Posted September 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
With one perfect throw, Bengals rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu Bengals showed the NFL that he can really sling it. Sanu lined up in a wildcat formation, took the snap and threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green on Cincinnati's first play during a 38-31 win in Washington last Sunday. It was something totally new for the Bengals (2-1), who hadn't gotten a completed pass from one of their receivers since Carl Pickens in 1999. Nothing new for Sanu, a high school quarterback who ran the wildcat at Rutgers and completed a 51-yard touchdown pass against the University of Cincinnati in 2010. Sanu showed off his arm during a charity flag football event in the spring and while imitating Tim Tebow in practice before a preseason game against the Jets.
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