ATLANTA -- Two weeks after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trotted out 347-pound defensive tackle Vita Vea on offense as a run-blocker for Peyton Barber's game-winning touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals, quarterback Jameis Winston called his number in the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown catch against the Atlanta Falcons.
Vea lined up in the backfield and ran to the flat completely untouched for his first-career NFL touchdown, giving the Bucs a 19-10 lead just before halftime. Once a running back at Milpitas High School (he weighed 235 pounds then), Vea rushed for over 578 yards and 11 touchdowns his senior year.
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VITA VEA HAS HAULED IN HIS FIRST CAREER TOUCHDOWN pic.twitter.com/UXlButlO9H
Vea is the heaviest player with an offensive TD this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The previous heaviest was Ravens offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who weighs 310 pounds.
Bucs Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp also caught a touchdown pass against the Falcons in 2003.