Detroit Lions offensive lineman Taylor Decker is trying to recover the lost football from his first NFL touchdown.
The 25-year-old left tackle scored on an 11-yard tackle-eligible pass reception from Matthew Stafford during the Lions’ 30-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
But he just caught a TD pass from Matthew Stafford.
? BIG MAN TD! ?
— NFL (@NFL) December 2, 2018
After he scored, he tossed the ball into the crowd.
Now he wants it back.
“And I think I threw a duck into the stands. So whatever fan has that ball, I’d like it back.”
Decker also reached out to fans on Twitter, putting on a full social media press to get the ball back. Multiple people on Twitter have since contacted Decker to say they have the ball.
To whoever caught/has the ball I threw into the stands. I’ve played football since first grade, and that was my first ever touchdown. I’d love to have that ball, and would be more than happy to hook you up if you’d be willing. #defendtheden #bigmantouchdown
— Taylor Decker (@__taylordecker) December 3, 2018
Find the man his ball. It’s only fair he gets to keep it, even though his first instinct was to toss the ball away.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 2, 2018
He just couldn’t help himself.