Running a fade route, former Nebraska wide receiver and current Buffalo Bills rookie Brandon Reilly beat his defender to the back corner of the end zone Thursday night. Moments later, he caught his first career NFL touchdown.
And after scoring, Reilly made sure to pay tribute to a former teammate.
Once off the ground, he dropped the ball and made a punting motion in memory of former Cornhuskers punter Sam Foltz, who died in a car accident in July of 2016. Reilly and Foltz played three seasons together at Nebraska.
Former teammate honors Sam Foltz after first NFL touchdown
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Reilly then pointed to the sky before celebrating with his teammate. With a few minutes remaining, his touchdown helped the Bills take the lead in their preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
But in that moment, Reilly’s red zone score held an even greater meaning.