Daily Sports Smile: Miami Dolphins elevate Robert Hunt's near big-man TD at team facility

Dolphins guard Robert Hunt runs with the ball against the Ravens.
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Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Robert Hunt became a huge social media sensation after his near big-man touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.

Hunt caught a pass from Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and rumbled towards the end zone Thursday night. He juked multiple defenders and went airborne before the crucial score. 

However, Hunt was penalized for being an ineligible receiver. The touchdown was negated and taken off the board. 

This weekend, the Dolphins still wanted to celebrate the cool moment. The team added a photo of Hunt’s touchdown to their elevator door. Team personnel will now be able to relive the moment as they go about day-to-day activities.

Hunt reacted to the near touchdown after Thursday’s game. He told USA TODAY Sports+ NFL insider Safid Deen he saw a chance to do something with the football.

“It was a big game and I wanted to win. I just saw the ball and blacked out. I saw the ball and tried to run with it,” Hunt said.

The Dolphins selected Hunt in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. His near-touchdown drew rave reviews across the NFL.

Now that he has a special elevator photo, could the Dolphins add a few plays for the talented offensive lineman?

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores pondered the thought during his postgame news conference. 

“Great effort. Incredible effort. It’s a penalty, though,” Flores said. “Maybe we’ll put a play in for him.”