Former Kentucky Wildcats cornerback, and current Houston Texans corner, Lonnie Johnson has scored his first touchdown of his young professional career, in the Divisional round against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It came off a blocked punt in the first quarter to give Houston a 14-0 lead.
.@Lonnie30johnson #ScoopAndScore! #NFLcats (Via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/vCT8s4dfQY— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) January 12, 2020
Lonnie had been playing well all game long, but did unfortunately get banged up on a kick return in the second quarter of the game. Johnson had been the one on Travis Kelce and had done a fantastic job of covering him.
Kansas City would go on to win the game, but Johnson still managed to make a little history in the process.
Lonnie Johnson is the first former Kentucky player to score a special teams touchdown in an NFL playoff game #WeAreUK #BBN— Corey Price (@coreyp08) January 12, 2020
Lonnie has a solid rookie season for the Texans, totaling 41 tackles and seven pass deflections. Johnson has yet to grab a pick, but he did just get his first touchdown. This is hopefully the first of many for him in his pro career.