After being promoted from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday, former CSU tight end Kory Sperry made an immediate impact during his first career NFL game for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Sperry had three receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins’ 25-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Landshark Stadium in Miami.
“I just kind of thought to myself, ‘Hey, this is your opportunity,’ and just go out there and prove to them you can play â€¦ So I just basically was like, ‘Just don’t mess up and have your debut be a complete disaster,’” Sperry told MiamiDolphins.com.
As a senior at CSU, Sperry had 38 receptions for 492 yards and six scores. He was also on the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, given annually to the best tight end in college football.
Sperry originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers before being released on Sept. 5.