Of all the wild trick plays that have been used in prep, youth and even collegiate football this year, none have been as bold as the one pulled off by a junior varsity quarterback from El Camino Real High (Woodland Hills, Calif.).
As uncovered by MaxPreps, the crafty signal caller you see in the video above is Jahlil Pinkett, who took a chance during a game against Cleveland High (Woodland Hills, Calif.). He set up underneath center, bent to take the snap and then stood up and began to walk toward the sideline, requesting a new football.
The defense apparently bought it.
From there it was smooth sailing, as Pinkett sprinted to pay dirt with his stunned opponents watching.
The play call was a clever one, but what really sold the deception was Pinkett himself, who was completely believable in his protestations about the condition of the ball. Perhaps there's a reason for that; Jahlil Pinkett is the nephew of actress Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Maybe Jahlil Smith has a future in Hollywood, too? We'll all have to wait until he's done fooling people on the football field first.
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