The Houston Texans officially signed tight end Darren Fells to a contract extension after a record-setting campaign with the team last year. In 2019, the seven-year veteran saw action in all 16 games (14 starts) in his first season with the Texans and established single-season career highs in receptions (34), receiving yards (341) and receiving touchdowns (7).
Here's a look back at some of Fells' top moments as a Texan in 2019:
1. One-eyed touchdown vs. Raiders
Fells' most-watched highlight came during the most famous Deshaun Watson play of the 2019 regular season. As Watson spun out of the grasp of a Raiders defender, he received a cleat straight to his eye yet still delivered a touchdown pass to Fells in the end zone. Fells caught the go-ahead score to cap off a nine-play, 75-yard drive, giving Houston a 27-24 win in Week 8. He also caught a four-yard touchdown pass to start the fourth quarter for a record-setting day.
2. National Tight End Day
During National Tight End Day, Fells gave all Texans fans a reason to celebrate. Against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5, Fells caught two passes for two touchdowns in his first multi-touchdown game as a Texan. However, his second touchdown catch of the day was the one that reminded everyone that he was a former basketball player. Fells caught the pass above the defender's head and then held the ball high and out of reach as he scored a 12-yard touchdown and helped Houston to a 40-25 lead in the fourth quarter.
3. Making history vs. New England
In the second quarter of Houston's December 1 game against the New England Patriots, Fells caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Watson. The Texans extended their lead over the Patriots to 14-3 on primetime television with the score. Also, Fells passed both Owen Daniels and Joel Dreessen for the most touchdowns by a tight end in a single season in Texans franchise history with his seventh touchdown of the 2019 season.
4. First score as a Texan in Los Angeles
It wasn't long before Fells emerged as a top touchdown threat for Watson in 2019. In Week 3 at Los Angeles, Fells scored on a 16-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter for Houston's first score of the day. In the 27-20 win, Fells caught five passes for 49 yards and his first touchdown as a Texan.
5. Big play at Kansas City
During the Texans' Week 6 matchup at Kansas City, Fells made a remarkable play to set up the game-winning score. On second-and-15, Fells caught a short pass and scrambled 18 yards to the Chiefs' one-yard line. Two plays later, Watson scored on a one-yard run and the Texans left Arrowhead Stadium with a 31-24 win. Fells finished the day with a season-high 69 yards receiving on six catches.
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