Jevon Holland records longest TD by a Canadian in NFL history

Jevon Holland (Athletic Tatts The Book Series, Wikimedia Commons)

Miami Dolphins safety Jevon Holland of Coquitlam, British Columbia made National Football League history on Friday. He set the NFL record for the longest touchdown ever scored by a Canadian in NFL history.

Holland had a 99-yard touchdown on an interception return for a touchdown in a 34-13 Miami Dolphins win over the New York Jets. The touchdown came on an unsuccessful Hail Mary by the Jets on the final play of the first half. The Jets quarterback with the interception throw was Tim Boyle. The previous record was 84 yards by Chase Claypool of Abbotsford, British Columbia in a 26-21 Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Denver Broncos on September 20, 2020.

In 2023, Holland has played in 10 games for the Dolphins. He has 70 combined tackles (49 solo tackles and 21 assisted tackles), three tackles for a loss, four pass deflections and three forced fumbles. The pick six against the Jets was the first of his career.

Over three seasons from 2021 to 2023, Holland has played in 43 games with Miami. He has 235 combined tackles (174 solo tackles and 61 assisted tackles), seven tackles for a loss, eight quarterback hits, five interceptions for 163 yards and one touchdown, 21 pass deflections, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries for three yards and four sacks.

With the win, the Dolphins improved to a record of eight wins and three losses. They lead the AFC East.

 

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