Terry McLaurin Becomes First Player in NFL History with Receiving Touchdown, At Least Five Catches in First Three Games

By Dan Hope on September 23, 2019 at 11:14 pm
Terry McLaurin

Former Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin made NFL history on Monday night.

With six receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Chicago Bears, McLaurin became the first player in league history to catch at least five passes and score a receiving touchdown in each of his first three NFL games.

McLaurin caught five passes for 125 yards with a 69-yard touchdown in his debut game against the Philadelphia Eagles, then caught five passes for 62 yards with a one-yard touchdown reception in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.

On Monday night, McLaurin's touchdown catch came from 15 yards out.

According to ESPN, McLaurin is also the second player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with 60 receiving yards and a touchdown in each of his first three NFL games.

On a Redskins team that has lost its first three games of the season, McLaurin – who the Redskins selected with the No. 76 overall pick in this year's NFL draft – has been perhaps their biggest bright spot.

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