By Adam Roper
Back in the 2014 NFL season, a relatively unknown receiver made one of the greatest catches of all time. The one-handed snag launched Odell Beckham, Jr. into the national spotlight, making him a household name (and fantasy football commodity) overnight.
Well, earlier this week, an unknown college freshman at West Virginia pulled an OBJ with his own spectacular catch.
The greatest catch in football practice history? https://t.co/3HzHk9qezn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 22, 2016
Sure, it was in practice, but no one can deny that this is one of the best catches they’ve ever seen. With a defender draped all over him, falling backwards, Druw Bowen somehow managed to reel this corner pass in while staying in bounds.
The catch has caught the eye of many on Twitter:
That’s a grown man play. That man is someone’s grandpa https://t.co/8EclMKoTFc
— Nicholas (@kingnewkid) September 22, 2016
Wow he did his teammate like that? ??? https://t.co/24sK7YIaR5
— Wesley Leffelman (@wesleff62) September 22, 2016
I’d transfer at that point https://t.co/cLy6fyTdPh
— Kev (@KSepulveda5) September 22, 2016
@MaxCantina beautiful catch but awful pass interference on D
— Justin Raiten (@raitenj) September 22, 2016
— 800 Hertz (@800HertZZ) September 22, 2016
— Don (@gingEER13) September 22, 2016
— Zach (@_ZTS21) September 22, 2016
As for how the young Bowen is handling his newfound fame?
Today has been wild
— Druw Bowen (@bowen_0909) September 22, 2016