Delanie Walker Sets Franchise Mark for Single-Season Reception Yards by Tight End

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After having just two receptions for nine yards for most of the game, tight end Delanie Walker made a pair of big receptions on Tennessee's final drive and was on the receiving end of a lateral that nearly proved to be the game-winning touchdown for the Titans.

Walker was tackled nine yards short of the end zone as time expired, but in the process, broke Frank Wycheck's single-season franchise mark for most receptions yards by a tight end with 793.

Wycheck held the record of 768 yards from the 1998 season.

Walker finished with four receptions and 93 receiving yards.

Here's Walker on the last play of the game.

"It's just a play where we've got guys that can handle the ball. We take out all of the offensive linemen except the center. it's a play where you just try to pitch it back and forth as much as we can until we get an opening and try to score.

"I thought I could make it. They were in a prevent (defense) so they had a couple of guys back. I thought I was going to get there, but when you have three guys sitting back there it's a hard decision to make. Looking back on it, I probably should have stayed up the middle, but it's a crucial moment and I was just trying to make a play at the end of the game."

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