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Following Heinicke’s brief appearance in Monday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, reporter Ari Alexander, of KVOA News 4 Tucson, pointed out the connection between the athlete and the Migos member. It turns out Heinicke broke a Georgia high school record set by a young gun previously known as Quavious Marshall.
Quavo set the Gwinnett County (Georgia) high school record in 2009 by completing 29 passes in a game for Berkmar High. Heinicke tied Quavo's record and threw for 34 completions for Collins High in 2010.
Quavo responded to the stats on social media, writing: “J U S C A L L M E H O U S T O N TRUE STORY TOO!!!”
Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins got in on the fun, and left a comment inviting the “Bad and Boujee” rapper to try out.
“It was definitely a joke. I don't think he could hold anybody's jock strap in the NFL, honestly. So, he should definitely stick to music,” Hopkins told the Associated Press. “[…] I don't think Quavo was on Taylor's level. I mean, it could have been, I don't know, but I don't think he was on Taylor's level.”
Heinicke also seemed amused by the comparison, and eventually proposed a friendly challenge to the “Bad and Boujee” rapper along with some mild taunting.
Earlier this year, fans got a taste of Quavo's QB skills in a behind-the-scenes clip for Champs Sports. The rapper was seen launching a football into a distant basketball hoop. Check it out below.