Muskegon Heights’ Willie Snead IV hauls in first NFL touchdown pass in Saints’ loss to Bucs

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Former Muskegon Heights standout Willie Snead IV caught his first touchdown pass in the National Football League on Sunday in the New Orleans Saints’ 26-19 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.lsj-fb-logo

Snead, who played collegiately at Ball State, hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees midway through the fourth quarter. That pulled the Saints to within four points.

Willie Snead III

Willie Snead IV

Through two games, Snead has five receptions for 107 yards and the one touchdown. He is averaging a team-high 21.4 yards per catch. He does have one fumble that was lost.

In the season opener, Snead caught just one pass, but it went for 63 yards in a 31-19 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Snead, 5-11, 195 pounds, is listed as a second-string wide receiver.

Last season, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns, but did not make the team. He signed as a free agent with the Saints during the offseason and had a strong training camp and earned himself a spot on the Saints’ roster.

During his stint at Muskegon Heights, Snead played wide receiver and quarterback.

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