Through two weeks of the 2016 college football season, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has hurdled his way to the top of the Heisman hopefuls list—literally. Besides having thrown for seven touchdowns and rushing for six more, Jackson also gave us what might be the highlight of the year when he completely hurdled a defender on his way to the end zone against Syracuse last weekend in a 62-28 blowout.
Jackson’s move was extra impressive because he’s a pretty tiny dude. ESPN lists him at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, but there’s been speculation that he weighs something closer to 195. Yet there he was, hurdling a much larger defender like it was the easiest thing in the world.
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You’d be well within your rights if you totally lose your mind when you see the highlight. But even crazier is the fact that Jackson’s hurdle wasn’t even the most ridiculous thing the Florida native has done on a football field. No, that happened during Jackson’s days at Boynton Beach High School. Take a quick look at the video below.
Yup, that’s Jackson, then playing quarterback, stopping on a dime on his way to the end zone to casually let a defender fly by him out of bounds, tackling nothing but air, then casually strolling across the goal line for 6. My goodness.
Jackson is a complete and utter freak of nature, and we can’t wait to see what he does on a national stage when the Cardinals take on Florida State this weekend.