September 25, 2008
Unlike Sports Illustrated or Chris Mottram, I'm not willing to put Morgan State's Edwin Baptiste alongside Tyrone Prothro or Chris Moore in the category of "greatest catch ever," but Baptiste's effort in the Bears' win over Winston-Salem State Saturday isn't too far down the list:
Whatever Baptiste was doing before he vaulted backward off an invisible trampoline at the 35-yard line was terrible form, since ideally you'd want your receiver running under the ball, towards the other team's end zone, not facing your own. Maybe that's why he's not I-A. Baptise should still carve out a little window one day in the hopefully very distant future and embed this video on his tombstone.