It was an ordinary Sunday for walk-on wide receiver Mike McNeely. He showed up to his shift at Publix to bag groceries, even though the day before, he was a hero for the Gators.
On Saturday, McNeely saw his fake FG touchdown run show up on SportsCenter's top 10 plays. That play sparked Florida to a 38-20 win over Georgia. However, the next day, McNeely was wearing a green uniform instead of his orange and blue football uniform.
According to Jeff Barlis of ESPN, McNeely took photos with fans, signed tickets and even some Publix receipts. The walk-on receiver said the play that made him famous worked just how it was supposed to.
"It was a great call," McNeely said. "It was drawn up perfectly. The guys blocked. I know Tevin (Westbrook) had a great climb and Clay (Burton) kicked out. (Kicker) Frankie (Velez) faking helped. All the linemen blocking, it was perfect. All I had to do was run. It worked just like it did in practice, so I knew where to hit it."
The fifth-year senior was just accepted into UF's medical school. Along with that achievement, he said his first career touchdown is something he's going to cherish for the rest of his life.
"For the rest of my life, I'll be able to tell that story," he said. "It really is a lifelong memory."
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