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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Articles tagged: Amazing plays

UCF’s JJ Worton makes spectacular one-handed TD catch (Video)

No. 17 UCF avoided a major upset on Saturday with a thrilling win on the road against Temple. Had it not been for one of the most amazing touchdown catches of the year by junior wide receiver JJ Worton, the Knights may not have pulled out the victory.

Worton helped tie the game with just over a minute remaining in the fourth quarter when he hauled in an impossible one-handed catch in the back of the end zone. It appeared that UCF quarterback Blake Bortles overthrew his wide open target, but Worton bailed him out by going full extension and somehow securing the pass.

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The mind-boggling catch was Worton’s third touchdown of the game. He finished with 10 receptions for 179 yards and three scores. In a season where it feels like we have seen at least one phenomenal one-handed catch per week, Worton’s grab could easily be the best of the year.

Florida WR Ahmad Fulwood makes one-handed TD catch off defender’s foot (GIF)

Ahmad-Fulwood-catchThe Florida Gators were embarrassed on their home field on Saturday by a Vanderbilt team that had not won a game in Gainesville since 1945. The 34-17 loss was probably the lowest point of the season for Will Muschamp’s team, but freshman wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood did provide Florida fans with one incredible highlight in the fourth quarter.

Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy lofted a pass to the corner of the end zone that looked like it was going to be picked off by a Vanderbilt defender. Instead, the defensive back tipped the ball off his own foot and it popped into the air. Fulwood was somehow able to coral the ball with one hand and keep his feet in for the score.

Though the touchdown meant nothing, it was still one of the best plays you’ll see all year.

GIF via Mocksession

Pierre Garcon catch was best of the weekend (GIF)

Pierre Garcon catchPierre Garcon gave us what likely will go down as the best catch of the weekend. The Washington Redskins receiver made a crazy one-handed catch on the team’s third drive of the game. Robert Griffin III’s pass was high, so Garcon had to show off his vertical leap while reaching up with his right hand to pluck the ball out of the air.

Not only did Dez Bryant’s Dallas Cowboys lose to the Detroit Lions in a thriller … and not only did he meltdown on the sidelines twice … but then he lost the honors of best catch of the weekend to a division rival. Here was Dez’s one-handed grab for comparison.

GIF via BuzzFeedSports

DIII Muskingum punt returner scores amazing touchdown (Video)

DIII Muskingum punt returnReady for one of the craziest punt returns for a touchdown you’ll ever see?

Freshman defensive back Dominick Williams of little known Muskingum in New Concord, Ohio, returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in his school’s 49-21 loss to Heidelberg on Saturday. The guy fielded the punt at his 25 and zigged and zagged his way past all 11 of Heidelberg’s defenders before breaking free for the score. If you watch carefully, you’ll see the dude escape a tackle from the same Heidelberg player twice on the same return! I swear I thought he was tackled for a loss several times.

H/T Deadspin

Kodi Whitfield makes crazy one-handed backhand touchdown catch (Video)

Stanford wide receiver Kodi Whitfield is going to find himself on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays of the week after the amazing touchdown catch he made on Saturday against UCLA.

The Cardinal sophomore accounted for the first touchdown of the Stanford-UCLA game in Palo Alto with an amazing one-handed backhand grab in the third quarter. The throw was from 30 yards away, making his ability to backhand and pluck the ball out of the air even more impressive. You would think that after making a play like that, Whitfield would have huge stats, but that was actually his first touchdown grab of the season.

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Marquez North makes incredible one-handed catch for Tennessee (Video)

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Marquez-North-catchTennessee wide receiver Marquez North made the catch of the weekend on Saturday during an upset win over No. 11 South Carolina. With the Vols trailing 21-20 and facing a 3rd and 10 in their own territory, quarterback Justin Worley threw a bomb down the left sideline into single coverage. North, a true freshman, somehow pinned the ball against his body around the defender’s arm and came down with the pass.

The 39-yard hookup put Tennessee deep into South Carolina territory and set up an eventual chip shot field goal as time expired. The Vols came away with a shocking 23-21 victory.

At 6-foot-4, 214 pounds, North is one of the most exciting players Tennessee has on offense. His big-play ability was on full display on Saturday as he hauled in three catches for 102 yards. His catch, given the importance, was right up there with this one-handed touchdown grab as one of the plays of the year.

GIF via SB Nation

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