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Texas Middle School Pulls Off Unthinkable Trick Play (Video)
The game of football has provided some amazing trick plays at all levels, from Pee Wee to the pros, and this one pulled off by Driscoll Middle School in Corpus Christi, Texas is certainly among the best of them.
Looking to catch their opposition off guard, the center snaps the ball over his should in a rather unorthodox manner. With the defenders looking on as if the play hadn’t begun, Driscoll’s quarterback steps through the line before unexpectedly speeding off for the end zone.
This play may have you asking yourself, “Can they even do that?” According to the NFL rules, they can!
According to Rule 7, Section 3, Article 3:
The snap (3-32) may be made by any offensive player who is on the line but must conform to the following provisions:
(a) The snap must start with ball on ground with its long axis horizontal and at right angles to line, and
(b) The impulse must be given by one quick and continuous motion of hand or hands of snapper. The ball must actually leave or be taken from his hands during this motion.
(c) The snapper may not:
(1) move his feet abruptly from the start of snap until the ball has left his hands;
(2) have quick plays after the neutral zone starts if the officials have not had a reasonable time to assume their normal stances.
The snapper clearly snaps the ball in one smooth continuous motion over his shoulder, making it a legal snap, and one of the most spectacular touchdowns you may ever see.