The Woodbridge (Va.) High senior defensive end treated Osbourn Park (Manassas, Va.) High's running back like a sack of potatoes, picking him up off the ground and flipping him over his right shoulder in a stunning move caught on tape by The Washington Post.
"I was surprised I picked him up, because I was sitting there and I grabbed him and I was just like, 'Hold on. Get back. Boom. Oohoohoo,'" Hand gleefully told the paper. "So, I mean, it was cool. Did you get that on camera? Oh, oh, oh, I gotta see it."
Hand dominated in all facets of the game, recording one of two blocked punts that were returned for touchdowns in a 26-22 victory against Osbourn Park over the weekend. As Hand described it, "Even though the score says it's close, it wasn't close at all."
He might have a childlike wonder about him, but the 6-foot-4, 256-pound beast of an athlete is a man among boys on the prep gridiron. He recorded 111 tackles in 11 games as a junior last season, including 28 tackles for losses and 16 sacks.
Punishing hits like Friday's suplex have made Hand the nation's most sought after recruit, and the 17-year-old recently trimmed his list to Alabama, Florida and Michigan.
The Washington Post is following Hand's senior season in a documentary series entitled, "First and 17."
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