Quarterback Avoids Embarrassing Himself in Overtime by Embarrassing Himself at End of Fourth Quarter

November 10, 2010

Everybody remembers the guy who cost his team a win by screwing up in overtime. But the dude who flushes his school’s chances down the toilet in regulation? He barely gets a cameo on the local news blooper real.

That’s why Winter Springs High quarterback Garrett Etheridge decided that instead of taking a knee at the end of the fourth quarter - in order to send a tie-breaking playoff game into overtime - he would run around the backfield until a linebacker stripped him of the ball and returned it for the game-winning touchdown.

Can you imagine how humiliating that would have been if it happened in overtime?



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