We all know about the old Statue of Liberty play but now you can add another ruse to your sandlot offensive arsenal.
El Camino Real (Woodland Hills, Calif.) junior varsity quarterback Jahlil Pinkett lines up behind center, bends down to receive the snap, and — requests a new football from the sideline?
The Cleveland defense didn't understand it either, as El Camino Real pulled off the most incredible trick play of the season.
Pinkett, who is the nephew of Jada Pinkett Smith, walked toward the sideline holding the ball out. The coaches on the sideline feigned concern that he had an improper football and needed to replace it with an official pigskin.
As soon as the convincing Pinkett got close to the sideline, he tucked the ball under his arm and sprinted down the sideline for a totally legit — albeit deceptive — touchdown.
The reaction on the video says it all.
"I can't believe that worked."
Unethical? Maybe. But Jahill's run was a performance worthy of his uncle Will. And nobody ever said the acting game was fair.