When you score your first career touchdown, you want to find that ball. But Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker is desperately trying to find the football linked to his first career touchdown reception. And if you have said football, Decker is willing to make it “worth your while” to the person who has it.
Then again, he’s the guy who threw it into the stands to begin with. So here we are.
Matthew Stafford hit the big man for an 11-yard touchdown when Decker was reported as eligible on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Amidst his high emotions, Decker launched the ball into the crowd and immediately regretted it. Decker turned to Twitter, tweeting out for help in hopes of finding his prized football.
“That’s my first-ever touchdown,” Decker told ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “Been playing football since first grade, always been an O-lineman. So for my first touchdown to come as a left tackle in the NFL, is pretty damn cool. … And think I threw a duck into the stands. So whatever fan has the ball. I’d like it back.”
UPDATE: Taylor has reported found the ball thanks to social media and is in contacts with the person. Hooray, Twitter!
I HAVE FOUND HIM!!!!!!! AND HE IS BEING GREAT ABOUT IT #socialmediastrikesagain
— Taylor Decker (@__taylordecker) December 3, 2018
Local man Bill Zerbst caught it.
“Having some chicken tenders with my wife and friends and all of the sudden, this football’s flying at my face,” he told reporters Monday. “…I wake up this morning and I got a message from Taylor Decker and it just hit me like a freight train. … I’ve got to believe that he had a little helping hand in me bringing in this ball. I mean, ‘What are the odds? That kind of coverage bringing it down one handed? Something was helping me out there.”
Sometimes, social media is good. Though, we still don’t recommend it.