It's certainly not unheard of for running backs to leap over the line when they're in range of the end zone. The trick is that usually that range is from around a yard out … if that.
That's not the case for Apopka (Fla.) High star Kimlon "KJ" Dillon, who scored in the Blue Darters' 53-22 rout of West Orange (Fla.) High on one of the more athletic leaps you'll ever come across, as you can see below.
When the footage of Dillon's "great leap forward" is slowed down, you can see the senior take off from just a toe inside the 5-yard line. The touchdown run, which officially came from 14 yards out on a reverse, was actually about 9 yards on the ground and 5 yards through the air.
Like a bird, like a plane … like KJ Dillon? He certainly has the airtime down. Perhaps he should branch out from his traditional track specialty of the 300-meter hurdles to try out a little long jump?
While Dillon's athleticism might have taken the fore on Friday, his cover ability is what has most college coaches chasing after his signature. The safety has scholarship offers from West Virginia and Arkansas, among other schools, and has received serious interest from the likes of Auburn, Clemson, Miami (Fla.), Michigan and Ohio State, to name but a few.
Now whoever lands Dillon will know he has a few goal-line tricks that might not be in the bag of other talented two-way players.
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