Heading into a huge undefeated face off against rival Dayton, Texas power Crosby knew it would have to pull out all the stops to win. Apparently one of those stops is the most unique hurdle we’ve seen all season.
That’s Crosby running back Trey Edwards, a junior who is just about always the most athletic player on the turf whenever he walks on to it (games against the New England Patriots and defensive lineman freak Jamie Collins excepted). As he found himself facing a phalanx of would-be Dayton tacklers, Edwards decided to go up and over, and then adapted mid-air to turn a would-be traditional hurdle into a hybrid hurdle-pirouette. Really, we’re not even sure what to call that, except exceptional. How does a player possibly land a leap like that?
As great as the play was, Edwards was even better in whole. He was a critical offensive threat as Crosby ended a 29-year losing streak at Dayton with a 30-20 win. He may not have another move like that lingering in his locker to pull out at the pivotal moment, but it’s clear that if Crosby is going to continue to win, it will need Edwards on top of his game.