'Cincy Special': Joe Mixon becomes fifth non-quarterback to throw touchdown pass in Super Bowl

It wasn't a "Philly Special," but Joe Mixon just etched his name into Super Bowl history.

With the Cincinnati Bengals driving down the field, down 14-3 in the second quarter of Super Bowl 56 against the Los Angeles Rams, quarterback Joe Burrow tossed it to Mixon for what appeared to be a pitch run.

That's where the trickery came in.

Mixon faked out the Rams defense and lobbed the ball in the end zone to a wide open Tee Higgins to get six points on the board for the Bengals. 

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With the touchdown pass, Mixon became the fifth non-quarterback to throw a touchdown in the Super Bowl and second running back to toss a touchdown in the game's history.

Tee Higgins #85 catches a touchdown pass from Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals over Nick Scott #33 of the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter of Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.

According to Josh Dubow the Associated Press, Mixon joins tight end Trey Burton in 2018 for the Eagles against the Patriots, receiver Antwaan Randle El in 2006 for the Steelers against the Seahawks, running back Lawrence McCutcheon in 1980 for the Rams against the Steelers and fullback Robert Newhouse in 1978 for the Cowboys against the Broncos.

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