There are innovative plays and there are truly out there plays. The one you see above is definitely the latter.
With his Lexington team desperate to pump in a two-point conversion against a talented Adams Central team, massive offensive lineman Deing Kug lined up as a blocking halfback, then moved behind center when Lexington’s quarterback went into motion. Just when the Adams Central defense surely thought it must be seeing things, Kug took the snap and dropped back to pass.
Yes, a 335-pound offensive lineman dropped back to pass. And then he threw a pass, and it went right to the hands of a wide receiver, who trotted into the end zone for the two-pointer untouched. The two points weren’t enough, as Lexington fell 28-15, but it was still the most entertaining play of the night.
It was unique. It was daring. It may have been crazy. Most importantly, it worked, and it made Kug easily the heaviest pass to complete a scoring pass in the nation this year (we’re making that claim despite not having data on every player to complete a scoring pass this season). Best of all, it was wildly fun to watch, all of which inspires this plea: Lexington coach Jeff Rowan, please make Kug you’re new quarterback. We’ll love you forever if you do.