard score.

Milne’s catch helped the Commanders take a 17-7 lead.

The touchdown catch capped a 10-play, 78-yard drive that took 5:18.

After the score, Milne had one reception for six yards and a touchdown. Milne also had five punt returns for a total of 40 yards.

Entering the Week 9 matchup, Milne had five receptions for 31 yards this season. During his NFL career, Milne had 14 catches for 114 yards in 21 games played.

Washington’s game is broadcast on FOX and NFL Sunday Ticket.

About Dax Milne

Milne was selected by Washington with the No. 258 overall pick during the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Before Milne’s time at BYU, he was a standout player for the Bingham Miners.

Milne was a rated as a two-star prospect by 247Sports.

He committed to the Cougars as a walk-on over interest from Air Force, Army, Boise State, Utah State, and Weber State.

During Milne’s freshman year in Provo, he had 10 catches for 69 yards and one touchdown.

His production doubled in his second season. Milne had 21 receptions for 285 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore.

As a junior in 2020, Milne had a breakout season. He led the Cougars with 70 catches for 1,188 yards and eight touchdowns.

Milne helped BYU to an 11-1 record in his final season with the Cougars.

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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