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Now That Was a Catch

Now That Was a Catch

There have been some spectacular catches in recent years covering this team, such as the Zach Vraa grab against Western Illinois. Vraa literally pinned the ball against the Leatherneck defensive back, who had his back to the line of scrimmage. Darrius Shepherd had a highlight-reel type of catch against Northern Iowa, snaring a Carson Wentz bullet on the sideline in 2015. RJ Urzendowski had a beauty in the 2014 playoffs against South Dakota State, which considering the moment and consequence was as big as they come. It came with under a minute remaining and gave the Bison the quarterfinal victory.

But the one-handed snag Urzendowski accomplished Saturday night has to rank up there with the best in terms of style points. Urzendowski laid out in the back corner of the end zone, reached out with his left hand and brought it in without dropping it. Urzendowski, by the way, is right handed.

“It was as good of a catch as I’ve seen,” said Bison head coach Chris Klieman.

The play went to a booth review. Urzendowski said he knew he made the catch, but wasn’t sure if he got one foot in bounds. It wasn’t a looping toss by quarterback Easton Stick, either, who put some zip on the ball.

The image was captured by Bison fan and self-described amateur photographer Kevin Wolf, who was in the end zone and saw the play develop. He captured it like a pro.

 

 

 

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