Were you ever told as a kid that you were too small for the football team? This trick football play should give hope to short guys everywhere. It was a play run during the GoDaddy Bowl between Arkansas State and Ball State. Down 10-3 on First and 10 from their own 49-yard line with 3:24 left in the second quarter, Arkansas State decided to get extremely creative. They brought in one of their smaller players, wide receiver R.J. Fleming, to hide in the offensive backfield just behind the line of scrimmage. How the Ball State defenders didn’t seem him is hard to guess, but the only thing that matters is that Fleming went unnoticed. When the ball is snapped, all the Arkansas State players head to the right, and the Ball State defenders follow in pursuit. But Fleming has the football, and he’s running left!
This trick football play is like something out of a children’s sports movie. It’s easy to imagine such a movie having an undersized, comic relief type of character who wears glasses and is swallowed up by his football equipment, but he saves the day during the big game by hiding behind the bigger players, and their bully opponents don’t see that he has the ball. We previously looked at another trick play that was run in a high school football game. That play was just silly, but this Hide The Football play actually has quite a bit of merit. Check it out below. If you like it, ‘Share’ it.
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