All Jauan Jennings does is catch Hail Mary passes.
OK, fine, the Vols wide receiver is valuable for much more than that. But Tennessee fans can add “solid Hail Mary defender” to his list of skills after the play he made at the end of the first half vs. Kentucky on Saturday.
The man who was on the receiving end of a game-winning Hail Mary completion to beat Georgia at Sanford Stadium earlier in the season again showed his Hail Mary-nabbing prowess against the Wildcats in a critical SEC East showdown. Only this time it was on the defensive side of the ball.
With time running out in the first half of the contest at Neyland Stadium and the Vols leading 21-13, Kentucky QB Stephen Johnson opted to air it out from near midfield in hopes of a miracle touchdown to end the half. Instead, he found Jennings, who was on the field as a defender for the Vols, waiting to come down with the pass.
Check it out:
What a turn of events! pic.twitter.com/CTu2QPXzEB
— Houston Kress (@VolRumorMill) November 12, 2016
It’s safe to say that Jennings may be one of the only players in the league– and perhaps the country– to both catch a Hail Mary pass for a touchdown and intercept another as a defender in the same season.