UCLA may have lost the Pac-12 championship game to Oregon 49-31, but at least they scored one of the best highlights of the game. Senior wide receiver Nelson Rosario ensured the Bruins would cover the 31-point spread by making a spectacular one-handed touchdown catch in the 4th quarter against the Ducks. It was Rosario’s second touchdown of the game, making it his first career two-touchdown game. He finished with 6 catches for 98 yards and the two scores.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve been a huge Rosario fan for years. The one thing that stood out about him going back to his freshman year was that he never dropped passes. He was severely underutilized throughout his career, but the Bruins finally started throwing to him towards the end of the season. He managed four 100-yard games and racked up 1,106 receiving yards this year.
I haven’t heard too much talk about him as a draft prospect, but some NFL team needs to give him a shot. He and Joe Fauria were UCLA’s best players this year, and I often said that any pass not intended to either player was a wasted attempt.
Now if you thought Rosario’s catch against Oregon was special, then you have to see the catch he made at the beginning of the season against Houston: