Monster defensive lineman Vita Vea has broken the record for the heaviest offensive touchdown in the Buccaneers’ 35-22 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Vea — full name Tevita Tuliʻakiʻono Tuipulotu Mosese Vaʻhae Fehoko Faletau Vea — snared the Jameis Winston pass on a short rollout to put the Buccaneers up 19-10 going into the half.
Vea’s touchdown breaks the receiving mark held by 156kg Jonathan Ogden, and the rushing mark held by 156kg Dontari Poe.
Other members of the 330-plus-pound touchdown club include 152kg William Perry and 149kg Andrew Whitworth.
They all still have a ways to go before they catch 199kg John Krahn, who scored a touchdown in a high school exhibition game in 2016.
Vea couldn’t quite believe his achievement following the victory.
“I’m still confused; kind of surreal to me. I’m still kind of taking the moment in,” Vea said.
“I’m excited to look at my phone and see what my family and loved ones have to say. I’m pretty excited.”