Former Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong has had a quiet start to his NFL career. Strong did not play in the Houston Texans season opener and has been a healthy scratch the past two weeks.
Well, with Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts both injured and not playing in Week 4, Strong had his chance to shine, and shine he did.
His first career NFL catch was a 42-yard touchdown reception on the final play of the first half. A play that has appropriately been named the Jael Mary II.
0:00 left on the clock? HAIL MARY TIME! Hoyer throws it up...Jaelen Strong brings it down. TOUCHDOWN! #INDvsHOU http://t.co/8ypzODSlFE— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2015
For an encore, Strong caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer in the third quarter to bring the Texans within three points in their game against the Colts.
In his first career NFL action, Strong has caught two passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns.
Here is how Sun Devil nation responded on Twitter.
S/o my boy @JaelenStrong !!! Let em know they been it's your time bro ✊ #SunDevil4Life— Lloyd A Carrington (@LC_ThaGeneral_8) October 9, 2015
We'll just leave this here... #JaelMaryPartII pic.twitter.com/Ihr3Hnf5kJ— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) October 9, 2015
A list of all of Jaelen Strong's NFL catches that have not been TDs: - - - - -— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) October 9, 2015
Congrats to @JaelenStrong catching his 1st and 2nd NFL TDs in his career!! 1st one looked familiar!— Todd Graham (@CoachGrahamASU) October 9, 2015
no it's fine don't cover Jaelen Strong good plan #TooStrong— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 9, 2015
Strizzy Strizzy Strizzy lets goooo bruh @JaelenStrong— I am my Father (@CarlBradford54) October 9, 2015
This guy has scored a TD on 100% of his catches in the NFL pic.twitter.com/9d2RDiI7T3— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) October 9, 2015
Like I said... @FootballASU @TheSunDevils @ASUConfessions @JaelenStrong pic.twitter.com/awAJHEelXl— Ro✨ (@rachelometerrr) October 9, 2015
I remember Jalen catching TDS in JC then at ASU now in the NFL. #SunDevilBrotherhood— Chip Long (@CoachLongASU) October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015
Well, Jaelen Strong's first career catch is a memorable one. Wow.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 9, 2015
Jailmary @JaelenStrong— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) October 9, 2015
Bet that boy will be active for the rest of the season off that catch lol— Omar C. Bolden (@Os_Island) October 9, 2015