Rockdale (Texas) junior cornerback Jaqualyn Crawford certainly knows how to leave an impression. When an opponent is going for the Hail Mary toss as time winds down in a playoff game, why use two hands when one will do the trick?
Starting at the 0:22 mark above, watch as Crawford tracks the ball in the waning moments against Coldspring-Oakhurst in a 3A, Division I area playoff game in Cypress. Crawford, a three-star recruit according to the 247 Sports Composite, sees the pass and snags the ball out of the air with one hand. The interception – one of four for the Tigers on the day – clinched the 21-13 victory, improved them to 11-1 and clinched a trip to Waco to play Malakoff Friday night.
And all he needed was one hand (okay, and a couple of quick feet to help with the run and leap) to make it happen.
The magnitude of the INT was not lost on the young man who made the play happen. As Crawford acknowledged on his Twitter account, the play was a matter of security. We can’t disagree.