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Cyrus Gray scores his first NFL touchdown, explains his celebration dance

When Cyrus Gray crossed the goal-line Sunday to put the cap on the Chiefs’ 34-15 win over the Dolphins on Sunday, the third-year running back could barely contain his excitement in scoring his first NFL touchdown.
When Cyrus Gray crossed the goal-line Sunday to put the cap on the Chiefs’ 34-15 win over the Dolphins on Sunday, the third-year running back could barely contain his excitement in scoring his first NFL touchdown. The Associated Press

When Cyrus Gray crossed the goal-line Sunday to put the cap on the Chiefs’ 34-15 win over the Dolphins on Sunday, he could barely contain his excitement in scoring his first NFL touchdown.

“It’s a blessing,” Gray said after the game.

So Gray, a third-year running back, decided to break out an interesting-looking dance that, to be honest, has to be seen to be understood.

But Gray admitted Sunday that it’s not an original.

“The dance, I actually stole it from my brother Von Miller,” Gray said. “I stole it and it worked for me.”

Gray and Miller, who plays outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos, were teammates at Texas A&M a few years ago.

“He likes to do all kind of sack dances so I had to pick off what he did when I scored my touchdown,” Gray said. “He’s a wild guy, he likes to have fun. I combo’d off it, gave it my own little flavor.”

Gray, who also broke the dance out when he scored in the preseason, was then asked if his teammates approve of it.

“Man, they love it,” Gray said with a grin.

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