ST. LOUIS — It's the kind of play the St. Louis Rams envisioned from rookie wide receiver Brian Quick when they took him at the top of second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Quick knocked San Francisco defender Chris Culliver off balance with a powerful stiff arm and caught a 36-yard touchdown pass to give the Rams a 7-0 lead in their eventual 24-24 tie against the 49ers on Sunday.
"I'm a physical player," Quick said. "It's going to happen from now on if they continue to feed me."
It was Quick's first NFL touchdown, but he didn't keep the ball.
"I don't know, I just got caught up celebrating," Quick said of losing track of the ball.
Quick saw little action after the touchdown other than a few blocking plays.
"Yes, we probably should have played him more, but he was in the game" Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "We had Danny (Amendola) back and we had the other two guys going pretty well."
Quick said the touchdown pass came on a play that actually was designed for rookie Chris Givens, who along with rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins, was inactive for the game due to breaking an unspecified team rule.
Quick, who has six catches for 126 yards this season, said the touchdown whetted his appetite for more action.
"I'm always hungry," Quick said. "Just get better in practice, so I'll be able to play more in the game."
Quick conceded that the jump from Appalachian State to the NFL has been bigger than he expected.
"Yes, I wish I would have known more, but I couldn't help where I came from, and it's about where I am right now," Quick said. "I'm willing to get better."
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