Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan celebrates his touchdown catch during the first half Sunday against the Detroit Lions in Green Bay, Wis.
Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan celebrates his touchdown catch during the first half Sunday against the Detroit Lions in Green Bay, Wis.

Packers tight end Robert Tonyan, a 2012 McHenry East graduate, hauled in his third career touchdown pass in the final moments of the first half of Green Bay's 42-21 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Green Bay.

Tonyan, 26, caught an 11-yard pass in the end zone from quarterback Aaron Rodgers with 18 seconds remaining in the second quarter, giving the Packers a 17-14 lead going into halftime.

Tonyan (6-foot-5, 237 pounds, finished the game with two catches and 25 yards as Green Bay moved to 2-0, tied with the Chicago Bears atop the NFC North standings.

Tonyan, who went to Indiana State and played quarterback and receiver, entered the year with 14 catches for 177 yards and two touchdowns in his first two NFL seasons. He was signed by Detroit as an undrafted free agent in 2017, but released before the season.

Green Bay signed Tonyan to its practice squad with four remaining games in 2017, then re-signed him after the season.

Tonyan was held without a catch in Green Bay's season opener on Sept. 13, a 43-34 win against the Minnesota Vikings.

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