DAVIE — Jarvis Landry took exception to the notion there was no celebration after he scored the winning touchdown against the Titans last weekend.
In Landry’s mind, the celebration couldn’t have been much sweeter.
No, Landry didn’t dance or even have teammates pile onto his back after his 6-yard scoring pass in the 16-10 victory. Instead, he casually walked to the end-zone stands and handed the football to a young boy.
“And that changed his life,” said Landry, who has a young daughter. “Did you see that video?”
Landry said he was inspired by an old video in which Dan Marino and Mark Clayton presented a boy with a football in the Orange Bowl. In 2015 — 30 years later — Marino was reunited with the fan, Gary Baumwoll, now 34 but still just as grateful for the gift.
“I never lost the excitement of that moment,” Baumwoll told the Dolphins as part of their promotion detailing how fans became attached to the team.
The excitement of that moment wasn’t lost on Landry, who hopes a similar outcome results from his gesture.
“Maybe something comes out of that,” Landry said. “Maybe he’s a lifelong Dolphins fan because of that.
“So I think when you celebrate, you don’t have to always have animation.
“I was just showing some love.”
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