WATCH: Virginia Beach native Taquan Mizzell scores first NFL touchdown

DETROIT, Mich. – What better day to score your first career NFL touchdown than on Thanksgiving Day?

Taquan Mizzel. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

In the first half of the Bears vs. Lions matchup on News 3, Bears running back Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell caught his first NFL touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Chase Daniel.

Mizzell, a Bayside High graduate out of Virginia Beach, starred at the University of Virginia.

Last season, Mizzell spent the season on the Ravens practice squad. He was claimed off waivers by the Bears in September and has spent time returning kicks in November.

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