One-handed catches are impressive. But one handed catches on a fly pattern with a defender draped all over you? Find a better superlative.
Marquez North made an insane catch with South Carolina's Ahmad Christian in his face in the fourth quarter to set up Tennessee's game-winning field goal in its 23-21 upset of South Carolina.
With Christian's right arm in front of him, North brought the ball in with his left and pinned it against his shoulder pad and was able to maintain control as he hit the ground. It's a catch of the year candidate on its own, but given the circumstances, it's even better.
The 39-yard catch came on a third and 10 with 2:30 on the clock and allowed the Volunteers to run down the rest of the time remaining for Michael Palardy's chip shot field goal.
Not long after North's catch, Stanford's Kodi Whitfield challenged him for the catch of the day (and season) title with this touchdown grab against UCLA.
While Whitfield had two defenders around him, we still give North the edge because of the placement of Christian's hand and the fact that he brought it in with just his left hand. Whitfield needed to use his other hand to corral the pass.
Are both better than these catches below? We certainly think so. Nebraska's Kenny Bell displayed some serious hops on this grab, but he didn't have a defender all over him.
And neither did Cal's Maurice Harris, though his was for a TD.
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