One of the most stunning fakes occurred from LSU in 2007, when kicker Colt David sprinted behind the holder, who passed it over his head to the kicker in stride, who easily got to the edge for a score. The play is called the "David Beasley" because it was invented by former Tiger quarterback (and current Atlanta Falcons assistant coach) David Beasley.
Another amazing fake came from Oklahoma in 2013 when quarterback Blake Barnett ran around right end for a touchdown. He later said that he was trying to show off for his girlfriend by proving that he could run with the ball tucked into his back pocket. However, it turned out that he would get arrested two years later for drug trafficking after officials found nearly 10 pounds of marijuana in his car.
In addition to these trick plays, there are several others that have become legendary over time such as the "Hail Mary Pass" which is used when you're down by multiple scores with less than 10 minutes left in the game. If you execute this correctly, your quarterback can throw a Hail Mary pass that will be caught by someone other than one of his teammates for a huge gain.
The "Hail Mary Pass" was first used in a big game between Florida State and Miami on December 7, 1999. The game was tied at half-time and the ball was in FSU's territory.
Flutie's point-after-attempt conversion was the first in the NFL since 1941. Some of the stars inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame were masters of the dropkick. Jim Otto and Mike Haynes both played for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. Both men were members of the 1980s New York Giants team that defeated Detroit in the Super Bowl. Three other players from that game have been elected by their peers: Carl Eller, Tony Boselli and Kevin Greene.
The first player to perform a successful dropkick during a regular season game was Doug Flutie with the Boston/New England Patriots vs. the Miami Dolphins on September 20, 1984. The play allowed Flutie to convert a 52-yard field goal attempt as time expired to give his team a 3-0 victory over its longtime rival.
After this game, former Patriots owner Billy Sullivan called it "the most exciting thing that has happened to football since the forward pass."
A few weeks later, on October 4, 1984, Otto became the first player to be selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame based solely on his performance with a dropkick when the Houston Oilers chose him along with John Riggins and Charles Haley.
The hat-trick is one of football's real moments of triumph, and there have been several examples throughout the game's history. Sir Geoff Hurst's triple for England versus West Germany in the 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium has to be the most memorable. The hat trick is still active today in American soccer.
During his time with Chelsea, Gianfranco Zola scored three goals in a single match on three occasions. His first two came in the same match against Wimbledon in September 1995; the third and final goal of that match brought him up against a club record of 267 consecutive appearances. He broke this record by starting the 1996-97 season with his fourth goal in a 4-1 win over Leeds United.
Gianfranco Zola is now manager of China's Guangzhou Evergrande and has yet to lose a match since taking charge in July 2014. His record is currently unbeaten.
Sir Geoff Hurst's hat trick remains the only perfect score in World Cup Finals history. It came after just nine minutes had been played between the opening matches of the tournament between England and West Germany. The match ended in a 1-1 draw but it was enough to give England the lead in the overall scoring table. Germany were second while France took third place.
Please retry later. In Super Bowl VII, Miami Dolphins K Garo Yepremian's kick was blocked by the Washington Redskins, and things only went worse for him from there. He took the ball and attempted to toss it. Possibly the most humiliating play in NFL history. The image of Garo trying to throw the ball while being chased down by three players is one of sports history's greatest tragedies.
Garo tried to throw the ball away but instead he knocked it down. Hopeless now, he ran with it toward the end zone where his momentum carried him over the goal line for a touchdown. This moment will be remembered forever as one of the worst mistakes in NFL history.
He tried so hard to help his team win that he made such a stupid mistake. After the game, Garo said he didn't realize he had gone out of bounds. But you don't have to be a football expert to know that you shouldn't try to throw the ball when you're being chased by three players and your team's future hall-of-famer Joe Theisman has called their last play before throwing himself at your legs in an attempt to stop the play.
As terrible as this play is, it wasn't the worst fumble in NFL history. That title goes to...
2000, Antonio Freeman For a long time, many football fans considered Antonio Freeman's catch to be the greatest of all time—or at least one of the most startling. In 2000, Antonio Freeman caught a ball that was thrown by Kordell Stewart with the exact same motion as his own quarterback for a touchdown during a game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. The only difference was that instead of trying to run with the ball, Freeman picked it up and ran all the way into the end zone. After the game, people started comparing notes on this amazing play. Some said it was nothing more than a lucky chance because they knew who was throwing the ball and when it was being thrown. Others argued that it was really too good to be true. Regardless, this play still ranks as one of the most memorable in NFL history.
Other famous catches include: Jerry Rice's 49ers career record breaking touchdown in 1993 (he had three touchdowns that season); Tony Gonzalez's recent record-breaking performance last year with 16 receptions; and Andre Reed's immortal play in 1999 where he caught two balls in the end zone against Denver off a single pass from Billy Volek.
In fact, there have been so many great catches over the years that it's hard to pick one out as the greatest.
Before New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made a stunning catch in front of a national television audience on Sunday Night Football, Jason Avant of the Philadelphia Eagles made a comparable reception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Only another juggling effort by then-Detroit Lions WR Roy Williams could trump Holt's juggling act. Williams jumps around two Chicago Bears defensive backs, then smacks the ball back in the air to complete the grab. The Dallas Cowboys' Butch Johnson is rated 30th. The Cowboys faced a strong opponent in Super Bowl XII, the Denver Broncos.