Panthers highlight: Tommy Tremble youngest TE to score on rushing TD

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The Carolina Panthers will be without superstar Christian McCaffrey, for at least the rest of Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans. But have no fear, Tommy Tremble is here!

About eight minutes into the second half, the rookie tight end took a carry from quarterback Sam Darnold seven yards into the end zone. The score, the first of Tremble’s regular-season career, gave the Panthers a 14-6 lead at the 6:24 mark of the third quarter and made him the youngest tight end in NFL history to record a rushing touchdown.

This capped off a nine-play, 91-yard drive for Carolina. Royce Freeman, an actual running back, introduced himself on the possession as well, trucking ahead for a 13-yard run to keep the possession moving.

Tremble had not been used much prior to this touchdown. In fact, he hadn’t even registered an official stat on offense until Thursday night.

But he, along with offensive coordinator Joe Brady and the rest of the unit, will have to continue to dig deep without McCaffrey.

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