Dante Pettis #13 of the New York Giants celebrates a touchdown with Collin Johnson #15 during the second half in the game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium on October 24, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Dante Pettis plays football in New York, just a dozen miles from Yankee Stadium, where the Astros are hated, but he still let New York sports fans know what time it is Sunday.
Pettis, making his first start for the New York Giants, caught a 5-yard touchdown pass in his team’s 25-3 win over the Panthers, and when he got to his feet, he pointed to his wrist, just like Astros superstar Carlos Correa does after a big hit.
Pettis is the son of Astros assistant coach Gary Pettis and is sure to be rooting for Correa and the Astros when the World Series begins Tuesday.
The “It’s My Time” celebration relates just as much to Dante Pettis’ career as it does Correa’s postseason performance.
After the 49ers picked Dante Pettis in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, they released him just two years later. He signed with the Giants late last season, but had been looking for his time to shine ever since. He got that chance Sunday, getting his first start with the Giants and catching five passes for 39 yards. He also completed a 16-yard pass on a trick play.Internet Explorer Channel Network