In Sunday’s matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans, Indy defeated Houston 31-20, thanks to a strong rushing attack. The Colts had three different rushing touchdowns and just one passing touchdown. The passing touchdown was a four-yard pass from Gardner Minshew to Kylen Granson, where it took some impressive effort and flexibility for Granson to get the ball across the goal line.
It was a very special touchdown for Granson, who’s now in his third NFL season, because it was the first touchdown of his young career. However, Granson was robbed of a true on-field celebration because he was initially called out at the one. A review overturned the call and gave Granson his first touchdown, but the moment had passed, so he just turned up on the sideline with the team.
Granson made sure to celebrate this moment, though, in a hilarious and unique way. On Monday, Granson took to Instagram and posted a photo shoot with the ball from his first touchdown. The caption for the pictures read, “after 3yrs of trying… it’s finally here,” with baby bottle and football emojis. The ball was wrapped in a towel, and Granson and his girlfriend posed as if it was a newborn child.
Kylen Granson celebrates first touchdown with newborn photo shoot
The pictures had the NFL world laughing, and Granson’s Colts teammates were in the comments giving him a hard time. Anthony Richardson, Drew Ogletree, Mo Alie-Cox, Julian Blackmon, and Nick Cross all came to the comments to laugh at, or with, Granson.
This is a fitting moment for Granson, who’s fun personality has been on display in Indianapolis since he entered the NFL in 2021. All of the NFL should get to see that personality now that Granson has established himself as the team’s top tight end and could breakout this season. Through two games, he’s currently second on the team in receptions with seven, and third in yards with 55. As the offense continues to develop, Granson should be able to give his first born touchdown ball some siblings.