Louisville cartwheel.
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Louisville Lineman 'Distracts' Defense With a Cartwheel

The Louisville Cardinals drew up the perfect play to "distract" the defense, having one of their lineman hit a cartwheel during the play.

Just when you think you've seen it all in a college football game, you turn on the Louisville Cardinals, up 21-0 at home against Boston College, and see a lineman doing a cartwheel at the start of the play.

Yes, you read that correctly. ClutchPoints provided a video of the play on X.

The video is a bit shaky, but it appears to be Willie Tyler, a left tackle for the team who's a redshirt senior transfer.

At the start of the play, Tyler was lined up in the slot with quarterback Jack Plummer in shotgun. The play starts, Tyler jumps in the air with his hands up, and as the pass rush comes in, he does a cartwheel.


To make this play all the better, Plummer scrambles heads toward the line of scrimmage, hopeful for a first down, but fumbles the ball.

At the time of this writing, the game is in halftime, and the Cardinals are up 42-14. The Cardinals scored 14 in the first quarter and 28 in the second.

Plummer has 243 passing yards and three touchdowns while completing 12 of 14 passes.

This comes just one week after Boston College played the Florida State Seminoles close at home, though they lost 32-29.

The Eagles are 1-2, while the Cardinals are 3-0.

We'll see if we get any other displays of gymnastic abilities in the second half.

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