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Bucs Rookie TE Cade Otton, Who Lost His Mom Earlier This Season, Gets Emotional After Catching Game-Winning TD Pass From Tom Brady: “She’d Be So Proud of Me”

Published 11/07/2022, 6:30 PM EST

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The Los Angeles Rams and the Bucs, two recent Super Bowl champions, battled in a crucial game. With both teams having an unexpectedly tough season, victory was essential. Much to the delight of the fans, Cade Otton emerged as an unexpected hero when his team needed him the most.

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The rookie tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came through at the final moment and delivered fans with a teeth-clenching, last-minute play that saved the day.


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With all the wide receivers in tow, Tom Brady and the Bucs stepped up their offensive game. In only his seventh football game, Cade Otton became the Buccaneers’ saving grace after catching a game-winning touchdown pass from Tom Brady

Cade Otton gets emotional

During the game, the announcer referred to Otton as ‘Baby Gronk.’ It did seem like Otton was Brady’s favourite target in the fourth quarter of the game. The tight end managed a 28-yard pass during the Bucs’ final possession and topped it off with a single-yard game-winning touchdown.

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After the game, Otton, who lost his mother last year, shared an emotional message.


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He said, “Obviously, I miss my mom and think about her right away. I know she’d be so proud of me and just so happy.

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This was Otton’s first touchdown, and looking at his connection with Brady, it may not be the last.

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The Bucs‘ victory sent fans into a tizzy. Many took to Twitter to congratulate the rookie on a stellar performance.

One fan said that Otton is easy to root for.

Another fan echoes the same thoughts.

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Fans were heart warmed by Otton’s emotional dedication and showered him with wishes and support.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came very close to earning their fourth consecutive loss. The last-minute save from Tom Brady and Cade Otton ensured that they scraped through as victors.


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The Bucs will hope to elevate their offensive resurgence when they take on the Seattle Seahawks in Germany.

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Anika Gomez

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Anika Gomez is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She holds a degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English from the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse. Anika loves American Football, Formula 1, Basketball, and Tennis.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam