Mercer notched the Fat Guy Touchdown of the year last week (sorry, Arkansas) in a throwback pass to Thomas Marchman, who immediately drew an excessive celebration penalty by bowling the ball into his teammates, who then fell over like bowling pins, and punctuated it all by doing a cartwheel.
According to Marchman and the other Mercer offensive linemen, the excessive celebration flag was a direct order from offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Casey Vogt.
"You've got a 290-pound man doing a cartwheel. That's pretty athletic," said head coach Bobby Lamb. "If he did that on a high school tape we'd sign him in a heartbeat."