DORIAN Thompson-Robinson endured an emotional rollercoaster weekend.
The Cleveland Browns quarterback made just the second start of his career on Sunday in a crucial divisional game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wanting to stay in the running for the AFC North following starter Deshaun Watson’s season-ending shoulder injury, the fifth-round rookie was pushed into the lineup to take his place.
It was far from a perfect game for the former UCLA star as he completed 24 of 43 for 165 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.
But a last-second field goal from Dustin Hopkins ultimately gave the Browns a narrow 13-10 victory.
That first NFL victory left a clear mark on Thompson-Robinson, who burst into tears on the Browns sideline after the game.
After being comforted by his teammates, the footage quickly made its way to X, formerly known as Twitter, winning the hearts of fans in the process.
One such fan captioned his retweet, “That’s my quarterback.”
A second said: “And it’s well deserved, I’m so happy for him and what a football team Cleveland has!” Go #Browns!”
A third wrote: “You can see that game and that moment meant a lot to DTR. Good for him!”
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While another added: “That final drive was what legends are made of.”
On the final drive in question, Thompson-Robinson hit four of four for 39 yards, while the Browns, along with a Steelers penalty and two Kareem Hunt rushes, managed 48 yards in eight plays and set up a field goal with seconds left.
After her win, Thompson-Robinson told CBS Sports: Evan Washburn of his emotions: “I worked so hard on it, just like all the other guys in the locker room.”
“I felt at times during the game that I made a few mistakes and hurt my team, so I got frustrated.”
“But for our defense to go out there, do what they do, give me the ball back with that offense, that’s all I could ask for.”
Next up for Thompson-Robinson and the Browns is a trip to Denver to take on the Broncos on Sunday, November 26th.