Derrick Dillon of the USFL’s Memphis Showboats produced one of the best plays you’ll see in football this year.
The play came at the end of the first half of Saturday’s home game vs. the Pittsburgh Maulers. The visitors attempted a lengthy 59-yard field goal in the waning seconds, but the kick came up well short.
Dillon returned the football and went full Madden mode. He evaded several would-be-tacklers before taking it to the house for an improbable 109-yard touchdown to end the half.
Dillon played college football for the LSU Tigers. He was teammates with future NFL stars in Joe Burrow, Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase, helping the Tigers to a 2019 national championship-winning season.
Dillon went undrafted in 2020 but eventually landed a contract with the New York Giants in 2020. The team proceeded to waive and then bring back Dillon on several occasions, but he never played a snap in the NFL.
The 27-year-old Dillon signed with the Cleveland Browns a month before the 2022 season commenced, but he was released ahead of Week 1. The Showboats, coached by former Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach Todd Haley, signed Dillon to a contract in January.
So far this season, the ex-Tigers wideout has 146 receiving yards and 179 kick return yards. The Showboats’ win over Pittsburgh moved them to 3-3 on the year, and they’ll try to get back above .500 when they host the Houston Gamblers next week.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.