Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui makes amazing one-handed TD catch (GIF)
New England Patriots tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (try saying that three times fast) entered Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins with just 10 receptions on the season. Now that Rob Gronkowski is out for the season with a knee injury, Hoomanawanui may be leaned on more often. He delivered on Sunday.
Hoomanawanui made a phenomenal one-handed touchdown catch over Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler, who had pretty good coverage on the play. It was a nice throw from Tom Brady, but no one would have blamed Hoomanawanui if he was unable to reach out and corral the ball using nothing but his right hand.
As evidenced by his offensive stats, Hoomanawanui is more of a blocking tight end. Brady will likely need him to make a few catches down the stretch and in the playoffs.
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