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'Let it ride': Robert Tonyan's three-touchdown night shows he has nothing to lose

Posted at 6:06 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 19:06:57-04

GREEN BAY — "Oh I'm all good, yeah. Let it ride!" Packers Tight End Robert Tonyan says.

Sometimes a free spirit, Robert Tonyan's three-touchdown night shows he has nothing to lose. And it all started before college, with his mother, helping him get into Indiana State.

"They're both super excited. My Mom, I love my Mom. She's awesome. She's an incredible woman," Tonyan says. "You know, just how proud she is that you know, that she's, you know, that I'm her son. Like she's just like super proud. She's done a lot for me over the years. You know, whether it was you know, sending my highlight tape out to college coaches. Emailing every single college in America, getting me out there and then just the most supportive woman I've ever met."

Robert Tonyan signed with the Lions in 2017, only to be let go. Green Bay picked him up late that year. And through learning and injury, the Packers patience is now paying off.

"He's very critical of his own game, and always trying to improve," Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers says. "And you would think that's a normal thing for every single player. It's just not. You know, this guy is just kind of wired a little bit differently."

No Davante Adams or Allen Lazard, and yet Tonyan felt at peace.

"It wasn't that I felt that I needed to perform. I just had to continue to do what I've been doing," Tonyan says.

Peace out, for the Packers latest find.

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