Jordan Thomas scored his first career NFL touchdown and then his second on Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins.
"I was happy for Jordan Thomas tonight," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He's really worked hard, he's a good young player, big guy, was a receiver at Mississippi State, we went and worked him out, big guy just has really worked hard with Timmy Kelly to improve his game and I thought he had a good game tonight."
The Texans rookie tight end made a leaping 13-yard touchdown catch with 14:14 left in the second quarter. Houston took a 14-7 lead after the two-play scoring drive that began after a Justin Reid interception.
Thomas scored again with 11:34 left in the third quarter. Deshaun Watson connected with Thomas on a 2-yard touchdown pass to extend Houston's lead 21-10.
The 6-5, 277-pound Mississippi State product caught all four passes thrown his way for 29 yards and the two scores.
Thomas is the first Texans tight end to catch a touchdown this season. He becomes the only rookie tight end in the NFL to record multiple touchdown receptions in a game this season.
Prepped and ready to go. The Houston Texans are ready to take on the Miami Dolphins for Thursday Night Football.