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.
.@OhioStateFB product and @Redskins rookie @TheTerry_25 has 5+ catches and a receiving touchdown in each of his first 3 career games.— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 24, 2019
He's the only player in the Super Bowl era to accomplish that feat.#MondayNightFootball
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.
.@Redskins rookie WR Terry McLaurin has scored a TD in three straight games to start his career! @TheTerry_25 #HTTR— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2019
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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.
.@Redskins WR Terry McLaurin is the second player since the 1970 merger with at least 60 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in each of his first three career games (Louis Lipps, 1984). pic.twitter.com/8rVmtYbRG7— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 24, 2019
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.