Following an impressive three touchdown Week 6 performance at Cleveland, Lions' rookie TE
Fauria scored on three receptions for 1, 23 and 10 yards in the Lions' 31-17 win over the Browns, setting a franchise single-game record for touchdown receptions by a tight end. It also marked the first time a Lions tight end registered 2 in a game since TE David Sloan recorded two vs. Cincinnati October 28, 2001.
- He also tied a rookie franchise record for touchdown receptions in a game. Fauria became only the second rookie in Lions history to record three touchdown receptions in a game. He joins Hall of Fame RB Doak Walker (3 vs. Green Bay 11/19/50) as the only rookies to accomplish this feat. Fauria set the team record for touchdown receptions in a game for a Lions rookie tight end.
- Fauria’s three touchdown receptions set a Lions rookie single-game rookie record for a road game. He is only the third rookie in team history with 2 touchdown receptions on the road (Dorn Dibble: 2 at Philadelphia 11/18/51; WR Titus Young: 2 at Green Bay 1/1/12).
- His one-yard touchdown gave the Lions a 7-0 lead in the first quarter against the Browns.
- Fauria’s 23-yard touchdown was the longest of his career, and it gave the Lions a 21-17 lead with 10:35 left to play in the fourth quarter.
- With 2:01 to play in the game, Fauria grabbed his third touchdown, a 10-yard reception, that provided the Lions their final scoring punch and moved the team’s lead to 31-17.
- On the season, Fauria has recorded seven receptions for 66 yards and now leads the team with five touchdowns. He is the seventh tight end in team history to score 5 touchdown receptions in a season (Jim Gibbons, Charlie Sanders, David Hill, Ulysses Norris,
Brandon Pettigrewand Tony Scheffler).
- Five touchdown receptions are tied for the fifth-most in team history by Lions rookies. He has the most touchdown receptions by a Lions rookie tight end since TE David Hill (5) in 1976.
- With five touchdown receptions in 2013, Fauria is tied for sixth in the NFL and has the most among rookies.