Found October 24, 2012 on The Nosebleeds:

Via The Nosebleeds:

Westminster Academy (FL) pulled off this awesomely perfect (and, yes, intentional) trick pass play on the first play from scrimmage in their final home game of the season. Westminster’s offensive coordinator, Jimmy Robertson, reportedly drew up this play and had his team practice it all season in preparation for this moment.

It calls for the guy lined up at quarterback to throw a perfect bounce pass behind the line of scrimmage to one of the wide receivers, who then bombs it downfield to another wide open receiver. What’s the secret? Well, the dude that threw the bomb was actually the quarterback, hidden by three surrounding receivers on the near side. The defense didn’t know that the dude receiving the bounce-pass could throw a bomb like that. The guy taking the snap? The running back. Not a bad bounce pass from a halfback, I’d say.

Every aspect of the play worked to perfection and Mr. Robertson winds up looking like a sly sonofagun and a genius trickster. Had it not, the man would have looked like a complete fool, but so goes the world of sports.


  • Nothing special here - teams run this type of play all the time without the bounce. Why even bounce the pass to the sideline - so it can bounce the wrong way and go out of bounds or better yet, get recovered by the defense? That may have been a poor throw and not intended. And to say the QB was hidden is a joke - teams scout in advance who they are playing and know who the QB is. Look at #8 with the white towel hanging out of the front of his pants? I'd say he is the QB. It's just a play that caught this particular team napping and luckly worked off the bounce pass.
  • I witnessed this play executed by Colorado State versus an undefeated Wyoming team in 1966 in Fort Collins. It was also executed to perfection and stunned an otherwise boisterous Wyoming crowd. If memory serves, it led to a 7-0 CSU win.
  • Apparently I'm the only one impressed. Was the bounce needed or wise, who cares? It looked pretty cool and I promise those players remember that play versus a traditional "flea-flickerish" type play that is more common. It's high school, lighten up.
  • Officiated a high school game in Michigan where this happened last year. Thrown for a touchdown also. Nothing special on this. Bounce is not needed other than defenders will think it is an incomplete pass.
  • Seriously...did anyone happen to see the hold against the cornerback #26??? The wide receiver #21 grabs him around the waist and spins him!!!! Nice trick play but it should have been called back for holding.
  • I find it more amazing that there was no flag for holding.
  • I would only give him an assist on that tackle........
  • Old play...........We used it in JV Ball in the 60s........."Skip pass" or "shucks pass.".......Pass is intended to skip to the reciever, where upon the reciever catches ball off of the skip, relaxes for a moment saying "shucks" Defenders think play is dead because it hit the ground............Pass must be thrown laterally to be a legal lateral. We ran it once for a TD, had informed the officials before doing it and they still called it back.
  • I first saw this play in 1956 (or thereabouts). Texas A&M completed a 91 yard touchdown pass against the University of Texas. In the end, however, Texas won the game.
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