Noah Brown’s circus catch was amazing, but was it better than Odell Beckham Jr.’s one-handed snag from 2014?
As far as college football is concerned, the conversation is officially over: Noah Brown has locked up the catch of the year.
Last night against Oklahoma, Brown hauled in a touchdown pass that, for all intents and purposes, should in no way have been caught.
It’s something you really need to see in order to believe.
So let’s break down his catch: Brown caught the pass essentially blind, with one hand, pinning the ball to the defender’s back.
And to top it all off, he got both feet in bounds.
It’s simply a remarkable display of strength, athleticism, and concentration by Brown, who ended up with a total of four touchdown receptions.
Rapper Lil Wayne even chimed in and gave a shoutout to Brown.
Was his circus catch the best of all time, though? Specifically, was it better than the famous one-handed touchdown snag that Odell Beckham Jr. had back in 2014?
In case Beckham’s catch escaped your memory, here’s a refresher.
Beckham reeled in the deep bomb running at full speed down the sideline with just three fingers, while being interfered with by the cornerback guarding him. The catch is still regarded as the best ever, but it might not be any longer after what Brown did last night.
In terms of the level of difficulty, the Buckeyes’ receiver takes the cake. Not only did Brown make the grab using a single hand over the defender’s back, but he came down with it in the corner of the end zone without fully knowing where the ball was going to be.
At the end of the day, both plays are special in their own right. In the near future, someone will make an even greater catch, and we’ll be rehashing this conversation all over again.
So is the cycle in football, but what Brown and Beckham have done won’t be forgotten anytime soon.