TAMPA (Fla.) -- Last week, wide receiver Antonio Brown toasted quarterback Tom Brady for breaking his all-time NFL passing yardage record against New England Patriots. It was Brown's turn to make history this week.
Brown became the fastest NFL player ever to surpass Marvin Harrison, who was able to catch 900 passes on Sunday with a first-quarter catch. Brady found Brown on a slant route to gain a 10-yard gain from the Tampa Bay 25 yard line.
The Bucs' stadium PA announcer recognized Brown's accomplishments at the start of the second quarter. Wide receivers coach Kevin Garver, Jaydon Mickens, and Ronald Jones gave Brown hugs along the sideline. After Ryan Succop's 42 yard field goal, other teammates came to his aid and congratulated him.
Brown was in his 12th season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his second with them. He needed only one catch to make it to the 900 mark in his 142nd game. Harrison, who played 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL, did it in 149 games.
Brown would have reached the milestone sooner if it weren't for an eight-game suspension in 2020 because of burglary and battery charges stemming in part from an incident in which Brown was involved with a moving truck driver in Jan 2020. He was reunited in Tampa with Brady, his mentor. They worked together to get his life on track and have found a new career.