So it’s the first game of the season. You are playing on special teams. While racing downfield to cover a punt, you notice the return man fumble. You scoop up the ball and head for the end zone. You get knocked out of bounds after running the ball for a 58-yard gain. What a great first game!
But if your name is Andre Parker and you play for Kent State, you made one little mistake: You ran the ball the wrong way.
You can watch it all in the video above. And pay attention to who knocks him out of bounds: two players from Kent State’s opponent, Towson. What were they thinking? Let him go!
Parker didn’t realize his mistake until a bit after the play, when returning to his team’s sideline. His reaction is fantastic.
And he can laugh about it today, because his team won, 41-21.