In home debut, former LSU RB Derrius Guice scores first NFL touchdown
Former LSU RB Derrius Guice has had a trying brief NFL career as he’s missed most of the last two seasons with a knee injuries and subsequent recovery. But things got a bit brighter for the Washington Redskins second-year player on Sunday.
Guice hauled in a 45-yard swing pass from rookie QB Dwayne Haskins for the first NFL touchdown for both players. It came with 9:59 left in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets in a game that the Jets led 34-11.
Guice in September had surgery on his right knee after he was was injured in a season-opening loss at Philadelphia when he rushed for just 18 yards on 10 carries. Last year, Guice was injured in Washington’s preseason opener at New England in what was later diagnosed as an ACL injury.
Guice was picked by the Redskins in the second round (59th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
At LSU, Guice appeared in 36 career games with 17 starts from 2015-17. He rushed for 3,074 career rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns on 471 carries. His career rushing yards ranked fifth in school history, but he may be most remembered for his 6.53 yards-per-carry average, which ranked second all-time in SEC history behind Auburn’s Bo Jackson (6.62).
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— Jordan Dajani (@JordanDajani) November 17, 2019