PHOTO: Chad Johnson hugs ref after first CFL touchdown

Chad Johnson was in a hugging mood after his first CFL touchdown. (Twitter/@RDSca)
Chad Johnson was in a hugging mood after his first CFL touchdown. (Twitter/@RDSca)

During his 11 seasons in the NFL, former Bengals and Patriots wide receiver Chad Johnson was known for his touchdown celebrations.

While he was in Cincinnati, the man formerly known as Ochocinco once pulled off a Riverdance, he wore a jacket that said 'Future Hall of Famer,' he proposed to a cheerleader -- and he even wrote a homemade note on poster board asking the NFL not to to fine him. 

So what did Johnson do for his first touchdown in Canada?

He invented a new celebration. The hug-a-ref. 

Johnson's first CFL score came on a 46-yard touchdown pass from former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith. The score gave Johnson's Montreal Alouettes an early 7-3 lead over the Winnipeg Bombers.  

You can see video of the touchdown here. However, unless you speak French, you probably won't understand what the announcers are saying.  

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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