Back in a June 5 minicamp practice, Dwayne Haskins threw a touchdown to Terry McLaurin. But this was no ordinary touchdown. It wasn't even an extraordinary touchdown.
It was honestly an extra extraordinary touchdown. In fact, if it happened during a real game, it would've counted for double points.
Unfortunately, the score came during a period of no filming, so none of the assembled media were able to get the highlight on camera. Tweets were sent, but the play deserved far more than the handful of characters on social media it received:
Terry McLaurin just made a Madden glitch catch around a defender’s body to cap off a Haskins-led 2 minute drill. The ball may legit have gone through the corner’s back. Nice touchdown for the OSU boys— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) June 5, 2019
Luckily, a few weeks later, footage from that sequence has finally been released. You know how Taylor Swift will randomly drop a song and music video out of nowhere? This is like that, except it involves two Ohio State rookies making football magic instead of a bunch of veiled shots at other celebrities.
Here's the catch, which is still hard to process no matter how often you watch it:
If you really, really slow the clip down, it appears as if McLaurin reaches around cornerback Deion Harris, hauls in the ball with two hands right in front of the defender, then transfers it to his one hand while securing the grab. It's just insane.
There are almost no circumstances where it's acceptable to full-on spike a ball in minicamp. However, McLaurin mega-spiked it following this TD and deservedly so, too. Hopefully, next time he pulls something like this off, it'll be on a Sunday in front of plenty of cameras.
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