Seriously, it’s hard to believe anybody will top this catch in the next 10 years, let alone this fall.
On a scale of 1-10, the level of difficulty is 11. The throw was tough enough on its own. Troy (Mich.) senior quarterback Scott Mittelbrun was chased from the pocket and tossed a 38-yard bomb off his back heels, as he fell to the ground to avoid a massive Auburn Hills (Mich.) Avondale defender breathing down his neck.
Then came the catch. Troy wide receiver James Lundy III leapt as high as he could, using all of his 6-foot-1 frame and outstretched arm to rip the ball from the air with his fingertips and answer his quarterback’s prayer.
Avondale cornerback Derrick Hinton defended the pass as best he could, but all he could do in the end was look bewildered at Lundy, and then glance to the ref, as if to say, “There’s no way he actually caught that, right?”
The end result was a 21-0 victory for Troy — the team’s first win since 2014. Miracles are at work in Troy this season, because the Single Lundy was the greatest feat of athleticism since the Triple Lindy in “Back to School”: