Ariz. RB Bijan Robinson coolly hurdles defender en route to endzone; TD gets called back

Ariz. RB Bijan Robinson coolly hurdles defender en route to endzone; TD gets called back

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Ariz. RB Bijan Robinson coolly hurdles defender en route to endzone; TD gets called back

Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.) RB Bijan Robinson got a little creative Friday night on his way to the endzone.

With a defender in his path, Robinson opted to neither go around or through the defense, but, rather, over it.

Robinson’s run appeared to give Salpointe Catholic an early lead over Tucson High, but the play was called back because hurdling a defender draws a flag per NFHS rules. From the rulebook:

Hurdling (an attempt by a player to jump (hurdle) with one
or both feet or knees foremost over an opponent who is
contacting the ground with no part of his body except one
or both feet) is illegal.

Salpointe Catholic promptly fumbled the ball over to Tucson, ending its scoring threat.

Nevertheless, it made for an amazing play and spectacular photo:

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