This could be the most perfect execution of an onside kick ever, regardless of the level of play. In a high school football game in Texas during the 2016 season, a kicker sent one onside kick right off the helmet of an opponent and back into the hands of his teammate!
We feel for the player who got hit with the ball, because even with a helmet it must hurt to get smacked in the face. Perhaps even more impressive than placing the kick off on opponent, though, is the player who perfectly followed where the kick went and fielded it before the third hop.
Was it actually an onside kick attempt or just a really, really low kickoff? You be the judge.
Onside Kick Drills Opponent’s Face
That amazing kick was made by Adrian Medina, who played for Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont, Texas. It was one the team’s only highlight, though, as they lost 34-7 to Kountze High School. Still, this is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime type of kick.
Now just imagine the likes of Matt Prater pulling this one off.
This post was originally published on September 6, 2016.