Zaevion Dobson earned national attention, and the moniker “hero” from President Obama, when he gave up his life to shield two teenage girls during a drive-by shooting in Tennessee. Among those left behind was Zaevion’s older brother, Zack Dobson, who continues to compete for the sports teams at Knoxville’s Fulton High. On Sunday, he was participating at The Opening Regional in Atlanta, trying to earn a spot to the national competition in Oregon as one of the best in the Southeast. He didn’t disappoint.
Suffice to say, Dobson truly showed out on the biggest stage. First, he burned and then out-leaped one of a defensive backs prospect with an ankle-breaking move. Then he trotted toward the end zone and completed just about the most perfect backflip you’ll see as he crossed the goal line.
That is three feats of impressive athleticism in one fell swoop.
Apparently that wasn’t Dobson’s only jaw dropping move of the day, either. He also turned in this terrific grab along the sidelines:
Those two catches alone may not be enough to land Dobson a spot at The Opening in Oregon, but it certainly is enough to earn him plenty of respect for his abilities on the field, just as his brother earned for his commitment to his fellow man off it.