Unless you’re an alumnus of one of the schools involved, Delaware vs. Towson probably isn’t a game you were watching very closely. That’s a shame, because it yielded what might prove to be the catch of the season.
Even more surprising, it came from a defensive back.
While nursing a four-point lead as the first half neared an end, Delaware’s Nasir Adderley reached back, full extension, and snagged the ball out of the air with one hand.
Adderley channeled his inner Odell Beckham Jr. for the remarkable catch.
— Delaware Football (@DelawareFB) October 28, 2017
Delaware is off to a 5-2 start, and if they have these kinds of hands lining up on defense, the guys on offense must be the best in the country.
Adderley wasn’t a particularly touted recruit coming out of high school in 2015. He received only three scholarship offers, ironically one of them was from Towson. The others were from Wake Forest, and his eventual choice Delaware.
He was rated as only a two-star prospect with no defined position on the field. The coaches at Delaware eventually decided to line him up on defense, and it’s worked out well, but plays like this might have them reconsidering.