Have we entered the era of the duel-threat left tackle? If you as Wisconsin football standout Michael Deiter, who became an internet sensation last weekend, you’ll get a resounding “yes.”
After scoring on a trick play in which he slipped off the line of scrimmage and rumbled into the end zone, Deiter took the time to break the play down for us.
Deiter is hoping the touchdown reception, which was technically ruled a running play because quarterback Alex Hornibrook threw the ball behind the line of scrimmage, gets him the ball more in the future.
Deiter says he has more followers on social media than he did before the touchdown. At times, it’s hard to tell if Deiter is having fun with the reporters and making tongue-in-cheek remarks about “getting the ball more,” or if he means in. The whimsical music playing the background suggests he is, but something tells me if you take that music away, Deiter will come across dead serious about it.
He goes into detail about ball placement, and breaking beyond his one-dimensional contributions along the offensive line. The time for the dual threat offensive lineman has arrived, and Michael Deiter is leading the revolution.
…The only problem is nobody can know he’s getting the ball; otherwise those much faster linebackers, and defensive backs will have a field day.