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WATCH: Carolina Panthers’ Tommy Tremble surpasses Rob Gronkowski, makes NFL history

Vincent Frank

The Carolina Panthers are relying on rookie third-round pick Tommy Tremble to make an impact for new quarterback Sam Darnold.

Having a consistent tight end can help a young signal caller ease in to his new surroundings. After a stellar career with Notre Dame, Tremble seems more than capable of handling that role.

We saw this first-hand during Thursday’s game against the Houston Texans. Not only did Tommy Tremble record the first catch of his career, the former Golden Domer actually scored a touchdown from seven yards out to give Carolina a 14-6 lead in the third quarter.

Unassuming in the grand scheme of things, this actually put Tremble in the record books.

According to NFL research, the rookie is now the youngest tight end in league history to record a rushing touchdown at 21 years and 113 days. Who did he best for this feat? None other than future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

While this might seem like a random record to break, it just goes to show us how dynamic Tommy Tremble could end up being with Carolina.