As Will Fuller scooted to his left at the start of a 67-yard punt return for a score, he had thousands of cheerleaders inside NRG Stadium. But only one was 6-foot-8 and on the Texans sideline.
"I had a phenomenal view," quarterback Brock Osweiler said. "I was his biggest cheerleader as he was running down the sideline. It was a tremendous play not only by Will but by the entire punt return team."
Fuller's score proved to be the game-winner, and the rookie receiver also caught a 5-yard first quarter touchdown from Osweiler in the 27-20 win over Tennessee.
"Once you break the first couple of gunners, then it has a chance," Fuller said of his return. "It was wide open the whole time, so I knew something good was going to happen."
Fuller finished with seven catches for team-best 81 yards, and impressed All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins even more.
"I'm getting prouder and prouder of him every game," Hopkins said. "He's
out there making plays, wherever the team needs him. He's getting the job done."
Head coach Bill O'Brien said Fuller a "good player" who's been studying hard and staying focused. He also thinks the rookie has benefitted from being around Hopkins.
"He's been lead very well by 'Hop," O'Brien said. "Hop does a great job mentoring him."
Fuller leads the Texans with 19 catches for 323 yards in 2016. He's caught seven passes for 20 yards or more in the first four games of the year. But the Notre Dame product is quick to give the credit to his coaches.
"They put me in the right situations and I'm just taking advantage of it," Fuller said.
Fuller is the only Texans player in franchise history to catch a touchdown and return a punt for a score in the same game.
Check out the best game photos as the Texans took on the Titans at NRG Stadium.