Dolphins’ Wild Punter-to-kicker Touchdown is the Trick Play of the Year

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (88) catches a touchdown pass over Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills (31), during the second half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The Miami Dolphins may be rebuilding, but that doesn’t mean they won’t run a trick play.

And their call resulted in a perfectly executed touchdown pass from the punter to the kicker.

In Sunday’s 37-31 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dolphins faced a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line with 4:44 remaining in the second quarter. The field goal unit took the field, though it lined up in an unconventional formation. On the right side of the field, four players were lined out wide. On the far left side of the field, five Dolphins players were lined up, including kicker Jason Sanders. Punter Matt Haack was lined up a few yards behind the center.

Haack took the snap and then started to run out left, drawing the attention of the Eagles defenders that had been lined up over the five players on the left side of the field. Sanders then slipped past the defenders, allowing Haack to flick a pitch to Sanders, who caught the pass in the end zone for a touchdown.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Lorenzo Reyes