WATCH: Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney turns on the jets, returns fumble 49 yards

While attempting to chase down arguably the fastest player on the field, Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney got a chance to show off his own speed.

The former South Carolina defensive end got himself in the right place at the right time against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football. Former Washington standout John Ross took an end-around and got blasted by former Alabama DB Kareem Jackson laid a hit on the rookie.

The ball floated straight into Clowney’s hands, and he was off to the races.

Clowney rumbled untouched for 49 yards before Bengals QB Andy Dalton managed to bring him down by lunging for his legs.

That play set up the Texans’ first score of the game to grab an early 3-0 lead. Someone might need to remind Clowney to hold that ball with two hands next time, though.

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Clowney is in his fourth year in Houston, which drafted him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Clowney is coming off a Pro Bowl season that saw him record 6 sacks and 40 tackles.