This is the Sammie Coates that Auburn fans remember.
The former Tiger is in his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the dangerous deep threat finally got to celebrate his first professional touchdown reception on Sunday.
In the first quarter of a contest between the Steelers and the New York Jets, Coates blew past defenders on 3rd and 7 to catch a bomb from QB Ben Roethlisberger in stride and take it to the house for a 72-yard score.
— Blitzburgh (@Steel_Curtain4) October 9, 2016
Coates has been a productive contributor to a Pittsburgh wide receiver corps that includes Antonio Brown. Entering Sunday, Coates had 13 receptions for 282 yards through four games. He caught just 1 pass in his rookie season.