“Glee” actress Naya Rivera was on hand at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to watch her younger brother Mychal Rivera, a tight end for the Oakland Raiders, catch his first NFL touchdown pass.
The 23-year-old University of Tennessee product and sixth-round draft selection for the Raiders, caught his first touchdown pass in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins, Yahoo reports. Luckily, his sister watched the whole play from a luxury box.
Decked out in a Raiders hat and a black T-shirt that showcased her abs, Naya Rivera sprinted out of her seat and leaned out the window of her press box, cheering wildly as her brother celebrated the touchdown. The 26-year-old actress, who was accompanied by her mother Yolanda, smiled and shouted “F--- yeah!” after the play, Yahoo notes.
Unfortunately, Mychal Rivera’s first career touchdown wasn’t enough to lead his Raiders to victory on Sunday. The Redskins rallied to score 24 unanswered points, and ultimately defeated the Raiders 24-14.
World-class talent seems to run in the Rivera family. Naya Rivera has starred on “Glee” since 2009, portraying bisexual cheerleader Santana Lopez. She's also an accomplished singer; she signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in 2011, and her debut single, “Sorry,” was recently released to iTunes. The track features boyfriend, rapper Big Sean.
Meanwhile, Mychal Rivera enjoyed a successful college football career at the University of Tennessee and was named to the first-team All-SEC unit in 2012. Despite being a relatively unheralded commodity in the 2013 NFL Draft, he has already carved out a role in the Raiders’ offense. He has nine catches for 123 yards and a touchdown through Oakland’s first four games this season.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...