There are so many uncertainties in a final minute drive that teams often desperately search for anything that can be counted on. Like the spiking of a football, for instance. After all, nothing can go wrong with simply throwing a football to the ground to kill the clock, right?
Wrong, as a defensive lineman proved in Wisconsin.
This is Gillett offensive and defensive lineman Brian Zahn, who is currently a senior team leader at the Wisconsin school. Yet, when Zahn does things like he did against Crivitz High, it makes one wonder just how often any defensive lineman has the intuition and timing to intercept such an open and closed play.
Seriously, that was an attempted spike, a time stopping move used across the country from Pop Warner to the props. If defensive linemen start anticipating spikes and picking off passes like this it could completely change the closing moments of games nationwide.
If nothing else, Zahn has put down a serious marker for the defensive play of the year. Let’s see a defensive back top that remarkable pick.