What is it with receivers from the state of Colorado falling down on the job? Less than a month after Broncos receiver Eric Decker tripped on his way to the end zone, Thornton (Colo.) High's Isiah Hardy pulled his own "Decker" during a recent game against Boulder (Colo.) High.
But unlike Decker's catch-and-trip, which likely will end up on a future NFL blooper reel, the senior receiver's unfortunate mishap ended with what could be one of the best catches of the season.
Seriously, check out how Hardy keeps his composure after tripping over his own two feet. He not only manages to keep his eye on the ball but somehow gets his arms in the perfect position to make the catch as he's rolling over.
Was there a little luck involved with the catch? Sure. Even with a bit of luck sprinkled in, however, you still have to give Hardy credit for seeing the play through to the end.
Playing in his last regular game for Thornton, Hardy went out in style with a catch he'll likely remember for the rest of his life. He finished the game with nine reception for 111 yards in a losing effort, as Thornton fell to Boulder, 49-35.