The Giants were without two of their big playmakers in Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney and also missing a red zone threat in tight end Kyle Rudolph – but that just means next man up, and in this case, it was little used fullback/tight end Chris Myarick who made his hometown team pay.
Myarick, a former walk-on at Temple University who hails from the Philly-bordering suburb of Cheltenham Township, made his first NFL catch and scored his first career touchdown in Sunday’s Giants-Eagles game by making this incredible catch:
Somehow, the ball never hit the ground when Myarick did, and he was able to get his hand underneath the ball after it dropped off his leg to give Big Blue their first touchdown of the day.
Sunday was, according to NFL.com, just the seventh game Myarick has been active for over three seasons in the league. He signed with Miami as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and spent two seasons on their practice squad, getting elevated for four games last season.
Myarick signed with the Giants this past summer and was elevated from the practice squad for two games: Week 2 against Washington and Week 11 at Tampa Bay, where he was actually the targeted receiver on Steve McLendon’s interception.
The Giants signed Myarick to the active roster on Wednesday, and he was expected to be heavily involved in the game given that Rudolph (ankle), fellow tight end Kaden Smith (knee), and fullback Cullen Gillaspia (calf) were all ruled out for the game against Philly.
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