I saw this fake punt roll across my timeline earlier courtesy of Hudl, and the call took so much guts that I had to bring it to the masses.
The play is from Santa Fe HS (Edmond, OK) and it features a fake punt successfully pulled off from inside of their own 10-yard line, from the 8-yard line to be exact. He ended up taking it to the house.
Take a look. Genuis or crazy?
Trick or Treat. pic.twitter.com/qtPhCm3G2L
— Hudl (@Hudl) October 26, 2016
Last week, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake made the call to fake a punt inside his own 5-yard line on 4th and 19 and was grilled by fans and the media for it.
Fourth-and-19, standing in your own end zone? FAKE IT https://t.co/h1fs9ON78H
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) October 21, 2016
The big difference in the two situations? The ball carrier on the punt for BYU is a full time punter with limited experience running the ball, while the kid from Santa Fe is making plays at wide receiver when he’s not catching long snaps.