It was the kind of incident that would almost surely stick with him forever. Madison (Va.) High sophomore Andy McGuire went back to field a deep kickoff … and ended up running into his team's goalpost. The blooper to end all bloopers ended up on "SportsCenter's" "Not Top-10" and was written about all over the Internet, here at Prep Rally included.A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
Now, some 18 months later, McGuire has proven that he can take a licking and do more than simply keep on ticking. As highlighted on Dan Steinberg's excellent D.C. Sports Bog at the Washington Post, the teen is the top-ranked junior baseball prospect in the state of Virginia and, according to NBC Washington, recently became the first Virginia player to ever receive a scholarship offer to the baseball hotbed that is the University of Texas (he accepted the offer, for what it's worth).
If that's not enough, McGuire is even an early contender to be a first-round draft pick in the 2013 MLB draft.
When asked about his unfortunate run-in with a goalpost today, McGuire can now laugh about the incident, all while admitting that he took plenty of ribbing from his baseball colleagues.
"I guess I took one too many steps," McGuire told NBC Washington. "I caught it, turned around and the next thing I know I look up at the ref, he's laughing and I hand him the ball."